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Is there a cure for vaginal infections?

Dr. Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

There are numerous cures for vaginal infections. It is most important for a patient to seek medical attention to diagnose the exact cause of the infection. Once the infection is discovered, a treatment can be given to help rid the patient of this infection.

Taking any prescribed medications for your vaginal infection should cure it by killing the underlying microbe causing your symptoms. However, vaginal infections can recur. You should follow preventive practices to prevent vaginal infections from coming back. Don't use douches, avoid wearing tight clothing or using scented hygiene products, and make sure you wipe from front to back after using the toilet. Prolonged or recurrent infections may require a different or longer treatment. Contact your healthcare provider if simple changes don't stop the infection or prevent recurrence.

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