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Finished 2000mg/Amox for sinus infec. 3 days later started what I thought was a yeast infection; 2 doses of Diflucan-still have some sour-musky discha?

Finished 2000mg/Amox for sinus infec. 3 days later started what I thought was a yeast infection; 2 doses of Diflucan-still have some sour-musky discha?

Wait, and . . .: It can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days for Diflucan (fluconazole) to make you feel better. While you're waiting, you could use some over-the-counter cream like Gyne-Lotrimin to apply on the outside, and that may be comforting. To help rebalance your vaginal flora, try Luvena brand vaginal inserts and vaginal probiotic supplements. See a GYN if you're not back to normal in a couple weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I'm currently taking levofloxacin 500mg tablets for a sinus infection, can this also be used to treat the yeast infection i've developed?

It likely caused it.: Levofloxacin in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only kills bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the very antibiotic you think could be used, is likely what contributed to the cause of your infection. I would recommend a dose of Fluconazole (diflucan) 150mg by mouth. ...Read more

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Day 5 of omnicef for sinus infection, feeling signs of a yeast infection, dr gave me diflucan (fluconazole) with 1 refill, take 1 now or wait until finish omnicef?

Take it now: There is no reason or need to wait until finishing the antibiotic. Take the fluconazole (Diflucan®)) now. You can always take the second dose later if the yeast symptoms don't clear up completely or return. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more

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How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

Comorbid conditions: Yeast infection in the blood or fungemia is most commonly cause by Candida. It is the 4th most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. People at high risk for developing candidemia include: ICU patients, surgical patients, use of central venous catheters (esp. TPN), immune systems are weakened ( e.g. HIV/AIDS), and very low birth weight infants. ...Read more

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What should you get yeast infection from?

Yourself: A vaginal yeast infection is really just an overgrowth of the yeast that is usually present in low numbers in the vagina. When that yeast overgrows, you begin to have the typical symptoms - discharge, itching, urinary frequency, pain with sex, etc. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection in your eye?

Not exactly: Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida. Candida can cause serious eye infections including corneal ulcers and endophthalmitis. However, it would be extremely rare to have a yeast infection in the eye in the sense that you are asking about, unless you are severely immunocompromised (suppressed immune system). ...Read more

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How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

NO: Yeast is a normal resident in the mouth but becomes problematic if it "over" grows. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Yes: If one of the partners has this infection, it can be transfered during sex, usually from microscopic breaks in the lining of the vagina or the penis during the activity. Best to use a condom if the infection is active and see a urologist or gynecologist to treat the condition so this is not an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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