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A 29-year-old female asked:

is rephresh vaginal gel a good alternative for pregnant woman who want to cure their bv naturally rather than metrogel?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not: RepHresh gel has not been studied for its effect against BV, but almost certainly would not be effective. Metronidazole by mouth is the treatment of choice, in both non pregnant and pregnant women. Vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel) is not nearly as reliable, but maybe worth a try. But I would suggest not wasting time, energy, or money on RepHresh. Discuss w/ your obstetrician. Good luck!
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
NO!: So, first there's nothing natural in rephresh vaginal gel. I don't know where you got this ridiculous idea. Read the ingredients. It's mostly chemicals plus a processed sugar (glycerin) & water. Doesn't nothing for an infection like BV. You need to use the proper medication to treat it (ANTIBIOTICS!) like metrogel and then maintain a healthy vaginal floral balance with proper sexual health & diet.

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