No "slip of the tongue" at all, my use of the word "antibiotic" was deliberate and calculated. An "anti-biotic" is a substance that is toxic ("anti") to living organisms ("biotics"), and yeasts are indeed, living organisms. Many or most antibiotics function by inhibition of specific enzyme systems, but different orders of bacteria, mycoplasms (Google the exact spelling) and fungi have different
enzyme systems. Penicillins for example, suppress the synthesis of bacterial cell walls
, but organisms which do not depend on a cell wall (animals and mycoplasms) are completely unaffected.
The tetracycline antibiotics are toxic not only to bacteria, but also to koalas (and some other animals). But they are still antibiotics.
The only arguable point is in regard to viruses, which are technically, not
living organisms (as they cannot grow and reproduce) but "faulty" genetic data which infect actual
living organisms - eerily identical in concept to computer viruses.
Let me assure you most vigorously that vaginal "thrush" does not clear up in a day or two. Nevertheless, some
improvement may well be visible in a day or so. We will see - I trust you will keep us posted.