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How can I test for a vaginal infection at home? Are there any home remedies?

How can I test for a vaginal infection at home?  Are there any home remedies?

Vaginal infection: Vaginal infections can be very serious. Do not try to self diagnose as you will probably get it wrong, and delay treatment. Call your doctor for an exam and to find the true cause of the vaginal infection and then be properly treated. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me if there are good home remedies for a yeast infection?

Can you tell me if there are good home remedies for a yeast infection?

Tips: 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

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Is there a test you can do at home for skin cancer?

Is there a test you can do at home for skin cancer?

No: Look at your skin ( and have someone else look at the areas that you can't see). Things to worry about: asymmetry - not round, borders - not smooth, color- dark brown or black, diameter - greater than 6 mm (about a quarter inch. Any questions - see a dermatologist or primary care doc. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies I can use for my eye infection?

Are there any home remedies I can use for my eye infection?

Eye infection: First of all, you have to be certain what kind of eye infection you have and this involves a visit to your doctor. There is always a possibility of blindness as a result of untreated corneal infections. ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies for a uti?

Can there be any home remedies for a uti?

Yes: Drink lots of water, urinate when you feel the urge ; take physician prescribed antibiotics. You need antibiotics to kill bacteria causing the uti. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for a bladder infection?

Are there any good home remedies for a bladder infection?

Uva Ursi: Once abnormal bacteria have established in the urinary system, the best remedy is oral antibiotics. Home preventatives may include increasing water intake and pure cranberry supplement. Evidence exists that the herb Uva Ursi (oral preparation) helps prevent the bacteria E. Coli (a very common urine pathogen) from adhering to the bladder wall, preventing infection. ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

No: Your physician may offer topical clindamycin. This could be your best choice. Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do for pregnant women with yeast infections?

Probiotics: Such as lactobacillus acidophilus is supposed to help, but no controlled human trials have been carried out. At worst it can not harm you. Boric acid vaginal suppositories (inserts) could also be considered a home remedy and worth trying. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies for urinary infection?and if I need antibiotics can I just buy them at a local drug store?

No: You need a prescription to get antibiotics in the United States. Few home remedies are to drink enough water,wear cotton underwear and pants so your skin can breathe, urinate often and don,t hold your urine to prevent bacteria from multiplying,and drinking cranberry juice wont hurt except if you are allergic to this. If you think you have Urinary Tract Infection see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any home remedies for ear infection?

Ear infections: In general, I would normally tell a patient that there are not good home remedies to treat ear infections ...Read more

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Can there be any good home remedies for coughing?

Can there be any good home remedies for coughing?

Check these out: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies I can take to get a miscarriage?

What are some home remedies I can take to get a miscarriage?

None, because...: One of the main purposes of humans is to reproduce. Otherwise, it would be too easy for us to go extinct. About 15% of pregnancies naturally miscarry, which is about 1 out of every 7 pregnancies. If a woman wants to "get rid" of her baby fetus, for whatever reason, that's called an elective or therapeutic abortion. In the U.S. women are free to ask their Ob-Gyn doctors about the available options. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do for ear infections?

What is a method at home i can do for ear infections?

Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad for baby to place his/her ear on & this seems to provide some relief. An office visit to identify a treatable cause during regular office hours would be ideal. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a yeast infection that are guaranteed to work?

What are some home remedies for a yeast infection that are guaranteed to work?

No guarantee: 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

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Are there home remedies that I can use to ease m hypertension symptoms?

Are there home remedies that I can use to ease m hypertension symptoms?

Salt budget=1500 mg: If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, over 50 years old or african-american. Reduce caffeine [though green tea may help]. Fish oil reduced BP a little. Agree with dr. C about eating healthy and exercising. Also balance life/play. Take time for yourself. Breathe deeply and relax. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies I can take for my hepatitis b infection?

Are there home remedies I can take for my hepatitis b infection?

No: In asia milk thistle is commonly taken. Its active ingredient silimarin has antioxidative properties, but it is not curative for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a bladder infection?

What are some home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies UTIS: Home remedies for bladder infections are increase fluids and cranberry juice, most of the simple infections will get better, but it will not work in complicated infections associated with obstruction of any kind and recurrent bladder infections. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more