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3 Cold-Season Medications That Can Mess With Your Vagina

As temperatures drop, the number of people sneezing, sniffling, and coughing rises. With so many of us coming down with colds right now, odds are good that you'll be taking cold medicine soon too (or meds that treat related conditions, such as the flu, strep throat, or a sinus infection).

But while over the counter or prescription cold fighters do a decent job of treating the misery in your head, they also have the power to mess with other parts of the body—including your vagina.

“Some women take these meds and have absolutely no problem at all," says Alyssa Dweck, MD, a New York–

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