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does acyclovir cause yeast infections

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Antiviral: Since Acyclovir is not an antibiotic it doesn't destroy normal vaginal or oral bacteria and thus doesn't lead to yeast infections.
Dr. Samantha Brown-Parks
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: This is not a common side effect of the medication.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience 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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience 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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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience 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
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Dr. Doyle Sam Spence
8 years experience Dentistry
Immunocom: Immunocompromised patients and patinets on antibiotics, may also result from xerostoma and poorly fitting dentures and partials.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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