Yeast infection

So I tend to get yeast infections at least once or twice a year. Normally I would take monistat and it would go away. Last time I used it I experienced tremendous burning and itching while the ovule was in, I'm thinking it was some type of allergic reaction. I don't know what it was exactly but it was awful and I don't want to do that again. My doctors office is pretty far away so does anyone know of a different way to cure a yeast infection? Any help is greatly appreciated