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Why do some antibiotics cause yeast infections?

By September 11, 2008 - 1:13pm
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I never get a yeast infection unless I take antibiotics. About 25% of the time when I have to take antibiotics, I get a yeast infection and an over the counter 3-day regime cures it.

I know that taking antibiotics can cause an infection and that it's pretty normal, as the medication disrupts the natural order of things. But it's really annoying nonetheless.

My question is - is there anything I can do to prevent an infection when taking an antibiotic? Thank you!

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Antibiotics can interfere with the normal production of flora in your vagina. You can ask for an anti-yeast prescription.

Antibiotics and Yeast Infections, CDC

Yeast Infection explained, Brown University

September 11, 2008 - 6:42pm
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