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Home Remedies For Unusual Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness is the sensation that comes with a lack of the normal secretions and/or thinning of the skin in the vagina. There are many causes of vaginal dryness. It may be caused by reduced estrogen levels, infection, medications, and other things. If over the counter lubricants don't work, see your physician ...Read more
Yes, however: There are many effective standard treatments avaialable. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in the vagina for prevention ; treatment of yeast (some say it helps but there is no clear research to back claims currently). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
You would need to: Know the cause of the malodorous discharge before treating. Don't recommend a home remedy for malodorous discharge. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
Is there any over-the-counter or home remedies for yeast infections during pregnancy? I'm 13 weeks.
Probably not: There are a lot of "old wives tales tales" about how to take care of this problem & you should not listen to them. Considering your health and the health of your unborn child the best physician to give you the answer to your question is your OB/GYN. ...Read more
Yeast infection: There are a large number of over the counter products to treat a vaginal yeast infection. These are generally in cream or suppository form, and come in dosing for one-day, three-day, and seven-day courses of treatment. All courses are similarly successful in treating the condition. ...Read more
Intravaginal estroge: You're a bit young but women going through menopause (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/menopause/ds00119) often complain of vaginal dryness due to loss of estrogen leading to atrophic vaginitis (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vaginal-atrophy/ds00770). Replacement w/some form of vaginal estrogen often relieves this dryness w/o risks associated w/oral estrogen. ...Read more
Over the counter: If you think you have a vaginal yeast infection then medications are available over the counter. Thick white discharge with itching are common symptoms. If you think you have a STD or have malodorous discharge then testing by a doctor is needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
Vaginal itching and unusual vaginal dryness after taking wrong OTC yeast infection medicines actually had BV ?
Can vaginal dryness occur after treatment for a yeast infection? If so, what are ways to treat the dryness?
See Below: Vaginal dryness occurs when the ovaries produce a decreased amount of estrogen. This can occur at certain times in a woman's life, and may be permanent or temporary. Certain medications can cause this and some women experience this after treatment of a yeast infection. Use vaginal moisturizer and if not better, need to be seen by GYN. ...Read more
Please see a doctor: Given that you are not certain if you have a UTI or vaginitis, it may be best to go see your local physician. There, he or she can get urine samples and vaginal cultures to help better direct your care. Unfortunately, there are no home remedies for this. In the meantime, maintenance of good hygiene is paramount. Again, you may want to see your local physician to have a proper examination done. ...Read more
H2O2, boric acid and: There are many home remedies reported to help bv, though little research to tell what works best.Popular remedies include douching with diluted hydrogen peroxide, boric acid suppositories, using acidophilus vaginally & taking Folic Acid &b complex orally. At this website- www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis.Html many people who have had BV discuss their success & failures with treatment. ...Read more
Meds usually best: Yeast Natural Approaches: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic undies. 2. Avoid wearing underpants to bed. 3. No tight fitting panties /pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (not scented). 5. No douch or harsh soap on genitals. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping. 7. Wear loose fitting pants (not crotch hugging).8. Change out of wet swim suits or damp exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot ...Read more
Yes: Clotrimazole is available without a prescription and is safe during pregnancy. I recommend at least a 3 day treatment, 1 day is never enough. You can also run a bath with about 6 inches of warm water, pour in a cup of vinegar, sit in that and flush the water in and around your vagina. This will lower the pH and discourage yeast from growing. See your doc if you're not getting better. ...Read more
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