Vagisil Screening kits for infections?

I was browsing the Rite Aid sales flyer and I saw this advertised for sale. I had no idea they had a home test for infections. That's the kind of thing I would feel better seeing a doctor for. Here's their home page if anyone is interested in more info. Am I just oblivious and these have been out awhile?
Well, it's been out at least since last year when my friend who then worked at a local drugstore was gonna say "have a nice night" to a woman and her son at her register, but then saw they were buying one of these tests and the mom looked mad, the boy shameful...so she connected the dots and kept her mouth shut. Not a very nice night for them.

It certainly doesn't test for everything, but it's there for some things.
OMG, LOOK!!

...It's a siggie.
I've seen similiar ones available and I always thought they were redundent. If you buy one of those, obviously you're worried something is wrong, otherwise, why bother? Then, when the test confirms you're suspicions, you would most likely need to visit the doctor anyway for treatment or to confirm the test's diagnosis. It's silly to me. Use the money for the copay at the Dr.'s.
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Well, it's been out at least since last year when my friend who then worked at a local drugstore was gonna say "have a nice night" to a woman and her son at her register, but then saw they were buying one of these tests and the mom looked mad, the boy shameful...so she connected the dots and kept her mouth shut. Not a very nice night for them.

It certainly doesn't test for everything, but it's there for some things.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
It's a vaginal test. I'm pretty sure it wasn't for the boy
Well, it's been out at least since last year when my friend who then worked at a local drugstore was gonna say "have a nice night" to a woman and her son at her register, but then saw they were buying one of these tests and the mom looked mad, the boy shameful...so she connected the dots and kept her mouth shut. Not a very nice night for them.

It certainly doesn't test for everything, but it's there for some things.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
It's a vaginal test. I'm pretty sure it wasn't for the boy
Originally Posted by internetchick
Nope, for his girlfriend. That would be funny if he tried to take it, though.
OMG, LOOK!!

...It's a siggie.
Nope, for his girlfriend. That would be funny if he tried to take it, though.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
LOL!
I've seen similiar ones available and I always thought they were redundent. If you buy one of those, obviously you're worried something is wrong, otherwise, why bother? Then, when the test confirms you're suspicions, you would most likely need to visit the doctor anyway for treatment or to confirm the test's diagnosis. It's silly to me. Use the money for the copay at the Dr.'s.
Originally Posted by Aries_jb
It's probably more for those who don't have health insurance. Maybe its for people who frequenty get bacterial and yeast infections so they just wanna be sure that's it?
I still think if you feel you need one, then there is something wrong. I'm not going to buy one if I feel fine, you know? So, even if the test says that I'm fine, I'm still going to worry and eventually go to the doctor anyway, and I don't have health insurance. I think tests like this can cause an unneeded delay in treatment. Plus, if they get them frequently, then they know the symptoms, so if it's bacterial, then they would need to see the doctor anyway.
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I still think if you feel you need one, then there is something wrong. I'm not going to buy one if I feel fine, you know? So, even if the test says that I'm fine, I'm still going to worry and eventually go to the doctor anyway, and I don't have health insurance. I think tests like this can cause an unneeded delay in treatment. Plus, if they get them frequently, then they know the symptoms, so if it's bacterial, then they would need to see the doctor anyway.
Originally Posted by Aries_jb
I'm two hours away from my doctor (I'm at school), and for a while, I was having frequent infections and because they knew this, when I saw the symptoms, they would call in a Diflican for me. Here's the kicker--the FIRST yeast infection THEY diagnosed turned out NOT to be a yeast infection after all--even though it fit all the symptoms, and I didn't find out for a while. It was bacterial, and they called in a script. So now, two hours away, if there were something wrong, I'd use this test to determine which one the problem was and then call the doctor to discuss it, and they would discuss treatment with me. Just the other side of the coin.
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I can see your side of it. See, my doctor will not give me meds for my recurrent problem unless I go to his office and get tested by his staff. So, for me, a test would be useless. I wish my doctor would just call in my meds for me, though! There have been times where I was in a lot of discomfort waiting for him to tell me what I already know.
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I can see your side of it. See, my doctor will not give me meds for my recurrent problem unless I go to his office and get tested by his staff. So, for me, a test would be useless. I wish my doctor would just call in my meds for me, though! There have been times where I was in a lot of discomfort waiting for him to tell me what I already know.
Originally Posted by Aries_jb
I was having a brutal time adjusting to sex, and while it turned out to be a latex allergy, I didn't know that for WAY too long, so infection after infection would develop. I had already gone home to the doctor 4 times within as many months, but I needed treatment in between, so they were super helpful working over the phone. I don't know if it would be the same at home. However, if the test said it was a yeast infection, I could also just go get something OTC, but I'd want to make sure what I was treating, since I've been incorrectly treated before.
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I think these tests could be harmful in terms of what you just mentioned about the latex allergy. If a person continues to get infections that could be diagnosed with an OTC test and could be treated with an OTC med, then they will continue to get infections because they won't go to the doctor, who could tell them to avoid latex. I see how it can be useful for someone who gets yeast infections in which their doctor has ruled out other factors. Why go to the doctor when you can just find out for yourself and treat with OTC meds? However, it's the other types of infections what worry me.
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I think these tests could be harmful in terms of what you just mentioned about the latex allergy. If a person continues to get infections that could be diagnosed with an OTC test and could be treated with an OTC med, then they will continue to get infections because they won't go to the doctor, who could tell them to avoid latex. I see how it can be useful for someone who gets yeast infections in which their doctor has ruled out other factors. Why go to the doctor when you can just find out for yourself and treat with OTC meds? However, it's the other types of infections what worry me.
Originally Posted by Aries_jb
Oh, I totally understand. I would feel confident using it just because I have been under a doctor's care for many of these infections, and if anything persists, etc., I always call. My doctors tried to rule everything out first before they'd say it was latex. They kept mentioning it in passing, but gave me a thousand other reasons why there could be a problem. I'm actually the one who decided to quit the latex and discovered that's what it was, and I later confirmed it with the doctor. It's all about responsibility, I think. Not everyone can be trusted with something like this, but I'm quite thankful that this exists for reasons I've mentioned. I can totally see where you're coming from, though.
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I totally agree about responsibility. The OTC tests can offer a good way to take your health into your own hands. I've been misdiagnosed a couple of times by doctors and if I didn't do my own research I would still be taking meds that don't help, so it is definitely important.
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I think these tests could be harmful in terms of what you just mentioned about the latex allergy. If a person continues to get infections that could be diagnosed with an OTC test and could be treated with an OTC med, then they will continue to get infections because they won't go to the doctor, who could tell them to avoid latex. I see how it can be useful for someone who gets yeast infections in which their doctor has ruled out other factors. Why go to the doctor when you can just find out for yourself and treat with OTC meds? However, it's the other types of infections what worry me.
Originally Posted by Aries_jb
Oh, I totally understand. I would feel confident using it just because I have been under a doctor's care for many of these infections, and if anything persists, etc., I always call. My doctors tried to rule everything out first before they'd say it was latex. They kept mentioning it in passing, but gave me a thousand other reasons why there could be a problem. I'm actually the one who decided to quit the latex and discovered that's what it was, and I later confirmed it with the doctor. It's all about responsibility, I think. Not everyone can be trusted with something like this, but I'm quite thankful that this exists for reasons I've mentioned. I can totally see where you're coming from, though.
Originally Posted by Befrizzled
I've had similar problems/situation as you and I also could find these tests useful(haven't heard of them until now). I would also always go to the doctor and be responsible but it may be useful in between doctor visits to get treated right away.

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