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Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?

Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?

Acne: Many women with acne have insulin resistance. If you have irregular cycles you may want to be checked. Cut down on processed carbs and sweets, use a mild soap like neutrogena, an alpha hydroxy cream and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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Can the antibiotic "bactrim" affect my birth control pills in any way?

Can the antibiotic "bactrim" affect my birth control pills in any way?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): This medication may actually increase plasma levels of ethinyl estradiol, the medicine found in many contraceptives. ...Read more

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My 10 month son has been getting staph infections on the diaper/groin area since birth. Any way to irradiate it?

My 10 month son has been getting staph infections on the diaper/groin area since birth. Any way to irradiate it?

Immune workup: Repeated staph infections may be due to an immune deficiency. Some of the cells involved in fighting infection may carry a defect that makes him more prone to staph. I would suggest speaking with you pediatrician about this possibility. Some of the conditions include cgd. Prmg pediatric resp fax 858 259 9689 for review of records and ?S i hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin stop my cerelle contraceptive pill?

Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin stop my cerelle contraceptive pill?

Flucloxacillin: "Oral contraceptives (You will need to use extra contraceptive precautions such as a condom)" See: http://xpil.medicines.org.uk/ViewPil.aspx?DocID=23226 ...Read more

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16-yo boy itchy all over, small white/pink bumps appearing on skin. Lives in tropical Mex w/ teen athletes. Took antibiotcs 2 wks ago for staph boils?

16-yo boy itchy all over, small white/pink bumps appearing on skin. Lives in tropical Mex w/ teen athletes. Took antibiotcs 2 wks ago for staph boils?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed.GET THE AREA CULTURED TO EVALUATE GOR MRSA. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause yeast infections? I switched pills in march, and I've been having infections every couple months

Can birth control pills cause yeast infections? I switched pills in march, and I've been having infections every couple months

Not directly: True yeast infections are caused by overproduction of Candida albicans in mucosal surfaces such as in the mouth and the vagina. If you are having an unusual discharge that is recurrent, it is important to have this tested by a physician to ensure proper treatment is prescribed. It may be necessary that your partner(s) be treated as well as you to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Our 14 month old has yeast infection. We are using lotrimin (clotrimazole) and triple paste and changing diaper frequently. The back iscleared now. Any other tips?

Our 14 month old has yeast infection. We are using lotrimin (clotrimazole) and triple paste and changing diaper frequently. The back iscleared now. Any other tips?

Yeast infection: It's possible that the yeast infection is also present in the mouth. Not treating it will cause recurrent yeast infection i n the diaper area. Wash your toddler's hands frequently after crawling on the floor. Make sure nobody's fingers are inserted to his mouth. Wash/sterilize binkies/pacifiers daily (including bottle nipples). ...Read more

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Will I get a yeast infection taking doxycycline, prednisone and birth control pills all at the same time?

Will I get a yeast infection taking doxycycline, prednisone and birth control pills all at the same time?

Yeast infection: Antibiotics can predispose one to a yeast infection by killing off the "good bacteria" that would normally keep yeast at bay. Steroids can add to the problem by decreasing some the body's natural immune/inflammatory response to the yeast allowing it to proliferate. ...Read more

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Can changing the brand of birth control pills delay my period a lot?

Can changing the brand of birth control pills delay my period a lot?

Birth control: Should not so long as they are similar and taken the same way. ...Read more

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Do any other birth control methods (other than the pills) prevent acne?

Do any other birth control methods (other than the pills) prevent acne?

Most with estrogen: 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. ...Read more

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9 mth old baby persistent yeast like infection nystatin and OTC meds ineffective over 1 mth. spreading outside the diaper up and outward?

May need oral meds: Sounds like a severe diaper rash. A couple of things to consider: not all diaper rashes are yeast, some are irritant or allergic, or even other infections. These would need to be treated differently. But even if it is yeast, some infections need oral fluconazole, a short course to improve. Ask your doctor, dermatologist, or an infectious disease specialist regarding diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If a girl has acne and takes 6 months of birth control pills, does that cure acne or will the acne come back after she stops the pills?

If a girl has acne and takes 6 months of birth control pills, does that cure acne or will the acne come back after she stops the pills?

Acne after stopping: It's likely that the acne will come back. Generally, a birth control pill could control acne, not cure it. That is similar to how antibiotics work for acne -- control, not cure -- until you outgrow the tendency to get acne. ...Read more

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Any birth control pills that don't cause melasma or acne?

Any birth control pills that don't cause melasma or acne?

No: All of the available birth control pills, to my knowledge, have varying degrees of estrogen or estrogen-like components and as such can contribute to the development of melasma (in conjunction with sun-exposure). ...Read more

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Can birth control pills give a female a yeast infection?

Can birth control pills give a female a yeast infection?

They can ; risk: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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