Antibiotics for yeast infection
People often ask whether they should treat yeast infections with antibiotics. The answer is unequivocally no.
Candida, the type of yeast found inside and outside the body, needs a certain environment to grow and multiply. Normally, we have few Candida microorganisms in our body, as they are kept in check by many factors, including beneficial bacteria and the pH balance of their environment.
What is the effect of taking antibiotics? Gut bacteria die. And antibiotics kill all living bacteria in the body. Not only do they kill bacteria that make us sick, but they also kill good bacteria, which are part of our body’s defense system. Without more good bacteria, candida grows quickly. The candida then passes through the wall of the intestines and enters the bloodstream. The symptoms become apparent.
The main reasons antibiotics can stimulate yeast infections are:
- When antibiotics kill good bacteria, the immune system weakens. Candida growth goes haywire when the immune system is weak.
- The pH levels in the body become unbalanced when antibiotics are taken. The pH level is the acid-alkaline balance, acidity is caused by taking antibiotics, and acidity stimulates the growth of candida.
The situation is much worse if you have had long-term use of antibiotics.
We get antibiotics by prescription, but we forget that our food sources often contain antibiotics too.
It is well known that chickens, cows and other animals raised for human consumption have received large doses of antibiotics. You cannot earn money from animals that have an infection. When you take them you also take antibiotics.
Dairy products contain antibiotics, as they are almost always given to cows to protect them from infection. Eat only organic dairy products to avoid getting antibiotics from dairy. If you switch to goat or sheep products, check to see that they are organic too. Or use rice milk or soy milk!
Sometimes it is difficult to find a simple liquid soap without antibacterial content. It’s worth the effort to get it, perhaps at the health food store.
It is important to know that a yeast infection cannot be cured with antibiotics. If you have a yeast infection, it is important to avoid taking antibiotics. It also helps avoid all antibacterial products and non-organic meat and dairy products.
If you want to stop getting yeast infections, you can bring your body back into balance. Yeast growth will stay low only if your body’s internal environment changes. Healing involves proper diet, supplements, and therapies, so I recommend that you seek out a professional to help you, either in person or in a book.