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Are There Any Good Home Remedies That Can Prevent St Ds
Find out the reasons: Explore why you are getting them with your doctor. Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction >>. ...Read more
Adjuncts only: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that is often a major personal and professional liability. If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, you owe it to yourself (or your teen) to get to a scientific physician. Home remedies (tea tree oil, sleeping with your face smeared with honey, crushing blueberries) are adjuncts at best, folly at worst. ...Read more
Not at all: Failing to treat chlamydia or gonorrhea can result in dangerous pelvic inflammatory disease (hospital care) or sterility. Other curable STD's can remain in your body for decades, gradually triggering damage.(Hitler was thought to have gone nuts from his syphilis). This is not a set of diseases to ignore.If you are going to be sexually active consider testing & treatments part of the trade off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you are responsible for a young person with acne, you'd be making a grave mistake not to offer them the benefits of scientific treatment. All acne can be managed by evidence-based medicine. Acne is a chronic, often mutilating disease and if you fail to act, it's likely there will be regrets for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Prevention: Prevention- stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly. Don’t touch your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands unless they are clean. ...Read more
Aloe Barbadensis: (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more
No guarantee: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more
GC resistant to CEPH: Cephalexin is not used these days for treatment of gonorrhea. You need to be checked and treated by your doctor or a clinic.You need to be examined and culture taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia or dna probe test done on discharge or urine test 2014 guidelines for treating gonorrhea one injection of ceftraxone250mgm or 400mgmof Cefixime orally and 2 grms of azithromycine as it will treat chlamydia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condoms: According to planned parenthood even with proper use of condoms 2 women per 100 become pregnant. With improper use of condoms that number rises to 15 per 100 women. Not all condoms protect against std's - ie. Natural lambskin. Additionally, there are some std's like herpes that still effect skin at base of condom (unprotected skin). ...Read more
I need a home remedy for bladder infection. i have kep a close lookout for any std symptoms, but i'm 100% this is not the case. the only symptom i have is burning urine, thats it. please help?
The only 100%: Fail safe method is abstinence. The next closest thing is proper use of a condom (male or female). ...Read more
Condoms: Sti prevention for gay & lesbian partners is the same as for heterosexual couples. First, get tested. It's always a good idea to be sure before you have sex, regardless of orientation. Second, always use condoms. Besides abstinence, barrier method like condom is the next best way to prevent STI transmission, not always successful though. Third, consider to get hpv vaccination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It would help minimize the risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uninfected partners: Have sex with someone who doesnt have an std. You should both be tested at the onset (and periodically thru your relationship) of sexually activity to establish baseline std risks. After that, stds are spread through infected genital secretions and skin-to-skin contact, and those things are needed to make babies, so there is always a risk if someone is infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condoms or abstain: Condoms prevents std's, but not 100% against herpes. Hsv is a virus that lives in the skin in the perineal area (any skin your undwear touches). If someone has herpes, even w/o symptoms (the person might not even know they have it), & they are wearing a condom (which only covers the penis, leaving the rest of the perineum exposed) they can pass it on through sex. If you abstain its 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As with any area of health care, being well informed of risks & ways to modify behavior to avoid illness is crucial. Learning how std's are transmitted, what symptoms to be aware of & how to prevent them is very important.Likewise, learning how to seek care & treatment for std's is needed.After being diagnosed with an std people receive re-education which has proven to reduce further transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STDs: Actually your question is way too broad to give you any valid answer. Whole textbooks can be written on this. Health 'tap allows us to give you a 400 character answer there are twelve common stds. Every sexually active person needs to learn these. There should be some you can vaccinate for; and some that have common symptoms to watch for and some that can be screened for with blood testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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