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Is there a naturopathic way to cure vaginitis?
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Vaginitis
There are different types of vaginitis.
Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones.

In brief: Vaginitis
There are different types of vaginitis.
Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many options
Many natural treatments are available and help.
Simple coldwater compress can reduce itching and swelling of bacterial vaginosis, as it constricts blood vessels and reduces swelling. If candida is cause, take probiotics and cut down or eliminate sugar (sugar increases inflammation in the body) candida is second most common cause of vaginal inflammation after bacterial vaginosis.

In brief: Many options
Many natural treatments are available and help.
Simple coldwater compress can reduce itching and swelling of bacterial vaginosis, as it constricts blood vessels and reduces swelling. If candida is cause, take probiotics and cut down or eliminate sugar (sugar increases inflammation in the body) candida is second most common cause of vaginal inflammation after bacterial vaginosis.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Proven vs unproven
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet.

In brief: Proven vs unproven
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
In brief: Not tested
No good medical studies to support them. It depends on the cause.
Prevention: stress free, healthy diet including probiotics, cotton underwear, avoid perfume detergents , try product Luvena. Yeast treatments have included: topical acidophilus, boric acid suppositories, garlic, gentian violet.. Bacteria: Vitamin C. Inflammatory: emu oil, 1% hydrocortisone cream Others: Neogyn, V cream...

In brief: Not tested
No good medical studies to support them. It depends on the cause.
Prevention: stress free, healthy diet including probiotics, cotton underwear, avoid perfume detergents , try product Luvena. Yeast treatments have included: topical acidophilus, boric acid suppositories, garlic, gentian violet.. Bacteria: Vitamin C. Inflammatory: emu oil, 1% hydrocortisone cream Others: Neogyn, V cream...
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: None
Most vaginitis is due to candida but there are some other offenders including bacterial.
Naturpathic remedies and mostly untested and there is no "natural" product for this condtion. You need to see your gynecologist who can diagnose the cause and recommend the proper remedy. Meanwhile you can use over the counter douche products to lessen the symptoms.

In brief: None
Most vaginitis is due to candida but there are some other offenders including bacterial.
Naturpathic remedies and mostly untested and there is no "natural" product for this condtion. You need to see your gynecologist who can diagnose the cause and recommend the proper remedy. Meanwhile you can use over the counter douche products to lessen the symptoms.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
Most vaginitis is due to candida but there are some other offenders including bacterial.
Naturpathic remedies and mostly untested and there is no "natural" product for this condtion. You need to see your gynecologist who can diagnose the cause and recommend the proper remedy. Meanwhile you can use over the counter douche products to lessen the symptoms.

In brief: No
Most vaginitis is due to candida but there are some other offenders including bacterial.
Naturpathic remedies and mostly untested and there is no "natural" product for this condtion. You need to see your gynecologist who can diagnose the cause and recommend the proper remedy. Meanwhile you can use over the counter douche products to lessen the symptoms.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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