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How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

Yeast infection: A bad yeast infection can be treated by a medicine called Diflucan (fluconazole) prescribed by your doctor. The current recommendation is to take probiotics daily while taking an antibiotic. The simplest form is that found in yogurt. There are numerous otc preparations also available. ...Read more

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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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I think I have a yeast infection after taking antibiotics and my boyfriend has a sore throat after performing oral. How can he treat this?

I think I have a yeast infection after taking antibiotics and my boyfriend has a sore throat after performing oral. How can he treat this?

Need for evaluation: Yeast is not likely to cause sore throat in the boy friend even after oral sex. Both of you need to see your doctor, preferably the same one to ascertain the nature of infection. ...Read more

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Why I did I get a yeast infection after I'm done taking antibiotics?

Why I did I get a yeast infection after I'm done taking antibiotics?

The antibiotics: affect the normal balance of good( protective) bacteria.Once out of balance,yeast can proliferate ,not being held in check by the balance of those good bacteria.Some of the good bacteria are killed off by the antibiotic,creating the niche for yeast. ...Read more

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If I stop taking antibiotics should my yeast infection go away on its own?

If I stop taking antibiotics should my yeast infection go away on its own?

Continue treatment: Always finish your antibiotic therapy even if you feel like you are getting better. If you don't complete your therapy, the yeast infection will come back and the antibiotic may not work as effectively and become resistant to the antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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If a guy is has been taking antibiotics, can I get a yeast infection from him?

If a guy is has been taking antibiotics, can I get a  yeast infection from him?

Not Likely: In medicine, we, doctors are always reminded to 'never say never'. The only possible routes of infection are if you had some prolonged intimate and passionate acts with him like kissing or intercourse and he has active infections in his mouth or genitalia, respectively. If you also has diabetes or weak immune system, you can possibly get infected easily. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics when should I start a yeast infection medicine?

How long after taking antibiotics when should I start a yeast infection medicine?

It depends: Usually, you should not start a medication for yeast unless you develop symptoms (vaginal itching or irritation, thick white discharge). Occasionally, patients who have frequent yeast infections are instructed by their physicians to automatically use yeast medication as a preventive measure. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics should I start taking a yeast infection medicine?

Prevent it: If you are not having yeast infection symptoms do not take a medicine for it. It you know you get them after antibiotics prevent them. Take probiotics while you take antibiotics (separate by several hours or antibiotic kills probiotics) and for a month afterwards. Eat more alkaline foods like cucumbers, avocado, and celery as it helps prevent infections on general. ...Read more

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If i just started taking antibiotics for an infection but now im getting a yeast infection shluld i stop the antibiotics?

Ask the DR!!!!: Which antibiotic[s]? What kind of infection? How long so far? Result of treatment? If you have a yeast problem it can be treated. Continued use of antibiotic can be determined by answers to these questions. ...Read more

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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 ...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