A yeast infection is said to be chronic or recurring when a person has more than four infections in the one year that are not related to antibiotic use.
Vulvo vaginitis may cause a recurrent problem in up to 5% of women.
It is important to get a proper diagnosis as recurrent yeast infections may be symptoms of an underlying medical condition and may require more aggressive treatment.
Recurring yeast infection can put you at risk of other illnesses such as chronic urinary tract infection and diabetes.
Common causes of recurring yeast infection include:
- A high sugar diet.
- Birth Control Pills.
- Certain foods – particularly sugars and sweets.
- Moisture trapped around the vagina.
- Changes in the immune system.
- HIV puts you at higher risk of developing recurring yeast infections.
Diflucan is one of the most common prescriptions for stubborn or recurring yeast infections. If using conventional medicine it is important to also take measures to restore a healthy body ecology, as conventional medicine does not generally do this.
A proper diagnosis is important to ensure you recieve the right treatment and a recurring yeast infection should not be ignored as it can worsen and spread.