Recurring yeast infection (4 times in one year)

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I started having sex for the first time in 2017 when my boyfriend visited for a few days, (we met online and are long distance and he’s visited me four times now, each time has been days or weeks long ), and a few weeks after he visited I got a classic yeast infection. Every symptom was clear, and it was my first one, I didn’t go to the doctor and self diagnosed and got Monistat. It cleared up and I thought that was over. I’ve gotten a yeast infection every time my boyfriend visits, it starts to develop weeks after though. The third time I got the infection was in June, after he visited all of May, and I decided this time I’d go to planned parenthood since my symptoms weren’t clear, I just had strange discharge and it smelled different, not horrible but just not how I usually smell. They tested me and said it’s a yeast infection, they gave me a pill, fluconazole, and it didn’t work, I then bought 3 day Monistat which worked after a week, and I was at my boyfriends house visiting him during the treatment. After the treatment was over I had sex with him, and this time it was unprotected because I started birth control (which I recently stopped), so I don’t think condoms cause my infections. Currently I have symptoms again of a yeast infection, just strange discharge (it’s not cottage cheese like) and different smell and very light, occasional itching. My question is, Does anyone have any advice? I try to clean up right after sex, I shower, and try everything to stay dry after, I’ve switched condoms and last time we had sex I didn’t even use a condom, but I still get them. I have a lot of stress and I eat horribly, but I never got them until I started being sexually active. 

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    Hi, just in case you are not aware, yeasts are naturally found in the mouth, digestive tract, and also the vagina.

    Yeast infections are mostly caused by Candida albicans which occurs in different forms. One e.g. is a benign monocellular oval form. Candida infections are caused by an overgrowth of a candida type that builds filaments. 

    Yeasts are normally kept in check by other naturally occurring organisms like Lactobacillus bacteria that generate a slightly acid environment (a pH below 7).  That's why Candidosis often occurs after a course of antibiotics that wipes out the natural beneficial bacteria. 

    Since you have recurring yeast infections you should consider a proactive treatment. 

    1) Regularly consuming probiotic dairy products like kefir or yoghurt (containing live bacteria cultures). Acid resistant bacterial will colonise your gut and eventually your vagina making the environment unfavourable for yeasts to thrive in. 

    2) Using probiotic vaginal suppositories for example Canesflor.  

    3) Avoiding cleaning products that interfere with the vaginal flora. 

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    For treating itching and burning sensations, I recommend using Fugacil. I got yeast infections on skin for multiple times a year. I used Fugacil and received best relief. Oral pills and natural remedies didn't help me.

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    in case of yeast infections it is important that both people undergo therapy. I had the same situation. Aftersex with my fiancé fromr 4 months I had recurrent symptoms of yeast. The doctor prescribed him a 150 mg fluconazole tablet and the problem disappeared for both of us.

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    Can yeast infection spread through sexual intercourse? Have you completely gotten rid of this? What factors can trigger recurrence of infections? Please help!
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