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How To Treat Vaginitis Quickly
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've been told that there is a over-the-counter product that treats bacterial vaginitis, is that true?
Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more
Vaginitis: See your physican and treat accordingly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not effective: Ascorbic acid, Acetic Acid gel, and povidone-iodine vaginal douches can be tried, but their use is not recommended, as they are significantly less effective than Metronidazole or clindamycin. Probiotics may be tried, but their content is not standardized, and they are often of poor quality. There is no evidence for or against their use to treat bv. ...Read more
I been diagnosed with chlamydia vaginitis and I was bleeding for two weeks until I got treated for it now I am still having abnormal bleeding so no do?
Here are some ...: Chlamydia-related vaginitis usually responds well to antibiotics and most chlamydia-infected person can be asymtomatic. Clinically, it's very unlikely to cause lingering vaginal bleeding from its infection. Instead, the bleeding you described needs a thorough evaluation and care timely despite of age at 33. ...Read more
Is it possible to cure BV and yeast with probiotic capsules alone. I've been treated twice for vaginitis and still have symptoms.
Anything possible: But exceedingly unlikely. If you are getting recurrence of BV you may want to have your partner apply antibiotic ointment or cream to the surface of his penis. He may be recolonizing you. There are no proven "natural" ways to address this. Probiotics are certainly not bad, will change the character of your stools, and may even inhibit recurrence but are not curative. ...Read more
I have been having severe itching down there there on the skin area. Been treated for everything from yeast to vaginitis. Any ideas what else it is?!?
A few questions: What kind of materials your underwear is made of? Do you often wear tight, synthetic pants? Do you wash the whole area too much/too often or too "deep"? Does it get better wearing skirts (and if feasible sometimes, without underwear)? Humidity or obsessive hygiene, along with too heavy/hot bed covers may play a role. Does a hairdryer improve the itching? (careful..) good luck ! ...Read more
Can you get Vaginitis again after a course of antibiotics to treat it? Also found a lump back of neck think a gland.
Yes and yes: Vaginitis is one of the many vulnerabilities of the female system. It can become infected repeatedly, depending on lifestyle activities and exposures.It is less common but possible among women who are not sexually active.Lumps on the neck are often lymph nodes.Your doc can confirm it. ...Read more
Last two tries at vaginal cream for thrush/vaginitis have burnt the outside 'flaps' and not worked. What can I use to treat burnt skin?
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