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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How do they test for vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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How do they test for vaginal infection at planned parenthood?

How do they test for vaginal infection at planned parenthood?

Same as everywhere: Planned parenthood is staffed by doctors and nurses. The same procedures and tests you would get at a hospital or an office you can get there. Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

No: The only blood tests alcohol will disrupt the results of is a blood alcohol Ievel or possibly a lipid panel or glucose testing. For HIV and std testing, your friend should be fine. Drink responsibly though! ...Read more

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What is the natural remedy for vaginal infection?

What is the natural remedy for vaginal infection?

Simple: Abstinence, proper hygiene and annual doctor visits are very 'natural' in my opinion. No over-the-counter treatment, supplement or alternative practice will ever out-weigh standard, science-based medical practice for any infection or ailment of any body part, period. See your doctor for an annual preventive medical exam to stay healthy! ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies to get rid of an vaginal infection?

Is there any home remedies to get rid of an vaginal infection?

The type of: Vaginal infection needs to be determined in order to develop a treatment plan. One might have fungal, viral or bacterial infections - and each requires a different medication approach. Recommend med eval. ...Read more

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If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly

If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly

Many remdies but...: There are many effective home remedies for vaginal infections but different types of vaginal infections- the main reason to see a doctor is to diagnose what type you have. Planned parenthood clinics are generally quite affordable. When you know the cause check http://earthclinic.Com/ailments-4.Php for great info on home remedies. The most common types are yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

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

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Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Any home remedies? Easy and short or long or hard ill try it! help!

Not that are safe : If you have a bacterial infection in your vagina, you should see a doctor. There are many different types of infection and you may need antibiotics. Without treatment you could become unable to have children, extremely ill or die. If you are pregnant, you may give the baby a disease that may kill the baby before birth or leave the baby handicapped. The pregnant mother may die also. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...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