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For almost two years now, I’ve been getting yeast infections around the start of my period, and they usually go away within a day. I use monistat cream and I swig oregano oil, but should I be doing anything else?

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For almost two years now, I've been getting yeast infections around the start of my period, and they usually go away within a day. I use monistat cream and I swig oregano oil, but should I be doing anything else? Should I try the LOLA multivitamin to regulate hormones?

You can definitely try the LOLA multivitamin, but I would also check in with your healthcare provider if you haven’t already, when you are getting these symptoms to confirm that it is a yeast infection and not something else. There is another type of infection known as cytolytic vaginosis that can feel a lot like a yeast infection, but it is actually caused by an overgrowth of lactobacillus. It most commonly flares right before the period during the luteal phase, so I would talk to your provider about this as a possibility. Here is a great article that will provide more information!

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