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salsajar;56665 wrote: There’s a lot of history involved with this one. I’ll be quick and to the point. I’m in my 20s.
2 and a half years ago I get a vaginal yeast infection that doesn’t respond to diflucan, doctor says it’s glabrata. Gives me itraconazole and it works.
6 months later I get a familiar itch and assume that it’s another yeast infection. (at this point the itch could be a problem associated with become atrophic but that’s a different story)
Doctor freaks me out saying that if I use itraconazole too much I could become resistant and there really isn’t any other treatment besides treating it with boric acid and probiotics.
I am scared to death at this point thinking one day I’m going to get a permanent yeast infection for the rest of my life. It affects my mentality greatly.
This itch isn’t a yeast infection supposedly because nothing is culturing. I probably had 4+ cultures (like I said itch may be due to atrophic vaginitis)
I see a doctor for the the atrophic vaginitis and the thinks I have a yeast infection, but can’t tell under the microscope (couldn’t see anything) but takes a culture (don’t know the results of it) and sets me up with diflucan and nystatin orally. No changes.
I have a dental issue and they apply antibiotics (which I’m very susceptible to) and I get no doubt a yeast infection (next doctor visit proves it under the microscope and gives me diflucan) does nothing. I’ve been using boric acid which seemingly helps but once is stopped the infection is back.
During the doctor appointment I ask about resistant yeast and about my freak out and he assures me that yeast don’t resist like bacteria do and to not be afraid of having a yeast infection forever.
But then I read things and can’t help but think I’m going to have this infection forever.
So I’m here for some questions
1) how do I treat this effectively?
2) I want to completely eradicate this infection, how can I?
3) Is it possible for an otherwise healthy adult have a yeast infection forever?
4) Can someone calm me down?
I’ll answer any questions that need answers so feel free to ask away.
Your advice is strongly and gratefully appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Candida Glabrata is intrinsically resistant to the azoles. I don’t remember if some of them are effectives dose dependable. Anyway, it can be eradicated and you won’t have to live with the infection forever. So, calm down.
Persistent or recurrent yeast infections are linked to a poor cell-mediated immunity. It doesn’t mean you have AIDS or a mayor immune problem. Most of the time, an intestinal reservoir of yeast colonies manipulates the immune system favoring mucosal yeast overgrowth. In other words, if your intestines are infected, your vagina is. There is a correlation between the intestinal growth with other body part infections. There are also minor intrinsic or acquired immune problems that cause yeast to flourish.
You have to look at your immunity and friendly bacterial flora. Yeast are controlled by them.