I am very prone to UTIs and recently when I developed one I was prescribed macrobid but it didn't work. It was a seven day course, and I felt better as soon as I started taking it but when I finished them the UTI came back within a day, and this time it was even worse. I was prescribed an even stronger antiobiotic and I'm now on day three of a seven day course. Today I am hurting and burning and have discharge. I think I have a yeast infection. This happened to me back in February after my dentist prescribed me a ten day course of antibiotics when I had my wisdom teeth removed. It feels exactly the same this time. I treated that last yeast infection with hydrogen peroxide and yogurt. I am just wondering how I can go about treating this current yeast infection while I have a UTI, I've never had both at the same time before. I have a few questions:
1. Can I treat the yeast infection while still taking the antibiotics, or should I wait until I am done with them? I'd rather start now since the burning is uncomfortable and I don't want it to get any worse but I don't know if it will do any good.
2. When I used the hydrogen peroxide for the last infection, I would dilute it, then use a syringe to squirt it deep inside myself, and also I'd squirt a little all over my vulva so it got everywhere. Is it safe to do this while I have a UTI? I'm worried that I will make the UTI worse. Same question for the yogurt -- is it safe to put it inside myself and apply it externally while I have the UTI?
3. Do any of you have any other tips on what I can do to heal from this yeast infection? I don't like to use the over-the-counter creams because they're too harsh for me, I used to have vulvodynia and I'm very sensitive. Are there other home remedies I can use that will be safe with the UTI? Is there an over-the-counter medication I'm not aware of that is just pills with no topical cream? I'd be willing to take a pill if there is such a thing.