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How do I treat bacterial vaginitis

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Bv is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OTC : There is lactobacilli vaginal pearls that help kill bacteria.
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Support: Supporting the healthy bacteria in the body and balancing the vaginal pH. Recommend products such as probiotics orally( minimum 10 billion bacteria), ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The freq ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Not effective: Ascorbic acid, Acetic Acid gel, and povidone-iodine vaginal douches can be tried, but their use is not recommended, as they are significantly less eff ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe, not effective: Monistat treats yeast, not bacteria so you'll need to visit a provider if your symptoms continue to see if it really is yeast or bacteria.
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis: ...is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Not transmitted by kissing; there's no infection in your mouth. BV isn't sexually transm ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
10 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: See a doctor. You will need a prescription for an antibiotic. Either in suppository form or by pill form.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be BV: Could be BV and treated with anitbiotics
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is treated with antibiotics by mouth or vaginal cream.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Get care, STD testin: BV is an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Main symptoms are vaginal odor, often fishy, sometimes more prominent after sex; and thin, gray ... Read More

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