• antibiotics
  • 24 For this reason, women who frequently experience yeast infections, or who are taking antibiotics, are often advised to consume probiotics. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • 25-26 A fairly large study (278 participants) failed to find Lactobacillus helpful for preventing yeast infections caused by antibiotics. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • Yeast infections can occur if you're taking antibiotics, if you have high levels of estrogen (for instance, during pregnancy or if you are taking oral contraceptive pills), if you have uncontrolled diabetes, or if your immune system is suppressed. (medbroadcast.com)
  • When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections? (healthtap.com)
  • If it's trichomonas, it can be treated with oral antibiotics also. (empowher.com)
  • Antibiotic use is a common cause of yeast infections, so patients may need to ask their doctor for an anti-fungal medication, when they're being treated with antibiotics. (empowher.com)
  • Physical factors that have been claimed to contribute to the development of infections include the following: constantly wet vulva due to tight clothing, chemicals coming in contact with the vagina via scented tampons, antibiotics, birth control pills, or a diet favoring refined sugar and yeast. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infection occurs in about 30% of women who are taking a course of antibiotics by mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • vagina and vulva
  • The signs of vulvovaginal inflammation include erythema (redness) of the vagina and vulva, vaginal fissuring (cracked skin), edema (swelling from a build-up of fluid), also in severe cases, satellite lesions (sores in the surrounding area). (wikipedia.org)
  • creams
  • Because douches or vaginal creams can make it hard for the doctor to interpret test results, don't use these products before the test. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • douches
  • In an open trial, 96 women with trichomonal vaginitis were treated with tampons saturated in tea tree oil, which were left in the vagina for 24 hours, and then followed by daily vaginal douches with a tea tree oil solution. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • If an infection is ruled out, your doctor will ask questions about what chemicals or irritants (e.g., douches or latex condoms) your vagina has been exposed to. (medbroadcast.com)
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis is made if >20% of cells are clue cells AND two of the following three criteria are met (Amsel's Criteria): Discharge is thin and homogeneous Sample smells fishy when mixed with potassium hydroxide ("whiff test") Vaginal pH is >4.5 Furthermore, presence of white blood cells is a general sign of infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • suppositories
  • A double-blind comparison study of 108 women with yeast infections found that 92% of those who used boric acid suppositories nightly for 2 weeks experienced full recovery, as compared to 64% of those given suppositories of the somewhat outdated antifungal drug nystatin. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • healthy
  • It was long presumed that Lactobacillus acidophilus was the dominant member of a healthy vaginal microflora, but this is not the case. (bmj.com)