A 41-year-old member asked:
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Does acidopholus bifidus inserted vaginally help yeast infections?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience in Gynecology
None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Acidophilus is very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections.
Answered on Jul 1, 2018

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