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Vaginitis

Also indexed as:Atrophic Vaginitis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Gardnerella Infection, Hormone-Related Vaginitis, Irritant Vaginitis, Trichomoniasis, Vulvovaginitis
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.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Give yogurt a goHelp prevent recurrences of bacterial or candida vaginitis by eating 5 ounces (140 to 150 grams) a day of yogurt containing live Lactobacillus acidophilus, a friendly bacteria.
Sample some soyWomen with atrophic vaginitis may benefit from eating soy flour or supplementing with soy.
Uncover food allergiesWork with a knowledgeable health practitioner to find out if your yeast infections are related to food sensitivities.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.