Aunt Vadge: yeast infection for a month – what next?

Hey Aunt Vadge,

So I’ve had a yeast infection for roughly a month. I’ve gone to a doctor about it and she proscribed me some medicine and told me that I should put diaper rash cream down there.. its been about a week since I’ve seen her last, but it still burns some down there… I’m not sure if this will help, but yes I have masturbated in the past, but I haven’t done it in quite some time… I hope what I’ve said has been detailed enough. Thank you for reading this and hope you have a lovely day/night!

Yours sincerely,
Age: 15
Country/Area: United States

Dear Yeasty,

You likely have a yeast bloom in your belly that is causing your yeasty vagina – it all works together, particularly with yeasts. There are a few things you can do to relieve a yeast infection, primarily in your diet, since that is where this all begins.

Read what to do about a yeast infection here.

You may have stubborn yeast that has grown ‘legs’, in which case a stronger systemic anti-fungal prescribed by your doctor may be in order. See what you can do using food and probiotics, and then if necessary, seek extra help from your doctor.

Write anytime!

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge


Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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