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A 32-year-old female asked:

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? any suggestions?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm.

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