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Does probotic acidophlius get rid of yeast infections if so how long does it take

A female asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No: But once the problem is corrected, like post antibiotic or diabetes, this could come after appropriate treatment.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yeast: It may not work in completely resolving a yeast infection. I am not quite sure how long it should take, but would say that if the yeast persists for a... Read More
Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
No: It may help to some degree. Your aim should be at trying to remove the environment that promote yeast infection. For example, if you are diabetic, you... Read More

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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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 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
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Yeast: Some people are very prone to yeast but other infections can cause similar symptoms. Have your gyn culture and make sure and consider medication in ad... 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Obgyn treatment: The first step is to confirm that it is a yeast infection. Often other infections are misdiagnosed. Then your doctor can determine which anti fungal t... Read More
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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What do you mean by: "vaginal over the counter"- is this an anti-fungal medication? If yes, in most cases this combination should be fine. Oral probiotics are fine (vagin... Read More
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

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