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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I had a DX ofBV last month and treated with antibiotic gel and then a single pill for Yeast infection as aside effect. the symptoms are returng. Hel?

I had a DX ofBV last  month and  treated with antibiotic gel and then a single pill for Yeast infection as aside effect. the symptoms are returng. Hel?

Yeast and BV: Which symptoms are returning? Both of these conditions are prone to recurrences, particularly if your sexual partner is not treated simultaneously. Although not considered STDs, you can become recolonized with the same organisms that have become resident on the skin of his penis. Sometimes treating you both at the same time is effective. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Yes: You can but if possible it is best to wait and treat the yeast after antibiotics finished. ...Read more

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What is an easy way to treat a male yeast infection caused by antibiotics?

What is an easy way to treat a male yeast infection caused by antibiotics?

Where is it?: Do you have thrush in your mouth? Diarrhea? A rash? Any or all of these can be caused by a yeast infection after antibiotic use. Since you specify "male," I am guessing that you have a rash in the genital area. Use an over-the-counter fungal cream and see if that helps. Nystatin or clotrimazole can help, for itch relief sooner can mix it half and half with hydrocortisone cream: 7 days max. ...Read more

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I was on antibiotics and now i think I have a yeast infection is there anyway to treat at home?

I was on antibiotics and now i think I have a yeast infection is there anyway to treat at home?

Yes: You can try monistat over the counter, but if it does not resolve see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on day 6 of a 10 day course of antibiotics. Now I have a yeast infection. Can I treat it now or should I wait to finish the antibiotics?

I am on day 6 of a 10 day course of antibiotics.  Now I have a yeast infection.  Can I treat it now or should I wait to finish the antibiotics?

Can start now.: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) is taken once. ...Read more

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How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

Yeast infection: A bad yeast infection can be treated by a medicine called Diflucan (fluconazole) prescribed by your doctor. The current recommendation is to take probiotics daily while taking an antibiotic. The simplest form is that found in yogurt. There are numerous otc preparations also available. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and a yeast infection. Today is my last day of antibiotics. How long should I wait to treat the yeast infection?

I have a UTI and a yeast infection. Today is my last day of antibiotics. How long should I wait to treat the yeast infection?

Can treat: Immediately and wouldn't wait for it to become overwhelming. If topical otc ineffective after 2 days contact your doctor for oral antifungal. ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more