By Anonymous - 10/08/2009 06:27 - Ghana
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The medicine is deoxycycline. Its an antibiotic that (among many other things) is prescribed to prevent malaria. Like most antibiotics it can cause yeast infections to develop by killing off the good bacteria in your body that prevents yeast from growing. VERY common problem for women on antibiotics but can also happen to men, especially when they are on them long-term, like to prevent malaria during an extended trip.
yeesh. or should i say yeast. at least you know what it is, and you dont have to get cotton eye joe'd. (qtip in the peehole for STI testing)
im in the healthcare studies, and FYI, if men get yeast infection, it can get very serious.. but then again.. that drug and most drugs hv numerous side-effects on em.. you must be worried only if it is clinically significant.. dont trouble yourself too much because u read a small text print in a long printout of your anti-malarial's side effects....
having travelled in africa and other malaria zones before my advice would be to ditch your malaria medicine
Yeah, I wouldn't do that. If you were there long term (like, years), you would probably end up ditching the malaria meds because they're basically poison if you keep taking them. But they WILL help prevent malaria, and if you do get it, it is usually milder than if you were off the meds completely. True FML though. OP: I would switch malaria meds. If you can, when I lived in Africa we couldn't find any because of how rural the place we lived was. If you can't, sorry dude. FYL.