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Does Symbicort Cause Yeast Infections
I am using symbicort for 2years, the last 5 weeks I have a hoarse voice. My physician told me to stop symbicort and take now fluconazole because he thinks I have a yeast infection at the level of my pharynx/larynx. In my mouth there is no yeast infection
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
Several factors can cause a yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more
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
Yes: Severe or chronic stress is known to have a negative effect on the immune system and could plausibly increase the likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Additionally, there have been some studies which support the link between stress and vaginal yeast infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. Most miscarriages are caused by embryonic chromosomal abnormalities and exposure to teratogens. Certain maternal infections can result in spontaneous abortion. However, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis) is not one of them. ...Read more
See below: I assume you refer to yeast vaginitis. Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. There is no way to get rid of yeast vaginitis "naturally". ...Read more
Frequent yeast infec:
There's no easy answer to this question. Partner harboring yeast but not being treated for that is often the case. Co-existence of other infections such as bacterial vaginosis which may not be identified is another issue.
Using tampons and certain hygiene products that may be offensive to the vagina may predispose women to recurrences. ...Read more
Rarely: Yeast infections usually only grow on the surface of mucous membranes (mouth, throat, vagina) ; skin. Rarely, they can migrate up the urethra ; cause bladder infection in wh/case you might have cramping. Persons on peritoneal dialysis can get yeast peritonitis ; they would have cramping. A intra-abdominal infection w/yeast (post surgery; bowel spill) may have cramps. Otherwise its uncommon. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Unless the condom had been open some time & become contaminated, highly unlikely that it could cause a yeast problem. Remote possibility: if condom had spermicidal agent on it, that may have somehow upset the balance between yeast and normal bacteria in the vagina, but have never seen that reported before. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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