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How do you prevent getting a yeast infection while taking antioiotics?

How do you prevent getting a yeast infection while taking antioiotics?

Yeast infections: Many people who get yeast infections when they take antibiotics actually take a course of yeast medicine at the same time to prevent this. You can use otc monistat or a prescription medication like fluconazole, 1 dose. The use of probiotics will also tend to help. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

May not be yeast: If you have burning and itching after intercourse this could be something called vulvdynia. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I get bladder infections everytime after sex and I do follow all the rules to prevent i now have a yeast infection from meds. What can I do to preven?

I get bladder infections everytime after sex and I do follow all the rules to prevent i now have a yeast infection from meds. What can I do to preven?

UTI: 1) are thee uti's diagnosed by urine cultures? Many times you can have symptoms similar to UTI and there may be no bacteria involved. You may be taking antibiotics unnecessarily. 2) if not done, you should see a urologist and consider using a prophylactic antibiotic before or after intercourse depending on the frequency of uti's. ...Read more

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I get a yeast infection EVERY month about 9 days before my period. Why? How can I prevent this? FYI: Have paragard, not HBC.

Fluconazole?: Make sure the diagnosis of recurrent yeast has been confirmed by your doctor and, if so, that you have been checked for underlying health problems that can cause it, especially diabetes. If recurrent yeast is confirmed, usually outbreaks can be prevented by taking fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth once a week. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What can i use to prevent reccurent yeast infection?

Fluconazole: A single dose of fluconazole (trade name Diflucan® in the US) taken once a week by mouth often is highly effective in preventing recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Ask your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took a zpak how soon can I take medicine to prevent yeast infection?

Wait: Z-packs usually do not cause bacterial or other vaginal changes leading to a yeast infection. Son't take any antibiotic, including the anti-fungal diflucan, (fluconazole) unless you actually need it. ...Read more

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I've had a recurring yeast infection for years. How can I prevent them from coming back?

Very hard: Sometimes use of a "probiotic" agent can help. Acidophilus tablets help some women; sometimes a product called "flora=q" can balance the vaginal ph to prevent yeast infections. Some women use garlic supplements to help. Sometimes, for women wtih confirmed frequent/recurrent yeast infections, Diflucan (fluconazole) pills (100mg, once per week for up to 12 weeks can prevent recurrrences. ...Read more

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So what can I do to prevent yeast infection? Does washing a feminine products everyday will do?

Good hygiene: Good hygiene is most important in avoiding diseases. Fungal vaginitis is most often encountered after use of antibiotics due to death of the good bacteria that checks the growth of the yeast. So if there is no need for antibiotics, don't take any. ...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


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