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How can I prevent a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

How can I prevent a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Probiotics can do it: Live culture yogourt or lactobacillus acidophilus which you can obtain over the counter at any respectable drug store. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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How can I prevent a yeast infection while and after taking antibiotics ?

How can I prevent a yeast infection while and after taking antibiotics ?

Probiotics: Probiotics are good bacteria, and can be taken in capsule form. They are omnipresent in food stores, health food stores. You can also eat yogurts but that has lots of sugar typically, unless you like plain yogurt. ...Read more

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On antibiotics for abcess how can I prevent getting a yeast infection while taking them?

On antibiotics for abcess how can I prevent getting a yeast infection while taking them?

Antifungal: U can decrease your sugar intake but the antibiotics increase the risk of vaginal yeast infections because the normal bacteria in the vagina are also killed by bacteria.Yeast are part of the normal organisms in the vagina.A balance of organisms keep the yeast from overgrowing and causing infections.If that balance is upset,the yeast can grow.Things like repHresh that help maintain the pH can help ...Read more

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How can you prevent yeast infection when on antibiotics?

How can you prevent yeast infection when on antibiotics?

Prevention: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop a yeast infection and thrush every time when on any antibiotic? What's the best way to prevent/stop this from happening?

Is it normal to develop a yeast infection and thrush every time when on any antibiotic?  What's the best way to prevent/stop this from happening?

Checkup needed: Candida vaginitis is not uncommon following antibiotics, but thrush is a little unusual and would be concerned about your immune system not functioning well. Why are you taking antibiotics? Are they really necessary? What does your doctor who prescribed the antibiotics say? Talk to them. ...Read more

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Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can I completely cure a yeast infection while on antibiotics? Or will it just keep it at bay? (Monistat).

Can be treated: while on antibiotics; however, I do not suggest using Monistat unless you have an active infection with symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Yes: You can but if possible it is best to wait and treat the yeast after antibiotics finished. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce the pain of a yeast infection while on antibiotics?

Meds: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. Talk with your doctor. S/he may order Diflucan (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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I feel like I'm barley starting a yeast infection what can I use to prevent it?

Yeast?: Over the counter medication for yeast infection is very effective. I would however wait to see if the symptoms progress. If you don't get relief from the medicine I suggest you call your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

May not be yeast: If you have burning and itching after intercourse this could be something called vulvdynia. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I quit the antibiotics if have a yeast infection or will the Amoxcillin help with it to?

Should I quit the antibiotics if have a yeast infection or will the Amoxcillin help with it to?

Don't stop, call doc: Amoxicillin won't help yeast -- in fact, it might have triggered yeast infection and could make it worse. Separate treatment for yeast may be needed. But don't stop taking amoxicillin unless and until advised to do so by the doctor who prescribed it. You may still need it for whatever reason it was prescribed. Call your doctor's office and follow their advice. ...Read more

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Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic ?

Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic ?

Side affects: All antibiotics can have side affects. Tell your dr when you start any antibiotics and start an otc yeast cream as soon as you start taking them. You could be pre- diabetic or your genetic makeup may be the reason. ...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