The microbiologist Gregor Reid believes we all need to take better care of our vaginas (um, love him! His research shows that your vagina is home to specific vagina-friendly microbes that have their own little eco-system going on down there. Any imbalance in the delicate production of a combination of lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide can cause a problem called bacterial vaginosis. This causes chaos for your vaginal microbiome, but you won’t necessarily even know that it’s happening, because half of all women with bacterial vaginosis experience no symptoms. Reid speculates that around 30% of American women currently have bacterial vaginosis. Wrong – your imbalanced vaginal flora can compromise your ability to get and stay pregnant. According to Reid, the resulting low-level inflammation from bacterial vaginosis is linked to the prevention of fertilization of the egg, spontaneous miscarriage, and a higher risk of preterm birth. If that wasn’t bad enough (and I’d say it most definitely is) bacterial vaginosis can also make women more susceptible to acquiring and transmitting STDs and HIV. Bacteria and yeast cannot thrive in a healthy internal ecosystem that is alkaline and with a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods. Fluconazole is used to treat serious fungal or yeast infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis), other candida infections (including urinary tract infections, peritonitis [inflammation of the lining of abdomen or stomach], and infections that may occur in different parts of the body), or fungal (cryptococcal) meningitis. This medicine works by killing the fungus or yeast, or preventing its growth. Fluconazole is also used to prevent candidiasis in patients having bone marrow transplants who receive cancer or radiation treatment. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Diflucan is antifungal antibiotic. Diflucan fluconazole, treats Candida fungal infections in the mouth, esophagus, urinary tract, vagina, and. Aug 15, 2018. A European perspective on nosocomial urinary tract infections I. Report on the microbiology workload, etiology and antimicrobial susceptibility.