Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear about your great discomfort with these vaginal infections. However, I don't know what is causing them. Are you suffering from Candida infection or a herpes infection? Both of these conditions require treatment with medications (antifungals for the Candida and antivirals for the herpes) for BOTH partners. From a dietary point of view I can only suggest that you make quite sure that you are eating a well balanced diet that consists of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (at least 5-7 portions a day), lean meat, fish (3-4 times a week) and eggs (4 per week), plus 3 cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt or cottage cheese a day, whole, unsifted grains and cereals (3-4 servings), legumes (cooked or canned dry beans, peas or lentils or soya) as often as possible, and poly- or monounsaturated oils or margarine (olive oil, tub marg, etc) (3 tablespoons a day). I would also like to recommend that you use Vagiforte (a suppository that contains "good" microorganisms), which you can purchase from health shops and clinical dietitians (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area).
I am holding thumbs that you and your hubby can eradicate or at least prevent recurrences of this uncomfortable condition.
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