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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 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. ...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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How fast can you get a yeast infection after an antibiotic? Took 1g Azithromyacin on Thursday. Got mild itching starting on Saturday.

Yeast: This can happen very quickly with changes in the organisms inhabiting your body, and this is plenty of time for this to have occurred. ...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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I just took Azithromycin for Chlamydia a few days ago, can I take Fluconazole for a possible yeast infection or is it dangerous to combine the two?

I just took Azithromycin for Chlamydia a few days ago, can I take Fluconazole for a possible yeast infection or is it dangerous to combine the two?

No problem: These two drugs won't interfere with one another, and no increased chance of side effects. In fact, this is a pretty common combination, because antibiotics like azithromycin sometimes trigger yeast infections. (Maybe that's what happened to you.) So no worries; take the fluconazole as it was prescribed. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a dose of azithromycin for chlamydia & fluconazole for yeast infection. I took it 3 days ago, & now my vagina burns and itches. Why?

I was prescribed a dose of azithromycin for chlamydia & fluconazole for yeast infection. I took it 3 days ago, & now my vagina burns and itches. Why?

Consider: Consider a followup appt with your provider. It is possible this is a co-existing or subsequent fungal or viral infection. You likely will need further treatment. ...Read more

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Afraid I have yeast infection from zithromax for chlamydia. Can 2 grams cause a male yeast infection or is my problem not from the antibiotics?

See below: Zithromax is not known to cause yeast infections especially in men. Male yeast infections are more common in uncircumcised men. If you are experiencing symptoms is best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a yeast infection from taking doxycycline?

How common is it to get a yeast infection from taking doxycycline?

Common: Any antibiotic can have a disruptive effect on the normal vaginal flora, and cause proliferation of the yeast population in the vagina. ...Read more

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If a woman drank to much cranny berry juice can she get a yeast infection?

If a woman drank to much cranny berry juice can she get a yeast infection?

No unless: No, unless you have a history of diabetes. Sustained elevated blood sugar levels caused by ingesting foods with high sugar content (such as cranberry juice) can predispose people with impaired sugar metabolism to yeast infections. Make sure you see your doctor. He/she will analyze your history and physical (& blood work) and determine the reason why you are having yeast infections. ...Read more

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Is it common to get a yeast infection from washing with baby shampoo or toilet paper?

Is it common to get a yeast infection from washing with baby shampoo or toilet paper?

No: Not known to cause yeast infection with baby powder or tissue paper unless they are contaminated. ...Read more

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Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. : (get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. : (

Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. : (get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. : (

Anti-yeast cream: Yeast in the naval area = ringworm...But make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Topical antifungal creams are often adquate, but severe cases may require oral medication.
Keep areas clean and dry to minimize recurrence.. ...Read more

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I am a 37 year old female who is suffering from a throat (oral) yeast infection.? s: how long do symptoms last and how can I never get this again?

Thrush: Thrush is never normal and requires a cause, like taking antibiotics, taking oral steroids, using a steroid inhaler or topical spray, or underlying disease like immunodeficiency. Make sure you know the cause and avoid, minimize, or treat it. In meantime you need anti fungal medication to prevent progression of the candidal infection to 'esophagitis' for example. At minimum nystatin or Diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Will anything happen to a woman of she doesn't get her yeast infection treated?

Will anything happen to a woman of she doesn't get her yeast infection treated?

Probably not: A yeast infection is unlikely to cause serious problems, but the symptoms can get worse, causing increased pain and irritation. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

Irritation: Most women will have discharge, redness, swelling, irritation and intense itching. Some of these symptoms may be less intense if the yeast is limited to the vulva (or outer area of the vagina). ...Read more

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What do you get female yeast infection from?

What do you get female yeast infection from?

Yourself: A vaginal yeast infection is really just an overgrowth of the yeast that is usually present in low numbers in the vagina. When that yeast overgrows, you begin to have the typical symptoms - discharge, itching, urinary frequency, pain with sex, etc. ...Read more

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Cana guy get chelmedia from a yeast infection? From a women

2 different: Chlamydia and yeast infections are caused by 2 difference organisms. They are not caused by each other. They can be found together in the same person. Chlamydia is sexually transmitted while yeast usually is not. ...Read more

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If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

Unlikely: If a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, it is unlikly that a man will develop an infection regardless ot the type of sexual encounter.
Most women have some yeast present vaginally. Yeast is considered an infection when a ph balance or change in balance of natrual flora leads to an overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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Is it harmful if a man performs oral on a woman with a yeast infection? Could he get thrush

Is it harmful if a man performs oral on a woman with a yeast infection? Could he get thrush

No: Studies do, however suggest that application of saliva to the vulvovaginal area may "disrupt the balance" of candida to other resident organisms and immune components, predisposing you to candidal/yeast infections. Any risk for you or your partner may also be related to your immune system. ...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 of fermenting ...Read more