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Is it safe to use Monistat 3 to treat bacterial vaginitis?

Is it safe to use Monistat 3 to treat bacterial vaginitis?

Safe, not effective: Monistat treats yeast, not bacteria so you'll need to visit a provider if your symptoms continue to see if it really is yeast or bacteria. ...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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My wife is pregnant at first trimester and suffering from vaginitis. ..what's the best treatment and also safe?

My wife is pregnant at first trimester and suffering from vaginitis. ..what's the best treatment and also safe?

Depends on cause: It depends upon what is causing your wife's vaginitis. Vaginitis is an inflammation of vagina tissue which can be caused by infections, hormonal changes, or exposures. Vaginitis caused by bacterial is usually treated with an antibiotic. Vaginitis caused by yeast is treated with medication for the yeast. Your wife should ask the physician following her pregnancy what if anything she should take ...Read more

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Suffering from chronic bacterial vaginitis. Took antibiotics several times . No relief . R tea tree suppositories a safe and effective cure?

Suffering from chronic bacterial vaginitis. Took antibiotics several times . No relief . R tea tree suppositories a safe and effective cure?

Yes if: Yes if they are buffered properly with some coconut oil as Tea Tree oil is considered a hot oil. Also Metagenics makes a special probiotic called Ultra Flora for Women. You can access them by going to hinklehealthclinic.com and clicking on Metagenics. Eating Greek Yogurt (not with all the sugars/fruit would be good too. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Diflucan, but doesn't think I have a yeast infection (Vaginitis) + back, flank pain. Safe to use when I have an extra heartbeat?

Doctor prescribed Diflucan, but doesn't think I have a yeast infection (Vaginitis) + back, flank pain. Safe to use when I have an extra heartbeat?

Safe, but needed?: Something doesn't compute. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is only effective against yeast and would have no effect on any other kind of vaginitis. Also, vaginitis plus back and flank pain is worrisome for potentially serious non-yeast infections. Having said all that, fluconazole shouldn't cause any problem with cardiac arrhythmia ("extra heartbeat"). Discuss with your doctor! ...Read more

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What is vaginitis?

What is vaginitis?

Infection & other: Vagin"itis" means inflammation of the vagina; the symptoms often include abnormal discharge and irritation. It can be caused by organisms either not present there normally or present in only small numbers (yeast, trichomonas, some bacterial types). Lack of estrogen after menopause and certain autoimmune disorders can also cause a similar problem. ...Read more

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What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

Gardnerella vaginiti: Gardnerella vaginitis is a common cause of vaginitis seen in sexually active women. It can produce a yellow to gray discharge and has a fishy odor. ...Read more

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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