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Is There A Naturopathic Way To Cure Vaginitis
Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: The normal vaginal environment - ie a microenvironment that has low levels of bacteria and yeast/fungus - is maintained by a very high acidity level - what is called a low ph of 4. A natural method to urge the vagina to keep a very high acid level is to use borate (boric acid) capsules in the vagina (from a compounding pharmacy) can help keep the acidity at the level it needs to be. ...Read more
Within a few days: Usually should feel better within few days to a week. Sometime you may have yeast that is resistant to the medication. Sometimes you need to be on longer courses or a different medication. If you are getting worse or not better in a week follow up with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase immunity: There isn't really a home remedy "cure" for bacterial vaginosis. If you are having symptoms of BV i would recommend you see your gynecologist. If you have frequent BV infections, i'd recommend taking vitamin d, omega 3 and probiotics to boost your own immune system. Do not douche! you can buy rephresh or luvena over the counter which sometimes help with the vaginal ph. ...Read more
Probiotics: Try probiotics at least 15 billion cultures a day.You can buy from advanced naturals online. Kefir has a lot as well as indian lassi drinks. Also, tea tree oil suppositories help. You need to lower your vaginal pH and increase your blood pH by avoiding sodas, white stuff (white flour, sugar, pasta, bread), drink lots of water, eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more
What type?: There are many causes of vaginitis. While there is no formal research i know of, many people report apple cider vinegar as being effective for yeast vaginitis and some report it useful for bacterial vaginosis. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/yeast_infection.Html & http://earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis6.Html it is certainly safe to try.The site linked above has other home remedies too. ...Read more
No, don't use it: Cefprozil is exactly the wrong kind of antibiotic. It won't work and could make BV worse. It might improve symptoms briefly, but then your BV may be even harder than usual to treat. If you've had BV before and same symptoms, try to get metronidazole 500 mg twice daily x 7 days or tinidazole 1 g daily x 5 days (more $). Pharmacists in European countries often will dispense prescription antibiotics. ...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
Without being sexually active, how can one have vaginitis? And does it occur days after period ends? Natural cures available? Possible risks bc of it?
Yes, yes, ...and yes: Vaginitis =inflammation or infection of the vaginal tissues can be caused by chemical agents or inflammatory conditions or by perineal-anal microbes like bacterias, viruses, fungi etc. without "being sexually active". It may occur days after period ends. Depending on its cause, "natural cures are available" or specific treatments can be offered to reduce discomfort and sexual or obstetrical risks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently was told i had a bacterial vaginitis i used vaginal cream and had antibiotics but the symptoms got worst does that mean it was not cured?
Thrush yes, BV no: Canesten® (clotrimazole) is excellent treatment for vaginal yeast infection (thrush), but not bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria and requires treatment with an antibiotic by mouth, usually metronidazole. You also need STD testing, because gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichonmonas are common in women with BV. So you'll need to see a doctor. ?????! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge/irritation: A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are itching, burning and/or irritation, with or without a discharge and/or an odor that is unpleasent or abnormal for the patient.. Post menopausal patients may develop an atrophic vaginitis from a lack of estrogen.. ...Read more