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Can acidophilus cause yeast infections

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
NO: Acidophilus is a bacterium and yeast is a fungus.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex(... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Acidophilous: Yeast infections are an opportunistic infection cause by imbalance of normal flora. Acidophilus can help restore normal flora.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Acidophilus will help a yeast infection by competing with the yeast. It will help both by taking it as a supplement because it rebalances your intesti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Yeast infections- reduce milk & milk products. Avoid sugars (refined sugar, commercial fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, sucrose & fructose). Elimin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: In a healthy person who does not have a medical problem such as diabetes, eating yogurt with fruit should not affect the ability of the yogurt to help... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Probably not: Probiotics help prevent yeast infections, and can make them less severe when u get them and less often, but probiotics will not treat yeast infections... Read More

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