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Probiotics Yeast Infection
Probiotic ... Continuous yeast infections, how does this help it. Currently severe burning and pain?
See below: It may help by providing you with healthy bacteria that keep yeast away. However; if you have not had a pelvic exam in light of this history, you should do as you may have something else. Also, if you have recurrent yeast infections, you need a workup to see why this is occurring such as screening for diabetes among other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory. ...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
Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.
Probiotic won't work: If you have had vaginal yeast and have the same symptoms now, you probably can safely treat yourself. A probiotic probably won't work; you need an anti-yeast drug. Look for a product whose active ingredient ends in "azole" (Monistat®, Terazol®, Gyne-Lotrimin® and others). But if in doubt, get advice from the doc that prescribed the antibiotic. If you self treat, call doc if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more
Try: S. Boulardii or just natural joghurt. And always check with your doc. ...Read more
What is the BEST probiotic to treat vaginal yeast infections? Currently taking Stephen Langer 16 strain, 3 billion CFU. Please give exact name! :)
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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