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Doctor insights on: Managing Infection Control

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Yes: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause rectal yeast infections ?

Can birth control pills cause rectal yeast infections ?

Probably: Birth control pills as well as diet, history of taking antibiotics and a variety of other things can lead to yeast infections. The yeast infection can occur anywhere- the mouth, the genital area or the rectal area. Usually, the yeast is really coming from the intestine, so talk to your doctor about ways to control the yeast, like changing diet, changing the pill, probiotics and anti-fungal meds. ...Read more

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Will taking the Azo brand yeast pills to prevent and treat yeast infections interfere with my birth control like antibiotics sometimes do?

Will taking the Azo brand yeast pills to prevent and treat yeast infections interfere with my birth control like antibiotics sometimes do?

No: No, and by the way, antibiotics do not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, with some very rare exceptions of medications mostly used to treat tb. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics interfere with birth control?

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Can antibiotics interfere with birth control?

Yes: We typically suggest that you use a second form of contraception while you're taking antibiotics, just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can an antibiotic interfere with birth control?

Possibly: Some antibiotics may interfere with effectiveness of birth control. Each antibiotic can be individually checked for possible interactions. ...Read more

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Does a UTI or yeast affection affect birth control?

Does a UTI or yeast affection affect birth control?

Affecting BCP's: Antibiotics given for a UTI can effect estrogen metabolism, and thus the effectiveness of contraception. Yeast infection or therapy is unlikely to effect bcp's. ...Read more

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Can cranberry pills cure a urinary infection?

Can cranberry pills cure a urinary infection?

No: Cranberry pills can help symptoms of UTI but will not cure uti. ...Read more

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