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How do antibiotics affect fungal infections?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The use of antibiotics can sometimes create an opportunity for fungal infection. When antibiotics enter your system they attack the bad bacteria that are making you sick. But they can also destroy the good bacteria in your system, creating an opening for fungal infection. The bacteria that are supposed to protect against various fungi have been destroyed by the antibiotic.

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