Yeast infection caused by antibiotics

Yeast infection caused by antibiotics

Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
I happen to get yeast infections when I'm on any type of antibiotics.
Do you ladies know any idea's on how to keep this from happening?
Its annoying!

Am i the only one who has had this problem?
05/31/2011
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Coralbell Coralbell
I've never had that problem, but the last time I was prescribed antibiotics my doctor suggested taking acidophilus pills, which you can get in the vitamin section of the pharmacy. Acidophilus is a good type of bacteria that normally lives in the vagina and helps to prevent yeast infections.
05/31/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
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Originally posted by Coralbell
I've never had that problem, but the last time I was prescribed antibiotics my doctor suggested taking acidophilus pills, which you can get in the vitamin section of the pharmacy. Acidophilus is a good type of bacteria that normally lives in the ...
Thank you so much for this advice! I always get yeast infections when on antibiotics and it is miserable being so sensitive. Everyone suggests yogurt but I'm fairly certain that only impacts the GI tract. Acidophilus, I will remember this.
05/31/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
I happen to get yeast infections when I'm on any type of antibiotics.
Do you ladies know any idea's on how to keep this from happening?
Its annoying!

Am i the only one who has had this problem?
It used to happen to me too, but I learned to take Probiotic capsules any time I was on an antibiotic and that stopped it.
Yeast is in your body all the time and it's a good thing at the right levels, which is controlled by certain bacterias. Unfortunately, an antibiotic is a "kill em all" sort of thing, so it kills both good and bad bacteria as it works, which can let the yeast get out of hand. A Probiotic will keep the colonies of good bacteria up so the antibiotic doesn't do as much damage. You do, however have to be careful not to take them too close together though (like within a few hours) or one can theoretically cancel out the other.
06/01/2011
secretside secretside
It doesn't happen to me with all antibiotics but I did get a yeast infection from taking a strong antibiotic one time. It was my first time ever getting one and I didn't know what was going on lol. They are very unpleasant. Maybe ask your doctor to give you a weaker antibiotic. Hope this helps some.
06/01/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
just about any time i have to take antibiotics i have this problem
06/01/2011
AndromedaJane AndromedaJane
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
I happen to get yeast infections when I'm on any type of antibiotics.
Do you ladies know any idea's on how to keep this from happening?
Its annoying!

Am i the only one who has had this problem?
happens to me too. Definitely load up on the probiotics.
01/05/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
This has never happened to me and I've been on antibiotics a lot, which is bad when you are taking birth control.
01/05/2012
jedent jedent
eat lots of yogurt. probiotics for the win!
01/05/2012
zwee75 zwee75
Doesn't happen to me but did to my daughter. I second the yogurt!!
01/05/2012
bstar bstar
definitely yes to acidophilus! i get UTIs a lot and the most annoying thing is to get a yeast infection from treating a UTI. whenever you take any antibiotics, start taking acidophilus supplements right away, every day with a meal. it'll also help if you get diarrhea with antibiotics as well!
01/05/2012
Sapphires13 Sapphires13
What everyone else is saying: counteract the yeast-friendly environment that antibiotics create by loading up on probiotics. Either in capsule form, or by eating a lot of yogurt.

Garlic is also a very good anti-yeast. You can eat a lot of it traditionally, take it in capsule form, or even insert it vaginally.
01/05/2012
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