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Does Cipro Cause Yeast Infections
It may.: 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. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
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
No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of your vaginal flora. Antifungals would kill yeast since it is a fungus and antiviral medication would have no effect on either bacteria or yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can cause it.: Doxycycline in a broad spectrum antibiotic that not only stops bad bacteria, but also the good ones that maintain an environment that is hostile to yeast. Most likely, the antibiotic is likely what contributed to the cause of a yeast infection. I treat my patients with infection with an anti-fungal agent. ...Read more
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