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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer : Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Unlikely: Bv definitely can't kill you. Other stds can have serious complications. Gonorrhea can migrate to other areas of your body and cause real problems, as can syphilis. If you're worried you have an infection, definitely be see as it's worth it. Can always go to family planning clinic or community clinic as they have slide scale or free treatment. Don't hesitate if you're worried! ...Read more

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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are  std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...Read more

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How do I fully treat bacterial vaginosis?

How do I fully treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Usually we use Flagyl 500mg twice daily for 5 days. http://www.cascadewomenshealth.org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/management%20of%20vaginal%20and%20vulvar%20infections%20and%20discomfort/bacterial%20vaginosis.pdf. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat bacterial vaginosis?

What can I do to treat bacterial vaginosis?

See your doctor: Bv is highly treatable with certain prescription antibiotics. There is not much to do over the counter. ...Read more

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How can I treat bacterial vaginosis at home?

Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your pH and keep the vaginal bacteria in better balance. Some people used over the counter products such as rephresh or luvena. Some physicians use vaginal suppositories containing boric acid, but these need to be made by a compounding pharmacist. ...Read more

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Will bacterial vaginosis go away on it's own?

Will bacterial vaginosis go away on it's own?

Rarely: Most women seek treatment asap because of the "foul odor" eminating from the vagina. ...Read more

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Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

I use Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vag : Supp or cream, you can also use Metrogel or Metronidazole pills, Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) usually works the best, you should get a culture because there are many differnet bact that can cause bv, see your gyn. ...Read more

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What can you take to treat a bacterial vaginosis?

What can you take to treat a bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: You can do nothing and the vaginosis will clear up or you can consult your doctor and he can take a culture and give you a specific antibiotic for the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get bacterial vaginosis from your partner?

Can you get bacterial vaginosis from your partner?

Yes...maybe: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is usually caused by an imbalance in the bacterial population of the vagina, with more "bad" present than "good." we are not really sure the cause, one seems to be having a new sex partner, or having multiple partners. In general, having a monogamous relationship than has been ongoing for a while makes it less likely that the sex caused the bv. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes bacterial vaginosis?

Can anyone tell me what causes bacterial vaginosis?

Vaginal flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection of the vagina caused by native bacteria. Normally, there are a lot of "good" bacteria and some "bad" bacteria in the vagina. The good types help control the growth of the bad types. In women with BV, the balance is upset. There are not enough good bacteria and too many bad bacteria.A sign of bacterial vaginosis can be a "fishy" smell, which may be worse after sex. About half of women who have bacterial vaginosis do not notice any symptoms. ...Read more

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Would bacterial vaginosis clear without medication?

May happen: However, if you are symptomatic, good idea to get it treated. ...Read more

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Reccurant bacterial vaginosis every month, what to do?

Bacterial vaginosis: "Relapse can be treated with a prolonged course of oral or vaginal metronidazole or clindamycin for seven days; the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests a treatment regimen different from the initial or previous treatment regimen (eg, oral treatment if vaginal treatment used previously).If you've had more than three episodes of BV in the past 12 months, you may > ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have bacterial vaginosis?

Not a problem: Bacterial vaginosis may be annoying but it is not dangerous in any way to you or anyone else. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more