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A 24-year-old member asked:

If i have a bacterial infection in my vagina can i take something over-the-counter to get rid of the problem like a probiotic or something ?

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Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Bacterial infection: Probiotics help protect against the effects of antibiotics. If it is truly bacterial, you will nedd prescription antibiotics. If its fungal, there are many otc options.
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Not likely: Bacterial infection are cured in high percentage with antibiotics. I am not gonna advice you to treat yourself the presumed vaginal infection.Please see your doc and let him find out the problem and treat it.
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