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Does acidophilus cause a yeast infection?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
NO: Acidophilus is a bacterium and yeast is a fungus.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can acidophilus pearls cure a yeast infection?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Acidophilous: Yeast infections are an opportunistic infection cause by imbalance of normal flora. Acidophilus can help restore normal flora.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can I take acidophilus while using monistat for yeast infection?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What are the main causes of yeast infection?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Here are some: Recent hx of antibiotic use, levels of high estrogen (during pregnancy or in obese patients) ,uncontrolled diabetes, impaired immune system, douching, sexual activitiy Best Wishes Dr M
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could a yeast infection cause more complications?

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Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Unlikely: When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so ,it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body. Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases.

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