I have a yeast infection for about the 6th time in 5 months. What the heck? There is acidophilus in my multi-vitamin, I eat fairly well, wear cotton underwear, don't walk around in wet bathing suits, and so on. I don't know what to do here! I treat them with garlic in the vagina which always works well for me, the itchiness is usually gone in 2-3 days, but I want to find a more permanent solution. I seem to always get one the day of or after having sex so I've been doing so very rarely- perhaps condoms would help, but we haven't tried that.
I have never gotten an official diagnosis of yeast infection, but I've been getting these since I was pregnant with my son and have the classic symptoms- thick, odorless discharge, itchiness, etc. And garlic always works to treat it. SO I assume I'm correct with my self-diagnosis, but if anyone thinks it could be something else, you could be right. I don't have a family doctor or OB/GYN so I can't just pop in somewhere to get it looked at.