A 38-year-old female asked:
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going to dr for possible yeast infection. c diff history. can diflucan (fluconazole) cause cdiff? should i use monistat instead, if this is a yeast infection?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Any antimicrobial...: raises the risk of recurrent C. Diff. C. Diff comes about from an overgrowth of this bacteria when other microorganisms (including "good" yeast) that normally keep it in check r wiped out (by antifungals). Antibiotics can do it too, wiping out "good" bacteria of the colon. I m not aware that Diflucan (fluconazole) is worse or better than Monistat in this regard; best to treat what needs to b treated, & hope. GL
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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