Yeast infections can come about for a variety of reasons. Things like antibiotics, steroids, or even diabetes can increase your chances of getting one, but there are some steps you can take to prevent them.
Sometimes metronidazole can cause a yeast infection.
While you are taking the antibiotic, the body’s natural balance is upset. This can lead to more yeast infections. The most common side effect of metronidazole use is a vaginal yeast infection. A yeast infection is caused by a fungus in your body and usually isn’t serious, but it can be uncomfortable.
If you think that you have developed a yeast infection as a result of taking metronidazole, take some time to consider what other symptoms may have been present along with the itching and burning sensation. If these symptoms weren’t present before or do not completely match up with what you would normally associate with a yeast infection (such as vaginal itching), then taking an over-the-counter antifungal medication might not be enough to treat this particular problem.
If this is happening to you, it is best to see your doctor right away so that they can rule out any other potential causes for your symptoms before starting treatment options such as antibiotics or birth control pills (which both have been linked to causing vaginal irritation).
If you’re taking steroids or antibiotics, it’s important to take measures to prevent getting a yeast infection.
If you’re taking antibiotics or steroids, it’s important to take measures to prevent getting a yeast infection.
- Measurable Results: Taking the necessary steps to help prevent a yeast infection can result in measurable results. You may be able to notice an increase in energy levels and overall health as well as feel more confident about your body.
- How To Take These Measures: To avoid getting a yeast infection when taking steroids or antibiotics, follow these simple steps:
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have any known allergies before they prescribe any medication for you. If they don’t know about them beforehand then this could lead to serious complications later on down the line involving allergic reactions which could even lead towards death! Talk with them now so that there won’t be any confusion later on!
Everyone’s different; here are some tips for preventing a yeast infection if you’re taking antibiotics or steroids.
If you’re worried about getting a yeast infection, it’s important to take steps before your body is exposed to the bacteria that cause them. These include:
- Clean underwear and clothing. Wear breathable cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibers (like cotton). Wash these clothes frequently in hot water; cooler temperatures won’t kill the fungus, but they will make it grow more slowly.
- Don’t douche or deodorize your vagina with sprays or powders unless your doctor tells you that this is okay for you to do. Doing so can disrupt the balance of good bacteria in your vagina and may increase your risk of getting an infection, even if you don’t have one now!
- Avoid scented sanitary pads or tampons that contain perfume; colored/printed toilet paper; feminine hygiene sprays or powders; bath water additives such as shower gels, bubble baths, and liquid bath oils which may contain chemicals which can irritate sensitive skin
Wear clean breathable underwear and loose-fitting clothing.
To prevent a yeast infection, you should wear clean breathable underwear and loose-fitting clothing. Avoid tight clothing, synthetic fabrics (including nylon underwear), and synthetic stockings or tights that may trap moisture.
Don’t douche, deodorize, or use vaginal sprays or powders.
Don’t douche. Douching is not recommended as it can upset the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina. This may make you more susceptible to an infection.
Don’t use vaginal sprays or powders. These can irritate the vaginal area, which can make an infection more likely if you already have one.
Don’t use scented sanitary pads or tampons. They may encourage growth of yeast that could result in a yeast infection. Wear cotton panties instead; they don’t hold moisture against your skin like silk does and are less irritating than nylon panties might be when worn for long periods of time (such as during menstruation).
Avoid scented sanitary pads or tampons, and colored/printed toilet paper.
- Avoid scented sanitary pads or tampons, and colored/printed toilet paper.
- Use unscented toilet tissue after urinating or after having a bowel movement; always wipe from front to back.
Wipe your genital area carefully with unscented toilet tissue after urinating or after having a bowel movement; always wipe from front to back.
- Wipe your genital area carefully with unscented toilet tissue after urinating or after having a bowel movement; always wipe from front to back.
- Use wipes that are unscented and alcohol-free, if you prefer them.
- If you use a bidet, it should only be used for washing and cleansing the genital area after urinating or having a bowel movement—not as an alternative to toilet tissue.
Change pads and tampons often during your period, and shower daily.
You can help prevent yeast infections by changing pads and tampons often during your period, showering daily, washing your hands before and after using the bathroom, washing underwear and other clothes that come in contact with the vaginal area, cleaning sheets (including sleeping bags), towels and bedding every few days or so. You should also wash your mattress pad as well as pillowcases periodically.
You can take steps to prevent getting a yeast infection while taking antibiotics or steroids
- Don’t douche, deodorize, or use vaginal sprays or powders.
- Wipe your genital area carefully with unscented toilet tissue after urinating or after having a bowel movement. This will help keep the area clean.
- Change pads and tampons often during your period.
If you’re taking metronidazole, you’ve probably been through it before: having to deal with an uncomfortable yeast infection or two. But don’t worry—there are plenty of things you can do to prevent a recurrence. First off, pay attention to what kind of underwear you wear; make sure they’re breathable and loose-fitting. Don’t douche or use fragrant sprays in your genital area, and avoid deodorant soaps and scented toilet paper. And finally, change pads often during your period, shower daily, and wipe carefully from front to back after using the bathroom. That way, you won’t end up with a yeast infection again!