ok. Some women are prone to yeast infections and it sounds like you have a lot of experience in that department. Yeast vaginitis is misery indeed. One thing that i think would be helpful for you it to take a diflucan on the last day of any antibiotic treatment that you receive. In some cases, that will keep you from developing a yeast infection. Probably by day 7 of the diflucan you will feel better. Have you been checked for diabetes? Sometimes, diabetes presents as frequent yeast infections.
The reason i asked you whether you a positive yeast culture is that there is a similar condition to yeast but is treated differently.. Many time patients present to the office with a complaint of yeast infection but the culture is negative. Most times the culture is positive for group b strep (a bacteria that many women carry) or will say "large number of normal vaginal flora". This condition is called desquamative vaginal inflammation. It is treated with an antibiotic cream vaginally for 14 days and then with vaginal estrogen cream twice a week for 3 months.
If you're issue is purely yeast, then using diflucan at the conclusion of antibiotics will probably help. Sometimes, ladies need an entire year of antifungal therapy to totally get rid of yeast.
I hope this answer was helpful.
yes, it is the same group b strep. it usually doesn't cause problems except for childbirth issues. however, in a select group of patients with recurring yeast type symptoms, it can be the culprit