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Persistent yeast
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Persistent yeast

I have had a yeast infection since the last week of February.  They have put me on Diflucan, then Terazol when that didn't work. I got tested again last week and they are prescribing Diflucan again?  Would it work this time if it didn't last?  (The original visit I was cultured and it came back resistant to Diflucan, thus the Terazol applicator).  As a side note, my most recent check also came back bv along with yeast!  Help please!  This is not a fun way to live, let alone have a happy sex life!!!  :(
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Hi!
If you were my patient, I would wonder what was to be gained by giving you diflucan again.  If the yeast is resistant, it doesn't seem to me that it will be very helpful.  I would probably elect to treat the BV (with oral antibiotics preferably under the circumstances).  I would also be concerned about a dermatitis resulting from the Terazole.  Dermatitis symptoms can mimic yeast.  Therefore, I would also consider using an anti-inflammatory such as cortisone to see if that would help with symptoms is treating the BV did not resolve the issue.
Good luck!
Dr B
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