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What could be the cause for yellow discharge after taking monistat?

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I always get a yeast infection from antibiotics. I took 5 days amoxicillan for an abscessed tooth. Then a zpack, then 5 days of clyndimysin and finally it came on horribly. tons of discharge and itching I bought a monistat 3 day treatment. Took 2 burned! then didn't use the 3rd day. I'm still itchy and swollen but the discharge changed to light yellow and creamy. I bought a one day dose. I'm positive it was a yeast infection. no odor at all
Posted Sat, 8 Feb 2014 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Saatiish Jhuntrraa 44 minutes later
Brief Answer: Get a vaginal swab culture Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for choosing WWW.WWWW.WW Some individuals experience change in vaginal pH , resulting in fungal infection when they take antibiotics. In your case I would suggest the following- 1- Get a fasting blood sugar ,SGPT, HBSantigen and urine complete 2-Vaginal swab culture to know the exact pathogen and possible effective antibiotics 3-The treatment has to be taken by both the partners simultaneously for eradicating any genital infection Hope this is helpful. Any more queries are welcome DR SAATIISH JHUNTRRAA
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Follow-up: What could be the cause for yellow discharge after taking monistat? 12 minutes later
I'm not having sex and had nothing abnormal before taking the antibiotics. The question is why did the discharge turn from white cottage cheese to yellow after 2 doses of monistat
Answered by Dr. Saatiish Jhuntrraa 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Antibiotics can cause yeast infection Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for your query As I mentioned in the previous post, antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in vagina , altering the pH and easing growth of yeast. You had two antibiotics so it is possible that those have resulted in turning the discharge to yellow. I don't think monistat can cause this . In addition, I suggested to get some tests done to know if any thing else is contributing to the yeast infection. Hope it is helpful. DR SAATIISH JHUNTRRAA
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