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Don't know if I have yeast or candida yeast infection. Taking Monistat n probiotics. Should I go on candida diet just in case???

Don't know if I have yeast or candida yeast infection. Taking Monistat n probiotics. Should I go on candida diet just in case???

Candida is yeast: Candida albicans is responsible for yeast infections. If you are not sure what is causing your symptoms I suggest seeing your doctor to confirm and rule out any other causes. There have been no real studies on the Candida diet that I am aware of. If you get the diagnosis confirmed there is no harm in trying it. Avoiding lots of sugar, white flour and processed foods is a good idea for us all. ...Read more

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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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I have a uti and a yeast infection taking macrobid for uti and 2 yeast pills took them both for the first time yesterday it's still burning and itchy?

I have a uti and a yeast infection taking macrobid for uti and 2 yeast pills took them both for the first time yesterday it's still burning and itchy?

It takes a few days: It takes a couple of days for yeast symptoms (vaginal area itching, burning, redness) to start to improve and up to 5-7 days to clear up completely. UTI symptoms (urinary urgency, frequency, etc) often start to improve sooner, often within 1-2 days. Call the doctor who prescribed these treatments if your UTI symptoms still are there at 2 days, or 1 week for yeast symptoms. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to cure a bad yeast infection taking fluconazole 150mg daily (1 week of taking so far). also do headaches tamper down.?

How much time does it take to cure a bad yeast infection taking fluconazole 150mg daily (1 week of taking so far). also do headaches tamper down.?

Vaginal Yeast?: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. Vaginal yeast infections are not usually associated with headaches. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get a yeast infection after taking azithromyine?

Is it possible to get a yeast infection after taking azithromyine?

Yeast and Antibiotic: Yes, of course. Any time a female is on a round of antibiotics yeast infections are a possible side effect. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a yeast infection while taking an antibiotic?

Prevention: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. 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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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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Is it possible to get a yeast infection from taking amoxicillin? I've been feeling discomfort & I've been taking the pills for 2 days.

Yeast Vaginitis: Any antibiotic can result in a yeast infection by killing the bacteria that normally live in the vagina. This causes the pH to change and the yeast that are normally there in small numbers have a growth party. Usually a call to the doc who gave you the antibiotic will result in treatment being called into the pharmacy. If you are prone to this ask for an Rx when you get antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you prevent getting a yeast infection while taking antioiotics?

Yeast infections: Many people who get yeast infections when they take antibiotics actually take a course of yeast medicine at the same time to prevent this. You can use otc Monistat or a prescription medication like fluconazole, 1 dose. The use of probiotics will also tend to help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread a yeast infection if taking a bath with another woman?

Candidal infection: No. Yeast infections are not std's (sexually transmitted diseases). Most common cause is a weak immune system. Risk of yeast infection raised in: stress/lack or sleep, illness/diseases; hormonal changes during period, certain meds like antibiotics, and poor eating habits. Bathing in extremely hot baths/hot tubs may increase the risk for yeast vaginal infections. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I got rid of a yeast infection by taking fluconazole, how long does the medicine take to actually?

Yeast tx: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...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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I am prone to yeast infections, will taking tioconazole without being positive its a yeast infection cause harm? Should I take it?

I am prone to yeast infections, will taking tioconazole without being positive its a yeast infection cause harm? Should I take it?

RECURRENT YEAST: Recurrent Yeast infections. You need a follow up exam/labs/vaginal swab and culture. You may want to get a second GYN consult. Especially get screened for Diabetes, which can cause recurrent infections due to elevated glucose. ...Read more

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I got a yeast infection while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Should I stop taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and treat my yeast infection with an OTC med or take both @ same time?

I got a yeast infection while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Should I stop taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and treat my yeast infection with an OTC med or take both @ same time?

Both: It is important to finish your antibiotics to ensure that you get rid of the UTI or it may come back again or get worse. You can do an otc yeast treatment at the same time without any harm ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection while taking antibiotics for an infection that was in my urine? -cefalexin

Can I get a yeast infection while taking antibiotics for an infection that was in my urine? -cefalexin

Yes...: Yes, you could. The antibiotics can sometimes kill the good bacteria and that is when the yeast takes over. If having symptoms talk to your doctor in order to have medication to treat the yeast prescribed. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection & started taking cranberry gummies everyday 500 mg. For how long is it safe to take this much? It's a pack of 72.

Won't hurt or help: Cranberry products have no effect in curing or preventing yeast infections. It was once thought cranberry could help treat or prevent bacterial urinary tract infection, but that has been disproved. The gummies won't do any harm (assuming you're not diabetic, if they have real sugar), but they also won't help your yeast infection. Use an "azole" product, or check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I tested negative for std's & was told I had a yeast infection. After taking meds discharge still appeared. What could this be. Yeast infection again?

Need for evaluation: It could be recurrence of yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and to rule out causes that may predispose to repeated yeast infection, e.g., hormone imbalance, diabetes and immune issues. ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection of the blood or CNS because I keep getting ringworms on scalp and yeast infections after taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 44 old male

Can you have a yeast infection of the blood or CNS because I keep getting ringworms on scalp and yeast infections after taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 44 old male

Yes: Yeast infection in blood or CNS can happen. It is extremely dangerous and life threatening. People are extremely sick with this. What u have, is not the same. U need to see ur pcp to have these looked at and treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection after taking antibiotics and my boyfriend has a sore throat after performing oral. How can he treat this?

Need for evaluation: Yeast is not likely to cause sore throat in the boy friend even after oral sex. Both of you need to see your doctor, preferably the same one to ascertain the nature of infection. ...Read more

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My 16 yrs old daughter has been bothered by chronic yeast infection after taking a very strong antibiotic 3 yrs ago. I've tried cranberry juice, probiotic and OTC product. Her new pediatrician prescribed a 1 dose oral antifungal which did not work, now rec

Needs testing: A chronic yeast infection (and one that is resistant to appropriate treatment) is concerning and warrants further testing (to make sure it is in fact yeast and not another condition such as bacterial vaginosis or an STD if sexually active). A swab of the vaginal area is the best way to diagnose. Chronic yeast infections can indicate other systemic health problems which should be investigated ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a yeast infection without taking meds or using cream.

How do you get rid of a yeast infection without taking meds or using cream.

You don't.: Sorry, but this is an infection that does not respond to home remedies. The medications are readily available without prescription at the stores close to home. ...Read more

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How quickly can you get a yeast infection when taking antibiotics?

How quickly can you get a yeast infection when taking antibiotics?

Quickly!: Well, actually it depends upon your individual physiology but some women will develop a yeast infection almost guaranteed after a course of antibiotics for a bladder infection (this is a common scenario). That's because antibiotic indiscriminately kills good bacteria in vagina (in addition to bad bacteria in bladder), thus allowing yeast to get out of control. Anti-yeast drugs are available otc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

Yeast infection: A bad yeast infection can be treated by a medicine called Diflucan (fluconazole) prescribed by your doctor. The current recommendation is to take probiotics daily while taking an antibiotic. The simplest form is that found in yogurt. There are numerous otc preparations also available. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


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