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Vaginal bacteria and tampon

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ok to use: It shouldnt be an issue. Watch for the scratched area for inflammation etc. Keep the area clean.
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginal abrasion: can definitely be an opening for bacteria, but if it is on the outside of her vagina rather than inside, then there is no reason it should affect whet ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
You should be Ok.: Use topical antibacterial if needed. You should heal fine. No problem with using tampon.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: If you mean bacterial vaginosis the answer is it would be best not to, but if being treated probably little negative effect. If you are referring to o ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tampons: You can very safely swim, dive, scuba dive, snorkel with tampons in place without fear of infection.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Hartley
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The test done for group b strep is a test to isolate vaginal or rectal colonization. Vaginal and rectal collection is recommended for most accurate r ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Probiotics: I'm sorry to hear that! you can consider asking your doctor for a recommendation for probiotics, orally or intravaginally. Cranberry juice is histori ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaginal infection.: Depends what your treating. Most case 7 to 14 days.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bacteria: A woman can have bacterial vaginal infections.So no.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
46 years experience Dermatology
Sitz baths: Until you are able to see your pcp try sitz baths using aveeno (oatmeal) powder or clorox. For the aveeno (oatmeal) baths use a packet as sold, for c ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Life: Bacteria, parasites, bug, viruses live on everything around us, in us and on us. Given that your question is not one that makes a lot of sense. Soap ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rx for infection: Yes, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be used to Rx a bacterial vaginal infection, but it is a powerful quinolone type antibiotic best reserved for more seri ... Read More
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