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can clindamycin cause yeast infections

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It won't do any good. It's an antibiotic that treats bacterial infections, not fungal/yeast infections.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
12 years experience in Family Medicine
Yogurt: An old fashioned remedy that women still do today is use plain (no sugar added) yogurt. Using your fingers, you can place a small amount of it up int ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaire ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vagi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doyle Sam Spence
8 years experience in Dentistry
Immunocom: Immunocompromised patients and patinets on antibiotics, may also result from xerostoma and poorly fitting dentures and partials.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Ta ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience in Dermatology
Doubtful: I've never heard of stress causing a yeast infection. You should see your ob/gyn or primary care doc for evaluation. Stress can cause outbreaks of o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No, similar symptoms: Hemorrhoids don't cause yeast infections, but some of the symptoms can be similar, with anal irritation and itching. Don't guess at the diagnosis or t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. M ... Read More

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