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How can I prevent a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

How can I prevent a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Probiotics can do it: Live culture yogourt or lactobacillus acidophilus which you can obtain over the counter at any respectable drug store. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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How can I prevent a yeast infection while and after taking antibiotics?

How can I prevent a yeast infection while and after taking antibiotics?

Probiotics: Probiotics are good bacteria, and can be taken in capsule form. They are omnipresent in food stores, health food stores. You can also eat yogurts but that has lots of sugar typically, unless you like plain yogurt. ...Read more

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On antibiotics for abcess how can I prevent getting a yeast infection while taking them?

On antibiotics for abcess how can I prevent getting a yeast infection while taking them?

Antifungal: U can decrease your sugar intake but the antibiotics increase the risk of vaginal yeast infections because the normal bacteria in the vagina are also killed by bacteria. Yeast are part of the normal organisms in the vagina. A balance of organisms keep the yeast from overgrowing and causing infections. If that balance is upset, the yeast can grow. Things like repHresh that help maintain the pH can help ...Read more

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How can you prevent yeast infection when on antibiotics?

How can you prevent yeast infection when on antibiotics?

Prevention: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop a yeast infection and thrush every time when on any antibiotic? What's the best way to prevent/stop this from happening?

Is it normal to develop a yeast infection and thrush every time when on any antibiotic? What's the best way to prevent/stop this from happening?

Checkup needed: Candida vaginitis is not uncommon following antibiotics, but thrush is a little unusual and would be concerned about your immune system not functioning well. Why are you taking antibiotics? Are they really necessary? What does your doctor who prescribed the antibiotics say? Talk to them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Yes: You can but if possible it is best to wait and treat the yeast after antibiotics finished. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Meds: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. Talk with your doctor. S/he may order Diflucan (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can be treated: While on antibiotics; however, I do not suggest using Monistat unless you have an active infection with symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent a yeast infection?

What to do to prevent a yeast infection?

Prevention: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to prevent a yeast infection?

Try acidlophilus: Or probiotics you have to take them everyday, avoid heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area meaning loose fitting clothes, no underpants when not necessary, getting out of wet and sweatty clothes asap. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent a yeast infection?

Stay away from: Sugar in all its forms. Yeast uses sugar in the process of fermentation (beer, wine etc) and taking sugar provides a nice feast for the yeast. It can actually set up fermentation in the bowel and cause "bubbles and squeaks" from the abdomen as it makes alcohol. ...Read more

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How to prevent a yeast infection from coming back and could it be the cause of gurgling?

Gurgling?: Not sure what you are referring to: stomach? Use probiotics and diary (yogurt) to prevent vaginal yeast infection recureence. Please clrify what the gurgling is referring to? Gas. acid reflux?? - check with your physician. ...Read more

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Prescribed smz tmp ds 800-160 for ecoli BV 2x day for 5 days. What can I do to prevent a yeast infection from occurring?

Prescribed smz tmp ds 800-160 for ecoli BV 2x day for 5 days. What can I do to prevent a yeast infection from occurring?

Preventing yeast: Replacing the "good bacteria" (lactobacilli that keep yeast under control) with yogurt or one of the probiotic drinks may help. Otc antifungal creams may also help. Otherwise, doc may rx Diflucan (fluconazole) to treat yeast overgrowth. I usually give 2 pills, one to be taken when yeast appears, second for 7-10 days later. ...Read more

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How long after starting cipro (ciprofloxacin) should a woman start diflucan to prevent a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a powerful fluoroquinone antibiotic and is in the system days after the last pill is taken. You should ask your doctor if there is a more appropriate antibiotic (based on culture and sensitivity) that can treat your infection without giving you a yeast infection. If you are just extremely sensitive, then talk about probiotics or vaginal suppositories to help maintain your flora. ...Read more

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Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Helps balance gut: The active cultures in yogurt products help the gut populate with benign bacteria. When these species are available in the gut, there is less opportunity for yeast to increase in high numbers during antibiotic use or other conditions. There is always some yeast in the poo, it does not eliminate them. The moist environment of the genitals that allows the yeast to grow. Helpful but not total preventn. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best yogurt to stop or prevent a yeast infection?

Yeast prevention: Some people place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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How can you treat and prevent a yeast infection (home remedy)?

Prevent & treat: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a yeast infection when having sex frequently?

How do you prevent a yeast infection when having sex frequently?

Good hygiene, etc..: The best way to prevent this is probably good hygiene, like douching regularly and showering regularly. It would also help to lessen the frequency of sex. Give your body a chance to rest and recover. ...Read more

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Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Recurrent yeast...: ...can be prevented. Antibiotics can trigger vaginal yeast infections (and sometimes elsewhere, such as the mouth, anus). It may be posslble to prevent them with vaginal or oral treatment. Oral is easiest, a single dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth, either at start of antibiotic treatment, or once a week to prevent recurrent infections. Discuss it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I got yeast infection antibiotics (men)?

What to do if I got yeast infection antibiotics (men)?

Yeast treatment: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat (or similar antifungal) can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a yeast infection while taking an antibiotic?

Prevention: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >. ...Read more

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I think I have an oral yeast infection from the antibiotics I was on..

It happens: Antibiotics can kill off the natural bacteria in various locations in/on your body. That can allow the yeast to move into areas it couldn't because of competition for nutrients. You need to contact your healthcare provider for care. ...Read more

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

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

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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more