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What Is The Best Medication To Use For Vaginal Discharge
Have a work up first: There are so many causes of discharge, it is hard to say. Before you treat it, you should have a thorough exam and history. That way you are treating exactly what the problem is and it will be more effective. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Please see your Dr.: Vaginal itching can have a number of different causes. Before treatment, a diagnosis has to be made. Fragrances and dyes in products used in the area, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, pads, wipes, soaps, etc. Can cause itching. So can vaginal yeast or other infections and several inflammatory skin conditions. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what the vaginal infection is. You need to be examined to determine the treatment that is appropriate for the infection ...Read more
Try: S. Boulardii or just natural joghurt. And always check with your doc. ...Read more
Not possible.: You will always have a small amount of the organism ( candida ) living on your skin surface. Normal skin bacteria compete with yeast and do not allow them to grow enough to cause an infection. However, when you take an antibiotic enough bacteria my be killed on the skin or in the vagina to allow the yeast to overgrow and cause an infection. ...Read more
Yeast: The most widely available otc preparations for yeast infection are the -azole creams such as micanazole (monist at-type drugs). None are as effective as, and are a lot more messy than, the oral Fluconazole pills. Check with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for the "one time, one pill" treatment. ...Read more
What is the best way and best product to use for washing the vagina and keeping it from having an odor?
Safe narcotics: Greetings. Personally, I feel all narcotics are safe medications as long as they are used appropriately as prescribed. I try to write for a lower potency which will provide adequate relief. Codeine is always a good choice. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid have not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. Ignore all "pop" wisdom about treating acne. It's unrelated to diet, lifestyle, or hygiene, will eventually remit on its own, and needs to be managed until it does. ...Read more
Antifungal medicines: There are several products available otc such as vagisil and monistat which can be quite helpful. Gentle cleansing with mild soap/warm water and use of above products. They only work for fungal/yeast infections and nothing else, thus make sure it is the right diagnosis. So, if your symptoms don't get better with such treatment, consult doc for an evaluation..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soap and Water: For most men, basic soap and water is the best cleanser. Many prefer ivory, because of the lack of additives. Avoid deodorant soaps. If you have a particular problem with oily skin or dry skin, then one made specifically for oily or dry skin might be preferred. During the day, some men will use a damp cloth or just water to remove any build up of grime. Over washing can also cause trouble. ...Read more
Tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. 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 soaping up. ...Read more
Dilators: It depends whether the shortening is a result of vaginal surgery. Normal vaginal length is about 6 inches. Anything longer than that may be uncomfortable, but that doesn't mean your vagina is short. If you had surgery then vaginal dilators could be a very good option to help stretch the vagina. ...Read more
Topical therapy: Uncomplicated disease can usually responds to short courses of vaginal or oral antifungals. Vaginal treatments containing nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole are all effective. Many of these are available without a prescription. Failure to respond to over the counter treatment should trigger a visit to your gynecologist. ...Read more
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