I have some women patients who fight frequent vaginal yeast infections. There is a 6 month regimen of medication that will help eradicate recurrent yeast infections.
The definition of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis is at least four documented episodes within the last 12 months. It affects 5 to 8 % of reproductive-aged women. First, it is important to make sure that the patient does not have elevated blood sugars (diabetes), as this can predispose the patient to yeast infections. If elevated blood sugars are the problem, then treatment of diabetes is first order of business.
Randomized controlled trials show effective treatment involves weekly diflucan or itraconazole two pills a month for the entire six months. This placed nearly 91% of patients into remission.
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