Is discharge foul smelly?
Have you taking any medicines for other illness?
Are your periods regular?
The discharge does not appear to have any abnormal odour. I don't take any other medication. Just the pill, paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain occasionally.I had antibiotics for tonsillitis around 3 months ago and did have thrush after that. My periods have never been regular but, I am on the Juliet pill and that regulates them. No abnormalities there.
Hi,Thanks for providing more information.
As you have history of antibiotics use so it can be culprit of your yeast infection.
As antibiotics disturb normal flora of body while killing infected bacteria resulting in growth of yeast infection.
However as you are suffering from last few months and now partner has some infection.
So firstly your both partners should be treated at same time.
It may be possible that you might have a resistant yeast infection and I would recommend getting tested for Candida glabrata and yeast culture and if you have this then treatment for this would be with Diflucan every other day for 2 weeks, then continue with one pill per day of Diflucan for 4 to 6 months.And, in addition I would use a Probiotic such as RepHresh PRO B and insert a pill in the vagina daily.
Completely avoid sugar. This also includes white bread, white pasta, cookies, crackers, candy, etc. Even use of oral probiotics throughout the treatment duration should be considered.
Iodine used topically as a douche is effective against a wide range of organisms including Candida (yeast). Povidone-iodine (Betadine) has all of the advantages of iodine without the stinging and staining.
A douching solution is diluted to one part iodine in 100 parts water ( 1-3 teaspoons Betadine to 1 quart of water) used twice daily for 14 days.
Otherwise it's good to see your gynecologist for proper evaluation,diagnosis and management.
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Would this still be possible as it has been going on for around 2 years? The antibiotics are only the last 3 months.
Pregnancy and child birth can also be predisposing factors in yeast infection due to hormonal changes.
So further investigations like culture and wet mount and KOH test should be advised.
And you may require a long term treatment to eradicate infection completely.
And see your gynecologist for proper evaluation,diagnosis and management.