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Recurrent Vaginal Infections In Children
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
Treating partner: Improve personal hygiene and treating partner.Get a more detailed answer ›
.: Infections that keep coming back in spite of being adequately treated. ...Read more
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
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
Discharge: Odor, itching and bleeding are some other potential symptoms. ...Read more
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
Many: Poor hygiene, sexual activity, poor nutrition and inadequate rest. ...Read more
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
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
Can I develop a tolerance to clindamycin that will make it less effective to treat future vaginal infections?
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
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
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