Still discharge after yeast infection treatment? If you recognize that you still have a yeast infection, you can also treat yourself at home with OTC products.
Your doctor will more than likely treat your yeast infection as if it were a severe or complicated case, if you:
have severe redness, swelling, and itching that leads to sores or tears in your vaginal tissue
have had more than four yeast infections in a year
have an infection caused by Candida other than Candida albicans
have uncontrolled diabetes or a weak immune system from medication
Possible treatments for severe or complicated yeast infections include:
14-day cream, ointment, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
two or three doses of fluconazole (Diflucan)
long-term prescription of fluconazole (Diflucan) taken once a week for six weeks or long-term use of a topical antifungal medication
If your infection is recurring, you may also want to see if your sexual partner has a yeast infection. Remember to use condoms when having sex if you suspect either of you has a yeast infection.
What natural and alternative treatments are available?
You can try to treat vaginal yeast infections with natural remedies if you’d like to avoid taking prescription medication, but these aren’t as effective or reliable as the indicated medications. Some popular natural remedies include:
tea tree oil cream
boric acid vaginal suppositories
plain yogurt taken orally or inserted into the vagina
Always make sure your hands are clean before applying creams or oils to your vagina.
You may also notice still discharge after yeast infection treatment, then talk to a doctor before trying natural remedies. This is important because:
If your symptoms are due to something other than a simple yeast infection, your doctor can help diagnose your condition.
Some herbs can interact with medications you may be taking or can cause other unintended side effects.
How do you prevent vaginal yeast infections?
eating a well-balanced diet
eating yogurt or taking supplements with lactobacillus
wearing natural fibers such as cotton, linen, or silk
washing underwear in hot water
replacing feminine products frequently
wearing tight pants, pantyhose, tights, or leggings
using feminine deodorant or scented tampons or pads
sitting around in wet clothing, especially bathing suits
sitting in hot tubs or taking frequent hot baths
Often you probably know exactly what led to your yeast infection, if you still discharge after yeast infection treatment. For example, some women experience these infections every time they take antibiotics.