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How do I prevent penicillin from giving me a vaginal yeast infection?

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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Tell your Doctor

Your health care providers need to know that you are getting yeast infections after antibiotics, specifically the PCN, so they can give you a prescription for a medication that can prevent it from happenning again.
Some patients benefit from using OTC monistat at the end of treatment with antibiotics or when they start having first signs of discomfort. However, some will need prescription med.

In brief: Tell your Doctor

Your health care providers need to know that you are getting yeast infections after antibiotics, specifically the PCN, so they can give you a prescription for a medication that can prevent it from happenning again.
Some patients benefit from using OTC monistat at the end of treatment with antibiotics or when they start having first signs of discomfort. However, some will need prescription med.
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine

In brief: Probiotics

If you will eat a six ounce carton of yogurt with active cultures, drink eight ounces of buttermilk or take a probiotic daily while taking your penicillin.
This will decrease, but not eliminate the possibility of getting a vaginal yeast infection.

In brief: Probiotics

If you will eat a six ounce carton of yogurt with active cultures, drink eight ounces of buttermilk or take a probiotic daily while taking your penicillin.
This will decrease, but not eliminate the possibility of getting a vaginal yeast infection.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Dr. William Coutts ii
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