Bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short, is aninfection of the vagina that develops when the normal balance of vaginal bacteria isdisrupted. BV is the most common vaginal infectionwomen of childbearing age. Examples of activities that change the normalbacterial balance include douching, taking antibiotics, wearing an intrauterine deviceor IUD, and having unprotected sexual activity. BV is more commonsexually active womenthannonsexually active women, but it is not considered a sexually transmitted diseaseor STD. The main symptom of BV is a thin vaginal dischargethat appears grayish white and smells of fish,
especially after sexual activity. Other symptomsmay include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation.These symptoms may also be caused by another type of infection, so it is important to seea . Many women with BV have no symptoms at all. BV is often diagnosed based on a pelvic examand symptoms, however certain tests can help confirm the diagnosis. BV will sometimes go away without treatment.Your healthcare provider may choose to treat it with antibiotics if your symptoms persist.
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Text on screen: Acupuncture How to Eliminate Yeast Infections, Thrush, and other CandidiasisRelated Conditions from Your Life Forever Chapter One: Patients History With Yeast Infections NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Faith, welcome to Wellness Center. And my name is Ananda Stevenson. Nice to meet you. FAITH: Nice to meet you. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: And we're going to be talking about something that's been bothering you quite some time. Do you want to tell me more about thaté FAITH: Yeast infections. Yeah, I, probably from the time I was 13, I had a viral infection and I was sick for about six weeks. Lost quite a bit of weight and I was on antibiotic the whole time. And ever since then it seems like I've just had them consistently. They seem to be more around my period.
But I'm definitely very frustrated at this point and have tried all the regular, overthecounter remedies and still not a lot of relief, so, IÅ¯ NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: And you've obviously been back to your gynecologist over the yearsé FAITH: I have. I've tried the sevenday, the threeday, the pill, the gel, the cream Å¯ everything that's out there pretty much. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: And do they have recommendations for you after 17 years of taking overthecounter medicineé FAITH: No, they write a prescription: quot;It'll be better; it's normal; there's so many strains out there; they're coming out with new ones every day; here you go.quot; The one that did work the best, I guess, was the oneday, but I felt like it was just really strong. If it's workingone day it probably can't be the healthiest thing for me. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: How many yeast infectionsa year do you geté FAITH: Um, well, I mean if you look at it I would say at least every other month. I feel like it really is triggered by the fluctuationthe hormones that time, during your period.
NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: And when your gynecologist does blood work, do they find that your IgE is low, do they find anything going onyour immune systemé Any objective findingsyour blood testé FAITH: I don't know, specifically. I know that I've had immune issues just because I used to get strep throat four to six times a year, or a sinus infection. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: And how often would you get sinus infectionsé FAITH: Probably about that. It seemed like it was one or the other. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: And then how do the yeast infections manifesté Is it itchingé Is it burningé Is it a urinary tract issueé FAITH: No, not so much the urinary tract. It's mostly just itching, to begin with. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Acupuncture's fabulous for this. There's a huge area of acupuncture that has everything to do with gynecology and women's issues. And it's very effective. Especially with chronic yeast infections. You've definitely found an area of medicine that can greatly help you.
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Can I Get Fluconazole Over The Counter
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath and authorof Candida Crusher with another frequently asked question. Can I get fluconazole over the counteré You can get it over the counter and it's becomerecently available nowmany countries as an OTC or overthecounter ug, but why wouldyou want to take a ug like this over the counter without seeing a . Fluconazole'squite a powerful ug with many potential side effects. If you go to many databasesonline, you can read about all the nasty side effects from diflucan or fluconazole. It hassome very powerful effects on the liver.
So my advice to you if you must take thisug is to take ita very short period of time and certainly don't repeatedly takethis ug. Once you've finished your course, ask your naturopath or health care professionalif you can go on a course of St. Mary Thistle, a good herb to help mop up any liver toxins.Another good solution for you would be to use a standardized garlic extract, which isgoing to help clear residues from your liver. Beet root and carrot juice are other goodalternatives, as is inking water with lemon juiceit. But my advice would be not torely on diflucanthe first place and try and look for alternatives.
In my book, Candida Crusher, you can readall about the alternatives to diflucan. Whether you have a vaginal infection or jock itch,or throat yeast infection or mouth, there are many natural alternatives you can use.So my advice would be not to take this ug if you can avoid it. So I hope that answers your question.