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Doctor insights on: Lactobacillus Acidophilus Yeast Infections

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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?

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 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


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Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Can I take acidophilus while using monistat for yeast infection?

Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much probiotic acidophilus should I take for yeast infection?

None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Probiotics are very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can taking probiotic acidophilus capsules help get rid of yeast infection?

Probably not: Probiotics help prevent yeast infections, and can make them less severe when u get them and less often, but probiotics will not treat yeast infections, once u get an infection u need otc or script meds to get rid of it. ...Read more

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If a yeast infection is already present will acidophilus help?

Yes: Acidophilus will help a yeast infection by competing with the yeast. It will help both by taking it as a supplement because it rebalances your intestines and by putting it into your vagina because it will work directly to compete with the yeast. ...Read more

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Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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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

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Does acidopholus bifidus inserted vaginally help yeast infections?

Does acidopholus bifidus inserted vaginally help yeast infections?

None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Acidophilus is very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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Does probotic acidophlius get rid of yeast infections? If so how long does it take ?

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 more

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Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more