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Itchy Vaginal Area

I'm 14 and I have had an itchy vaginal area for 6 months. I saw the Dr and she said it was thrush but the treatment didn't work. I was on a course of Canestan and Daktakort for nearly two months then I stopped using it to let it breathe sort of thing. I still have it but it isn,t as bad as it was. I've noticed it gets worse around my period. Could it be my hormones? I also don't drink v much water so could that be the cause?? Please help
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The BEST thing to do is to follow back up with your doctor to tell them that the treatment didn't work. they swab yeast and can see that this is what it is and that's how they diagnose it.  Something you can try is talk to your mom about probiotics. This is good bacteria that you can take in pill form or you can eat probiotic yogurt.  This is  known to help with yeast overgrowth.  Good luck sweetie
Thank you Specialmum ❤️ The Dr tested for yeast and there was nothing there everything came back clear
I've been using canestan and is helping I've noticed it flares up on my period could it just be my hormones??
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I have been having this problem for months now and need to find a solution to this problem. Someone please advice me what i should do
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My dear, yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can have very similar symptoms. For months I have had the same itchiness that you describe. Each time I go to the doctor telling them I have a yeast infection and need a pill, they swab me and tell me that I am negative for yeast and it's usually bacterial vaginosis. BV is different from yeast infection in a few ways. BV has a strong smell associated with it, almost like fish. You'll get discharge that is more milky, whereas yeast infections will cause white, sort of clumpy discharge (they're literally small clumps of yeast). BV doesn't cause many other symptoms. If you get treated for BV (they'll probably prescribe you flagyl), be aware that you very well may end up with a yeast infection as a result of the antibiotics. Ask for a pill for that when they prescribe you the antibiotics for BV. I've suffered from recurrent BV for months, and I've found some relief in taking a daily probiotic with Lactobacillus reuteri and L. rhamnosus.
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Is there any other way of treating BV without going to the doctor
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