What's this I read about resistant strain of yeast infection? Is it common? And should you treat a yeast infection if it's not excruciating maybe mild to moderate in severity?
Person's Age: 34
Never had any dicharge problems, yeast infections or anything ever, no risk for stds either.
There have been resistant strains of yeast infection for a long time. They require certain yeast medications and longer courses of treatment, but usually they are treatable. They are not common, and the usual yeast infections are very common and usually easily cured. Yeast infections tend to occur or come back when conditions are right (right time of the month, diabetes, antibiotics, etc.). Many yeast infections will resolve on their own, but if a yeast infection persists or is bothersome, it's best to treat it. Best wishes.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to this, have never had a yeast infection or any other type of infection gynecologically. I did finish Augmenton 875 2x a day for 10 days about a week ago for an ear infection. I had never had any problems before with antibiotics or even this brand but this time i had severe diarrhea. the last 2-3 days i started eating yogurt so the diarrhea cleared up. Then about a week and a half ago I had already had itching around the hairline but that had been going on for months so i decided to shave which helped but after intercourse that night I was extremely red and burning and itching. I really didn't noticed a discharge until a few days ago. Im not burning itching as much actually none if i don't have intercourse but i can see i am very red and irritated looking but i do have the white thick discharge. No odor whatsoever. I was going to get some cream but it said not to use if you had never been diagnosed with a yeast infection before and didn't know if I could use the OTC stuff? That is all my symptoms and i have no problem urinating or anything just if the area is touched it is very irritated and sore and the discharge etc. very mild unless it gets irritated. This has been going on about a week and a half, i did put a few days ago some lubrication (KY Jelly for sensitive( for intercourse and it burned so bad i knew I wouldn't be able to have intercourse. But anyways there is absolutely no risk for std or anything, no odor, white discharge (chunky like wadded up wet toilet paper or something) and redness and sometimes swelling. Should it be treated or is it getting better? and if you have an increase in discharge is it getting better or worse? and what about the label on the creams that say not to use if you've never had a yeast infection before act?
It sounds like a yeast infection, so I'd go ahead and use the yeast cream you have. The reason they put the warning is that many women who think they have a yeast infection actually have something else, so it won't help. Once a woman has had a yeast infection diagnosed, she can often tell when another one comes. Since you are still red and it gets irritated easily, it doesn't sound like it's going away, so I think it should be treated. As long as it's a yeast infection, you should be much better within 2-3 days, and the redness should disappear. Vaginal yeast infections may or may not have discharge. It's the irritation, redness, and itching that are the usual symptoms.
30 years experience in OB/GYN including teaching students.
I forgot to ask which one you recommended, i was just reading the labels online. Not sure which to buy?
Most of them work well. Monistat is good. Probably 3 or 5 day, although the 1 day often works well too.