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blond ambition
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My sister thinks something is wrong with her. She gets yeast infrection much too often, maybe even once a month, or every other month.
Shes done as much research for all the reasons they could be caused, and shes taken creams and pills, but the over the counter doesnt work and, even prescription, she just keeps getting them. And shes been to her doctor.
Is there a reason why she keeps getting them? could it be more or deeper than just yeast infections. She is sexualy active, she uses lube,she says she hardly wears thongs anymore...could anything be else wrong with her?
My mom says she even had problems when she was young and she needed cream to help her develop more, could that have anything to do with whatevers wrong?...
also my sister has always been the sensitive type and my other sister says maybe she has a low immune system like she does?..does that sound right, could that be the problem?...i dont think her doctor is any help, if it cold be that, how does that work?

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If your sister doesn't feel her doctor is providing her with adequate care and/or answers, then perhaps she should consider seeking a second opinion.

None of us are doctors, nor can we see your sister's symptoms or her medical (and family medical) history. You mentioned that your sister use lubricant during sexual activity, are she and her partner using condoms for all contact? It's possible for partners to pass a yeast infection back and forth many many times if both of them don't get treated. Moving away from thongs might be a helpful step, but she should also consider moving to only cotton panties (they're much more breathable than spandex, lycra or nylon types). Has she cut out the sugary foods and started eating more live culture (and unflavored) yogurt?

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