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Vaginal estrogen: Or lubricants or if you are younger and your estrogen level is low, you may want some systemic estrogen, like birth control pills or other types of estrogen and progesterone, if you are not worried about getting pregnant. Your obgyn can get you on the proper treatment. ...Read more
NO Astragalus data: Astragalus root is a chinese herbal remedy used to improve immune function. There is absolutely no data (controlled clinical trials) to say that it will help with a vaginal infection. ...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
Sensitive bladder & urethra (no uti) vulvovaginitis, anal irritation & burning (no yeast/bacteria) is this vulvodynia or pelvic floor dysfunction?
See a doctor: Doesn't sound like pelvic loot dysfunction but the symptoms are concerning nonetheless. Definitely see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Nothing effective: Bv responds to prescription antibiotics there really isn't anything over the counter that is going to work. ...Read more
Recurrent vaginal yeast infection causing painful sex isn’t cured in spite of using gyn prescribed medicine.
No its an antibiotic: Erythromycin is an effective antiobiotic for certain Gram +ve infections eg Staphlococcus or Streptococcus. It will do nothing to correct phimosis other treat an infected foreskin which causes swelling & temporary phimosis. Treatments for phimosis are prescription strength steroid cream applications or surgery. Circumcision or prepucioplasty. Latter is foreskin preserving. ...Read more
Many approaches: There are many effective natural approaches for spasmodic dysphonia, including stress reduction/biofeedback,nutritional supplements (esp. magnesium taurate and B-complex),herbs, homeopathy,cranial osteopathy,oral myofascial therapy, essential oils and homeopathy.Diff. things work for diff. people. Work with a good integrative Dr. See http://tinyurl.com/ycl5ony9 and http://tinyurl.com/y92z5h48 ...Read more
Unknown: Interstital Cystitis is more of a compilation of symptoms rather that a true "condition". Therefore, treating the symptoms, e.g. urinary frequency and urgency, pain in the bladder area, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, etc., is the best approach to improving outcomes. Many women remain symptom free after treatments but the natural history of this condition is intermittent symptom flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer