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Is it really common for women to get a yeast infection after taking azithromycin?

Is it really common for women to get a yeast infection after taking azithromycin?

Any antibiotic: Yeast infections can occur with any use of antibiotics, as the natural flora of the vaginal tract can be disrupted. This disruption allows yeast infections to opportunistically occur. Eating yogurt with an active culture can prevent vaginitis, and using an otc vaginal yeast medication will also help. Seer your physician again if these do not help. ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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It has been almost 2 weeks after taking azithromycin for chylamidia, still having very slight Itching, but no discharge. could it be yeast infection?

It has been almost 2 weeks after taking azithromycin for chylamidia, still having very slight Itching, but no discharge. could it be  yeast infection?

It could be but...: It could be but I suggest you get rechecked to make sure the infection was fully treated. Bacteria develop a resistance to certain antibiotics. Your doctor can determine whether you need further treatment. ...Read more

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Would anything happen if i prescribe zithromax for myself and i dont actually have chalmydia or if i tKe flagyl and i dont 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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26 wks pregnant with sinus & vaginal yeast infection. Dr prescribed both Diflucan (fluconazole) (1 dose) & Zithromax. r they safe taken together? I read they're not

Ask the DR: Zithromax is probably safe during pregnancy. But it is a common cause for yeast problems. Unless you have both high fever and significant sinus pain, it will do nothing for sinus congestion. Drainage, with sniffer or oral med ,is the way to relieve sinus symptoms. Antibiotics are seldom of use. Meclizine is another med which is commonly used but seldom effective. Phenergan (promethazine) will make you sleepy so ...Read more

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Does azythromicin affect trivora? Also i had a yeast infection and my obgyn checked my cervix said i had the infection, if i was pregnant could hetell

Does azythromicin affect trivora? Also i had a yeast infection and my obgyn checked my cervix said i had the infection, if i was pregnant could hetell

No: The only antibiotic known to affect birth control pills is called rifampin. The idea that the birth control is affected by all antibiotics is a popular misconception. Also, while the cervix might look different when you are pregnant, this is not accurate. You should check a pregnancy test! ...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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more