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What is a vaginitis? What causes it? Is it deadly? Painful? Treatable? How is it treated? How do you control the oder/smell?

What is a vaginitis? What causes it? Is it deadly? Painful? Treatable? How is it treated? How do you control the oder/smell?

Answers below: Vaginitis is usually caused by bacteria or fungus. The woman's body can allow these infections to occur and the symptoms include discharge, irritation, itching, pain, odor. If you get a diagnosis and treatment the infections resolve quite quickly. They can be transmitted by sex so get your partner treated too. See your gyn or pcp and do not worry. ...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


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Are all vaginal infections self-treatable?

Are all vaginal infections self-treatable?

No: Some yeast infections may respond to otc antifungals. If they dont respond then your doctor will prescribe a stronger antifungal either a cream or pill. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there anything over-the-counter u can ger to treat vaginitis?

Is there anything over-the-counter u can ger to treat vaginitis?

Depends: If it is a yeast infection there are many products over the counter. If not then you need a prescription. ...Read more

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What causes bacterial vaginitis and how do you treat it?

Let me help: Bv is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer harmful bacteria. Bv develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria. Bv is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for bv: Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline is treat vaginitis n cervicisis?

Cervicitis: I have used Doxycycline to treat cervicitis. However vaginitis is often either bacterial vaginosis, which is usually treated with Flagyl or metrogel, and isn't sensitive to doxy. Or another type of bacterial infection which may or may not be sensitive to doxycycline. ...Read more

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I have leftover doxycycline. Will it treat vaginitis?

I have leftover doxycycline. Will it treat vaginitis?

No: #1) you shouldn't have left over antibiotics because it means that you may not have taken them as directed when they were prescribed. #2) Doxycycline would not be the first choice for treating a vaginitis. ...Read more

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What is the best?Way to treat bacterial vaginitis without drugs?

What is the best?Way to treat bacterial vaginitis without drugs?

Support: Supporting the healthy bacteria in the body and balancing the vaginal pH. Recommend products such as probiotics orally( minimum 10 billion bacteria), boric acid suppositories, probiotics suppositories, Vitamin C, Luvena, sometimes topical vaginal estrogen. Make sure it has been diagnosed as a bacteria vs yeast infection before further treatment ...Read more

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Please tell me can gyno pevaryl treat vaginitis if you are pregnant?

Please tell me can gyno pevaryl treat vaginitis if you are pregnant?

Follow up with OB: This is an anti fungal Pregnancy Category C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. If you have a yeast infection, follow up with ob/gyn to discuss other treatment options. This medication is not sold in US ...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