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antibiotics and yeast infection
Am on antibiotics for an ear infection, and am worried about getting a yeast infection. I do have a prescription for diflucan but I am starting to prevent getting one by taking the acidolpholius supplements right now.. Does anyone know if this truly works, and if it does how many should I take..
Also if need be, when should I take the diflucan, and will one dosage be enough for the 10 days I have to be on the antibiotics?
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- Yeast infections are common with antibiotics, but not a given. I just finished a two week course of 875 mg. amoxicillin and never even had the beginning signs of one. I think what you want to do is probably going to be helpful in preventing it. I have heard that it works. I have also found though that if I do get one (and I know that in the meantime it is miserable), if I can suffer through it for about three days it goes away on its own.
Nancy#1; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:01:00 GMT
- I've found AZO yeast pills work much better than the acidophilus capsules. They sell these in the drugstore near yeast infection treatments like Monistat. They also contain friendly bacteria for the vagina, though I think it is a different species of bacteria than acidophilus. I was getting yeast infections every 3 weeks or so after stopping birth control pills, and I started taking these AZO yeast pills in August. Since August, I've had zero yeast infections. I don't think it is a coincidence. You just take 1 pill daily to prevent a yeast infection, more if you feel a yeast infection coming on (starting to itch down there for example). These pills do contain lactose though so they are probably not good if you're lactose-intolerant. I was taking the plain acidophilus before I started the AZO yeast and it didn't seem to work nearly as well.#2; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:02:00 GMT
- I noticed that evry time my Doctor put me on Keeflex I would get a yeast infection. So the next time I went in for Bronchitus the Doctor gave me Keeflex and I told him that I always ended up taking a yeast infection from the Keeflex. He wrote me a prescription and I can not remember the name of it but it was one pill I took and that got rid of the yeast infections. So from then on if he put me on Keeflex, he went on and wrote the one for the one pill also.#3; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:03:00 GMT