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Doctor insights on: Can Taking Antibiotics For A Bladder Infection Cause A Yeast Infection

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Besides azo, what otc oral medications can i take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Besides azo, what otc oral medications can i take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Azo won't prevent: a yeast infection, altho oral probiotics MAY lessen the chance of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Bacteria from the digestive tract are the most common cause of UTI's. If diarrhea facilitates the introduction of bacteria into the urinary tract, preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea could theoretically help prevent UTIs. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I get bladder infections everytime after sex and I do follow all the rules to prevent i now have a yeast infection from meds. What can I do to preven?

I get bladder infections everytime after sex and I do follow all the rules to prevent i now have a yeast infection from meds. What can I do to preven?

UTI: 1) are thee uti's diagnosed by urine cultures? Many times you can have symptoms similar to UTI and there may be no bacteria involved. You may be taking antibiotics unnecessarily. 2) if not done, you should see a urologist and consider using a prophylactic antibiotic before or after intercourse depending on the frequency of uti's. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection pills used to get rid of bladder infections?

Is yeast infection pills used to get rid of bladder infections?

No.: Bladder infections are normally caused by bacteria which require the proper antibiotic. This is completely different than yeast infection pills ( which are antifungal). ...Read more

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How can I prevent a yeast infection while and after taking antibiotics ?

How can I prevent a yeast infection while and after taking antibiotics ?

Probiotics: Probiotics are good bacteria, and can be taken in capsule form. They are omnipresent in food stores, health food stores. You can also eat yogurts but that has lots of sugar typically, unless you like plain yogurt. ...Read more

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Why I did I get a yeast infection after I'm done taking antibiotics?

Why I did I get a yeast infection after I'm done taking antibiotics?

The antibiotics: affect the normal balance of good( protective) bacteria.Once out of balance,yeast can proliferate ,not being held in check by the balance of those good bacteria.Some of the good bacteria are killed off by the antibiotic,creating the niche for yeast. ...Read more

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If I stop taking antibiotics should my yeast infection go away on its own?

If I stop taking antibiotics should my yeast infection go away on its own?

Continue treatment: Always finish your antibiotic therapy even if you feel like you are getting better. If you don't complete your therapy, the yeast infection will come back and the antibiotic may not work as effectively and become resistant to the antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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If a guy is has been taking antibiotics, can I get a yeast infection from him?

If a guy is has been taking antibiotics, can I get a  yeast infection from him?

Not Likely: In medicine, we, doctors are always reminded to 'never say never'. The only possible routes of infection are if you had some prolonged intimate and passionate acts with him like kissing or intercourse and he has active infections in his mouth or genitalia, respectively. If you also has diabetes or weak immune system, you can possibly get infected easily. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics when should I start a yeast infection medicine?

How long after taking antibiotics when should I start a yeast infection medicine?

It depends: Usually, you should not start a medication for yeast unless you develop symptoms (vaginal itching or irritation, thick white discharge). Occasionally, patients who have frequent yeast infections are instructed by their physicians to automatically use yeast medication as a preventive measure. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics should I start taking a yeast infection medicine?

How long after taking antibiotics should I start taking a yeast infection medicine?

Prevent it: If you are not having yeast infection symptoms do not take a medicine for it. It you know you get them after antibiotics prevent them. Take probiotics while you take antibiotics (separate by several hours or antibiotic kills probiotics) and for a month afterwards. Eat more alkaline foods like cucumbers, avocado, and celery as it helps prevent infections on general. ...Read more

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If i just started taking antibiotics for an infection but now im getting a yeast infection shluld i stop the antibiotics?

Ask the DR!!!!: Which antibiotic[s]? What kind of infection? How long so far? Result of treatment? If you have a yeast problem it can be treated. Continued use of antibiotic can be determined by answers to these questions. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection while taking antibiotics for an infection that was in my urine ? -cefalexin

Yes...: Yes, you could. The antibiotics can sometimes kill the good bacteria and that is when the yeast takes over. If having symptoms talk to your doctor in order to have medication to treat the yeast prescribed. ...Read more

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How quickly can you get a yeast infection when taking antibiotics?

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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How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

Yeast infection: A bad yeast infection can be treated by a medicine called Diflucan (fluconazole) prescribed by your doctor. The current recommendation is to take probiotics daily while taking an antibiotic. The simplest form is that found in yogurt. There are numerous otc preparations also available. ...Read more

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Can a woman develop a yeast infection within the first few days of taking antibiotics?

Can a woman develop a yeast infection within the first few days of taking antibiotics?

Yeast Infection: Systemic antibiotics can definitely alter the delicate vaginal bio environment, but a few days is a little fast unless the yeast was building up already. In either case, one needs to treat the burgeoning yeast infection to avoid the discomfort and incessant itching. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's possible you can develop yeast infection while taking antibiotics?

Can you please tell me if it's possible you can develop yeast infection while taking antibiotics?

Yes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. One cause of overgrowth is antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more