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I have bv that won't go away. my doc prescribed flagyl cream & oral-both useless so she prescribed doxycycline. which doesn't treat gardnerella. why won't she do cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) oral? cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream-no help

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
Try probiotics: Antibiotics can lead to worse overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria which cause bv. Eat low fat yogurt and you can apply yogurt topically in vagina or use a lactobacillus probiotic orally and topically. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit and avoid high fat foods that promote bv.

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