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What is the best probiotic to use for yeast infections?

What is the best probiotic to use for yeast infections?

Try: S. Boulardii or just natural joghurt. And always check with your doc. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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What is the BEST probiotic to treat vaginal yeast infections? Currently taking Stephen Langer 16 strain, 3 billion CFU. Please give exact name! :)

What is the BEST probiotic to treat vaginal yeast infections?  Currently taking Stephen Langer 16 strain, 3 billion  CFU. Please give exact name! :)

Unknown: Studies in probiotic use for recurrent vaginal yeast prevention have been disappointing mostly showing minimal efficacy. At this point there is not a specific brand that we can recommend. Prevaleaf makes some good products that I recommend to my patients. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotics for a type 2 diabetic that have frequent yeast infections?

What is the best probiotics for a type 2 diabetic that have frequent yeast infections?

Combination: Unless you eat fermented foods on a daily basis, you need a bacterial probiotic. For yeast. You also need saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast that helps to control unfriendly yeast and bacteria. ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.

Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.

Probiotic won't work: If you have had vaginal yeast and have the same symptoms now, you probably can safely treat yourself. A probiotic probably won't work; you need an anti-yeast drug. Look for a product whose active ingredient ends in "azole" (Monistat®, Terazol®, Gyne-Lotrimin® and others). But if in doubt, get advice from the doc that prescribed the antibiotic. If you self treat, call doc if no better in 2-3 days. ...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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How much probiotic acidophilus should I take for yeast infection?

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. Probiotics are very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the probiotics once a day pills if i think i may have a yeast infection? Will they help with the odor from it?

Is it safe to take the probiotics once a day pills if i think i may have a yeast infection? Will they help with the odor from it?

Yes: Probiotics can help restore the normal bacteria but they won't clear the yeast infection. For that you need and antifungal cream that you can buy over the counter or a pill that requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Is there any way ican get my body back to normal after taking so many antibotics iget yeast infection bad i've takin probiotics & yogurt? Don't help

Is there any way ican get my body back to normal after taking so many antibotics iget yeast infection bad i've takin probiotics & yogurt?  Don't help

Yes-comprehensive Rx: Antibiotics can cause intestinal yeast overgrowth & recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Successful treatment requires not only probiotics but a low-starch diet & antifungal drugs or herbs for months! see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html and http://bodyecology.Com/articles/category/candida/ for more info. Also see my comment:. ...Read more

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Will yogurt with probiotics in it help with a yeast infection?

Yogurt and probiotic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections and probiotic consumption may reduce frequency and duration of yeast infections. If infections persists, seek medical evluation. ...Read more

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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


Yeast (Definition)

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