Natural Remedies For Vaginitis

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Soothe the discomfort of vaginitis and get back to enjoying life. First, uncover the cause. Then control the irritating symptoms. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful:

What You Need To Know:

• Give yogurt a go
Help prevent recurrences of bacterial or candidal vaginitis by eating 5 ounces (113 grams) a day of yogurt containing live Lactobacillus acidophilus, a friendly bacteria

• Try topical acidophilus
To relieve symptoms, apply a daily topical preparation or a suppository containing live Lactobacillus acidophilus for up to two weeks; for prevention in those with recurrent infections, apply weekly

• Steer clear of irritants
Reduce vaginal irritation by minimizing friction and reducing your exposure to perfumes, spermicides, and other chemicals

• Get a checkup

Visit your healthcare provider to find out if your vaginitis is caused by a treatable medical condition

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full vaginitis article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.