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Lactobacillus Acidophilus Yeast Infections
My doctor said I have a pH imbalance, which is why I have this yeast infection.So iam using lactobacillus acidophilus caplets.How long will it take to see results?When will my yeast infection go away?
Need more work: Ph is only part of problem. Most women with recurrent yeast have the source of this in the intestines. Go to a4m. Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doc near you to help evaluate and treat gut for yeast. Until this is fixed these will recur. In interim start a high dose multi-strain probiotic like "florajen" to help heal the gut. Acidoph by itself is not enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a yeast infection i just started taking vaginal OTC and probiotic acidophilus but in reading do I only need to take acidophilus pills?
What do you mean by: "vaginal over the counter"- is this an anti-fungal medication? If yes, in most cases this combination should be fine. Oral probiotics are fine (vaginal probiotics aren't necessary). ...Read more
Will putting fruit in non sweetened yogurt with acidophilus feed the yeast i my body?! or does it matter. Trying to get rid of yeast infection.
No: In a healthy person who does not have a medical problem such as diabetes, eating yogurt with fruit should not affect the ability of the yogurt to help with a yeast infection. However, eating yogurt with live cultures only does not always treat a yeast infection. Often topical or oral medications are needed to clear a yeast infection. See your physician to treat this if it is not improving. ...Read more
Dr wants me to take probiotics for recurrent yeast infection. There are tons! which specific one should I look for? Acidophilus? (boric acid taken)
Acidophilus: No definite answer but acidophius or lactobacilli would be fine. Don't take take boric acid unless cockroaches have taken over your body and you want to kill them off. :). ...Read more
Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: It's safe and might work, but if it doesn't improve should see your doctor. ...Read more
I have yeast infection.I bought acidophilus suggested by doctor, how long should it take to see results from using this?No more smell no more discharge
I guess vaginal?: I'd recommend an otc product like "monostat". ...Read more
I have a yeast infection! I have been taking acidophilus pills, is there anything else that i can take?
Tips: Yeast infections- reduce milk & milk products. Avoid sugars (refined sugar, commercial fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, sucrose & fructose). Eliminate refined carbohydrates from diet. Increase garlic intake. Can purchase over the counter antifungal medication like monistat. Wear cotton (instead of synthetic underwear). ...Read more
Is lactobacillus pills bad for pregnant woman with yeast infections who are unable to go to the doctor?
No: It may help to some degree. Your aim should be at trying to remove the environment that promote yeast infection. For example, if you are diabetic, you need to control your blood sugar. If you have been on antibiotics, this can promote yeast infection. You need to stop the antibiotics. I would recommend that you talk to your provider to discuss this further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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