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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 of fermenting ...Read more


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I was taking Flagyl 2 weeks for BV now in the third week the BV is gone but I have yeast now why is that and what to do?

I was taking Flagyl 2 weeks for BV now in the third week the BV is gone but I have yeast now why is that and what to do?

Fungal overgrowth: Antibiotics are notorious for killing our normal flora causing the overgrowth of other flora not killed by the antibiotics such as fungi and resistant bacteria. Go to your md, have yourself examined so they can give the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Flagyl cause a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Yes, it's possible. Antibiotics are used to treat infection - they kill the infection causing bacteria. However, they also kill off the normal bacteria that inhabit the body, and this can then allow for overgrowth of yeast. It's not uncommon for women, particularly, to develop yeast infections during/after a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Would Flagyl ever be prescribed for a yeast infection?

No: Flagyl is not effective for yeast infection, it is an antibiotic used for bacterial vaginosis but can make yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl 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

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Can I take Azo yeast with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl?

Safe but not helpful: It wouldn't hurt to take these things together, but it probably won't help either. Azo Yeast® is a natural product that has no proven benefit either to prevent or treat yeast infections. If you think you may have a yeast infection, check with the clinic or doctor who prescribed the antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had a cottage cheese like yeast infection I'm taking flagyl currently. It's been five days now the discharge has stopped but im still itching?

Yeast infection.: Flagyl does not treat a yeast infection and may, in fact, cause one, as many antibiotics do. Get an over the counter vaginal yeast medication (candidiasis). Take it as long as you are taking the Flagyl and for a few days after, until it clears up If it does not help in 5 days, see your doc for other treatment options. ...Read more

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Is thick white pasty discharge normal after taking a course of flagyl? No itching smell or burn and, if yeast can I use Monistat OTC medicine

White discharge: Kind of sounds like a yeast infection. These are common after taking antibiotics, because the normal bacteria in the vagina get killed off, leaving room for yeast growth. Monistat is certainly a reasonable try. If it doesn't work, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would anything happen if I prescribe zithromax for myself and I don't actually have chalmydia or if I tKe flagyl and I don't have a yeast infection?

Not recommended.: It is never recommended to self prescribe antibiotics. Inappropriate antibiotic use has led to the serious problem of resistant bacterial infections. This practice could also lead to allergic reactions, undesirable side effects, and interference with testing when you aren't getting better. Flagyl, by the way, is not used to treat yeast infections. ...Read more

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Finished Flagyl gel for BV, n yeast infection came back. I just took 150 Diflucan (3x q2day) 10 days ago to treat yeast. Can I repeat Diflucan again?

Finished Flagyl gel for BV, n yeast infection came back. I just took 150 Diflucan (3x q2day) 10 days ago to treat yeast. Can I repeat Diflucan again?

Yeast? BV? See md: You were apparently overtreated for yeast. A single dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) is sufficient. If you're still having symptoms 10 days after taking three doses, you might have a yeast infection resistant to fluconazole and perhaps all "azole" drugs. Also, metronidazole gel is not very effective against BV, so maybe the problem is persistent BV. See your doctor for further diagnosis and Rx. ...Read more

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Hi. I previously had BV which was treated by flagyl. Its a month later and I have a yeast infection but the colour of the discharge changed from white cottage cheesy to a slightly odorless and non itchy faint green what could this be?

Hi. I previously had BV which was treated by flagyl. Its a month later and I have a yeast infection but the colour of the discharge changed from white cottage cheesy to a slightly odorless and non itchy faint green what could this be?

Secondary infection: A secondary infection can follow the treatment for the initial infection due to disruption of normal flora by the antibiotic. Flagyl is famous for this. See your GYN for eval and treatment. ...Read more

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Currently taking flagyl and ciprofloxacin for bv and uti. Can one of the meds cause a yeast infection? If so how

Currently taking flagyl and ciprofloxacin for bv and uti. Can one of the meds cause a yeast infection? If so how

Yes: Antibiotics in general can cause yeast infections by altering the microbial balance normally found in the vagina. This allows small amounts of yeast normally found in the vagina to overgrow. Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl can both cause yeast vaginitis. ...Read more

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If I took a probiotic while taking antibiotics like Flagyl will it decrease my risk or stop me from getting a yeast infection after I'm done?

