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How Can I Test For A Vaginal Infection At Home Are There Any Home Remedies
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
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
Antibiotics from Dr: Taken at home is the only reiable home remedy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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