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Yeast infections cause many nonspecific symptoms.  In addition to the usual oral, sinus and gastrointestinal problems, yeast infections often cause vaginitis, respiratory problems and skin rashes.  In severe cases cardiovascular problems can occur, and yeast or more likely the toxins that they produce can also invade the central nervous system.  Diet is the first line of defense against yeast infections, such as limiting severely simple sugar intake.  Also, taking large doses of probiotics or "friendly bacteria" helps reduce yeast in the GI system.  There are a number of herbs that can also help, and I suggest that you examine the list on the website, www.candida-yeast-infection.com  for a list of various OTC preparations that help eliminate or suppress yeast infections.

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Thank you for the reply.

If you have time to ponder follow-ups:

What about yeast other than candida?  Are there any yeasts with which we (we=those of us on long-term antibiotics) can become infected?  Are any resistent to standard antifungals, such as diflucan?

For probiotics, do you suggest bacterial or yeast-based?

How reliable are probiotics, in terms of actually containing the same strain and in the same amount (and in a deliverable form) as stated on the package?

Many thanks for any further remarks!
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