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What Are Some Natural Remedies For Treating Bacteria Vaginosis
Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read more
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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None; need antibioti: While there may be some "natural" treatments for an enlarged prostate, there are no "natural or "organic" treatments for true prostate infections or prostatitis, which require a prolonged course of antibiotics. Best to go see your family physician or urologist if you think you have an infection. ...Read more
Maybe for prevention: The only way to know for sure if you have a vaginal infection is to be tested by your doctor. Bacterial or fungal infections require medications for treatment. There are products that claim to help you prevent infections or "maintain" a normal vaginal environment. There is a vaginal gel called rephresh. You can also take lactobacillus pills regularly to help improve the vagina's normal flora. ...Read more
Natural approach: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection 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 >>. ...Read more
BV: Bv is a condition caused by an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora as a result of a pH change. This change is a manifestation of a possible decreased immune system, which could be a temporary condition. Probiotics, anti-oxidants, vitamins, omega 3 are some supplements one can take to increase the immune system. Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, minimize stress to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Your eyes are remarkable at protecting themselves. The tears contain an antibody (IgA), lactoferrin & lysozyme, just to name a few, that help to fight the daily exposures that may cause infections. Its best to use common sense to protect the eyes & prevent accidental introduction of infective substances. Protective eyewear, try not to rub eyes, & don't instill anything that doesn't belong. ...Read more
Don't squeeze: A boil is a well contained infection involving the skin. White blood cells accumulate under the skin (pus) and cause swelling and pain. The pressure within this confined space builds and this pressure will need to be released. A hot compress is a natural remedy that can hasten the boil to naturally release ("coming to a head"). Squeezing is a natural remedy but don't do it! ...Read more
Immune balancing: Please understand that inflamamtion can lead to anxiety symptoms (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9450372). The inflammation may show up as allergies, headaches, eczema, diarrhea, constipation.... If the immune system is in good balance, then the great supplements dr. Baker recommended will work that much more effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI needs antibiotic: UTI implies there is a bacterial infection in the bladder and runs a risk for further extension to the kidneys and blood stream if not properly treated. This is important. Your daughter needs her urine cultured to identify which bacteria and what it is sensitive to for proper treatment. Her doctor will start an antibiotic while awaiting cultures and change it if the infection is resistant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most are rx: Oral or topical anti candidal medications.Most are prescripttion. ...Read more
Natural remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly >>. ...Read more
Would encourage use: Standard treatments. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, . ...Read more
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