A 30-year-old member asked:
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how can you treat vaginitis at home untill you can see a doctor?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge: If you itch and your discharge is like cottage cheese you can try otc antifungal creams like gynelotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: Vaginitis can have many causes. First off, the diagnosis should be accurate. Mostly, a gynecological professional should be involved in diagnosis and treatment. Prevention strategies and follow should also be discussed. Home treatment would then be appropriate once you know what you're dealing with.
Answered on May 23, 2013
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Depends on how soon you can see a doctor. Over the counter creams may prevent your doctor from making an accurate assessment if used to close to exam.Your doctor will need to determine if the cause is bacterial, yeast or inflammatory. Your best bet is to hold off until seen. If you are really uncomfortable then can try yeast medication externally or 1% hydrocortisone cream but see doctor soon
Answered on Aug 6, 2014

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Encourage you to : See your gynecologist so that the exact cause of the vaginitis can be identified and treated.
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