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Can Probiotics Cause 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
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
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
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
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?
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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