Is metronidazole for yeast infections

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I know that metronidazole is an antibiotic (brand name Flagyl), but I was always under the impression that it was used for skin infections, yeast infections, and infections in the joints. I've never known it to be prescribed for an abcessed tooth, however maybe it's because you have lupus that your doctor wanted to prevent the bacteria from your tooth abcess from attacking your joints, I don't know. I would call my pharmacist, though, if I were you.
what are the symptoms for a yeast infection? If it is a yeast infection can it cause my period to be late or could it be the medicine that screwed up my period????
Flagyl is usually given either for Bacterial Vaginosis (an overgrowth of a certain type of vaginal bacteris which causes discharge and an odor), or for Tricomonads, which is considered an STD. Yeast infections do not cause bacterial vaginosis, however, yeast infections can occasionally be mistaken for BV (bacterial vaginosis).
In this response I included the medical information from Metronidazole. Mainly what it is saying that they don't have conclusive information on the effects. As far as the data shows they haven't seen effects in humans. I can't stop you from worrying but I can tell you that before you use ANy other type of product make sure of 2 things. 1) That you speak to your OB/GYN about using the product first. 2) Make sure you are not "self-diagnosing" your issue.
2007 (chlymidia) which i came up positive for and was treated right away, weeks later i have been having recurring yeast infections and i was finally told that i has BV. i just finished my medication today 3/19/08 (metronidazole), and im still having vaginal discharged. it went from a watery milky white (with no odor) discharge to a THICK white discharge (with no odor).
at this point it's best to be following up with your provider when you have symptoms of yeast to get properly tested to make sure yeast really is the issue. sometimes breaking the yeast cycle is hard so it's best for a proper follow up and testing. bc pills can also add to these issues. you might need to try a different brand to see if that helps too.
3) I read online that metronidazole cream may not be effective for fungal infections, is this true? 4) What would you recommend I use for this, can I buy it in a drug store/pharmacy? 5) With proper treatment how long should it take to go? Thanks for your time.
Never had any sign of herpes. I get Chronic yeast infections (for about a year) that respond nicely to Diflucan. (Latex condoms immediately trigger yeast infections in me; I use non-latex now.) Unfortunately, as soon as the yeast infection clears up, it's followed immediately by a bacterial infection. Sometimes there's blood in the discharge. This has been going on for about a year now. I take Flagyl for the BVs.
Hi. So I took medicine for a bacterial infection and for a yeast infection a week or two later. I have had problems ever since, for the past four months. I was tested for herpes and every other STD in October and all was negative. Since then, the only contact I have had with a guy is fingering...once in December which didn't really change anything and once last month, which made me worse, as it was very rough fingering. I don't understand why this is happening to me.
Is that for yeast infections? Sorry the name is generic I think so I am guessing. Is it a one day?
not really since the most common causes of itchiness aren't treated with flagyl. did they also test you for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally when you were seen or did you just take a pee test for std's?
HELP PLEASE! i have been having on going vaginal infections for close to 5 months straight now. i believe i also have endometrosis as i have suffered from symptoms of endo for 12 yrs. i was diagnosis with yeast infection,pelvic infection, urinary tract infection,& herpes. now i have something AGAIN! ive taken all the meds the doctors have prescribed me and have had little or no relief. i dont understand why my body is reacting this way>>?
How come you never hear of this happening? You'd think people would talk about it more. I can understand why it is not tested for if it is not life long and no treatment. I'm shocked to hear of viruses in the vagina. Are there certain symptoms that indicate it is a virus in the vagina? And how do you know when it has run it's course and no longer infectious.
Hi Elaine, I have suffered from bacterial infections and yeast infections in the past. Last week, just after my mentral cycle I noticed a foul smelling odour and had a white discharge. I listened to my friends and douched (I know its bad for you) and it cleared up for a few days then came back. I went to the pharmacy and got a new medicine that said it will clear up a bacterial infection or yeast infection.
This didnt help and a week after I went for another follow up with the same doctor, This time while he was examining me, because I was still showing those symptoms, he told me that he sees like it was a Yeast infection(that is for the second time I was diagnosed with this but with first time, Fluconazole didnt help) I was again prescribed a Metronidazole (4 tablets at once) and a vaginal cream terconazole.
