Is chlamydia a disease or just an infection that can go away
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection disease transmitted when people have sexual relations. It has to be treated with an antibiotic. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/is-chlamydia-a-disease-or-just-an-infection-that-can-go-away ]
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- Is chlamydia a disease or just an infection that can go away?
- Chlamydia is a bacterial infection disease transmitted when people have sexual relations. It has to be treated with an antibiotic.
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- Does this sound like a Yeast Infection?
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- A: Yes, it sounds exactly like a yeast infection. You have all the common symptoms; burning, itching, white non-smelly discharge and painful intercourse. Either use Monistat 7 for the FULL 7 days or go to the doctor and they can prescribe you a one time oral tablet that kills the infections. Also eat lots of yogurt and drink lots of cranberry juice, that will also help your body fight the infection.
- Recurrent UTI’s… Pain during sex…?
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- A: not sure as to what’s the matter with you. it may just be that you have a small urethra, rough sex, are not properly lubricated before engaging in intercourse, are allergic or have a sensitivity to latex or spermicide, or something else. try to make sure you have plenty of foreplay ahead of time. make sue to wash down there and try to pee immediately after sex or masturbation, don’t douche (this can mess with your ph balance and cause infections), don’t take bubble baths (it can irritate your urethra), and switch to a mild cleanser for your feminine bits. if you keep getting yeast infections, take acidophilus or eat yogurt. you can also try this over the counter medication for uti’s called “cystex”. it is the only brand that works for me since it has an anti-microbial in it. NEVER hold your pee, and make sure you are drinking enough water (actually, all of these things could be caused by not drinking enough water. if you’re dehydrated you may not have enough natural lubrication to prevent microtears inside, bacteria will build up in your urinary tract since it’s not being flushed out enough, and the sugar content of your urine will be high since it will be concentrated causing you to get yeast infections).also make sure to wear breathable panties and pants. try only cotton and try switching to a hypo-allergenic laundry detergent.one more random thought….. do you have dry mouth problems or dry eye problems? there’s a rare syndrome that can cause a lot of the problems you’re describing (you probably DON’T have it, but just a thought):http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sjogrens-syndrome/AN01893
- Has anyone been diagnosed with Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis (DIV) or know someone that has?
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- A: Hi,First, Im sorry to hear of your difficulties… Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis is a subgroup of Bacterial Vaginosis, which is why it is treated with Clindomycin. Actually, over 95% of women treated with Clindomycin report positive results (just as you have), unfortunately 30% have a relapse (as you do).DIV is actually more common than you think. It appears like Atrophic Vaginitis, which occurs in postmenapausal women. Women with normal estrogen levels are given the diagnosis of DIV instead.As a nurse who has worked many years in OB/GYN, I know that DIV is sometimes triggered by an allergy. Perhaps you can consult an allergist in your area? You can also check the pH of your vaginal secretions, which may give you an indication of whats going on. Yeast infections or other diseases give a slightly acidic or normal result, where bacterial infections will make your pH more basic.Any way, I wish you all the best! 🙂 And hang in there.. I know its hard, but you’ll find a way to figure this out 🙂