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Are there any over the counter medication for BV

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
HOME REMEDIES: There are many home remedies that can be just as effective as medications. For an extensive discussion of a variety of remedies by hundreds of people ... Read More
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Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Requires script : Treatment includes topical and/or oral antibiotics. These are scheduled and do require a script. Important to also confirm the diagnosis

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes see a doctor: In the United states there is no over the counter medication available for bacterial vaginosis. I am not sure if it is available in other countries. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: These are prescription medications.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
BV requires Rx: There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not in the US: Only prescription antibotics (e.g. metronidazole, clindamycin) are effective against BV.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: You will need to tell your mom you are having symptoms--urinary / vaginal / other and need to see your dr. Then ask to be seen in private so you can d ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not effective: Many otc products that "promise to treat bacterial vaginosis" are not as effective as a rx from your gyn. The products just enhance the profitability ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Is bv confirmed?: If you have been on recurring antibiotics for bv, you may have eliminated friendly bacteria from your vagina, and taking probiotic pills such as lacto ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know of any.: Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Elguera
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
RepHresh: Also probiotics. Changes in the way we process food have decreased good bacteria which produce acid in the vagina to keep bad bacteria under control. ... Read More
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