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Yeast Infection Treatment During or After Antibiotic Treatment?

Hi Ladies, this might be TMI but I'm desperate and maybe one of you have experienced the same thing and can help me. I'm on Amoxicillin for Strep Throat for 48 hours now (this means I have 8 more full days of treatment) and even though I've eaten 2 yogurt cups each of the past 2 days I already have a yeast infection (I'm sure it's that and nothing more but it's awful, discharge and itching)... my question is this, do I start treating the yeast infection *now* or do I have to wait until my course of Amoxicillin is over in 8 days? If I treat now before the end of my Amoxicillin will the yeast infection come back when I'm done with Monistat (or similar treatment?) Please help, I'd be grateful for any advice! Many Thanks! ~m.

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Wow you all are amazing, I got so much good advice and support! Thanks everybody! I'm still on my Amoxicillin but I took the suggestion to use plain yogurt as a topical medicine and am *amazed* at the relief I feel :) I am keeping a 3-day pack of Monistat for use at the end of my course of antibiotic, and I got some acidophilus caps (didn't know I could get that in pill form) and am continuing to eat yogurt. And now my toddler daughter is on antibiotics for Strep... she can't get a yeast infection like I did, can she? I'm feeding her yogurt daily in the hopes of keeping her system balanced. Thanks for your suggestions everyone, *Peace*! :)

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Hi M.,

Yogurt is good for prevention of yeast on a day to day basis but you need a more potent way to avoid it during a round of antibiotics. Go to the local health store and get a probiotic in pill form. It will prevent it next time. Right now you need something even stronger. Tanalbit by Intensive Nutrition will rid your entire body of yeast within 3 months if you take it regularly. Yeast, when it shows itself in the vaginal canal or in the mouth (as thrush) then your entire body is already eaten up with it. It can be a major undertaking to manage it because you have to remove all types of sugar from your diet.

Yeast is talked about like it is fairly minor but it can be a precursor to so many major diseases because it breaks your immune system down so quickly. If you have any questions about what I said, please PM me and ask.

God bless,

M.

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Just treet it twice if need be. Treat now, so you have some relief.

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I used to get a yeast infection from taking Amoxicillin, also. I would treat with Monistat, and it would clear up for a couple of day, and then come back. I would always end up taking another prescribed medication to clear it up when I was done with the Amox. I spoke with my doctor about it, and he said it could be a mild allergy to amoxicillin. I no longer take amoxicillin as an antibiotic, and haven't had a problem since. I actually have it listed as an allergy now. I get a z-pak or take Cipro (or generic) or Bactrim when I need an antibiotic. I do also have to point out that when I was in the hospital, I developed a pretty severe allergy to Penicillin after being on it via I.V. for several days. You may not have an allergy, but I would suggest asking the doctor for a different antibiotic next time so you don't have this problem in the future.

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Hi, you can ask your doctor for a pill that will help with the infection now even though you are on anitbiotics (although it doeasn't always work for me but it may for you). Second, get some plain yougurt and, instead of eating eat, rub a little...down there, wear a pad, and you should feel some relief in no time. If that doesn't work, try some vagisil cream and in a couple of days do a home yeast infection kit thingy. I know the yougurt thing sounds disgusting but it always works for me.
Good luck.

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Call your Dr. for the Diflucan and start it right away. Also use the Monistat cream just on the surface for relief on the irritated tissues. Or just use the monistat internally as directed right away. You do not need to wait. Also I would continue eating the yogurt, and even Yoplait yogurt has the live cultures in it. You can also take an oatmeal bath to help with the itching and irritation. Hope that helps.

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Diflucan works great for me (I have adverse reactions - worse itching and burning - from the over-the-counter yeast treatments). One pill and I usually feel better in 24 hours. You may need a second pill to take if the symptoms continue because of the antibiotic.

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That is a very common side effect of Amoxicillin. I would contact your dr. to be tested to make sure that that it, but you should be able to start treatment now. My dr. sometimes gives me a prescription for something when I get the prescription for amoxicillin just in case I need it.

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I used to get yeast infections all the time and now haven't had one since I've started our balanced, patented nutrition! The best way is to avoid the yeast infection by prevention with better nutrition. For now, start drinking cranberry juice and eat Greek yogurt and see if that can help. I love not having a yeast infection for the past 14 years!!! Thank you for reminding me how awful they are! --R. H.

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hello
have had this dilema quite a bit in the past until I found CAPRYL .... .you can get the supplements at the healthfood or vitamin shop... take one tablet, drinks tons of water and bam.. sometimes it takes two tablets (not at once) but for a day or two..
anyway, they work by killing off the excessive yeast, hence the reason you need to drink tons of water.. you want to do this to help eliminate the dead yeast from your system.. if you don't you might get a small rash in areas sweat (e.g. armpits) this is because your body is trying to release the yeast..
anyway, if you take one and drink water , you should find relief SOON..

I swear by those tablets......

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We use Floragen 3 also...usually during the antibiotic medications (doubled up) then we use it daily afterward. Anti-fungal creams (monistat) helps too. I feel so bad for you! Hang in there!

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If I or my daughter ever have to take antibiotics, I ask for an RX of the diflucan along with the antibiotics. I take the diflucan from the start to offset any issues.

Call you Dr. tomorrow and get it. Relief is fast with diflucan.

As a precaution, we drink DanActive daily, symptoms or none. THe probiotic is good for your system.

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You can buy Florajen3 from Walgreens in the pharmacy section. Each capsule is equivalent to eating 10 cups of good yogurt. Take two each day at least two hours after eating, then don't eat for one more hour. This was recommended to me by my doctor when I was taking antibiotics.

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hi my daughter had strep, which she had antibiotics then kidney stones, then strep again!!!! so she had so much antibiotics it was not good for her, she had a yeast infection & really bad mouth & lips sores!!! she was not very well but still needed to take the antibiotics..I like to take care of myself the natural way so off I took her to daves' health store...they told me to give her PRO-BIOTICS.they cost around $25 or so but well worth it.as she had totally de-pleated herself of the good biotics....

she took a big dose for 6 days as well as me making sure she ate plenty of Greek natural yogurt..has to be the greek kind as it has all the good biotics & live cultures. also this may sound gross but you can also apply the greek yogurt down below.....just apply after washing let it work for about 30 mins longer the better then wipe away....may sound gross but it works ...my daughters mouth cleared up within a week & down below 1 & 1/2 wks she had a bad case mind you ..now i make sure she has the yogurt at least 3 times a wk to boost her immune system as well as taking the probiotics

good luck xxxx

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Make sure your yogurt is the real-deal. Yeast THRIVES on all the sugar/additives in the yogurt most of us eat!

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You may want to call your doc and get a prescription for oral Diflucan as well for the yeast infection. It will get worse before it gets better without it Get well soon!

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use them together-stay with the yogurt..blek i remember those days-it was pure hell-since my hysterectomy-havent had one...good luck

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My ob recommended that I take probiotic Pearls while taking antibiotics for mastisis to help keep everything in balance down there. She recommended the Pearls because they are enteric coated and they are able to go through the stomach without losing any of its potency. She did say not to take them at the same time as my antibiotic - no closer than1 hour before or 2 hours after...or something like that. I personally wouldn't hesitate to treat an infection with cream while taking antibiotics; however, the yeast infection may come back. The probiotics worked well to prevent one from occurring - I can't vouch for how it works at curing them.

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I just got off antibiotics and was in the same position as you-- I took a course of yeast infection meds right as I was feeling the symptoms and then after I finished the antibiotic, I repeated the yeast infection meds but with a short course of 3 days. Hope this helps.

M.

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