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Cranberry Juice (Definition)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though ...Read more


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I heard cranberry juice helps destroy bacteria in the bladder, is this true?

I heard cranberry juice helps destroy bacteria in the bladder, is this true?

Not destroy but...: Cranberry juice is a good source of D-mannose, a sugar which does not destroy bacteria but which can cause one type of bacteria, E. coli (the cause of 90% of UTI's) to stop attaching to the bladder wall, allowing you to pee it out. But it is far more efficient to take pure D-mannose powder. See http://www. Tahomaclinicblog. Com/d-mannose-for-bladder-and-kidney-infections/ ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice kill bad bacteria or just flush out bad bacteria?

Can cranberry juice kill bad bacteria or just flush out bad bacteria?

Cranberry juice: It can alter the molecular structure on the bacteria, which prevents them from adhering to the surface of the bladder & urinary tract. It also changes the ph of the bladder making it more acidic. ...Read more

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What is a good and natural cure for bacterial vaginosis?

What is a good and natural cure for bacterial vaginosis?

Limit sugar: Additionally vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. You may have to try several different probiotics before the right one for you. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

BV: The bacteria which cause BV are always present in the vagina, they just overgrow. Antibiotic use or douching can cause them to overgrow. BV is not an STD. One cure to to take metronidazole. ...Read more

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My primary physician recommended I see a gyno for my bacterial vaginosis, how do I find a really good gyno doctor?

My primary physician recommended I see a gyno for my bacterial vaginosis, how do I find a really good gyno doctor?

Recommendation: Seek out someone who is board certified and convenient to your home or work. You can always check online for health grades as well. Bv is easily treated, but recurrent BV may require more than one visit and changes to you vaginal hygiene.
You local hospital should have a list of board certified gyns on their websites physician search. ...Read more

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

Chronic problems: May warrant an evaluation by a vaginitis specialist. If hygiene modification and Flagyl gel or pill has not been working, then their expertise may be needed. Make sure infection has been ruled out. Your doctor can also check for ureaplasma and mycoplasma to see if these organisms are present. The treatment is different. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

Here is one: Anecdotal evidence has promoted apple cider vinegar douches for vaginal health. The general rule is 1 teaspoon vinegar to 2 cups water used as a douche. A stronger mixture may "burn" the vagina so dilution is important. Vinegar is a weak acid & helps reset the vaginal ph back to 4.0 where it belongs. Plain yogurt douches may help as well with no need to dilute yogurt. ...Read more

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What is a good way to have sex with bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

What is a good way to have sex with bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

When ready: Typically BV is pretty readily treated and in and off itself should not cause any problems with sex. Many people wait until the end of the 1 week antibiotic treatment to have sex, but following that it shouldn't be different than any other sex during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil a good natural alternative to help cure yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis?

No: Yeast infections require antifungal treatment and bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole. Coconut oil will not cure either. ...Read more

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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis bv?

How do you get tested for bacterial vaginosis bv?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with bacterial vaginosis!?

Metronidazole: A healthy vagina has special bacteria called "lactobacillus". They produce lactic acid. This prevents yeast and other types of bacteria from growing. If they get wiped out, other bacteria take over. These produce an odor. This is BV. You need an antibiotic to kill the bad bacteria and then need to restore the normal bacteria by eating yogurt (with live active cultures) or probiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I got tested positive for bacterial vaginosis?

What to do if I got tested positive for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: BV is easy to treat with a short course of antibiotic. Up to 1/3 of non-pregnant women with BV will clear it spontaneously, without treatment. You should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis and does it spread?

Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by a thin, somtimes gyayish discharge, that is mildly irritationg or itchy, and most often a "foul" or "fishy" odor. It is usually treated with oral antibiotics (metronidazole and sometimes. There is also a Metronidazole vaginal gel as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some early symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Could you tell me what are some early symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Irritation & odor: Bacterial vaginosis symptoms usually include vaginal irritation, sometimes itching, grey discharge and a fishy odor. It is diagnosed by a wet mount in which your provider looks at the vaginal discharge under a microscope, a dna test or a culture. It is treated with an antibiotic taken vaginally or by mouth. Douching can increase the chance of getting this infection. ...Read more

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Will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

Generally not: More BV information here:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have bacterial vaginosis if I'm a virgin?

Bacterial vaginosis: Yes, a woman can still develop bacterial vaginosis even if not sexually active. ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis and prevent recurrence?

See your gyn: You need a culture script meds, and if you take acidolphilus pills or probiotcis daily, either of those is preventative. ...Read more

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What to expect at the gyne office when being tested for bacterial vaginosis?

What to expect at the gyne office when being tested for bacterial vaginosis?

Wet mount: Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more