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Best Vaginitis Treatment
Candida Glabrata: This is a good question! Candida Glabrata is often resistant to our standard anti-fungal vaginal creams (like monistat, lotrimin, and terazol) as well as the standard oral medication: difluan. There are other, stronger antifungal agents, but they may carry more risk to your health. I usually prescribe compounded Boric Acid vaginal capsules for this condition. It works most of the time. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Vaginitis is a symptom, not a discrete disease. There are a number of different bugs that can be causing the symptoms (usually itching, discharge, foul smell, occasionally pain/burning with urination, etc). It is important to get examined to make sure you are getting treated for the right bug. Sometimes, tests may be required to confirm the diagnosis as well. ...Read more
What is the OTC treatment for vaginitis from C. glabrata? Diagnosed in the states but now in Thailand where no one seems to know about glabrata vvc
See GYN: Over the counter medications may be a first start. They may be able to treat the initial infection. If it persists, you may have to see a physician to get a different dosed medication ...Read more
I have vaginitis. My STI exams are negative. How can I get the 2 pill treatment without dr's running 100's of $ in testing?
Talk to your DR: Tell your dr that you're trying to save some money and forego on the vaginal swabs & culture. You may convince him/her about just giving you empiric treatment for your condition. ...Read more
Is it possible to still feel a little irritation itchiness a couple days before the last treatment medication for bacterial vaginitis?
I had a gyno exam and was diagnosed with chronic vaginitis and given treatment for me and my partner. Does this mean it's an STD? Should I be worried?
Possibly STD: You should ask your doc who treated you. But the fact that you and your partner were both given treatment seems to point towards an STD. The three most common causes of Vaginitis are Bacterial Vaginosis, Canadidsis, and Trichomoniasis. All of them require antibiotics but when treating STD, you usually treat patient and partner. You should be worried this reoccurs. I advise protection (condom) ...Read more
Vaginal discharge, fishy odor worsen during intercourse, pain in pelvic area. Is this Vaginitis? If so is there home treatment?
If insert unflavored yogurt into my vagina as a natural alternative treatment for bacterial vaginitis, will that help? Because no other medicine has.
Vaginitis.: Yes generally antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can trichomoniasis cause bacterial vaginitis or keep it reacurring? I'm wondering if I have it. My BV won't go away after 2 unsuccessful treatments.
Keep working on it: Even without trich or anything else, BV often keeps returning; it can be difficult to cure once and for all. Keep working with your doctor about additional treatment options. Trichomonas doesn't cause BV to recur, but it's reasonable to be tested to be sure. Probably that was done, but maybe only by microscopy of discharge. Ask your doctor about the newer and much more accurate trich DNA test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed from swab with vaginitis with a bacteria starting with strep. Why would I have to use Thrush treatments & antibiotics? Both haven't worked.
My wife is pregnant at first trimester and suffering from vaginitis.. what's the best treatment and also safe?
Depends on cause: It depends upon what is causing your wife's vaginitis. Vaginitis is an inflammation of vagina tissue which can be caused by infections, hormonal changes, or exposures. Vaginitis caused by bacterial is usually treated with an antibiotic. Vaginitis caused by yeast is treated with medication for the yeast. Your wife should ask the physician following her pregnancy what if anything she should take ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The normal vaginal environment - ie a microenvironment that has low levels of bacteria and yeast/fungus - is maintained by a very high acidity level - what is called a low ph of 4. A natural method to urge the vagina to keep a very high acid level is to use borate (boric acid) capsules in the vagina (from a compounding pharmacy) can help keep the acidity at the level it needs to be. ...Read more
Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers