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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Can antibiotocs used to cure utis also cure vaginal infections?

Depends: Some type of vaginal infections, especially bacterial, may get better with certain antibiotics. The flip side to this is that those same antibiotics can cause the normal bacteria to die and the yeast to grow, resulting in a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have a serious vaginal infection. What do I do?

Vaginal Infection: Best to get it checked out to see what is actually causing the infection. Three likley causes are bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, and trichomonas. You can treat all three with boric acid capsules, using boric acid in "0" size veggie capsules, . ...Read more

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How can I relieve the symtoms of a vaginal infection?

How can I relieve the symtoms of a vaginal infection?

Depends: It is important to see your gyn to get an exam to determine the cause of the infection and that will direct the treatment. The most common causes are yeast infections treated with antifungals and bacterial infections treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I think I have a vaginal infection and i'm wondering what it is? :( will you help?

I think I have a vaginal infection and i'm wondering what it is? :( will you help?

Many possibilities : Several organisms can cause vaginal infections. Some are sexually transmitted. Chemical irritants such as soaps and latex can cause symptoms that can mimic a vaginal infection. You could consider having a check up to be sure about what's causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a vaginal infection at home?

You don't: Unless it is a yeast infection, u can get otc yeast meds, you need to see yoru gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment as many diff bacteria can cause an infection and u can have yeast and bacteria at the same time, u can get on pro-biotics to help prevent infections but probiotics or acidolphilus pills will not treat the infection. ...Read more

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Could I go to the ER if I think I have a recurring vaginal infection?

Most often: Emergency room evaluation is not required for recurring vaginal infection. Do recommend medical eval however. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more