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Dealing With the Chronic Itch ‘Down There’

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Sounds strange, but I have had women concerned about the amount of discharge they produce every month and treat themselves for yeast. Upon examination, the discharge comes around ovulation and is on the stretchy side.

Of course, there are a number of sexually transmitted diseases that also cause vaginal symptoms. Trichomoniasis (Trich), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis require medical attention and antibiotics. Probiotics and cotton underwear will not make these go away.

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I agree. Probiotics are very helpful in helping women replenish the good bacteria back to their bodies, but there are so many other "small" choices women make that will also help keep their chances low of getting BV one more time. BV isn't an infection like a yeast infection; it's a condition that has many prevailing factors, which is why so many women have more than one experience with it. Once a woman learns the true cause of bacterial vaginosis, only then will she be able to make certain that it does not continue to haunt her in the form of reoccurences. http://bacterial-vaginosis-info.com/what-is-bacterial-vaginosis/bv-causes is a great introduction to learning what causes this condition.

March 21, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Useful information for women! I am here to say that probiotics are awesome! Our entire family takes them now because our son's allergies and Eczema were helped dramatically from Vidazorb probiotics! We witnessed first hand the amazing power these little chewable have and now live by them everyday :) It is always amazing to read the awesome studies and research that continues to come out on how they help our bodies! Thanks, Caroline *smilinggreenmom on twitter!

June 17, 2009 - 10:23am

Great overview of women's concerns with discharge and possible infection down there! I've experienced my fair share of these issues and have found that following the tips you suggested have really helped. A lot of women I've talked to have good luck with regular ingestion of probiotics - either in food or in supplements - in keeping vaginal flora and yeast levels in the body balanced. Personally, I'm a big fan of my probiotic supplement! Oh, and thanks for pointing out that vaginal discharge at certain times during the month is normal in many cases.
~ Anna M

June 17, 2009 - 8:44am
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