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I did urinalysis and the resul showed coliform in my urine,

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I did urinalysis and the resul showed coliform in my urine, what is the best antibiotics for this?
how can I treat a persistent yeast infection?

Hello Chinonye ,

I am Dr. Arun and I would be helping you today.

Did your culture test show E. coli infection.
Do you have vaginal yeast infection?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Hello Chinonye,

A culture test usually tells about the best antibiotic which is most efficacious. Ciprofloxacin, Co-trimaxazole, Gentamicin are the best antibiotic to treat it.

Some women experience chronic recurrent vulvovaginitis (chronic yeast infection), which often require long-term or prophylactic oral azole therapy for control. So for that, the recommended regimen is fluconazole 150 mg every other day for 3 doses, followed by weekly fluconazole 150-200 mg for 6 months. This regimen abate the symptoms and prevents further recurrence in majority of women.


Boric acid wash for vagina can be used in resistant cases, as an alternative measure with the consultation of your physician. A specific culture; Nickerson or Sabouraud mediums should be performed in refractory or recurrent cases of vaginal candidiasis to confirm the infection. So you can talk to your doctor to get this culture before you start the treatment.


Women who do not improve with above can use, clotrimazole 500 mg vaginal suppositories administered once per week for six months which is also effective.


Also avoid (if you do) following;


1) panty liners,

2) pantyhose,

3) sexual lubricants

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.

If I understood correctly

1) fluconazole 150 mg every day for 3 doses

2) followed by fluconazole 150 mg every month for 6 months



clotrimazole 500 mg vaginal suppositories administered once per week for six months.


Then for E.Coli - Ciprofloxacin, Co-trimaxazole, Gentamicin.



Yes, Chinonye

This is absolutely correct.

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