Yeast infection - for the ladies

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ithurtsmom
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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Can only occational use of a probiotic give you a yeast infection?
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BigLucy
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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been using probiotics for several years now (3-5?, not sure how long) and have never had a yeast infection from it; but, I've never had a yeast infection in my entire life, with or without.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics don't cause yeast infections, they actually can prevent them...yeast infections are like any other bacterial over-growth, and typically due to a lack of good bacteria in your system...it's important to take a good probiotic daily, to aid with vaginal health as well as IBD or IBS issues...the one I take even aids with lactose intolerance and high cholesterol.


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princesa
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with pb4. Probiotics do not cause yeast infections; they can help prevent them. Things that can lead to yeast overgrowth are high sugar/yeasty diet, courses of broad spectrum antibiotics that kill off both good and bad bacteria, and birth control pills - particularly in higher dosages.

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ithurtsmom
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! Didn't know about the birth control pills. They started me on new one's and ever since I have been having a problem every other month.
Joan
 
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pb4
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   Posted 10/4/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
ithurtsmom :)

That is more then likely the culprit behind you getting frequent yeast infections, so make sure if you're taking the pill that you take a good probiotic daily (even if you're not taking the pill). Antibiotics can cause yeast infections as well.

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spain
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   Posted 10/8/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Ooh good post. I looked into this myself and the following can upset the natural yeast balance: pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, taking anti-biotics, STEROIDS or hormones like the Pill or HRT.

Am going to try a probiotic myself after reading this.
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