If I took a probiotic while taking antibiotics like Flagyl will it decrease my risk or stop me from getting a yeast infection after I'm done?

YES: Yes, that is one of the main reasons to take probiotics. I advise all my patients take probioitics both during and after antibiotic therapy and feel every doctor should do so as well; it is irresponsible to not do so!
along with acidophilus and bifidus it is wise to take sacchromyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast proven to reduce the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. ...Read more

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I've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. I was given diflucan (fluconazole) & flagyl. Should my husband be treated also?

I've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. I was given diflucan (fluconazole) & flagyl. Should my husband be treated also?

No: These are not expressly sexually transmitted infections. The pathophysiology has more to do with the micro-environment of your vagina that allows overgrowth of what some would argue are normally commensal flora. Diflucan (fluconazole) is for the yeast and Flagyl is for the gardnerella spp. ...Read more

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Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Yes: Fluconazole can be taken along with Keflex and flagyl. Stop the Macrobid you list as taking. This drug has many toxicities and is only a urinary antiseptic which does not achieve therapeutic tissue levels. It is only used to treat or prevent bladder infections. You certainly don't need to take it while you are on the other antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

Antibiotic effects..: The yeast infection is related to the antibiotic (flagyl) that has disrupted the normal balance of the bacteria found in that area of the body. That has been disrupted. Talk to your doctor to discuss therapies to treat this infection, based on the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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My last dose of Flagyl and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was taken this morning for pouchitis flareup. I now have a yeast infection, when can I take Diflucan 150mg?

My last dose of Flagyl and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was taken this morning for pouchitis flareup. I now have a yeast infection, when can I take Diflucan 150mg?

Not on your own: Inflammation of pouch is a complex problem, is the result of various reasons, like obstruction, blind loop, poor motility, poor vascular supply, and due to partial obstruction etc, speak to your doctor, Diflucan (fluconazole) will be one of the consideration for your treatment. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and have a yeast and BV infection. Is it safe to take Flagyl and use Monistat 7 at the same time?

Yes: In the 2nd trimester, they are both safe, but you may need to be checked to make sure that's the problem. If you do have BV, understand that it is not an infection, but an overgrowth if abnormal bacteria, usually suppressed by your normal vaginal flora (healthy bacteria). Taking probiotics like yogurt can replenish the normal bacteria and suppress the abnormal as well as yeast. ...Read more

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I was on flagyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection 2 weeks ago. Then given diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection. Now I have a white tongue. Help!

I was on flagyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection 2 weeks ago. Then given diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection. Now I have a white tongue. Help!

Coated tongue: White coated tongue is common with many things, including minor viral infections, changes in nutrition, and various antibiotics. That's probably the cause and it should clear up on its own within a few days. It's harmless, nothing to worry about. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin vaginal cream and flagyl orally taken, be used together for bv and pid. Should I take diflucan as precaution to yeast side effect?

Anti-fungal: I recommend that all of my female patients when taken any antibiotic be given a prescription for Diflucan. Antibiotics which killed a normal flora both in the mouth and in the vaginal region may predispose patients to developing yeast infections. I recommend that you always asks for generic Diflucan and have this on hand in case it is needed. ...Read more

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LOTSof white vaginal discharge, pain w/sex, swabs only show candida, nothing fixes, tried metronidazole, cephtriaxone, doxycycline, fluconazole, whatcoulditb?

LOTSof white vaginal discharge, pain w/sex, swabs only show candida, nothing fixes, tried metronidazole, cephtriaxone, doxycycline, fluconazole, whatcoulditb?

PID: It is possible that you may be suffering from pelvic inflammatory disease, which requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. I advise you to see your gynecologist as soon as possible to receive the appropriate testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Slimy brown discharge and bad odor after BV treatment. STD free. Not like normal spotting for me. Finishing Flagyl tonight. Started during yeast cream?

Not uncommon: Unfortunately, BV is not as well behaved when treated as other vaginal infections. Not uncommon for the infection to return shortly. You'll need to go back to your doctor and go for another regimen of something. If it's malodorous and slimy as you describe then, I would get that cultured and make sure there is an antibiotic sensitivity done as well. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...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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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more