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Do symptoms like vaginitis go away quickly?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes AND no

Often times vaginitis can be cleared quickly.
However, the time limiting factor is determining what is causing the inflammation. Once you know what the problem is, then you can get it fixed quickly. If the problem is more obscure, then it usually takes longer to figure it out and therefore, longer to get it cleared.

In brief: Yes AND no

Often times vaginitis can be cleared quickly.
However, the time limiting factor is determining what is causing the inflammation. Once you know what the problem is, then you can get it fixed quickly. If the problem is more obscure, then it usually takes longer to figure it out and therefore, longer to get it cleared.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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Dr. Nicole Bullock
And, once you start an antibiotic treatment, then, yes, symptoms should clear quickly.
Dr. David Finke
Avoid sex or other activities that are likely to aggravate an already sensitive area!
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Depends

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina.
Can be caused by bacteria, yeast, lack of estrogen, topical dermatitis, inflammatory conditions of the tissue...... It depends on the cause. And not all treatments always work. Follow up with doctor to review your cause and treatment options.

In brief: Depends

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina.
Can be caused by bacteria, yeast, lack of estrogen, topical dermatitis, inflammatory conditions of the tissue...... It depends on the cause. And not all treatments always work. Follow up with doctor to review your cause and treatment options.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: With treatment

Depending on cause of the vaginitis, it can resolve slowly or quickly.
A fungal vaginitis will usually respond in hours to adequate treatment with anti-fungals, a viral vaginitis can require days to improve, with or without treatment. Bacterial vaginitis will usually respond in a day or two with proper treatment.

In brief: With treatment

Depending on cause of the vaginitis, it can resolve slowly or quickly.
A fungal vaginitis will usually respond in hours to adequate treatment with anti-fungals, a viral vaginitis can require days to improve, with or without treatment. Bacterial vaginitis will usually respond in a day or two with proper treatment.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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