Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath with another frequently asked question. Do antibiotics cause yeast infections? This is a question that many people ask. Many people do take antibiotics, unfortunately, and in my opinion, antibiotic drugs are one of the number one causes of chronic yeast infections. Particularly, the prolonged and inappropriate and excessive use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics are prescribed on quite a large and wide scale to kill diseasecausing bacteria, but unfortunately, they also kill healthy, normal, flora throughout the body and they.
Can actually encourage yeast infections in many people. So antibiotics are implicated and, in my mind, would be one of the prime causes of yeast infections and recurring chronic yeast infections in many patients. One factor that many people don’t realize is did you know that most antibiotic drugs are actually themselves developed from chemicals found in fungi species. So fungi actually create certain chemicals which kill bacteria around them. So by using certain chemicals and creating drugs from them, we can effectively kill bacteria yet allow the yeast to proliferate. So this is one reason why antibiotics are so effective at killing bacteria but allowing.
Their own species to thrive. So it’s a little known fact. Another little known fact which you may not be aware of is the use of antibiotics in commercial meat; poultry for example, chickens, and commercial chickens contain many different types of antibiotics. When you see how poultry are kept crammed in cages, it’s not hard to see why they give them antibiotics to prevent diseases. So if you’re eating commercial poultry, I recommend you go to Wikipedia and look up antibiotics in chicken or poultry. You might be quite surprised what you find. So, yes they are. They’re certainly implicated in the development and progression of a yeast.
Infection. In fact, William Cook wrote extensively about antibiotics in his book, The Yeast Infection. It’s a good book and well worth the read for you. So avoiding antibiotic drugs is one step in the right direction if you want to avoid yeast infections and particularly if you want to permanently cure your yeast infection. In my book, Candida Crusher, I’ve written about the 11 main causes of yeast infections, and antibiotic drugs, unfortunately, are on top of the list. So I do hope that answers your question. Thank you.
What Causes Yeast Infection? Yeast infection is a term used to describe an overabundance of yeast fungus, which can lead to rash, itching and burning. These fungal organisms breed in areas of the body that are moist, such as the mouth and vagina, and this causes yeast infection. Candidiasis is one of the fungal species that carries the most responsibility, and overall, it accounts for more than 90% of all outbreaks. There are over a dozen different types of candidiasis, and it occurs most commonly in.
The vaginal area. Vaginal yeast infection usually occurs when there is a breakdown of a bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus. This bacterium controls the growth of yeast fungus in the vagina. Without this bacteria, the yeast overmultiplies and causes extreme itchiness, pain, and a discharge with a consistency and appearance that has been compared to cottage cheese. There are overthecounter drugs that can be bought at any drugstore to treat a vaginal yeast infection.
In some cases, overusing antibiotics causes yeast infection. The antibiotics are intended to kill harmful bacteria, but they also often kill off good bacteria. If those bacteria are not present to stop the growth of yeast, infection can occur. It is also believed that excessive amounts of the hormone estrogen cause yeast infection. These elevated levels are often found in women who are pregnant or undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Improper sterilization of bottles or other nursing utensils causes yeast infection in.
Babies. The oral condition is called thrush, and it can also be the result of a woman giving birth while she is suffering from a yeast infection in the vaginal area. Babies with thrush will usually have white patchy areas inside the mouth that look very much like dried milk. Newborn babies up to the age of four weeks are the most susceptible to this condition. There are many treatments available for thrush, but the most effective way to prevent it is to be sure the mother is not suffering a yeast infection at the time of delivery.
Yeast infections of all types are usually not serious, and they can normally be dealt with by using creams that kill fungus. In rare cases, yeast infections can spread into other parts of the body and can result in serious illness, and even death. It is important to determine the specific causes of yeast infection to ensure that outbreaks are not recurrent. Recurrent outbreaks may signal a more serious underlying condition. If a yeast infection isn’t cured by standard medications that can be bought over the counter,.
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