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Vaginal Bacterial Infection Symptoms
Can cephalexin be used to treat a vaginal/skin bacterial infection. Symptoms: swelling, pain and burning during urination, and abscess foul odor puss
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
Was being treated for bv..Had sex while bring treated... And symptoms came back minus foul odor... Could i still have a vaginal bacterial infection?
What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it ?
Infection: of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more
I have like three bumps around my vaginal area and it itches, test results show no bacterial infection, what could it be?
Need exam: You need to be examined by a clinician. It could be many things. Can you describe it? Color, size? Any fluid coming out? ...Read more
I get vaginal bacterial infections somewhat frequently through the years. Will ciprofloxacin 500 work and if so what dosage?
Several things: Incomplete treatment comes to mind. If you didn't finish your course of antibiotics, you could have grown some resistant bugs. Although not strictly an std, it is possible that a sexual partner could have re-infected you if you had sex during treatment. You might also consider using a probiotic to replenish your natural vaginal flora and re-establish a proper ph. See your ob-gyn for more ideas. ...Read more
Call your OB/GYN: Usually Metronidazole is used for candida or yeast infection. If you feel you have a bacterial infection, this may not work. So you need to contact your obe/gyn physician to let them know your problem. So this can be documented in your chart, and they can recommend what would be best for you. You may need to be seen for an appointment, or prescription that's not available over-the-counter. ...Read more
Help!! I have a very painful vaginal bacterial infection and I can't go to a doctor ATM, home remedies? I took meds, but it didn't go away completely.
Need diagnosis: The first step is to confirm the diagnosis. If you are referring to bacterial vaginosis this should not be painful. Bacterial infections like PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) can be very painful. Before treatment can be recommended a diagnosis must be made. I see you live in Plano. I would be happy to see you in the office tomorrow morning if you need it. ...Read more
How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d
Taking : Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more
BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more
It varies: Changes in vaginal ph (acid/base balance) can lead to bacterial vaginal infection. The ph of the vagina is normally 4 and the ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Using vaginal douches can also alter vaginal ph by removing lactabacilli, the organisms that fight off vaginal bacterial infection. The ph of semen is 8 which can also alter vaginal ph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends what: Type of bacteria you have, if it is just one that causes BV then u will continue to have a discharge until properly treated, but if it is caused by an std that could lead to pid or worse so make sure u see your gyn or a gyn for vaginal culture as both can be checked for so u get the proper txment and at the least get rid of the discharge, and acidolphilus or probiotics can help prevent benign bv. ...Read more
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