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Medicine For Vulvovaginitis
Infectious condition: Vulvovaginitis means inflammation of vagina and vulva-typically caused by common infections like candida(yeast), gardnerella(bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas.Group b sreptococcus can cause vaginitis rarely vulvitis.Other common causes of vulvitis are contact dermatitis caused by allergy to synthetic wear, hoses, underwear etc.Then there are certain rare vuvar dystrophies caused by autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night.You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer.You could use otc monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms .If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more
Can you test positive for m. Hominis vaginally, but not have it cause vulvovaginitis? Is it possible for it to stay dormant?
Certainly : M. Hominis is very commonly found in the genital flora of sexually experienced males and females. It can cause an infection by itself, but much rarer as compared to other infections. When it does cause an infection it usually does so in the presence of another more virulent infection. ...Read more
If two women used the same sex toy and one of them had vulvovaginitis , would the other one get it?
Recovering from vulvovaginitis taking antibiotics jst shaved my pubic because I'm better but now I feel SUPER DRY. How to brg moist bck?
Replens: Replens is an over the counter vaginal moisturizer ...Read more
Being treated for vulvovaginitis caused by bacteria infection. What can I safely wash the area with that is not bar soap? Don't want to reinfect area.
Exteranal vulva wash: The vulvar skin can be washed with dove, caress, or ivory soap safely- or hibiclens and/or phisoderm ...Read more
Is it possible for vulvovaginitis to persist even after types of bacteria are diagnosed (dna probe) and treated? Antibiotics aren't working.
Vulvovaginitis : It is possible you have a "mixed" infection with more than one infectious agent that wasn't tested. In addition, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, even though it is intended to eradicate the identified organism. You need to follow up with the gynecologist and search for an explanation for the failed therapy. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?
Different germs: If an infection does not respond to antibiotic treatment, either the wrong antibiotic was picked, or the germs are resistant against the antibiotic. Resistance to antibiotics in female vulvovaginitis is not really a problem. Sometimes, antibiotics cause an exacerbation of a mild yeast infection and the patient jumps from the fire into the frying pan. ...Read more