This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having such bad itching.
how long did you use the antifungal cream for? antifungal creams have to be used for 3-6 weeks sometimes 2-3 times a day to clear fungal infection
you could also be having bad vaginal atrophy causing itching of your lower labia and vulvar area since you are age 55 and into your menopause most likely where your estrogen levels are dropping.
this can cause vaginal and vulvar atrophy.
vagifem vaginal estrogen creams can help with this sort of vaginal dryness and itching symptom.
I didn't use the anti fungal cream for very long as they weren't prescribed for me. I don't have vaginal dryness or itching bit smear tests already show thrush. Would you recommend something to try over the counter? Thank you for your answer