Can acyclovir cause a yeast infection?
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Yeast infection can affect the vaginal or the mouth. Yeast infection is caused by fungus
.. Prolonged use of antibiotics and not antiviral like acyclovir. Diabetes, HIV, chemotherapy also cause yeast infection. A healthy vagina contains bacteria and some yeast cells. But when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells can multiply. This causes itching, swelling, and irritation.
Several factors can cause a yeast infection, including:
👉antibiotics, which decrease the amount of 👉Lactobacillus (“good bacteria”) in the vagina
👉weak immune system from HIV
👉hormonal imbalance near your menstrual cycle
👉Abuse of steroids and antibiotics
The fungus called candida albicans is the causative organism of yeast infection and not acyclovir which is an antiviral drug.
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