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Can Bv Cure On Its Own
BV spontaneous cure?: I would assume that if a woman had a very few numbers of BV in her vagina (which are there in small amounts), that they are already held in check by the good bacteria, and the woman wouldn't have any symptoms. Once she has significant numbers of the bacteria, she'll have symptoms and thus need rx treatment. ...Read more
Yes it can: Chlamydia almost always is cleared by the immune system, without antibiotics. It takes a few months or even a year or two. In the meantime it can cause terrible damage to the reproductive system. If one partner is infected and the other has a negative test, it is possible the test missed the infection; the tests are good but not perfect. The partner with the negative test still needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gonorrhea clear up on its own? What happens if gonorrhea isn't treated? Can it go away on its own?
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea indeed is cleared by the immune system, usually within a few months. But before it is gone, it can cause very dangerous health problems, like fallopian tube infection (pelvic inflammatory disease, PID), which can make a woman infertile. Many other problems as well. If you think you have gonorrhea or were exposed, do not screw around: see a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self resolving: Croup is caused by a number of viruses, and no specific curative antibiotics are curative. 'Treatment' is supportive, meaning interventions are aimed to improve comfort and avoid complications. That being said, one could reasonable say that all otherwise healthy children should recover from croup without 'treatment'. ...Read more
Yes : More than 90% of bronchitis episodes are viral illnesses from which one should recover from with time and antibiotics are not necessary. If the bronchitis lasts more than 3 weeks then a chest x-ray is warranted to make sure there is no pneumonia, in that case antibiotics could be tried out. Also if you have other medical problems that predispose you to bacterial lung infections..Talk to your doc ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: BV or bacterial vaginosis can go away on its own. A lot of home remedies can help also which including eating yogurt or inserting a tapon soaked in 1:1 hydrogen peroxide and water for 20-30 minutes. If the symptoms do not improve or worsen then definitely see your primary care provider or gynecologist for full evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Maybe : You could just go buy an antifungal cream which is available at any pharmacy over-the-counter. ...Read more
Depends: An isolated follicular infection in an otherwise healthy person would heal on its own. However, if the person is diabetic, has vascular disease, venous insufficiency or obesity, it would be prudent to seek care to forestall spreading of infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can swimmer's ear infection go away on its own.? And how long will it take for it to go away on its own.
Yeast infection: It may not clear up without treatment. ...Read more
Get it treated: It needs to be medically treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe never: Bacterial vaginosis is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. The cause is unknown, but many cases behave like an STD, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) often go along with BV. So you need to have a professional check-up. Sometimes BV will clear up on its own, but it could take months, years, or never. Antibiotic treatment is recommended. See your doctor soon. ...Read more
Maybe, probably not : BV results from overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. The underlying reasons and causes are unknown, sometimes sexually transmitted. It may clear up on its own, but better to treat with antibiotics. Recurrent BV sometimes can be prevented with vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel) or boric acid. Consider funding a gynecologist with special interest in infectious diseases. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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