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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

What are good home remediesfor bacterial vaginosis?

Here is one: Anecdotal evidence has promoted apple cider vinegar douches for vaginal health. The general rule is 1 teaspoon vinegar to 2 cups water used as a douche. A stronger mixture may "burn" the vagina so dilution is important. Vinegar is a weak acid & helps reset the vaginal ph back to 4.0 where it belongs. Plain yogurt douches may help as well with no need to dilute yogurt. ...Read more

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What are good at home remedies for yeast infections?

Some homeopathic opt: Lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a vaginal yeast infection?

What are home remedies for a vaginal yeast infection?

Home remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non candida albican yeast infection, not sent out to determine exact yeast. Prescribed tercanazole for 7 days-how effective to cure?

Appropriate: Terconazole cream is an appropriate first-line treatment for non C. albicans vaginitis, the cure rate is likely to be high but certain percentage may be resistant, if no clinical improvement by the end of the 7 days, needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Can the nurse test for bacterial vaginosis?

Can the nurse test for bacterial vaginosis?

No: Your ob/gyn doctor should be able to do basic office testing (e.g. Wet mount) or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a yeast infection effectively at home ?

Yeast: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more

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How can I treat bacterial vaginosis at home?

How can I treat bacterial vaginosis at home?

Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your pH and keep the vaginal bacteria in better balance. Some people used over the counter products such as rephresh or luvena. Some physicians use vaginal suppositories containing boric acid, but these need to be made by a compounding pharmacist. ...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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What home remedies can I use for bacterial vaginosis?

What home remedies can I use for bacterial vaginosis?

Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more

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Can there be an at home remedy for yeast infection?

Tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin or azithromycin better at treating a vaginal bacterial infection?

Is  amoxicillin or azithromycin better at treating a vaginal bacterial infection?

Neither: Usually a vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis - bv) is better treated with an antibiotic with anaerobic coverage (common vaginal bacteria). Flagyl (metronidazole) or Clindamycin in pill or vaginal cream form works better. Azithromycin is more commonly used to treat chlamydia. Amoxicillin is better for streptococcus or gram positive bacteria. I hope that helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

H2O2, boric acid and: There are many home remedies reported to help bv, though little research to tell what works best.Popular remedies include douching with diluted hydrogen peroxide, boric acid suppositories, using acidophilus vaginally & taking Folic Acid &b complex orally. At this website- www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis.Html many people who have had BV discuss their success & failures with treatment. ...Read more

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What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a yeast infection?

Light and air: Yeast does not like light most of all. Think of ways like heat lamps to use light therapy. Careful not to burn yourself. The area needs to be dry so use air by having the site open. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for curing bacterial vaginosis?

What is a home remedy for curing bacterial vaginosis?

Nothing effective: Bv responds to prescription antibiotics there really isn't anything over the counter that is going to work. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Overgrowth of bacteria in the lining of the vagina, causing a characteristic fishy odor, ...Read more