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E Coli Vaginal Infection Treatment
Just found out I've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated. What could be going in?
Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool. Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds.?
Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?
Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more
IT DEPENDS what bact: Bacteria you have, the usual txments are Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal, or Metrogel vaginal, or Flagyl pills but you should have a culture sent to the lab by your gyn because you may need something else depending on what type and how many different bacteria you have, you may have only one or I had a pt who had 7 differnet ones. ...Read more
Maybe for prevention: The only way to know for sure if you have a vaginal infection is to be tested by your doctor. Bacterial or fungal infections require medications for treatment. There are products that claim to help you prevent infections or "maintain" a normal vaginal environment. There is a vaginal gel called rephresh. You can also take lactobacillus pills regularly to help improve the vagina's normal flora. ...Read more
I can't see my vagina hole and I am discharging white liquids with no odor. What type of vaginal infection do I have and how can I cure it?
Vaginal discharge: You need examination to answer your question ...Read more
Don't guess: It depends on what the bacterial issue is- if a simple shift in flora (bacterial vaginosis) vs chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other STDs. You need an evaluation to make sure that the cause of the vaginosis is addressed and you do not continue with infections that will be passed to your partners, or cause you problems down the line with infertility or tubal pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?
Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated.
Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...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
Wrong question: Condoms do not cause vaginal infections. You didn't say what symptoms you have, but you could have a vaginal infection from another cause or you could have latex sensitivity reacting to a latex condom. There are other potential issues as well, it is best for you to consult a doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a vaginal culture done but I used a cream from the treatment from my vaginal infection 3 nights before, does it affect the result?
I am having white vaginal infection, I am not able to understand why it happened. Last to last month a treatment of this through Cansoft-CL medicine.
Every discharge is not a vaginal infection. A woman may have a discharge that is white in color and it be completely normal. Discharge that is associated with symptoms like: burning, itching, irritation, pain or ulcers are more likely to be a vaginal infection.
If you were given a treatment for a suspected vaginal infection yet have not had any relief, then I would suggest you be seen by a GYN. ...Read more