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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Vaginal Infections

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are the treatments that will cure vaginal infections?

What are the treatments that will cure vaginal infections?

IT DEPENDS what bact: Bacteria you have, the usual txments are Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal, or Metrogel vaginal, or Flagyl pills but you should have a culture sent to the lab by your gyn because you may need something else depending on what type and how many different bacteria you have, you may have only one or i had a pt who had 7 differnet ones. ...Read more

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What are some natural products and treatments for vaginal infections?

What are some natural products and treatments for vaginal infections?

Maybe for prevention: The only way to know for sure if you have a vaginal infection is to be tested by your doctor. Bacterial or fungal infections require medications for treatment. There are products that claim to help you prevent infections or "maintain" a normal vaginal environment. There is a vaginal gel called rephresh. You can also take lactobacillus pills regularly to help improve the vagina's normal flora. ...Read more

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I suffer of continously vaginal infection. what would be a good probiotic pills over-the-counter i can buy that can help me with this ?

I suffer of continously vaginal infection. what would be a good probiotic pills over-the-counter i can buy that can help me with this ?

Overdiagnosis: It is very rare to have a continuous infection unless you are immuno suppressed. However. Rephresh Pro B and or Gel is a good choice. Use the pill every day for on month, then 3 times a week as maintenance. If no help, seek out a Vulvar specialist, usually at universities or larger cities. (like NYC) The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders Telephone number for all offices (202) 887-0568 ...Read more

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Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Depends: Some type of vaginal infections, especially bacterial, may get better with certain antibiotics. The flip side to this is that those same antibiotics can cause the normal bacteria to die and the yeast to grow, resulting in a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What treatments will cure vaginal infection from bv?

What treatments will cure vaginal infection from bv?

Antibiotics: Bv is a bacterial infection and treated with antibiotics the most common antibiotics used are Clindamycin (cleocin) and mitronidazole (flagyl, metrogel). ...Read more

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What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

What medication would be ideal to use to cure vaginal infections? Specifically bacterial vaginosis?

See answer : Although BV will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms of BV should be treated to avoid complications. Male partners generally do not need to be treated. Recommended regimens: *metronidazole 500 mg PO bid x 7 days; or *metronidazole gel 0.75%, one full applicator (5 g) intravaginally, once daily x 5 days; or *clindamycin cream 2%, one full applicator (5 g) daily x 7 days. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent vaginal infections?

What is the treatment for recurrent vaginal infections?

Medication: A multi-factorial approach is the best. Lifestyle changes (e.g. Limiting practices like recent initiation of douching, moisture prevention, etc...) should also be considered. ...Read more

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After having sooo many vaginal infections how can I stabilize my vagina so i can stop having do many infections..My gyno don't seem to no what to do?

After having sooo many vaginal infections how can I stabilize my vagina so i can stop having do many infections..My gyno don't seem to no what to do?

Vaginal infections: Since you have had an exam. Think of some practical solutions: no tub baths, no tampons that are perfumed, condoms can be an allergy to you(latex allergy)and make sure you are not diabetic and there are no illnesses that are unknown. ...Read more

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At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

Over the counter: If you think you have a vaginal yeast infection then medications are available over the counter. Thick white discharge with itching are common symptoms. If you think you have a STD or have malodorous discharge then testing by a doctor is needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Could my ex have been causing my recurring vaginal infections?

Could my ex have been causing my recurring vaginal infections?

Maybe: If you ex had trichomonas, gc or chamydia and you were not treated or treated with the wrong medicine you can get reccrent infection. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginal infections and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of vaginal infections and how can I address them?

Itching, odor: The most common symptoms are vaginal itching, odor and discharge. It is best to be seen by a woman's health provider, get an exam to diagnose the cause and have treatment specific to the exact cause of the infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


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