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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Having the worst yeast infection of my life. Can the antibiotic cephalexin (keflex) cause this?

Having the worst yeast infection of my life. Can the antibiotic cephalexin (keflex) cause this?

Yes: Patients on Keflex can get yeast overgrowth and develop thrush, perianal and vaginal yeast infections. If your yeast infection is not responding to topical treatments ask your doctor about prescribing Fluconazole tablets for you. ...Read more

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Can keflex cause yeast infection when you're pregnant? I'm 23 weeks

It can: It certainly can, but it is one of the less likely antibiotics to do so when compared to drugs that kill a wider variety of bacteria such as Bactrim. Taking a probiotic supplement or having yogurt with active cultures in your diet during your course of antibiotic may further reduce this risk slightly. During pregnancy, oral medications for yeast infection are not safe, but vaginal creams are ok. ...Read more

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On keflex have developed a yeast infection down there given meds for that by can't take yet. Can I do over the counter cream treatments for now???

No need to wait: Why can't you take the yeast treatment yet? You don't need to finish your cephalexin (Keflex) first. If in doubt, check with the doctor's office where it was prescribed. But if you want to start OTC yeast treatment, that would also be OK. Choose any product with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). ...Read more

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My clitoris is burning when i pee after just finishing keflex. Could it be a yeast infection?

My clitoris is burning when i pee after just finishing keflex. Could it be a yeast infection?

Could be: It could be a yeast infection or simply a small cut since the burning is located in a specific area. I would go see a doctor and get tested for a possible yeast infection. ...Read more

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Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?

Yes: Fluconazole can be taken along with Keflex and flagyl. Stop the Macrobid you list as taking. This drug has many toxicities and is only a urinary antiseptic which does not achieve therapeutic tissue levels. It is only used to treat or prevent bladder infections. You certainly don't need to take it while you are on the other antibiotics. ...Read more

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Took keflex 4 uti. It gave me a yeast infection that made my vagina swell. I took overthecounter azoles. Xtreme itching and bumps r still here. Help?

Took keflex 4 uti. It gave me a yeast infection that made my vagina swell. I took overthecounter azoles. Xtreme itching and bumps r still here. Help?

See answer: Agree that a fungal yeast infection (candidiasis) would be most common type of vaginitis after antibiotic therapy. The fact that your symptoms have not cleared though warrants an exam to verify the diagnosis and rule out other possibilities. It is also possible that you have an -azole resistant or atypical fungus and culture could identify. A trial of oral Fluconazole might be considered anyway. ...Read more

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I have white discharge coming from my ureter accompanied by a back ache, no fever. I am sure it is not a yeast infection, I have been on keflex 500mg 3 x a day for an eye procedure and difulcan for a yeast infection.

You : You should be seen again by your doctor if you are having yeast even while on diflucan. Usually Diflucan should take care of a yeast infection within 1-2 days. You may need to have cultures taken or to be on another medication. If you do develop pain, fever, or vomiting then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...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