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Doctor insights on: Flagyl And Candida

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Is flagyl effective against candida?

Is flagyl effective against candida?

No, it is: Not. You need monistat or diflucan (fluconazole) for that.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can Flagyl for BV cause a subsiqent yeast infection?

Can Flagyl for BV cause a subsiqent yeast infection?

Yes: Overgrowth of yeast is possible with this scenario.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Does Flagyl treat pinworms. Dr said I have hemorrhoids was prescribed anucort. Flagyl & Monistat for yeast bt hw cn I b sure its only hemorrhoids?

Does Flagyl treat pinworms. Dr said I have hemorrhoids was prescribed anucort. Flagyl & Monistat for yeast bt hw cn I b sure its only hemorrhoids?

Metronidazole: Flagyl does not treat pinworms. Cannot tell what you have and am unaware why you are concerned about pinworms. Best wishes.

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