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Can Beer Cause Yeast Infections
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
If I drink beer and have sex with my girlfriend the next day can that cause her to get a yeast infection?
Can drinking craft beer every week lead to frequent yeast infections of the throat, and other parts of the body? How can I boost my immunity to yeast?
Sorry this will be long I am 25 years old professional athlete 122 pounds 5'4 so basically I was taking diflucan (treats yeast infections) and I was drinking beer with it, not a lot but a few on Christmas Eve I had a really bad pain in my right side that
Get liver checked: You need to see a doctor and have your liver enzymes checked. Both diflucan (fluconazole) and alcohol are metabolized through the liver and you may have irritated the liver by combining the two things. Please avoid both substances and get to a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more
Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more
Yes: Severe or chronic stress is known to have a negative effect on the immune system and could plausibly increase the likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Additionally, there have been some studies which support the link between stress and vaginal yeast infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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