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Constant yeast infection, yes they gave me fluzone, i also

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Constant yeast infection
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes they gave me fluzone
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: i also am suffering from bumps in my mouth which I think could be related
JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?
Customer: No swelling or tooth pain
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 14 days ago.

Hi I’m Dr. Mark. I’m a board certified physician and happy to assist you with your infection.  Is this a vaginal yeast infection?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I have had this from the 5th march and it has not cleared up
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 14 days ago.

Did you get oral fluconazole?  Fluzone is the influenza vaccine.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I had a 2 month course of antibiotics in January and February
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I got the oral medication
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Over the last few months I have taken it about 8 times now
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 14 days ago.

Which medication?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Fluconazole
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I have also used the pessaries
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 14 days ago.

Some women do get recurring yeast infections n Candida albicans is the most frequent cause. Occasionally there are other candida species that don’t respond to fluconizole due to drug resistance.   We then send a swab to the lab for culture and drug sensitivity.  Other anti fungal medication is then used. Such as terconazole or ketoconazole.   Which is used is based on the culture and sensitivities.  Then often we use maintenance once a week medication to prevent reinfection.  I’d see your gynecologist to have a culture taken.

Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 14 days ago.

Here’s a medical article on this topic. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8400673/

Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 14 days ago.

Do you have any additional questions or need clarification on anything?