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Dr. William Singer
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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 ciprofloxacin be used to treat vaginal bacteria?

Can ciprofloxacin be used to treat vaginal bacteria?

Ciprofloxacin: That depends upon what it is that you are trying to treat. All vaginas have bacteria in them. Some are quite normal and helpful, others may overgrow and produce conditions like bacterial vaginosis. Rephrase your question and be more specific. ...Read more

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Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Depends: Some type of vaginal infections, especially bacterial, may get better with certain antibiotics. The flip side to this is that those same antibiotics can cause the normal bacteria to die and the yeast to grow, resulting in a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Can oral keflex be used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis?

Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can zitromax be used to treat a yeast infection?

Can zitromax be used to treat a yeast infection?

Infections: Zithromax is an antibiotic. It is not an anti-fungal medications. Yeast infections are a fungus. ...Read more

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Can empirically treating vaginal yeast infections create resistances to antifungals?

Resistance: That potential is always present. What is more disturbing, however, is that you may be using antifungal medication against conditions not really due to yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat sinus infection?

Thanks for asking!: The simple answer is yes if it is a susceptible bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections?

Is ciprofloxacin used to treat ear infections?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used PO (by mouth) or topically in the ear canal for ear infections. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Yes: Halitosis is caused by odor producing bacteria, so the answer to your question is yes, we use antibiotics, both locally and systemically to treat bacteria and eliminate halitosis. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

Get diagnosed: And then treated with the appropriate antibiotic to cover the infection you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

Can amoxicillin treat an UTI infection?

UTI: Amoxicillin can treat an UTI. There is a wide variety of suitable antibiotics. Appropriate antibiotics are dependent on what you can tolerate and what is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. Evaluation by your doctor will help determine this for you. ...Read more

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Will Macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

Will Macrobid treat bacterial vaganios infection?

No: I wouldn't expect gardinerella to respond to standard antibiotic therapy. Gardnerella vaginalis is considered an anaerobic bacterium and as such is usually treated by Flagyl (metronidazole) or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat ingrown toenail infection?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) be used to treat ingrown toenail infection?

Wrong antibiotic: Most of the time. In fact, the majority of ingrown toenail infections do not need an oral antibiotic if the offending portion of the nail is removed. ...Read more

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Can moxifloxacin treat trichomoniasis infections?

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No, it cannot...: The drug of choice for trichomonas infection is metronidazole or tinidazole by mouth. Moxifloxacin is anti-bacterial agent not anti-protozoan. So, don't use it for trich, More? Ask Doc timely. ...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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What are signs of a yeast infection. Could a recent course of antibiotics cause it? If so save to use e.g. Canteen or needs to be treated different?

What are signs of a yeast infection. Could a recent course of antibiotics cause it? If so save to use e.g. Canteen or needs to be treated different?

Yeast infection: Antibiotic therapy is probably one of the top three causes of yeast infection. Foul odor from vagina, abnormal discharge, painful urination, and redness of perineal tissues are all signs of yeast infection ...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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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

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On antibiotics for 15 days. Treated for a yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole). Infection may be back, and I have leftover difl. Ok to take more difl?

On antibiotics for 15 days. Treated for a yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole). Infection may be back, and I have leftover difl. Ok to take more difl?

Probably ok: Taking broad spectrum antibiotics often results in yeast infection as the normal flora is wiped out. Taking Diflucan (fluconazole) will treat the yeast infection but if it wasn't at the end of therapy probiotics should be used to re-culture the system. Cultured yogurt works or a good probiotic (lactobacillus acidophyllis) will help to prevent recurring yeast infections and could be used with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Im taking levaquin (levofloxacin) and now i think I have a yeast infection, is it ok to buy over-the-counter meds to treat it while taking the antibiotic?

Common problem: When taking any antibiotic, the normal bacterial flora of the vagina can be temporarily reduced. Yeast will overgrow, causing symptoms of itching and discharge. In general, it is fine to try an over-the-counter yeast medication. It used to be available only by prescription. Now you can get it on your own. Naturally, stop the yeast medicine if your symptoms worsen, or you seem to be allergic! ...Read more

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Recently had and treated yeast infection with Monistat. I went to my GYN and she prescribed a vaginal form of Metrizidanole due to my reaction 2 the antibiotic. She asked if I used it before and I said yes thinking I had. Will this give me vertigo 2?

Recently had and treated yeast infection with Monistat. I went to my GYN and she prescribed a vaginal form of Metrizidanole due to my reaction 2 the antibiotic. She asked if I used it before and I said yes thinking I had. Will this give me vertigo 2?

No: Not enough metronidazole is absorbed from vagina to cause vertigo. It is not a common effect from oral use, either, unless you are foolish enough to use alcoholic drink at the same time. This is not a treatment for yeast. It is used for bacterial vaginosis (strong fishy odor) and trichomonas [watery, itchy discharge]. ...Read more

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Just got of antibiotics(tonsilitis) think I have yeast infection(odor, itchy, swollen) can I self treat or do I need a test? No pain just itchy n odor.

Yeast infection: You can treat yourself of course, but first it might be beneficial to be certain about what you actually have. If you fail to respond quickly to otc products go and see a doctor and get adequately evaluated. ...Read more

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Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Yes: Fluconazole can be taken along with Keflex and flagyl. Stop the Macrobid you list as taking. This drug has many toxicities and is only a urinary antiseptic which does not achieve therapeutic tissue levels. It is only used to treat or prevent bladder infections. You certainly don't need to take it while you are on the other antibiotics. ...Read more

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BV & got treated w/ antibiotics.Also had Yeast Infection.Im on my 3rd dose of Diflucan and still having itching.All tests came back neg for STD. Help!

Resistant yeast: A few percent of yeast strains are resistant to fluconazole (Diflucan) and other "azole" drugs. Alternate treatments are availabble (e.g. nystatin, flucytosine, caspofungin, boric acid). Contact your doctor; she might want to see you to confirm yeast is still the main problem, or perhaps prescribe one of the alternate treatments. Good luck! ...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


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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