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Is it possible to cure BV and yeast with probiotic capsules alone. I've been treated twice for vaginitis and still have symptoms.

Is it possible to cure BV and yeast with probiotic capsules alone.  I've been treated twice for vaginitis and still have symptoms.

Anything possible: But exceedingly unlikely. If you are getting recurrence of BV you may want to have your partner apply antibiotic ointment or cream to the surface of his penis. He may be recolonizing you. There are no proven "natural" ways to address this. Probiotics are certainly not bad, will change the character of your stools, and may even inhibit recurrence but are not curative. ...Read more

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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


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Can vaginitis the same as a yeast infection?

Can vaginitis the same as a yeast infection?

Yes and No: Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. It has several different causes including yeast infection. It is also commonly caused by trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis. So yeast infection can cause vaginitis but not all cases are due to yeast. ...Read more

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What exactly is the difference between vaginitis and a yeast infection?

The cause: Vaginitis is an infection of the vagina.It can be a yeast, bacteria or virus.It is important to sort out-see your dr for guidance. ...Read more

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I have been having severe itching down there there on the skin area. Been treated for everything from yeast to vaginitis. Any ideas what else it is?!?

I have been having severe itching down there there on the skin area. Been treated for everything from yeast to vaginitis. Any ideas what else it is?!?

A few questions: What kind of materials your underwear is made of? Do you often wear tight, synthetic pants? Do you wash the whole area too much/too often or too "deep"? Does it get better wearing skirts (and if feasible sometimes, without underwear)? Humidity or obsessive hygiene, along with too heavy/hot bed covers may play a role. Does a hairdryer improve the itching? (careful..) good luck ! ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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What food should I stay away from to prevent yeast or bacteria vaginitis?

What food should I stay away from to prevent yeast or bacteria vaginitis?

Vaginitis: If you are trying to avoid yeast infections you must avoid sweets and starches and alcohol (anything that has a lot of sugar/carbs in it) to avoid bacterial vaginitis, it is recommend to start probiotics and work on stress reduction. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more