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What to use for a bacterial infection in your vagina if u can go to the dr.?

What to use for a bacterial infection in your vagina if u can go to the dr.?

Bacterial vaginosis: The most common cause is gardnerella vaginalis (although others can be involved). The diagnosis is typically straightforward in the doctor's office. The treatment is with antibiotics, depending on which drugs are effective in your community and your personal drug allergies. A bacterial infection in the vagina can only be treated after a doctor does an exam, and sometimes lab tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Can you suggest how to get antibiotics from the dr for chest infection?

Can you suggest how to get antibiotics from the dr for chest infection?

See your doctor: See your doctor, and let him or her examine you. S/he can also do diagnostic tests, and prescribe antibiotics if s/he feels this is appropriate. Please understand that antibiotics are not needed for every chest cold. If your symptoms are caused by a virus rather than a bacterium, antibiotics will be ineffective. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to take for a severe sinus infection and ar infection i want to be informed when i go into the doctor something?

What is the best antibiotic to take for a severe sinus infection and ar infection i want to be informed when i go into the doctor something?

Not easy to say: Meet with your doctor to see whether it is a URI (cold) or a true sinus infection. If not allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) ( amoxicillin/ clavulinic acid) is still the best first choice for antibiotic. Some infections require different treatments based on local resistance patterns to antibiotics. The american academy of otolaryngology provided treatment recommendations-google it. ...Read more

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Is it OK to go to the hospital to get treated for bacterial vaginosis if the RePHresh doesn't work?

Is it OK to go to the hospital to get treated for bacterial vaginosis if the RePHresh doesn't work?

No hurry: Bacterial vaginosis can be treated on out pt basis , no need to go to hospital. Please call your primary care doctor , or try to make an appointment in 1-2 days to get antibiotics. Also so to prevent future recurrence - DO NOT Do vaginal douching, try to change pads every 2-3 hrs when you are in period. Cranberry juice is helpful too. ...Read more

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What's the best way to figure out which hospital or doctor in my area will be best for me?

For what problem?: All hospitals and doctor vary by specialty so its best to know what you need first. Most all diseases, pathology, etc, have a society/organization dedicated to that interest. They would be the best source for information. Online rating sites are highly unreliable since anyone (including nonpatients, rival doctors, fired staff, etc) can post anonymous reviews. Good luck, i hope this helped! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection, what to ask for at the chemist?

What to do if I have a yeast infection, what to ask for at the chemist?

If you are certain: that it is yeast- Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex. OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection go away by itself and how long would that take. Can u please suggest any home remedies i can use to speed it up?

Can a yeast infection go away by itself and how long would that take. Can u please suggest any home remedies i can use to speed it up?

Yeast Infection: First, almost all medications to treat a yeast infection are readily available without a prescription. So, home remedies would include anti-fungal medication. Second the healing time will vary from person to person and cannot easily be predicted here. ...Read more

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How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

Comorbid conditions: Yeast infection in the blood or fungemia is most commonly cause by Candida. It is the 4th most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. People at high risk for developing candidemia include: ICU patients, surgical patients, use of central venous catheters (esp. TPN), immune systems are weakened ( e.g. HIV/AIDS), and very low birth weight infants. ...Read more

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How can u get the antibiotics prescribe to me without going to the doctor..for the bacterial infection?

How can u get the antibiotics prescribe to me without going to the doctor..for the bacterial infection?

You can't: That is not how it works. You need a diagnosis. and the professional offering you their care must be paid. They do not get their staff, offices, liability and malpractice insurance for free. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best yogurt to stop or prevent a yeast infection?

Yeast prevention: Some people place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?

What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?

Cystitis: Cystitis can be very uncomfortable. You likely we will need antibiotic treatment after having a urinalysis and urine culture. While waiting to get to the clinic or your physicians office you can drink plenty of water and get over-the-counter azo pills to blunt the discomfort. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a fungus infection in your foot, in the nails? what does it mean when its red? im going to ask for a referral to a foot doctor

How to get rid of a fungus infection in your foot, in the nails? what does it mean when its red? im going to ask for a referral to a foot doctor

Good plan: It is a good plan to seek out a podiatrist for this problem . Fungal infections of the nails and feet are common and there are significant remedies that a podiatrist can help you with. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would you go to for a vaginal infection?

Which type of doctor would you go to for a vaginal infection?

Gynecologist: You could probably see a number of different doctors, definitely a gynecologist, but some family practice doctors are comfortable doing gynecological exams. ...Read more

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Can you go to the doctors and ask for a circumcision or does your doctor have to approve it?

Can you go to the doctors and ask for a circumcision or does your doctor have to approve it?

Yes you can: However it is always best to first go thru your dr. Also depends upon your medical insurance. Circumcision will be approved and paid for by your insurance provided there are medical indications for the procedure such as phimosis (tight foreskin) or recurrent balanitis & posthitis (inflammation of foreskin or glans). ...Read more

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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more