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I was treated for a yeast infection on monday

Patient: I was treated for a yeast infection on monday. They gave me Fluconazole but tonight the itching and burning came back.. what does that mean?

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thank you for writing to us.You have a recurrence of yeast infection. This can happen when you have a resistant strain of yeast. Yeast is a fungus that causes infection.Fluconazole is a medication used commonly for its treatment. Repeated use and incorrect use of Fluconazole can cause resistance. This resistance causes an increase in growth of yeast.Talk to a Doctor to get a Culture and Sensitivity done. Post this, the Doctor will start you on the necessary antifungal needed.Wish you a speedy recovery.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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