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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics That Cause Yeast Infections

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Can all antibiotics cause a yeast infection or only some?

Can all antibiotics cause a yeast infection or only some?

Almost all: Almost all antibacterial antibiotics can cause yeast infections such as thrush and vagintiis. The broader the antibacterial spectrum of the antibiotic the more likely it will cause yeast overgrowth and superficial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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How does antibiotics cause a yeast infection but also can cure one?

How does antibiotics cause a yeast infection but also can cure one?

See below: Antibacterial antibiotics kill off some of the normal bacteria that colonize the gut, skin and vagina. These bacteria compete with the yeasts that are also part of the normal human flora. When the bacteria are killed the yeast can overgrow causing infection. Antibacterial antibiotics will only make a yeast infection worse but antifungal antibiotics can kill off the overgrown yeasts for a cure. ...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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How can antibiotics cause a girl's yeast infection?

How can antibiotics cause a girl's yeast infection?

White discharge: Can be normal or a sign of yeast infection. If it doesn't stop, you may need to take antifungal medication, i.E yeast infection. Antibiotics change the vaginal folia. If this does not stop it, you will need to see an ob. ...Read more

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I am around 6-7 weeks pregnant I am being treated for a bacteria infection and the antibiotics is causing a yeast infection . When I wiped this mornin?

I am around 6-7 weeks pregnant I am being treated for a bacteria infection and the antibiotics is causing a yeast infection . When I wiped this mornin?

Check-up: Please make an appointment with your Obstetrician/Gynecologist immediately or go to an Emergency Medical Center for a check up. You have to be examined and a culture must be taken of the discharge. Make certain you tell the doctor you see you are taking an antibiotic. Since you are pregnant for the safety of the baby and yourself this should be done as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

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