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will flagyl cause a yeast infection

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Martin
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Yes Flagyl can.: Flagyl as well as most antibiotics can cause yeast infections due to the normal bacteria being killed allowing the yeast to overgrow.
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast infection: Yes, it's possible. Antibiotics are used to treat infection - they kill the infection causing bacteria. However, they also kill off the normal bacte ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Both can: Both antibiotics can kill the bacteria in the vagina and allow yeast to grow after the pH change.
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Antibiotics in general can cause yeast infections by altering the microbial balance normally found in the vagina. This allows small amounts of yeast ... Read More
Dr. Robert Sterling
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WorryIfUSeeMushrooms: Any antibiotic can cause a yeast infection by altering the normal flora in the body.In the intestines diarrhea is a common result because a normal bat ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Overgrowth of yeast is possible with this scenario.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No : Flagyl is not effective for yeast infection, it is an antibiotic used for bacterial vaginosis but can make yeast infection worse.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Monistat is only useful for the BV issue.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Consider: Consider starting treatment for yeast now rather than stopping BV treatment. Take care.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended.: It is never recommended to self prescribe antibiotics. Inappropriate antibiotic use has led to the serious problem of resistant bacterial infections. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
BV if succesful: Yeast infections do not respond to flagyl.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: Safe to take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with flagyl. No, Flagyl will not treat fungal infection.
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