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Can taking antibiotics while pregnant give you a yeast infection in the intestinal tract?

Can taking antibiotics while pregnant give you a yeast infection in the intestinal tract?

Yeast infection: Yeasts are normal in the GI tract and seldom of concern for producing infection there. Antibiotic therapy, by altering normal bacterial flora, can allow yeast to overgrow in other areas, and produce vulvovaginitis, etc.. Be more specific about what the issues are and ask your question again. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Dose antibiotics give u a yeast infection?

Dose antibiotics give u a yeast infection?

Indirectly: Antibiotics upset the balance in the vagina between lactobacilli (good bacteria) and yeast by reducing the number of or killing off the lactobacilli, thus allowing the yeast to grow out of control. Replenishing the lactobacilli (yogurt, probiotics) when taking antibiotics can help. Otc & rx anti-yeast creams &/or meds (diflucan) fight the yeast overgrowth until balance is restored. ...Read more

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How does antibiotics give you yeast infection with itch?

How does antibiotics give you yeast infection with itch?

Antibiotics & yeast: We have yeasts growing inside us at all times, held in balance by other microorganisms which are also inside us. Antibiotics are made to kill certain bacteria thought to be causing infections in any given case. However in this process the previous balance is upset, sometimes allowing the yeast which are already there to take over more than they naturally would. Then you get yeast symptoms. ...Read more

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What can the dr. Prescribe for a yeast infection? Can they give you antibiotics?

What can the dr. Prescribe for a yeast infection? Can they give you antibiotics?

Not antibiotics: Antifungal medications are used to tx yeast infections - not antibiotics. The physician can also prescribe oral antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have BV/Yeast infection but every antibiotic the docs give u is resistant & u still hav pain ? What to do next??

Is it possible to have BV/Yeast infection but every antibiotic the docs give u is resistant & u still hav pain ? What to do next??

Unusual : Review the results with your doctor and have a repeat exam with new cultures. He may need to refer you to a gynecologist. I hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Can antibioctics give a yeast infection?

Can antibioctics give a yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: There are several ways of contracting a yeast infection. Pregnancy, a high-sugar diet, stress and lack of sleep can contribute to excess yeast production. One of the most common causes of a yeast infection is taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from Antibiotics?

Yes indeed: Several antibiotics can trigger yeast infections, especailly vaginal. Some antibiotics are more prone to do it than others. But don't just guess at the diagnosis and best treatment. If you think you have a yeast infection, contact the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Recurrent yeast...: ...can be prevented. Antibiotics can trigger vaginal yeast infections (and sometimes elsewhere, such as the mouth, anus). It may be posslble to prevent them with vaginal or oral treatment. Oral is easiest, a single dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth, either at start of antibiotic treatment, or once a week to prevent recurrent infections. Discuss it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I got yeast infection antibiotics (men)?

What to do if I got yeast infection antibiotics (men)?

Yeast treatment: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat (or similar antifungal) can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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How can you avoid a yeast infection during antibiotics?

One option: If you have had problems in the past, some doctors will prescribe you Diflucan (fluconazole) at the same time that they prescribe the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics are good for a yeast infection?

What kind of antibiotics are good for a yeast infection?

None: Antibiotics so not treat yeast infections. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. In order to treat yeast infections, medications called antifungals are used. ...Read more

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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

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Can you get a yeast infection without being on antibiotics?

Yes: First consider it might not be yeast as conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, can cause vaginal symptoms similar to those of a yeast infection. However elevated blood sugar, low estrogen , corticosteroid use and speracides among other non antibiotic things can cause a yeast infection. ...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