A vaginal yeast infection is usually no reason for concern, because they do not occur often, and can be easily treated with over-the-counter anti fungals. However, if you get yeast infections four or more times in a single year, it’s likely that you have an underlying condition predisposing you to recurrent vaginal yeast infections. This is when vaginal yeast infections need to be investigated.
Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
Vaginal yeast infections are generally characterized by symptoms such as burning, soreness, itching, an abnormal discharge, and irritation. The symptoms may not respond to the typical treatments because of the repitity of the infections cause the vulvar skin to develop contact dermatitis.
Is there a permanent solution?
It is possible to find a permanent solution for recurrent vaginal yeast infections, but the underlying cause must first be identified. The yeast infection is just the reflection of the underlying problem. Vaginal yeast infections are often a signal that there has been a change in the normal characteristics of the vaginal micro-flora. When the micro-flora is out-of-balance the secretions become more conduce for yeast to grow, and unless this problem is addressed, infections will recur.
At Fowler Gyn International (FGI), Phoenix, AZ, they offer women a customized treatment protocol for vaginal yeast infections. It normally begins with a Vaginal Fluid Analysis (VFA) test to identify which constituents in the vagina are out-of-balance. Once they have the results of the VFA they can implement a treatment protocol to restore balance to the vaginal bacterial milieu. Once normality is restored, the culture medi in the vagina is no longer conducive for yeast growth.
Are you bothered by recurring vaginal yeast infections? Contact Fowler Gyn International for assistance. Why not give them a call today at 480-420-4001 to schedule an appointment with board certified gynecologist Dr. R. Stuart Fowler.