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how to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: Bv is highly treatable with certain prescription antibiotics. There is not much to do over the counter.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: Bv is highly treatable with certain prescription antibiotics. There is not much to do over the counter.
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Antibiotics: Bv can be treated by either the oral version of a drug called Metronidazole or there is a vaginal suppository version of this same medication. One caution with this medication is that it cannot be mixed with alcohol or it can cause severe nausea and vomiting.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Avoid Douching !!! Bacterial vaginosis is treated with metronidazole or clindamycin.
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Clindamycin: clindamycin vaginal cream or oral capsules x 10 days

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I treat bacterial vaginosis at home?

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Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your pH and keep the vaginal bacteria in better balance. Some people used over the counter products such as rephresh or luvena. Some physicians use vaginal suppositories containing boric acid, but these need to be made by a compounding pharmacist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis I can find and treat at home?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Several: Common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include a thin discharge, which may or may not be irritating. Also a foul or fishy odor, especially after intercourse. Treatment includes either vaginal antibiotic cream or oral medication, also using boric acid suppositories (usually available by prescription and made up in a compounding pharmacy) to lower the vaginal ph.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
I use Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vag : Supp or cream, you can also use Metrogel or Metronidazole pills, Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) usually works the best, you should get a culture because there are many differnet bact that can cause bv, see your gyn.
A 28-year-old female asked:

What can you take to treat a bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: You can do nothing and the vaginosis will clear up or you can consult your doctor and he can take a culture and give you a specific antibiotic for the cause.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Why does bacterial vaginosis keep recurring every month after i treat it?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: The bacteria responsible for this can be difficult to erase, and is easily acquired by sexual activity. What causes a "discharge, odor and other symptoms" is not always a bacterial agent, but can be multiple other organisms, including parasitic ones. Since this seems to be difficult to eradicate, see your gyn provider for an exam, possible wet smear, and treatment.

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