It eventually went away with only a little help from Monistat 3 day. While researching online for yeast infection symptoms, I came across an article that said yeast infections can be commonly confused with herpes. Consumed by fear and worry, I got tested for herpes, which has since come back negative (I have also tested for every other STD - all negative). I am a very fair-skinned natural red head, so my skin is sensitive.
my question is, for those familiar with yeast infections or using monistat 3 - do you think that this means my yeast infection is just clearing up? or does that mean it's still there and coming back? the burning wasn't bad at all, it was very light, very mild, but the fact that it was there at all irritated me. i can't tell if it's just my body trying to get back into a healthy balance or if my yeast infection is still there.
Doctors misdiagnose all the time in eveything not only in that urology aspect, if you aren't happy with you medical visit you can always see a second doctor ---which I advice to always do. Also getting a pap smear is not getting tested for STDs unless you ask for them. A pap only checks for HPV cells or for cervial cancer cells (Call you provider and ask if they tested for any STDs on your last pap). good luck.
It's been a week and my symptoms improved but have not gone away. The red/swollen meatus is still there and there is still a little redness in my foreskin (the part is located near the opening when folded over when flacid). Basically the consistent symptoms are the meatus/urethra, while the skin problems seem intermittent as they respond to cream.
I guess I have 3 questions. Could this possibly be a severe yeast infection? Is it possible to have a false negative herpes blood test? Is it possible to be intimate with a person, you have herpes and they don't? Would you get oral and genital herpes from having sex with an infected person? Thank you.
Wondering why I am sore after a month, if the yeast is mostly gone and there is no bacteria.... I should add that I had been having problems for a few months, even before he fingered me. I was dealing with a yeast infection and weird irritation.... it was feeling better for a few weeks, but then I had started to get a little itchy and then after he fingered me it became a yeast infection, or maybe I was already getting one.
I am thinking it is probably yeast, caused from the antibiotics, and the yeast has dried out my skin again, causing it to tear. Is this common for yeast infections, or does it sound like something more serious that I should be seen for? Also, is it possible to have sores as an allergic reaction to something like neosporin?
and Iam a clean person I take care of myself very well ,,, but im getting a odor down there like a fishy kind of smell and this is a first...is it from the medicine?I heard you get yeast infections from the penicillen so far Ive never had a yeast infection nor a UTI..so Im really unsure what it could be. the symptoms include : a fishy smell , and dryness. also a tad painfull when i wash that area with soap.
And what medicines are safe to take for treating these infections during 12w of pregnancy? My OB has prescribed me metronidazole 500mg (to take for seven days) for bacterial vaginosis and fluconazole 150 mg one tablet only for yeast infection. She said it is safe to take it however I am still hesitating. Please I need your advice.
So here's the deal, I have had a yeast infection for about 2 years. i have been given Gynazole (sp), miconazole, metronidazole, flagyl, fluconazole, and have also tried tioconazole, to no avail. So I stopped going to doctors for it. But now I want to get an IUD, and I am wondering if the IUD can be inserted during the presence of a yeast infection? I know certain infections are contraindications, but are yeast infections? I don't think they can spread to the cervix/uterus.
I am struggling to get rid of this yeast infection, I've been diabetic for 10 years now and never had one before, I was treated with antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis a month ago, the smelly discharge disappeared but I got a yeast infection from the metronidazole. I've tried Monistat 7 and 1 in the last 2 weeks but the swelling and itching is still there, all the way to my anus. I just got my period and am very tired and stressed which does not help at all.
Anyway over the counter anti-fungal creams work very well, the three day works just as well as the 7 day treatment in well reputed studies, so either or is good. To prevent yeast infections don't leave wet clothes on for long periods, change liners often or remove them mid day. I'm not going to go through all the things you should do to prevent yeast infections because you seem to have the handle on that. Here are some other things to prevent yeast: *For oral sex use a dental dam.
Oral metronidazole is the treatment of choice and is given either in a single high dose or in divided doses for 5-7 days. If you are not satisfied about your diagnosis or treatment it is advisable to discuss your concerns with your treating doctor. A review of your clinical symptoms and investigations may be helpful. Do write to us again. Take care and regards!
went back to the doc, said i had a yeast infection from taking anitbiotics for my mouth. gave me a three day prescription, used vagisil, used monistat, didnt feel better.
Yup, I've been dealing with yeast infections about every 4 months for 5 years *sigh* and it's in most cases right before my period. I've also learned that what TMU said, that too much sugar intake feeds yeast and causes you to have more of them so it's best to limit your intake. Unfortunately I've tried every method in the book to get rid of them including taking numerous diflucan pills like Dr. B recommended....
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