Helen was relieved when her doctor returned to the exam room to report that he could see no yeast in the diagnostic smear. “So what do we do about my constant itching?” she asked. The reassurance was a hollow one that she’d heard a dozen times before: “We’ll get you a steroid cream and you should feel better soon.”
A bit puzzled with her recurrent personal complaints, still she left the office hopeful once again. Her husband was encouraged to hear that this might be a quick fix. They had been missing out on too much togetherness due to her painful discomfort.