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I am a type 1 diabetic for 34 years. Recently I have been

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I am a type 1 diabetic for 34 years. Recently I have been getting yeast infections that will not go away with diflucan or creams. How should I treat them so they go away permanently?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

are you having vaginal yeast infections?

have you had this checked by your gyn doctor?

have you tried to take a probiotic daily to add more good bacteria into your system which can help your vaginal flora over time?

are you after menopause?

I hope you don't douche which can disrupt your normal vaginal flora.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have been to my GP many times and they say to take diflucan and creates and probiotics but they stick around. I get them vaginally and orally. I think they are just breeding in my body.
Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

are you sure you are getting fungal infections in your mouth?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the doctor said it was fungal, white spots ans sore she gave me a rinse and they went away.
Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

if you are after your menopause, you could be having some vaginal atrophy

vaginal estrogen creams could help improve vaginal atrophy and could help decrease future infections.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I had a hysterectomy 10 years ago, but I still have my ovaries. I was treated as a type 2 diabetic for 15 years and then they put me on insulin. Only this year they did a c peptide test and found out I am a type 1 diabetic.
I have tried cutting out dairy and many other food eliminations. But nothing works.
Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

diabetes can cause weakness of your immune system which can lead to fungal infections.

it can sometimes be difficult to fight off infections when you have diabetes.