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Doctor insights on: Does Antibiotics Cause Candida Vulvovaginitis

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What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The yeast organisms are visible under magnification. ...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


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Can all antibiotics cause a yeast infection or only some?

Can all antibiotics cause a yeast infection or only some?

Almost all: Almost all antibacterial antibiotics can cause yeast infections such as thrush and vagintiis. The broader the antibacterial spectrum of the antibiotic the more likely it will cause yeast overgrowth and superficial infection. ...Read more

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How does antibiotics cause a yeast infection but also can cure one?

How does antibiotics cause a yeast infection but also can cure one?

See below: Antibacterial antibiotics kill off some of the normal bacteria that colonize the gut, skin and vagina. These bacteria compete with the yeasts that are also part of the normal human flora. When the bacteria are killed the yeast can overgrow causing infection. Antibacterial antibiotics will only make a yeast infection worse but antifungal antibiotics can kill off the overgrown yeasts for a cure. ...Read more

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What is an easy way to treat a male yeast infection caused by antibiotics?

What is an easy way to treat a male yeast infection caused by antibiotics?

Where is it?: Do you have thrush in your mouth? Diarrhea? A rash? Any or all of these can be caused by a yeast infection after antibiotic use. Since you specify "male," I am guessing that you have a rash in the genital area. Use an over-the-counter fungal cream and see if that helps. Nystatin or clotrimazole can help, for itch relief sooner can mix it half and half with hydrocortisone cream: 7 days max. ...Read more

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How can antibiotics cause a girl's yeast infection?

How can antibiotics cause a girl's yeast infection?

White discharge: Can be normal or a sign of yeast infection. If it doesn't stop, you may need to take antifungal medication, i.E yeast infection. Antibiotics change the vaginal folia. If this does not stop it, you will need to see an ob. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...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