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Can Men Get Yeast Infections From Antibiotics
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 infection?: Anti-biotics don't work for yeast infections. If you have a yeast infection, you should be put on an anti-fungal medication. Depending on the type of "yeast" or fungal infection, symptoms may start going away before the entire course of treatment is completed. But please finish the entire course of treatment. ...Read more
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
Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic ?
Any home remedies 4 a yeast infection?Just finished antibiotics(strep) and quite positive I have a yeast infection can't get 2 drug store right now.
Probiotics,yogurt: Whenever you are given antibiotics,make sure to take probiotics,yogurt & kefir. Kefir is a Russian yogurt full of good bacteriae .Antibiotics abolish good & the bad bacteriae ...Read more
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
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
Quickly!: Well, actually it depends upon your individual physiology but some women will develop a yeast infection almost guaranteed after a course of antibiotics for a bladder infection (this is a common scenario). That's because antibiotic indiscriminately kills good bacteria in vagina (in addition to bad bacteria in bladder), thus allowing yeast to get out of control. Anti-yeast drugs are available otc. ...Read more
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