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UTI yeast infection in type 1 diabetic
Apr 17, 2000

What exactly is a yeast infection in the urinary tract ? I have chronic uti's but have never had a yeast infection involved...is it also normal to run a fever (99.5-8) I have no symptoms or pain...this all started with a respitory infection and 2 wks of strong antibiotics (zithromax and cefzil)

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Many people can react to strong antibiotics by developing a yeast infection. Yeasts are a normal part of the organisms in the mouth/GI tract/vagina, and when all the competing bacteria are killed by antibiotics, the yeasts can overgrow and cause infection. However, yeasts are not normally in the urinary tract, which should be sterile (no germs). Diabetics are unusually prone to getting yeast infections. This needs to be treated before it becomes more serious (a kidney yeast infection).


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