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

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: But once the problem is corrected, like post antibiotic or diabetes, this could come after appropriate treatment.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
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 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acidophilus: No definite answer but acidophius or lactobacilli would be fine. Don't take take boric acid unless cockroaches have taken over your body and you want ... Read More
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