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If insert unflavored yogurt into my vagina as a natural alternative treatment for bacterial vaginitis, will that help? Because no other medicine has.

If insert unflavored yogurt into my vagina as a natural alternative treatment for bacterial vaginitis, will that help? Because no other medicine has.

Maybe: Some have argued for yogurt both in your diet and as a treatment in the past, but unproven... My concern would be about cleanliness... Would definitely reccomend physical by md if not already done... He can better help you. ...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


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Can trichomoniasis cause bacterial vaginitis or keep it reacurring? I'm wondering if I have it. My BV won't go away after 2 unsuccessful treatments.

Can trichomoniasis cause bacterial vaginitis or keep it reacurring? I'm wondering if I have it. My BV won't go away after 2 unsuccessful treatments.

Keep working on it: Even without trich or anything else, BV often keeps returning; it can be difficult to cure once and for all. Keep working with your doctor about additional treatment options. Trichomonas doesn't cause BV to recur, but it's reasonable to be tested to be sure. Probably that was done, but maybe only by microscopy of discharge. Ask your doctor about the newer and much more accurate trich DNA test. ...Read more

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I am out of the country and I got bacterial vaginitis. Will cefprozil 500 mg cure it?

I am out of the country and I got bacterial vaginitis. Will cefprozil 500 mg cure it?

No, don't use it: Cefprozil is exactly the wrong kind of antibiotic. It won't work and could make BV worse. It might improve symptoms briefly, but then your BV may be even harder than usual to treat. If you've had BV before and same symptoms, try to get metronidazole 500 mg twice daily x 7 days or tinidazole 1 g daily x 5 days (more $). Pharmacists in European countries often will dispense prescription antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

What are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

Increase immunity: There isn't really a home remedy "cure" for bacterial vaginosis. If you are having symptoms of BV i would recommend you see your gynecologist. If you have frequent BV infections, i'd recommend taking vitamin d, omega 3 and probiotics to boost your own immune system. Do not douche! you can buy rephresh or luvena over the counter which sometimes help with the vaginal ph. ...Read more

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What, if there are any, are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

What, if there are any, are some home remedies to cure bacterial vaginitis?

Probiotics: Try probiotics at least 15 billion cultures a day.You can buy from advanced naturals online. Kefir has a lot as well as indian lassi drinks. Also, tea tree oil suppositories help. You need to lower your vaginal pH and increase your blood pH by avoiding sodas, white stuff (white flour, sugar, pasta, bread), drink lots of water, eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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Can the canesten pessary and cream cure internal thrush as well as bacterial vaginitis?

Can the canesten pessary and cream cure internal thrush as well as bacterial vaginitis?

Thrush yes, BV no: Canesten® (clotrimazole) is excellent treatment for vaginal yeast infection (thrush), but not bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria and requires treatment with an antibiotic by mouth, usually metronidazole. You also need STD testing, because gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichonmonas are common in women with BV. So you'll need to see a doctor. ?????! ...Read more

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I think I have bacterial vaginitis. I can't get to the doctor for a couple days. Will it be ok to wait?

I think I have bacterial vaginitis. I can't get to the doctor for a couple days. Will it be ok to wait?

Yes: This is an overgrowth of certain bacteria which is usually associated with a thin watery discharge and odor. If that is what you have, having to wait a few days to see your doctor would not cause any problems, but i see them as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Usually discharge: And odor your gyn can do an in office test or a culture to find out one way or the other. ...Read more

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What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

Bacteria : These happens when the balance in normal bacteria is disrupted. Decrease in lactobacilli which produces hydrogen peroxide which helps kills other bacteria is outgrown. This usually happens when there is a change in the vaginal environment. ...Read more

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I had bacterial vaginitis and i don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. Can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? :(

I had bacterial vaginitis and i don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. Can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? :(

Depends: Have you been tested to see that infection has cleared up? Vaginal infections can cause tissue dryness, and irritation. In addition the muscles in the pelvis can spasm to splint against an irritant. This spasm can add to pain with intercourse. See a gyn or urogynecologist for further assessment ...Read more

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Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Good for prevention: Not for treatment, for treatment you need oral or vaginal antibiotics please call your gyn. ...Read more

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Does baby oil cause bacterial vaginitis?

Possibly: Based on your stated age, the use of certain lubricants, such as oils, can disrupt the normal vaginal bacteria and permit abnormal bacterial growth causing bacterial vaginosis or atrophic vaginitis. Water based lubricants or those also containing glycerine would be a better choice. ...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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Will 100 billion icus probiotics help bacterial vaginitis?

Will 100 billion icus  probiotics help bacterial vaginitis?

Unclear: Although there is a good theory that probiotics may help recurrent cases of bacterial vaginosis studies on probiotics in general have shown limited results. ...Read more

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Can keflex 250mg capsules be prescribed for bacterial vaginitis?

Can keflex 250mg capsules be prescribed for bacterial vaginitis?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial Vaginosis in non pregnant women is best treated with Flagyl 500mg q 12h for 7 days, if you are pregnant 250mg every 8 hours for 1 week. Make you are not allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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There is anything available to treat bacterial vaginitis BV over the counter?

There is anything available to treat bacterial vaginitis BV over the counter?

Not effective: Ascorbic acid, Acetic Acid gel, and povidone-iodine vaginal douches can be tried, but their use is not recommended, as they are significantly less effective than Metronidazole or clindamycin. Probiotics may be tried, but their content is not standardized, and they are often of poor quality. There is no evidence for or against their use to treat bv. ...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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more