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    Old 03-14-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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    fungus due to antibiotics?

    over the years i have had fungus infections the drs say is due to antibiotics does anyone know anything about this?

     
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    Old 03-14-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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    Re: fungus due to antibiotics?

    That's kind of a general statement, but I'm guessing they mean that the antibiotics you took cleared out the normal microbial flora in whatever organ/part of the body you had the fungal infection. This would clear the way for fungi to grow uninhibited (although you tend to see this more with bacteria, especially something like clostridium difficile after taking clindamycin).

     
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    Re: fungus due to antibiotics?

    Fungal Infections are common in diabetics. Do you have diabetes?

     
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    Re: fungus due to antibiotics?

    Yes, it can definitely happen. Sometimes probiotics help (they replace the good bacteria that you've killed off with antibiotics). Acidophilus alone is good. A mix of different good bacteria is even better. Garden of Life makes one called Fungal Defense which is really good. Eating yogurt will give you acidophilus if you don't like taking supplements.

    You might want to ask your doctor about running antibody tests for the different fungal infections, and the most common one would be candida. You might also want to ask about being put on an antifungal medication, Diflucan is the most common one. Make sure to get your liver enzymes checked before going on these medications, and definitely don't drink while on them. They can cause serious liver damage, and sometimes it's hard to even get them prescribed for this reason.

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    Old 03-15-2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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    Re: fungus due to antibiotics?

    I am a type 2 diabetic but i have had fungus problems since i was about 25 I am now 63


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