Recurrent yeast infections?

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.

Hope this helps.

Advertisements

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized, Women's Health and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.