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Can U Get A Yeast Infection 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
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
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
Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic ?
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
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
How can I tell if I have a yeast infection from antibiotics? How do I get rid of the severe itch?
Itch and discharge: Yeast infection causes itching and vaginal discharge and sometime pain and burning when passing urine or have sex .Some have thick lumpy white discharge.It is common side effect of antibiotics you can get over the counter vaginal creams to get rid of the infection or prescription anti fungal tablets. ...Read more
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