Posted by: keke | 2008/12/02

Yeast Infection

Everytime after menstruation or before menstruation my private parts become itchy...and i get a discharge thats thick and yellow smells like sour grapes...i went to a clinic to check if i didnt have an sti and was told that i have yeast infection. what is this yeast infection and what causes it and how can i prevent it?

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Hi Keke
Yeast infection is white and thick ( looks like cottage cheese) it is usually not yellow and usually does not smell funny, so I think you may have a vaginal infection that may need antibiotics. Rather see a doctor for a prescription.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: kk | 2008/12/02

Thank you, Diflucan can i only get it by prescription?

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Posted by: friend | 2008/12/02

I used to get these a lot. Once you get it once, then it keeps recurring usually around your period. Canestan cream will relieve itching and ur doc can prescribe Diflucan. It is one tab but it works, from the inside, yo take it orally. Together the two things work best. You use the cream for two weeks even after symptoms disappear and then start again around the time of your period the next month just to be safe and by the 3rd month you should be clear.
Another tip, be wary of bubble baths, perfumed soaps and high chlorine pools (don' t sit in a wet costume) as this irritates the area and can contribute to more yeast. Also be careful of high wheat diet. I did a lot of research on this to " cure"  myself of the most irritating infection known to woman! Good luck! PS: Wash undies in mild detergent too...

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