What if yeast infection comes back after medication

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A yeast infection comes back after medication, it is important to see a healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment. Here are some possible reasons why the infection may have returned:
Incomplete Treatment: If the yeast infection was not treated long enough or with a strong enough medication, it may have returned.
Reinfection: It is possible to get reinfected with yeast if you have sexual contact with someone who has a yeast infection or if you use contaminated objects.
Underlying health conditions: Certain health conditions such as diabetes, weakened immune system or hormonal imbalances can increase the risk of getting yeast infections or make them more difficult to treat.
Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics can sometimes cause a yeast infection by disrupting the balance of bacteria in the body.
Lifestyle factors: Certain lifestyle factors such as a diet high in sugar, wearing tight clothing or staying in sweaty clothes for long periods of time can also increase the risk of getting a yeast infection.
To prevent recurrent yeast infections, it is important to practice good hygiene, avoid irritants, wear loose-fitting clothing, and avoid prolonged exposure to moisture. Your healthcare provider may also recommend additional treatment options or lifestyle modifications to prevent the yeast infection from returning.

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