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A 38-year-old female asked:

How do i get rid of the bacterial vaginosis i'm suffering from? would probiotics work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Probably not: This condition is due to overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina and is treated with antibiotics. See a gynecologist.
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How to get rid of bacterial vaginosis? Is there an OTC method?

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What is the best way to get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

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Bacterial vaginosis: No douching. Treat with bacterial vaginosis with metronidazole or clindamycin.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Persistence: Bacterial vaginosis can be chronic and recurrent, but I have never seen a patient who couldn't ultimately be controlled. First, be sure the diagnosis is correct by sending off sensitive testing. Secondly, when controlled, treat with a preventative, like weekly Metrogel or boric acid. Thirdly, try to support the healthy bacteria, lactobacillus, in the vagina with healthy diet and possibly supp.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I control/get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

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Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: See your doctor. BV is treated with metronidazole or clindamycin.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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