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A 33-year-old member asked:

How much probiotic should i take for recurrent yeast infection?

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Dr. Tedde Rinker
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Billions of CFu: Use a probiotic that has billions of colonies (cfu) rather than millions. Also look for one that has the "friendly" yeast saccharomyes in it as that especialy helps discourage the "unfriendly" yeast candida.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

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Dr. Jane Eason
34 years experience
Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory.
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