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Can Keflex Cause Yeast Infection
It certainly can, but it is one of the less likely antibiotics to do so when compared to drugs that kill a wider variety of bacteria such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Taking a probiotic supplement or having yogurt with active cultures in your diet during your course of antibiotic may further reduce this risk slightly.
During pregnancy, oral medications for yeast infection are not safe, but vaginal creams are ok. ...Read more
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
I've been taking cephalexin (keflex) 500mg for uti. Now have horrible yeast infection. Can keflex cause this?
On keflex have developed a yeast infection down there given meds for that by can't take yet. Can I do over the counter cream treatments for now???
No need to wait: Why can't you take the yeast treatment yet? You don't need to finish your cephalexin (Keflex) first. If in doubt, check with the doctor's office where it was prescribed. But if you want to start OTC yeast treatment, that would also be OK. Choose any product with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). ...Read more
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
What can I do while taking 800-160mg Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and 500mg Keflex to prevent yeast infection?
Took keflex 4 uti. It gave me a yeast infection that made my vagina swell. I took overthecounter azoles. Xtreme itching and bumps r still here. Help?
See answer: Agree that a fungal yeast infection (candidiasis) would be most common type of vaginitis after antibiotic therapy. The fact that your symptoms have not cleared though warrants an exam to verify the diagnosis and rule out other possibilities. It is also possible that you have an -azole resistant or atypical fungus and culture could identify. A trial of oral Fluconazole might be considered anyway. ...Read more
I have white discharge coming from my ureter accompanied by a back ache, no fever. I am sure it is not a yeast infection, I have been on keflex 500mg 3 x a day for an eye procedure and difulcan for a yeast infection.
You: You should be seen again by your doctor if you are having yeast even while on diflucan (fluconazole). Usually Diflucan (fluconazole) should take care of a yeast infection within 1-2 days. You may need to have cultures taken or to be on another medication. If you do develop pain, fever, or vomiting then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more
I had an yeast infection after taken Cephalexin. Is this common? I'm having all kinds of problems and I think I am just freaking out due to stress.
I was prescribed Cephalexin for a cyst- 3 a day for 7 days. On day 3, I have developed a yeast infection. Can I ask for diflucan (fluconazole)?
Yes: Sure, no problem. Fluconazole (Diflucan) and cephalexin (Keflex) won't interfere with each other. However, you should first check with the doctor who prescribed the cephalexin and see if s/he would like to check for sure whether you have a yeast infection and/or approve the treatment. ...Read more
Can I give my 4month old cephalexin for a persistent yeast infection rash? Nothing else is working and he is miserable
I've been taking cephalexin and now have a raw vagina and it burns badly when I pee what could be the problem I starrted taking yeast infection stuff b?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
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
Yeast infections: Are very common with or without sex. If you get them after sex, make certain that you empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Douching is not recommended. Adding probiotic foods to your diet like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or aged cheeses can promote the growth of healthy bacteria. Recurrent yeast infections may occur in people with diabetes, so it's worth having that checked too. ...Read more