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Can I treat BV with something besides pills?

Can I treat BV with something besides pills?

Yes: Bv can be treated with vaginal antibiotic gel, also boric acid suppositories to lower vaginal ph. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Overgrowth of bacteria in the lining of the vagina, causing a characteristic fishy odor, ...Read more


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What else can I use to treat a yeast infection besides prescribed medication?

What else can I use to treat a yeast infection besides prescribed medication?

Yogurt with lactobac: Yougurt with lactobacilus, probiotics like lactobacilus rhamnosusgr1, and lactobacilus fermentumrc-14. Boric acid suppositories may be used vaginaly tea tree oil diluted andapplied lacally in vagina. ...Read more

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It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

BV requires Rx: There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. This is also a situation where self-diagnosis may not work, so it's best to see a doctor, anyway. ...Read more

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What are ways to help with pain associated with endometriosis? I take seasonque & it helps a little. What are other ways besides taking pain pills?

What are ways to help with pain associated with endometriosis? I take seasonque & it helps a little. What are other ways besides taking pain pills?

You may need surgery: To remove the endometriosis, the newest method is remover of the visceral peritoneum by the robot or at the least cauterization or laser of the endometriosis and also you can get on depo-lupron to help shrink the endo, but u can only stay on this med for 6-12 months at the most, please make an appt to see your gyn, if u take pills u need to take them continuously and have no periods. ...Read more

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How can I treat estrogen dominance? Bcp don't really help me. Can i try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should I try?

How can I treat estrogen dominance? Bcp don't really help me. Can i try progesterone creams or supplements and which ones should I try?

Is this a problem?: Estrogen dominance in the face of normal menstrual cycles is NOT a medical problem that requires treatment. If your periods are irregular or prolonged, then see a GYN MD and find out why and if treatment is needed it will be medically supervised. ...Read more

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What preventitive methods can I use to avoid yeast and bacterial v aginosis? I get them easy

What preventitive methods can I use to avoid yeast and bacterial v aginosis? I get them easy

Prevent Infection: The vagina has a specific environment (ph) and if that is altered, infections develop. Do not douche. In fact, do not use any soaps/body washes in or near your vagina. Wear cotton underwear, preferablly not thongs, since one mode of infection is bacteria from the anus traveling to the vagina. Also, for hygeine, wipe front to back after using the toilet. A healthy diet is also crucial. ...Read more

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Can u tell me if metronidazole and clindamycin can use together to cure vaginosis?

Can u tell me if metronidazole and clindamycin can use together to cure vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Yes they can be used together to treat vaginosis although this is an unusual combination of antibiotics for that purpose. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old that has problems with bc pills so can't take them and I have adenomyosis what else will help besides bc pills?

I'm 20 years old that has problems with bc pills so can't take them and I have adenomyosis what else will help besides bc pills?

Preventing Pregnancy: There are condoms to be worn by the male partner. There are female condoms to be worn by the female. There is a product called an iud to be inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There is the surgical option for the male called 'vasectomy'. ...Read more

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I suffer from frequent sinus infection. recently my stomach can't take oral antibiotics even with probiotics. Is there anything I can do besides them?

Sinusitis: It is often unnecessary to treat sinus infections with antibiotics. If you have chronic sinusitis this should be seen and managed by an ENT doctor. Try saline irrigation of the nostrils with a Neti-pot (see your pharmacist), and possibly check to see if you have some anatomic defect, allergies, or dental condition, or other cause of frequent sinus issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i get reoccurent yeast infections, can I use yogurt to treat or prevent this? Either vaginally or by eating it?

Eating the : Yogurt can be a great help in recolonizing your gut with good bugs and therefore be of some benefit. The alternative route doesn't sound promising to me. ...Read more

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Does irregular sleep cycles has something to do with vaginal yeast or bacteria infections? How are the ways we can prevent it?

Does irregular sleep cycles has something to do with vaginal yeast or bacteria infections? How are the ways we can prevent it?

As above: No irregular sleep cycle has nothing to do with it , ask u physician about the reasons for these infection and how u can avoid them. ...Read more

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If i focused on treated a vaginal yeast infection internally with pills, can I cure it ?

Diflucan (fluconazole) can be: Very effective in the treatment of yeast infections. It is a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What i can do for migrains with out taking pills?

Avoid Triggers: Most migraine sufferers have some things that trigger the migraine - caffiene, stress, chocolate, other foods or activities - it can be almost anything. Try to keep track of what you were doing or eating a short while (up to 2-3 hours) before migraines came on and try to avoid that. This may reduces frequency but most sufferers still will have some migraines regardless & meds may be only option. ...Read more

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I suffer of continously vaginal infection. what would be a good probiotic pills over-the-counter i can buy that can help me with this ?

I suffer of continously vaginal infection. what would be a good probiotic pills over-the-counter i can buy that can help me with this ?

Overdiagnosis: It is very rare to have a continuous infection unless you are immuno suppressed. However. Rephresh Pro B and or Gel is a good choice. Use the pill every day for on month, then 3 times a week as maintenance. If no help, seek out a Vulvar specialist, usually at universities or larger cities. (like NYC) The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders Telephone number for all offices (202) 887-0568 ...Read more

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Is there something i can do or take other than birth control to help out with my irregular periods...Please help?

Is there something i can do or take other than birth control to help out with my irregular periods...Please help?

Other than BC Pills?: Besides birth control pills, you might have success with hormone patches, a vaginal hormone ring, or a progesterone-containing iud. All of these products are designed for birth control, but all may help to regulate periods. There are many women who use birth control products for non-contraceptive purposes, such as decreased menstrual flow or pain, and menstrual regulation. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I think my bloating is related to perimenoupause and birth control peels as hormone therapy does not help. How can it be treated?

I think my bloating is related to perimenoupause and birth control peels as hormone therapy does not help. How can it be treated?

Birth control ??: If you are taking "the pill" it may well be the cause. At "perimenopause" whatever that means, birth control is not needed. Otherwise, look to your diet because that is a common cause of bloating. ...Read more

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