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Can being on antibiotics cause a yeast infection?

My 3 yo daughter is on antibiotics for strep throat. I'm giving her probiotics twice a day as well. I think she may have a yeast infection of somesort b/c of a strange smell coming from her bottom area.


Asked by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (9)
  • Yes they can! Call your doctor!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Yes, they can. Give her yogurt while on the antibiotics, that helps prevent the yeast infection. Call the doc to have her checked out.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Yes!! Keep up with the probiotics and call the Dr.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Yes it does just keep her little area clean until she is done with her medication. GL

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • yes!

    Answer by aliciatron at 3:47 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Oh yes! Haven't you ever had this happen to you? Very common for people of all ages.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • yup! even in boys! thats why whenever my doc prescribes me or my kids with them i eat (or feed them) yogurt- it can help keep the yeast in check- peoples intestines naturally have yeast in them but they also have a good bacteria that eat the yeast- when u take an antibiotic it kills the good bacteria so the yeast ends up having a population bosst so it leaks out and can cause the yeast infections- when u eat the yogurt that can replace the good bacteria and keep the yeast down- weird huh?

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 4:31 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Yep! Boys, too! Give her some yogurt and if you think it is warranted, call the doctor. (probably a good idea anyway if this is the first time it's happened just to know for sure and then you'll know what to do the next time)

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:07 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Yes, they can. Thats how I have always gotten my yeast infections. When your on an antibiotic sometimes they take away the "good bacteria" we need in our bodies. Therefore causing yeast infections.. I was instructed from now on to eat yogurt daily when I am on antibiotics so it will help me not get a yeast infection. Time to call the doctor! Hope your little one gets better!

    Answer by ali_1107 at 5:32 PM on Apr. 20, 2009