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Question: Repopulating the vaginal canal with flora

 shonuffsquatty - Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:19 am


As I think I've posted here before, I'm fighting back from a chronic vaginal yeast infection that started in September or so. My gynecologist has me on 400mg of ketoconazole daily, and he wants me on it for 90 days total. I've been on it for just over three weeks so far.

This whole thing started with two rounds of antibiotics that probably destroyed the good flora, so now I'm concerned with trying to address that while the antifungal does its thing.

I've finished 7 days of my planned 14 taking Genestra's HMF Replete, but I'm thinking a more direct approach using probiotic suppositories might be smart as well. Do any of you know of one you'd recommend to someone in my situation?

 Debra Van Ness RN - Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:14 am

The good flora should return naturally. The yeast infection med will only destroy the overgrowth of yeast. After stopping antibiotics, the flora will come back.
I don't really have an answer to probiotic suppositories. But be sure to ask your doc about it before using them.

Your main problem with antibiotics and vaginal flora is being addressed with the antifungal.

Debra Van Ness RN


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