A 28-year-old female asked:
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gyno said overgrowth of lactobacillus is causing my vaginal burning and irritation. what can i do to kill off the excess bacteria?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologist: It sounds like you have been seen and diagnosed by a gynecologist. That doctor is in the best position to provide treatment options as they have done and examination and testing. Lactobacillus is a normal component of the vaginal flora and does not need to be eradicated. Clarify with the doctor who did the recent exam the diagnosis and treatment plan
Answered on Oct 15, 2016
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