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Can probiotics cause yeast infection

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 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

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 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
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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 57 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.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 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 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Probiotics can help restore the normal bacteria but they won't clear the yeast infection. For that you need and antifungal cream that you can buy over... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes-comprehensive Rx: Antibiotics can cause intestinal yeast overgrowth & recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Successful treatment requires not only probiotics but a low-st... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 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

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