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Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Could probiotics cause a 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

Probiotic (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Will yogurt with probiotics in it help with a yeast infection?

Yogurt and probiotic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections and probiotic consumption may reduce frequency and duration of yeast infections. If infections persists, seek medical evluation. ...Read more

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How much probiotic should I take for recurrent yeast infection?

Billions of CFu: Use a probiotic that has billions of colonies (cfu) rather than millions. Also look for one that has the "friendly" yeast saccharomyes in it as that especialy helps discourage the "unfriendly" yeast candida. ...Read more

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For what length of time do probiotics take to cure yeast infection?

It depends: All probiotics are not the same and it depends and some probiotics are useless and do not work at all for vaginal yeast infection and others which are sometime and somewhat effective may take days to weeks if they work in my opinion. ...Read more

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Will probiotics cure a yeast infection? What kind should I get and how long will it take affect?

Will probiotics cure a yeast infection? What kind should I get and how long will it take affect?

No: you can find some people claiming it will on the Internet but I have not found it to be so. I do think once you have cured it with conventional antifungal therapy, probiotics ( lactobacillus) can help prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How much probiotic acidophilus should I take for yeast infection?

None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Probiotics are very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Probiotics can help restore the normal bacteria but they won't clear the yeast infection. For that you need and antifungal cream that you can buy over the counter or a pill that requires a prescription. ...Read more

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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

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

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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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more