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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics That Cause Yeast Infections

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor does it increase the liklihood of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

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. ...Read more

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Does all antibiotics cause yeast infections in women?

Does all antibiotics cause yeast infections in women?

No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of your vaginal flora. Antifungals would kill yeast since it is a fungus and antiviral medication would have no effect on either bacteria or yeast. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Antiviral: Since Acyclovir is not an antibiotic it doesn't destroy normal vaginal or oral bacteria and thus doesn't lead to yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Complex answer: Antibiotics have a range of bacteria that they can kill; others outside that range are not so affected; some can become resistant to the antibiotic. If inappropriate ab is used, or taken wrong, e.g. Not as long as rx'd, can lead to more infection, with resistant germ. Bigger problem is overgrowth of a bacteria in gut (c. Difficile) during or after ab use-causes toxin and diarrhea; can be serious. ...Read more

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Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl cause yeast infections?

It may.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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What're the most effective antibiotics for utis that will not cause yeast infections?

What're the most effective antibiotics for utis that will not cause yeast infections?

UTI antibiotics: All antibiotics for UTI makes one susceptible to developin a yeast infection. There is none less likely to cause it. Just add yogurt to your diet 2-3 times a day to help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause vaginal itching without being a yeast infection?

Can antibiotics cause vaginal itching without being a yeast infection?

VAGINAL ITCHING: ANTIBIOTICS COMMONLY CAUSE VAGINAL ITCHING AS A RESULT OF A YEAST INFECTION BY CANDIDA ORGANISMS. OTHER CAUSES CAN INCLUDE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, SUCH AS HERPES, GONORRHEA, PINWORMS, AND OTHER THINGS SUCH AS IUDs, AN OLD TAMPON, VARIOUS SOAPS, CONDOM ALLERGY, AND MORE. THE MAIN CAUSE, HOWEVER, IS A YEAST INFECTION. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Can replens cause yeast infection?

Vaginal candida: This vaginal moisturizer will not cause yeast infection, but by altering the acidity and other features of the normal vaginal tissues it may potentially increase the likelihood that yeasts (candida albicans) may grow out. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections be cause stds?

Can bacterial infections be cause stds?

Yes : Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia can be caused by bacteria. Others like hiv, hpv and herpes can be caused by a virus. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Sometimes: Sometimes, if there is enough irritation to the anterior vaginal wall, it can give a sense of urinary urgency. However, the most likely source is a developing urinary tract infection or urethritis. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more