Jessica Migala Dec. 15, 2020

For recurrent yeast infections that cause vaginal soreness throughout the year, Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified in ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, recommends seeing your doctor—even if you assume you know how to treat them properly. “It’s best to determine if there’s an underlying medical issue, specifically one that decreases immune function, such as diabetes or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that can contribute to an increased risk of recurrent yeast infection,” she says.

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