I've posted, along with many other women about the dreaded yeast infection that won't go away. I tried everything, eating yogurt, taking 2 diflucan at once, OTC applications, followed the advice of a web page to use hydrogen peroxide as a douche (I don't use these because they aren't good for you), but was willing to try anything. The list goes on for 7 1/2 miserable months, but finallt my Dr prescribed Terconazole 0.4%. It's a 7 day treatment cream you inject at night when you go to bed. Second day into treatment and I had no itching. When you itch so bad you bleed I needed healing, so that part took a bit longer to heal. From Oct 17 on I've been itch, burn free.
I also learned that a certain smell under my breast was yeast; I learned it can grow anywhere. So another advice is after you shower be careful about drying when you have one, it didn't dawn on me that yeast can grow anywhere that gets damp and hot. I think I've been in menopause which you sweat a lot, and I already do because of my lupus. It's gone now too, some Nystat (sp?) cream under them works.
I hope this helps this helps other women. I know some of you have had this longer then I did, but no matter how long or short it's a nightmare for us all.
So I knock on wood that this doesn't come back. I forgot to add I take two Pro-botic pills a day.
To avoid yeast from coming back, apply Nystatin cream over the area and travel on inside both portals of entry morning and night. Wear cotton underwear. Toilet paper pad worn close to skin will absorb moisture and changed each bathroom visit (I carry my own paper from home in purse..Charmin is good). At home always dry with hair dryer after each bathroom visit or inbetween if necessary. After bath, dry well in areas with hair dryer. ZeZorb anti-fungal powder under breast or drooping tummy will help prevent yeast in those areas. Probiotics should help too.
Once yeast is cleared, it takes lots of work to prevent it from coming back....well worth the effort of prevention!!
The above has worked for me for a long time, I was the "yeast queen" for over 50 years. It is miserable and like you would try anything to clear it up.
I forgot about the other preventions you mentioned, thanks for reminding me. Hair dyer is better then what I do, with one of those stand fans lol, aim it down on the bed the lay down in front of it. Since I sometimes sweat doing the slightest chore I'm constantly drying my self with the fan, in the summer. I use 3 different towels to dry myself so I avoid spreading the yeast anywhere else. When I went in for my yearly exam I wasn't aware I even had it until they inserted that dreaded instrument we all love. The more they treated it with diflucan the worse it got. So always be aware to the slightest change and I know if any of you are like me you sometimes skip a year or 2. Oh, and the Charmin pad is good idea, I'm going to use that.