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A 32-year-old female asked:

Im taking antibiotic for my sinus infection for 10 days, but after few days on it i've gotten yeast infection. its really itchy, what should i do? thx

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Yeast infection: It's a common problem in some patients after taking a course of antibiotic. Antibiotic is used to treat infections. However, it also changes the composition of your normal bacterial flora meaning it also kills the good bacteria in your body so you might get opportunistic infections including yeast infection. You should call your doctor. A dose of anti-fungal medication should take care of it.

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