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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
Yes but won't work: Safe? Yes, but effectiveness is another issue. See your ob/gyn for other options. ...Read more
Rephresh pro-b that balances yeast and bacteria pills can that medications stop a bacterial vaginosis?
Its possible: But there is no data to back it up. But, it probably can't hurt. ...Read more
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
I'm taking probiotics and prebiotics. Do enemas kill good bacteria in the intestines? (using water/chamomile/coffee for enema)
Will taking the Azo brand yeast pills to prevent and treat yeast infections interfere with my birth control like antibiotics sometimes do?
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
Would taking AZO Yeast, oral homeopathic medicine to prevent/relieve symptoms of yeast infections, decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills?
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
Will Azo Yeast Infection prevention tablets interfere w/ a combination birth control pill? They contain small amounts of mistletoe and boneset herbs.
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
When you take a probiotic pill form, does it only stay in digestive system for good/bad bacteria? Or circulate throughout for vaginal bacteria too?
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
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?
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