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Could second hand smoke cause bacterial vaginosis?

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No: Bacterial vaginitis is not caused by smoke, first hand or second hand. It is an overgrowth in abnormal bacteria that is usually suppressed by the vagina's normal flora, and represents an imbalance. You may need antibiotics to suppress the abnormal bacteria, and probiotics, like eating yogurt, to help replenish the healthy bacteria.

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