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Why Cant I Get Ride Of My Yeast Infection
Im on antibiotic but i cant remember what is called and i missed period for 2 days. i supposed get last monday. i have yeast infection too. help?
Missed period: Antibiotics and infections can alter your cycle, but if you are sexually active, it is always a possibility you may be pregnant. Antibiotics also alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. The yeast infection is likely secondary to the antibiotics. Check a pregnancy test and call your doctor about the yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imbalance of vaginal: bacterial flora. Yeast is normally present in small numbers in the vagina, Other bacteria, normally present there, keep yeast in check. If the balance is disturbed due to hormonal changes or antibiotics, yeast takes over. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview ...Read more
Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of vaginal yeast include using antibiotics, having high estrogen levels (such as during pregnancy, high-dose birth control pill use, & the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle), having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, & being overweight. Avoid douching, see your dr. ...Read more
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