Can amoxicillin cure a yeast infection?

Answer

According to WebMD, amoxicillin is an antibiotic, so it is not appropriate for treatment of yeast infections. Antibiotics are prescribed for conditions caused by bacteria. Yeast infections are treated with antifungal creams, suppositories or tablets.

MedlinePlus explains that vaginal yeast infections are sometimes actually caused by the use of antibiotics. A healthy vagina contains a balance of microorganisms. Antibiotics sometimes kill off beneficial bacteria and allow harmful germs to thrive. "Candida albicans" is a common vaginal fungus that often causes a yeast infection when a woman is on antibiotics. To help prevent this, MedlinePlus recommends eating yogurt with live cultures or taking Lactobacillus acidophilus tablets to replace lost bacteria.

Q&A Related to "Can amoxicillin cure a yeast infection?"
1 Yeast infections are typically treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications such as antifungal creams but there are several other ways to treat yeast infections naturally
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The same way a female one is cured...using anti-fungals such as
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Some common yeast infection treatments: garlic, plain yogurt, apple cider
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Not MD advice: Monistat is the product used most for yeast infections. Good home remedy for a yeast infection is Probiotics.
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