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A 26-year-old female asked:

my ent dr telling me with my throat it is a yeast infection but don't need antibiotics cause won't help much? is this ok? seems weird..

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ok: Yeast are yeast and killed by medicines that kill yeast. Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria and bacteria are not the same things as yeast. Antibiotics, by killing bacteria (which often times fight yeast) actually can make yeast grow more. That's why after antibiotics frequently people develop yeast infections.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2013

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