I am having the same problem!! Red burning itching and swollen vulva… first tried canesten creams, then canesten suppoitories, then 2 doses of diflucan (2 days apart), with no improvement. Finally a Dr took swabs, which came back negative. It feelt so much like yeast (i have a history of not so stubborn yeast infections as well as 1 thrush incedient last year) that i investigated more yeast meds and found a prescription for flagynystatin suppositories, which immediately cleared the infection. 10 days later it returned!! Same treatment was repeated but ineffective. Cultured again with neg results.
The dermatologiest recommended clobetasol for the inflammation but this made the infection spread slightly:(
No dr will do a biopsy. I am convinced i have an intracellular yeast infection. My gyno and dermatologist seem satisfied with giving me a diagnosis of vulvodynia and a gabapentin prescription. I am so uncomfortable with the red stinging burning itching for 3 months now, not ready to give up. Its been 3 months and the lidocaine cream barely does anything for the sting. How do i proceed getting my diagnosis? Ive brought up intracellular yeast but the drs brush it off. Do i request a skin scraping? Colposcopy?A presciption for a month of daily diflucan (they say if the original two doses didnt help then it cant be yeast)? Please please help! These canadian drs are nice but seem to know nothing about intracellular yeast!