I have been having what I think is a recurring yeast infection for over 5 years. There is this whitish film on the outside of my vagina that when i scrape my finger nail against it, there is a whitish build up and I constantly have this whitish discharge that dries to a yellowish color. Also my vagina looks somewhat swollen and is darker pink in areas that seem irritated. My doctors have given me diflucan numerous times and have tried all the OTC creams and nothing seems to work. None of them seem to really have any significant advice or medication that will treat what I have. Most recently my doctor prescribed two doses of diflucan hoping that my infection would be cured, but alas, nothing has changed. I have become so frustrated that I do not know who to turn to. This has taken over my life and is all I think about. After reading the blog, I definitely believe that I have the symptoms of a SEVERE yeast infection that will not go away. I'm always itchy all over my body, recently it has been on my hands and heels of my feet especially. I definitely do crave sweets a lot, but I don't think that seems out of the ordinary, but I could be wrong. I'm only 19 years old and don't know the feeling of an itch free vagina. I would love some feedback and how I can get rid of this.