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Doctor insights on: Can Acidophilus Pills Used For The Digestive Tract Reduce Vagina Oders

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Can acidophilus pills used for the digestive tract reduce vagina oders?

Can acidophilus pills used for the digestive tract reduce vagina oders?

No, not directly: Acidophilus is a probiotic which helps replenish the colon's 'good' bacteria. This helps our immune system better keep all the body's bacteria in check, inclding the vagina. Usually, odors are from an overgrowth of bacteria. However, they can be from many other factors. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics can I take to treat bladder infection caused by anal bacteria in vagina during sex that wont intetact with Lutera Birth Control?

Which antibiotics can I take to treat bladder infection caused by anal bacteria in vagina during sex that wont intetact with Lutera Birth Control?

All and none: All antibiotics can interfere with the absorption of any oral contraceptive if it is taken at the same time as the pill. Therefore, take the pill and give it 2-3 hours to be absorbed before the next antibiotic dosage is taken. It is more important to get the Rx for the infection and if necessary use a "backup" method of contraception while taking the antibiotic to allay your concerns. ...Read more

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Will taking the Azo brand yeast pills to prevent and treat yeast infections interfere with my birth control like antibiotics sometimes do?

Will taking the Azo brand yeast pills to prevent and treat yeast infections interfere with my birth control like antibiotics sometimes do?

No: No, and by the way, antibiotics do not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, with some very rare exceptions of medications mostly used to treat tb. ...Read more

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For treating a vaginal yeast infection are anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy superior to home remedies e.g. yogurt and garlic?

For treating a vaginal yeast infection are anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy superior to home remedies e.g. yogurt and garlic?

My belief: is that you are more likely to get a consistent response from antifungal medications. Other providers may have differing opinions on this matter. ...Read more

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Will yogurt in vagina or diet prevent yeast infections?

Will yogurt in vagina or diet prevent yeast infections?

Unlikely: Most yogurt available today is pasteurized and does not contain live lactobacillus bacteria. Even if the label says it contains live bacteria, most yogurt has too much sugar to be effective. Stick with regular treatments and take a pro biotic pill. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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Will taking Saccharomyces boulardi and a bacterial based probiotic together be a problem? Will the yeast cause the bacteria to be ineffective?

Probiotics: The intestinal flora and the interactions of various organisms is often not easy to predict and the introduction of Saccharomyces and Lactobacilli or other bacilli and which takes over will depend upon multiple poorly defined factors, and whether the patient is also receiving antibiotics for other reasons. There seems no contraindication to taking both, but simply eating Yogurt is quite effective. ...Read more

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Vagina too acidic b/c of overgrowth of lactobacilli which causes burning & irritation. What can I do to restore the ph, is baking soda douche safe?

Vagina too acidic b/c of overgrowth of lactobacilli which causes burning & irritation. What can I do to restore the ph, is baking soda douche safe?

Vaginitis: This is referred to as cytolytic vaginosis. It is a rare and somewhat scientifically controversial diagnosis. All other common causes of vaginitis should be excluded first. One approach is to use Nuvaring. It keeps the vagina at a stable pH between 3.5 and 5.5 ...Read more