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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)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...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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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

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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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I think i have a yeast infection my symptoms are chunky white discharge a little vaginitis and discomfort. I don't have insurance 4 dr what can i do?

I think i have a yeast infection my symptoms are chunky white discharge a little vaginitis and discomfort. I don't have insurance 4 dr what can i do?

There is an: over-the-counter treatment called Monistat. You can get that and use it. However, if it doesn't resolve your symptoms, you will need to figure out how to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?

Test by your doctor: You can sometimes differentiate by synptoms. Bv has malodorous discharge whereas yeast has white, curdy discharge and itching. However, your doctor can also do a quick test to determine in the office. ...Read more

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What distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from BV (bacterial vaginitis)?

What distinguishes symptoms between a yeast infection from BV (bacterial vaginitis)?

See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct fishy odor, but may have a thick white discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection. See your hcp for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis be cleared up by yeast infection meds? Is there burning of the vagina with vaginitis as well?

Vaginitis: Vaginitis is a non specific term for vaginal infection and inflammation. There can be infectious or non-infectious causes (for example chemicals). Since yeast can be a cause of vaginitis, then yeast infection medications can improve symptoms. If symptoms don't improve after, then there must be another cause. This can be clarified by a vaginal exam and testing for infection. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections cause a sense of urgency?

Sometimes: Sometimes, if there is enough irritation to the anterior vaginal wall, it can give a sense of urinary urgency. However, the most likely source is a developing urinary tract infection or urethritis. ...Read more

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My vagina feels really itchy tested for yeast and bacterial vaginitis both came back negative?

My vagina feels really itchy tested for yeast and bacterial vaginitis  both came back negative?

Could be trich: That's a pretty itchy std. Have you had any recent unprotected sex? Some people also make antibodies against sperm, which could cause an allergic-type reaction. Have your doc do a wet prep or send out a one swab for testing. ...Read more

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I have a history of reoccurring vaginitis/bacteria vaginitis and yeast infection. I'm not sexually active but the infections seems to get worse. Help?

I have a history of reoccurring vaginitis/bacteria vaginitis and yeast infection.  I'm not sexually active but the infections seems to get worse. Help?

You need a workup by: Your gyn, as u need an exam, cultures and an ultrasound , and blood work, and you should be taking acidolphilus pills or pro- biotics as they help prevenyt vaginitis , but u have to take them every single day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get white head bumps on your vagina from a yeast infection of vaginitis ?

Is it possible to get white head bumps on your vagina from a yeast infection of vaginitis ?

Possible: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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