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can amoxicillin cause a yeast infection?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeast infection: Antibiotics will make you more prone to get yeast infection.
Answered on Jun 8, 2012
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many microbes live: In peceful harmony (symbiosis) with each other. When we use an antibiotic, it upset the balance knocking off susceptible organisms, and leaving what's left to dominate. So, the yeast (monilia/candida albicans is there already, but manifests when it dominates the neigborhood. Also explains why ab's lead to diarrhea. Branched lactobiccili restore some balance.
Answered on Jun 10, 2012

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Yeast infection: In females it is quite common to get yeast infection with augmentin(amoxil (amoxicillin) and clavulanate) antibiotic.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
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Yes: Antibiotic use is one of the main reasons women get yeast infections.
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Can be: Antibiotics often eliminate some protective bacteria that let yeast take over.
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