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Can probiotics cause yeast infection

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
34 years experience
Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probiotic won't work: If you have had vaginal yeast and have the same symptoms now, you probably can safely treat yourself. A probiotic probably won't work; you need an ant... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
This sounds pretty typical for a vaginal yeast infection, although more severe than most. Probiotics might help prevent yeast infections, but have no ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Yogurt and probiotic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections and probiotic consumption may reduce frequency and duration of yeast infections. If infections persists,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Billions of CFu: Use a probiotic that has billions of colonies (cfu) rather than millions. Also look for one that has the "friendly" yeast saccharomyes in it as that e... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
It depends: All probiotics are not the same and it depends and some probiotics are useless and do not work at all for vaginal yeast infection and others which are... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Yogurt: First you need to find out why you have the yeast infection and solve the cause. In the meantime, eating yogurt can really help.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 29 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No.: No. Candidiasis requires treatment with antimycotics (antifungal drugs). I am not aware of any evidence that any so-called "probiotic" can prevent or ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Plain/acidophilus: You need a non-sweetened yogurt that contains active acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that helps keep yeast in check. Many commercial brands do not... Read More