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I Have Bv Can I Just Go To A Clinic And Ask For The Meds To Clear It
Go to the clinic: If you think you have bv, go to the doctor to make sure. You may be right but a doctor should look to make sure that there isnt a secondary infection going on at the same time. If you do, it can be treated with antibiotics. In general it is best not to try to diagnose yourself. ...Read more
Having trouble with bacterial vaginosis, but I am allergic to the prescription med, clinic said there is a boric acid treatment but I have no insurance and she didn't know the dosing. I can't afford to see a gyn. I have been tested and do not have any st
This : This would be best answered by an ob-gyn in the network. ...Read more
Yogurt or Luvena: I had a patient who swore by using plain unsweetened yogurt on an OB tampon placed into the vagina. I know it sounds messy, right? But she swore it cured her bv. You can try a more simple product, luvena, which is over the counter and is basically lactobaccili that you put in the vagina as a suppository to hope to reestablish the predominance of this 'good' bacteria in the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more
If I go to the local clinic to be tested for bacterial vaginosis, do I have to have a parent present?
Burning irritation, itchy, mild fishy vaginal odor with very little clear discharge...Could it be a yeast infection or BV or what? What OTC meds work?
No OTC: There are otc treat. Probiotics such as probalac are effective. Natural ingredients like boric acid has been used to treat BV suppository or douche also vitamin combinations products such as with a, c, d, and others. Also omega-3 fa. Prescription therapy include Clindamycin vaginal gel or Metronidazole vaginal gel or oral tablets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to buy antibiotics/meds for bacterial vaginosis or does it have to be prescribed by a doctor? Mine won't clear on its own!
I have no insurance and going to the free clinic only helps so much.I dont feel i am on the right meds to help me?
Meds right 4 U: It's very important to understand why the doctor is prescribing your meds and if there are other alternatives that might fit your needs better. No matter what you have the right to get the answers regarding these medications. Take in a list of 4-5 questions on your next clinic visit and don't be shy about expressing your concern for answers. ...Read more
Iv been for a cheat X-ray at the cheat clinic and breathing test my X-ray was clear and I had my bloods done been asked to come back sooner than asked?
Vague qustion: What is your question? We have no idea why you had the tests, what the tests suggest, not even your age or medical history. I don't really understand the purpose of this question. You sought medical care and they are trying to provide it. Please just follow your doctor's direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are Asian acupuncture clinics reliable? I am considering going there for my back pain and don't want to take meds.
See below.: Since acupuncture began in china, there are many asian acupuncture clinics. My patients have reported many excellent experiences from those locations. There is a new generation of acupuncturists in the us - physicians from a variety of specialties who have secondary training in acupuncture. The acupuncturist needs to be knowledgable, experienced and be a gentle needler. ...Read more
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