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Vaginal Beta Strep Infection
Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?
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
Does eating sugar free yogurt and inserting some into ur vagina help with recurring bv's 4 kids always treated for beta strep always yeasy infections can't afford keep going to the docc
First : First you need to know there is a difference between yeast infections and BV (bacterial vaginosis) and how they are treated. Also, beta strep is typically not treated unless causing symptoms. Many women are colonized with this bacteria and have no adverse effects. As far as your question goes, you are referring to the live active cultures in yogurt, namely lactobacillus, which helps maintain a normal vaginal ph and flora thus helping to prevent vaginal yeast infections (yeast more so than bv). There are much simpler and less messy ways to benefit from lactobacillus. Most health food or any store that sells vitamins and dietary supplements sell lactobacillus in pill or powder form for oral ingestion. In addition to this try not to wear tight fitting underware or underware made from any other material other than cotton. Keep your vagina clean and dry whenever possible. Best of luck. ...Read more
Pregnt-20wks,vaginal swab shown that;heavy growth of streptococcus,beta-haemolytic Group-B- does ths infection harm my bby?doc prescribed unasyn375mg.
Group B Strep: Group B Strep is an infection that can be associated with miscarraige and premature delivery. Babies born to mothers with this infection are at risk of serious infection either immediately after birth or up to three months after delivery. Antibiotics are frequently given to the mother during labor to prevent this transmission. ...Read more
Cannot diagnose: There is no way to know this without examining you. Why don't you ask the doctor who did your exam? ...Read more
Detox from what?: If you mean "cleansing" regimens with diet, juices, fasting, enemas and the like, my opinion is a definite no. Vaginal odors are generally from lack of the "good" bacteria that inhabit the vagina and overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Your gyn provider can help advise you about use of probiotics that might restore the balance, treat any possible infections, and advise you about safe products to help. ...Read more
Vaginal fluids: Definitely yes - especially if one of the partners has a vaginal infection that can be transmitted by the fluids. ...Read more
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