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A 37-year-old member asked:

what is the gardnerella treatment?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Metronadizole/Flagyl: You are referring to bacterial vaginosis. I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven.

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Natural ways to cure vaginosis?

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A 18-year-old member asked:

How can I treat vaginosis?

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Antibiotics: Oral or vaginal antibiotics will treat the initial bacterial vaginosis infection and then taking probiotics afterwards can help restore the good bacteria in the vagina to prevent a recurrence.
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What are some other vaginosis ?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
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Many: "bacterial vaginosis" is the only vaginosis, but there are other types of vaginitis. There are different types of vaginitis including yeast vaginitis (yeast infection), bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginalis infection, and non-infectious vaginitis due to chemical irritation. Treatment for vaginitis depends upon the cause.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to know if you have gardnerella vaginosis?

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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Gardnerella : Gardnerella can be tested for with pcr culture, or on a wet mount microscopy smear where clue cells are seen. The discharge also gives a + whiff test when KOH is added to it.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's an over-the-counter treatment for gardnerella?

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Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Gardnerella: No, there is no effective otc treatment for gardnerella. Also, your sexual partner needs to be treated. Otherwise, you will get a ping pong reinfection.

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