My wife has had that before. I thought she was going crazy and she did too, she said she wished she had a wire brush! Now that must be bad. I will never know what women endure sometimes! Her doctor told her to eat lots of yogurt. If you don't care for yogurt you can take Acidophilus pills.
I'd avoid the douche... Do the monistat cream or capsule insert (I'd spend the extra money for the 1-day or 3-day treatment). It'll make a HUGE difference after the first treatment. I'd recommend doing it at bedtime though, so it stays where it needs to be (gravity and all ) It's kinda messy.
I was mostly talking about a probiotic ( acidophilus ) douce as a prevention.
I wouldn't. Think about it. You have to insert a tube inside, and the yeast then gets inside further. Then, the yeast that would be on the very tip of the nozzle gets forced even further inside when the bottle is squeezed. Yes, the acidophilus will combat SOME of it, but really, it could just as easily force it further inside, making it worse. Take the pills since you don't like yogurt. Use monistat/vagisil. Oh, and if you can go without underwear, I would recommend it. If not, try wearing cotton only, and I believe I was told white would be best in this situation.... it's been awhile since I have had one.
Well, then just stick with the acidophilus pills as preventative. As a general rule, I'd say no douches anyway... I've never used any. Even with the few yeast infections I have gotten... then again, I like yogurt, so.... anyway, just take the pills to prevent.