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What is the connection between antibiotics and yeast infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Alteration of flora

Yeast are present in our GI tract as part of a normal mixed population of organisms.
The balance of these competing organisms helps to prevent any one from becoming predominant, but when you treat with antibiotics you kill many sensitive bacteria and allow yeast (which does not respond to antibiotics) to overgrow and possibly produce disease. Clostridium difficile is similar.

In brief: Alteration of flora

Yeast are present in our GI tract as part of a normal mixed population of organisms.
The balance of these competing organisms helps to prevent any one from becoming predominant, but when you treat with antibiotics you kill many sensitive bacteria and allow yeast (which does not respond to antibiotics) to overgrow and possibly produce disease. Clostridium difficile is similar.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Patrice Hirning
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yeast Infection

For women, antibiotics decrease normal vaginal bacteria so that yeast increase in number and cause symptoms.

In brief: Yeast Infection

For women, antibiotics decrease normal vaginal bacteria so that yeast increase in number and cause symptoms.
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Dr. Patrice Hirning
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