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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Can you get a yeast infection from Antibiotics?

Can you get a yeast infection from Antibiotics?

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

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Can you get a UTI from a yeast infection?

Can you get a UTI from a yeast infection?

No: Yeast infection can sometimes come from the good bacteria being killed by antibiotics meant to treat a UTI. UTI is a bacterial overgrowth in the bladder or urinary tract and is not related to yeast in any other way. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia from a yeast infection?

Can you get chlamydia from a yeast infection?

STD: Chlamydia is one of the std's and you can get it from one of your single or multiple sex partners who have it. Your candidiasis probably started because of other predisposing factors like pregnancy, diabetes, use of steroids and bs antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from sex?

Can you get a yeast infection from sex?

Possible: Particularly if partner has fungal groin infection, uncircumcised or STD which can alter vaginal flora or otherwise predispose. Condoms can help reduce risk. ...Read more

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Can you get sores from a severe yeast infection?

Can you get sores from a severe yeast infection?

Yes, but...: Yes, this could happen. However, the most common overall cause of genital ulcers (sores) is herpes. If there is any doubt about the diagnosis of yeast infection, see your doctor ASAP to confirm the diagnosis and assure proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection without being on antibiotics?

Can you get a yeast infection without being on antibiotics?

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

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Can you die from a yeast infection?

Can you die from a yeast infection?

Wrong place ; time: An infection in the wrong place in an individual not able to w/stand the illness will cause death. Topical yeast infections rarely cause death. Yeast blood stream infections, especially in someone w/a weakened immune system, can be deadly. >30% of blood stream infections w/yeast result in death. Endemic moulds (histoplasma, cryptococcus blastomycosis, coccidiodomycosis) can be serious as well. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Yes: You have risks from many things. So you need to identify the high risk activities. But kissing the right person at the right time has its rewards. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from using a tampon?

Possibly: The longer the tampon is in place, or if the tampon dries you out too much it can irritate the tissues and make you more prone to getting a yeast infection, but does not actually cause it. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to get bumps?

Can a yeast infection cause you to get bumps?

Yeast doesn't: Usually present with bumps. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Please have vaginal lesions checked medically. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from eating yogurt?

Yogurt: No. The opposite happens. One gets a yeast infection because the friendly bacteris in the intestines gets killed. The best example is when one takes antibiotics. Yogurt harbors the friendly bacteria and replenishes the normal bacteris that are lost. ...Read more

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What bacterial infections could you get from antibiotics?

What bacterial infections could you get from antibiotics?

NONE: You do not get bacterial infections from antibiotics. Antibiotics do produce dysbiosis of your normal bacterial and yeast flora. This can allow overgrowth of resistant bacteria or fungi in or on your body and resistant superinfection. Antibiotics can also allow overgrowth of toxin producing bacteria such as clostridium difficile that causes pseudomembraneous colitis. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection in your throat?

Can you get a yeast infection in your throat?

Yeast: A yeast infection or thrush can happen in the throat is you are taking inhaled steroids, if your immune system is suppressed, if you have diabetes, it looks like white patches on the tongue and can go down the throat. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection in eyes?

Can you get a yeast infection in eyes?

Yes, but rarely: A true yeast, or fungal eye infection is quite rare, but is occasionally seen. If the surface layer of the cornea is disrupted and the patient's immune system is compromised or if they are on topical steroids, the chance is increased. These corneal ulcers can be very difficult to eradicate. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from Antibiotics?

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

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Can you get a yeast infection without being on antibiotics?

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

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

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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Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

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

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How soon after starting a dose antibiotics can I get a yeast infection?

How soon after starting a dose antibiotics can I get a yeast infection?

Hard to say: Taking antibiotics doesn't give you a yeast infection. The yeast are already there, but if you kill off enough germs in your gut or on the skin surface it allows them more access to territory/food so they may emerge as a problem. It takes at least a few days to start the process. If you take probiotics (good germ colonies) at the same time you may avoid it. ...Read more

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Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic ?

Side affects: All antibiotics can have side affects. Tell your dr when you start any antibiotics and start an otc yeast cream as soon as you start taking them. You could be pre- diabetic or your genetic makeup may be the reason. ...Read more

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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 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 can I tell if I have a yeast infection from antibiotics? How do I get rid of the severe itch?

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

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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I'm about 8wks pregnant. On an antibiotic and starting to get a yeast infection. Can I use something like monistat?

Call your OB MD: Call your treating OB MD who can offer and examination for confirmation and a Rx if needed for yeast rather than "guessing". ...Read more

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Where can I get a yeast infection? Is it only through sex? Btw im taking antibiotic because of my throat infection

Where can I get a yeast infection? Is it only through sex? Btw im taking antibiotic because of my throat infection

Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How can I get rid of a yeast infection while still on the antibiotics?

How can I get rid of a yeast infection while still on the antibiotics?

Diflucan (fluconazole): You could take Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an anti-fungal. Increasing dietary yogurts, live cultures may help, too. ...Read more

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My synthoms of my yeast infection mimic a UTI do I need to wait until my yeast infection clears up before i get an antibiotic?

Candidial vaginitis: Symptoms mimicking UTI may not be uti. Antibiotic should not be taken if it not proven UTI . When you have yeast infection you scratch in the area which abrades the mucosa and causes burning sensations when urine falls on it. So urine analysis should be done to confirm UTI before taking repeated dose of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Im on antibiotic but i cant remember what is called and i missed period for 2 days. i supposed get last monday. i have yeast infection too. help?

Missed period: Antibiotics and infections can alter your cycle, but if you are sexually active, it is always a possibility you may be pregnant. Antibiotics also alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. The yeast infection is likely secondary to the antibiotics. Check a pregnancy test and call your doctor about the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more