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How long should I take acidophilus for a yeast infection

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Yeast infections- reduce milk & milk products. Avoid sugars (refined sugar, commercial fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, sucrose & fructose). Elimin... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck.
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
I guess vaginal?: I'd recommend an otc product like "monostat".
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ph >7 usually= infec: Although I am usually against anything in the vagina that isn't attached to a human, try a very dilute solution of clear vinegar( 1 teaspoon in a quar... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
NO: Acidophilus is a bacterium and yeast is a fungus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Acidophilous: Yeast infections are an opportunistic infection cause by imbalance of normal flora. Acidophilus can help restore normal flora.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Acidophilus will help a yeast infection by competing with the yeast. It will help both by taking it as a supplement because it rebalances your intesti... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex(... Read More

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