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Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD
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Can you please tell me what treatments are out there for

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JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: can you please tell me what treatments are out there for DIV? Is there any known cause or risk factor?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: cortisone suppositories yes, usually happens after BV
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Hi, Dr. Ashori here. Give me a moment to reply.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Stress and lack of sleep can be linked to DIV.

Cortisone is a good treatment for outbreaks but prevention is key.

Some women will get it after infections, such as BV or yeast infections. It appears you get it after BV. To prevent BV make sure to stay away from antibiotics. Also animal products tend to have a lot of antibiotic residues.

Try to avoid too much sugar which can throw your vaginal Ph off.

Probiotics tend to help prevent BV, consider taking those.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Treatment for DIV is really just the steroids.

For women who get it every few days there are much more serious medications to take but they have considerable risks so we stick with the steroids.

Expert:  Dr. Mo replied 11 months ago.

Have you looked to see if any foods you eat could be cause of this? Some people react poorly to certain foods and get such outbreaks because of it.