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A 21-year-old female asked:

Hi so i went to the er today because i have a yeast infection and the doctor prescribed antibiotics and a one time pill of fluconazole i wanna know if i can just take the fluconazole not the antibiotics ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Why antibiotics?: Unless you're leaving something out I have no idea why the Dr. prescribed antibiotics,which only treat bacterial infections.If they didn't find a bacterial infection there's no reason to take antibiotics, in fact antibiotics are the main cause of yeast infections. So it seems wise to just take the fluconazole to treat the yeast, but you might call the ER to ask if they found a bacterial infection.
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