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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?
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
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
BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more
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
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