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Vaginitis developed on spring break after party last night (really need help asap so my folks wont know)?

Vaginitis developed on spring break after party last night (really need help asap so my folks wont know)?

It depends: If you were sexually active, then you probably need to see your doctor. If it is not from that but just a wet bathing suit and busy week etc., then an otc medication might be helpful. ...Read more

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


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How long would it take for me to be cure of the candidal vaginitis after taking 3 pills??

How long would it take for me to be cure of the candidal vaginitis after taking 3 pills??

Within a few days: Usually should feel better within few days to a week. Sometime you may have yeast that is resistant to the medication. Sometimes you need to be on longer courses or a different medication. If you are getting worse or not better in a week follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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How long does it take bacteria vaginitis to go away?

How long does it take bacteria vaginitis to go away?

One week: Within one week more than 90% of bacterial vaginosis should clear out with Metronidazole treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take atrophic vaginitis to clear up?

How long does it take atrophic vaginitis to clear up?

1-2 weeks: When the estrogen is given directly into the vagina (as a cream, tablet or ring) then it is quite rapid the turnaround in symptoms. The actual vagina skin does not make its full recovery until around 2 wks of use. Using oral estrogen sometimes takes a long time, much longer by weeks even months to rebuild the vaginal tissue. ...Read more

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I think I have vaginitis, my last exam i was prescribed oral meds, but had an allergic reaction so didn't finish. Can some1 else prescribe something?

I think I have vaginitis, my last exam i was prescribed oral meds, but had an allergic reaction so didn't finish. Can some1 else prescribe something?

Vaginal inserts: There are antibiotics that come as vaginal inserts. Depending on what infection you have, it's possible that can be prescribed instead. ...Read more

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How long should it take for my bacterial vaginitis to get better from the oral clindamycin?

How long should it take for my bacterial vaginitis to get better from the oral  clindamycin?

A few days: Usually if it is not resisitent, but i never use oral Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) in my pts as that can cause a lot of bowel problems , vaginal Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel or vag Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vag supp are much safer and usually just as effective, if it doesn't go away u need a culture by a good lab as there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and there are a lot of other ones that can cause vaginal discharges, including some of the stdones. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have anal sex when you're using an internal gel to take away bacterial vaginitis, as long as no vaginal penetration takes place?

Complicated: Anal intercourse is likely to produce contamination of the perineal surface whether or not there is vaginal penetration, and that may cause recolonization of the vaginal barrel with the organisms that produced your bv. There is no way to prove this one way or the other, but theoretically at least, there is a risk. ...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