hey every1,first some relevant info:iv been sexually active for the past 2years with only one guy (neither one of us have any std's)...mkay so here is my delema:i have had what feel to be constantly re-occuring yeast infections and urinary tract infections ever since i first became sexually active. iv had at least 6 major ones in the last year. they tend to happen at the exact same time (once i start the antibiotics i get a yeast infection then need to start a treatment for that) the simptoms last for about 2 weeks from realizeing i have one, to going to the doctor to finishing yet another round of antibiotics / yeast infection treatments. i have done everything under the frigen sun i can think of to fix this....i pee right after sex, i changed how i wipe after useing the restroom (now front to back instead of back to front)....i drink alot of fluids and still it seems as though im doomed... has anyone else had this happen? i try to drink unsweetened cranberry juice when i feel a blatter infection comeing on...then i eat plain yogurt to try to stave off the yeast infection...sometimes thats enough to stop it but often times it turns into a full scale assalt against my nether regions. if anyone has anything else i could try it would be much apreseated.also one last thing: after either haveing sex for a long time (not freakishly long but 30-45 minutes) or after rougher sex, my partners ejaculate really irritates my labia/ vagina. i found this to be kinda weird, i wasnt sure if i was alergic to his sperm or what. after i rinse all of it off in the shower it usually feels alot better. but sometimes the irritation can last for more than 24hrs. is this something thats normal or is their something wrong with me? is it that maybe by skin gets irrited from prolonged/ rough sex then the ejaculate just makes it worse? idk...im getting very tired of haveing to fight to make my genitailia cooperate with me lol. oh and the real bitch of it is that even if i add lubricant or we use a condom my skin still gets irritated(anything artificial generaly really bugs my skin even if its not for a prolonged period of time or particularly rough). i like haveing sex for extended periods of time...dont get me wrong the 10 minute quicky b4 work has its plus's....but as does the hour and a half long love makeing session, and i love haveing the occational sesion of rough passionate sex.....i just woould like to enjoy these things in their entirety and not have to suffer for them for the next day and a half.....if anyone has any advise at all i would really apreseate it....thanx,Isis
Re-occuring blader and yeast infections
A lot of women have trouble with reoccuring yeast infections. It can be pretty common. What has your doctor done for you regarding it? Has he/she been putting you on the same medication to treat it? Some women need a more intense treatment. Also, dipping a tampon in a little plain yougurt and then inserting it quickly in your vagina and leaving it there for a few seconds and then removing it. This technique seems to work well. Yougurt is definitely good to eat, but this method gets right at the source.
I'm wondering if your boyfriend has been treated along with you. That is certainly a possiblilty to look into: that you are passing these things back and forth to each other.