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I am 20 years old and I have been suffering from a yeast infection for about two months now. I went to the doctor to confirm that it was in fact a yeast infection. I had a Pap smear and a swab was sent off to a lab just to make sure that I didn't have gonorrhea, chlamydia, or HPV (yearly checkup which came back negative for all of those things). My doctor was pretty certain it was a yeast infection just by looking at it. She prescribed me two flucanozole pills. The first one, I took the day I got it. The second one, I took a week later if the infection wasn't gone (as directed). After that second week, the infection still was not gone, so I requested a refill in the hopes that two more pills would fix it. It did nothing. Today, I requested another prescription, but this time they prescribed me a flucanozole prescription that I'm supposed to take for a week straight. (I also haven't had sex the entire time that I've been trying to treat this, so that is not the reason that it's not going away) If that doesn't work, I'm at a loss for what to do. I don't have health insurance, so I can't afford to keep going back to the doctor. If anyone knows of any home remedies that I can use if this next prescription doesn't work, please let me know.
My symptoms are less of an itch and more of a white discharge and pain while urinating. There's quite a bit of discharge though. That's my main problem. Which is partially why we tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Those results came back negative. So preferably, if there are any home remedies that focus on getting rid of the discharge more so than the itch, that would be greatly appreciated.
My doctor seems to think that I got the infection from taking Macrodantin which I use to prevent frequent UTIs. I only take this medication directly after sex. No more often than that. If by some miracle this infection goes away soon, are there any suggestions on how to prevent the YI from coming back? Aside from the obvious: eating less sugars, taking lactobacillus, wearing cotton undies, etc.
I am so ready to get rid of this!! Please please help if you have any suggestions! Thank you!

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You probably did get the infections from taking the antibiotics for a UTI. Try D-Mannose powder instead. You can get it at an herbal store. It works very well and won't destroy your good vaginal bacteria.

For your yeast- try boric acid inserts (Yeastaway is a good brand)... these boost your bacteria and keep your yeast down. The full insert will give you a lot of watery discharge, which is unpleasant, but will relieve the itch. Try 1 week of the full inserts (at night, with a pad), then smaller bits after that (about the size of a pencil eraser, 1-5 times a day). Good luck!

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