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What are the tests for recurrent vaginal infections?

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. Arnold Malerman
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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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How can I address the symptoms of 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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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of recurrent vaginal infections?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of recurrent vaginal infections?

There are ways: No douching, reduce/don't use tampons, or excessive cleansing, and use clothing that allows good air-exchange.
Also, don't use antibiotics unless you really have to--antibiotics kill off good bacteria and allow bad ones to grow and cause bv.
Probiotic use may help.
Keep healthy, treat medical condition such as diabetes as best as you can.
Check with your doc regularly
good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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How do they test for vaginal infections?

How do they test for 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

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Are all vaginal infections self-treatable?

Are all vaginal infections self-treatable?

No: Some yeast infections may respond to otc antifungals. If they don't respond then your doctor will prescribe a stronger antifungal either a cream or pill. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does Monistat really help much for vaginal infections?

Does Monistat really help much for vaginal infections?

Only for yeast: Monistat is an excellent treatment for vaginal yeast infections. It will not cure any other type of vaginal infections. ...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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Will intimate wash or creams help curing vaginal infections?

Will intimate wash or creams help curing vaginal infections?

Wipes/ proper wiping: As well as showering and washing well. The sanitary wipes help also in between. Also proper hygiene in wiping after urinating or after a bm. Never wipe toward ur vagina

always the opposite direction 2 avoid any contamination. ...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 are the vaginal infections that are curable by sulfonamide?

That drug not rec: Sulfa used for bladder infections, long time ago used for vag infections but not anymore as most of the bact is resistent to it usually for BV either vaginal Clindamycin either by cream or supp or vaginal Metrogel or oral flagyl. ...Read more

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Do diabetics experience more vaginal infections that non-diabetics?

Sometimes: A diabetic patient, whose sugars are under good control, is no more susceptible to vaginal infections than anyone else. If sugars are high, however, vaginal yeast infections are much more common. Yeast organisms love sugar....... ...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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Can I develop a tolerance to clindamycin that will make it less effective to treat future vaginal infections?

Can I develop a tolerance to clindamycin that will make it less effective to treat future vaginal infections?

It might: Any bacteria can become resistant to an antibiotic if it is used repeatedly. If you are pregnant and the Clindamycin is being used to treat a vaginal infection, either Metronidazole or oral Clindamycin is likely to work better. ...Read more

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Do vaginal infections show leukocytes in the urine?

Do vaginal infections show leukocytes in the urine?

Burnin'Urine?: Depends on how the urine was collected from you. Even under ideal circumstances (using a catheter) a few white cells can bounce into the urine. And it's downhill from there. It also depends on how many of them are in the urine and how that correlates with your symptoms. The short answer: strictly, No ...Read more

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What are some common vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: The most common vaginal infections are yeast/candidal, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis (trich) and atrophic vaginitis. An exam and simple testing can tell what is causing a vaginal infection or if it is something else. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

Change in pH: Many things change the pH of the vagina. This change can inhibit or Prohibit the growth of your body's normal bacteria. Without this normal bacteria, yeast and/or bacterial overgrowths can occur and cause vaginitis. I like probiotics for maintenance, but see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal infections besides men?

Antibiotics: Basically anything that can potentially alter the vaginal flora/environment (e.g. Douching, moisture, diet, weight changes, etc...) can precipitate an infection. ...Read more

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What to do about reoccurring vaginal infections?

C Ur GYN: B evaluated 4 this problem and find out a cause. Some underlying problem may exist. I would b sure u have no std's, also ur partner. Another factor is if approaching or in menopause, the lack of estrogen does inhibit the natural secretions 2 lubricate the vagina. There r vaginal suppositories 2 aid in this that help. Also new his & her's lubricants r great. C ur gyn 1st. ...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