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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can the canesten pessary and cream cure internal thrush as well as bacterial vaginitis?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Thrush yes, BV no: Canesten® (clotrimazole) is excellent treatment for vaginal yeast infection (thrush), but not bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria and requires treatment with an antibiotic by mouth, usually metronidazole. You also need STD testing, because gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichonmonas are common in women with BV. So you'll need to see a doctor. Удачи!
Last updated Jul 16, 2015

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