... away. Any discharge now seems to be cream treatment. I've also been careful about what I've been eating to discourage the yeast infection, so I cut out sugar and alcohol (although not so much the alcohol). I am just dying to eat a cookie--how long should I wait to get back on my normal cookie eating, alcoholic diet?
If you are going to eat to avoid yeast, no white flour, no white sugar (and this includes alcohol because alcohol is a sugar-well it is converted to a sugar to be used by the body), it is pretty much a lifestyle change, so forever. Give your Monistat treatment about seven days to fully work. You might ask your Dr to give you a Diflucan pill. It is an antifungal and will help to kill "yeast" or fungus (Candida Albicans, the cause of "yeast" infections is a fungus) in the digestive tract and the reproductive system. Normally for a simple vaginal "yeast" infection, they give one pill but if you have frequent vaginal yeast infections, you may have a system wide colonization and may need a few treatments before the yeast is killed off completely. Probiotics can help keep "yeasts" down in the digestive tract too. Eating probiotic foods (or foods with "good" bacteria) like yogurt (avoid sugar sweetened or ones with fruit) so just plain, kefir, sauerkraut and/or pickles (non heat processed) or you can get probiotic pill supplements like Culturelle. Look for supplements with colonies in the millions. This is often just as effective as avoiding white sugar and white flour and easier to maintain as a lifestyle.
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