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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial vaginosis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotic: If it was diagnosted as bacterial vaginosis, and you are not allergic to Flagyl then this is the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

BV: Bv is a condition caused by an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora as a result of a pH change. This change is a manifestation of a possible decreased immune system, which could be a temporary condition. Probiotics, anti-oxidants, vitamins, omega 3 are some supplements one can take to increase the immune system. Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, minimize stress to name a few. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for bacterial vaginosis? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for bacterial vaginosis? What is it?

Antibiotics or boric: Metronidazole pills, or Metronidazole gel (for vaginal treatment) are first line treatments. Clindamycin is another effective antibiotic that comes in oral or vaginal preparations. Boric acid is a very effective treatment (vaginal use only). Sometimes taking a probiotic, or acidophilus can keep the vaginal ph in a range to prevent recurrences of yeast or BV infections. ...Read more

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Why won't my bacterial vaginosis go away after different treatments?

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Why won't my bacterial vaginosis go away after different treatments?

Try this: Take betadine douche after intercourse for one month. This will help. ...Read more

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I was curious which treatment is more effective for bacterial vaginosis?

I was curious which treatment is more effective for bacterial vaginosis?

Can Vary: The treatments for BV work about 85% of the time. In general, i like to treat first with vaginal antibiotic such as metrogel, because it treats where the infection is. Metronidazole pills help, and if those aren't working i will treat with tindamax. Yeast arrest can help to normalize the vaginal environment and that can decrease bv. ...Read more

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How to know when do you start noticing the effects of treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

2-3 days: When a woman has a bacterial vaginosis infection and starts an antibiotic it usually takes 2-3 days for her to start feeling better. But take the whole treatment! otherwise there is more chance of the infection coming back. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Currently none: Candida (fungal) vaginitis can be treated with otc such as vagisil/monistat etc..But there is no otc med available to treat bv, yet. I think that the vaginal suppository form of Flagyl should someday become available otc for treatment of bv. I would suggest consulting your doc for work-up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if it was safe to perform oral sex on my girlfriend? she recently completed the treatment for bacterial vaginosis a week ago

Hi I was wondering if it was safe to perform oral sex on my girlfriend? she recently completed the treatment for bacterial vaginosis a week ago

If you can handle it: The condition itself should not be worsened by your oral flora, its more if a question if whether you can handle the bad odor when you perform oral sex, its up to you ! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?

Get tested: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of a normal bacteria that lives in the vagina. You are right that can be associated with preterm delivery; i haven't heard it's associated with early miscarriage. You can get tested by your doctor and treatment is vaginal suppository or oral medication. You can also think about what in your environment might cause bv. Sometimes its lubricants, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Hi gd day doc i was treated with bacterial vaginosis before but now it keeps on recurring whats the treatment for this?

Hi gd day doc i was treated with bacterial vaginosis before but now it keeps on recurring whats the treatment for this?

Recurrent BV...: ...is common, difficult, often very frustrating. Preventive treatment with metronidazole gel (MetroGel® in the US) can help. So can boric acid vaginal capsules. If your doc isn't familiar with these options for BV, see a gyn with special interest in infectious diseases. Or perhaps your local sexual health centre. Australia's nationallly funded SHCs are uniformly superb for STDs and other SH care. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis have an effect on IVF transfer? Retrieval 20/10/14 and transfer is on 25th can i have treatment for BV before having transfer.

Can bacterial vaginosis have an effect on IVF transfer? Retrieval 20/10/14 and transfer is on 25th can i have treatment for BV before having transfer.

Yes, and yes.: BV is colonization of cervical os/vagina w/ certain bacteria. It is not an STD. The BMJ is a pretty reliable source of info - http://www.bmj.com/content/319/7204/220. This prelim cohort study showed 2-fold risk of 1st TM miscarriage, due to contaminating endometrium during embryo transfer = hostile implantation environment. Treatment is easy & safe for embryo: 1x oral dose 2g Flagyl. No douching! ...Read more

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Why should women avoid having sex during bacterial vaginosis treatment?

See below: So that you do not infect your partner who in turn can reinfect you after you complete treatment. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for bacterial vaginosis? And, do that disease makes you have painfun sexual relations? Or it may be something else?

What are the treatments for bacterial vaginosis? And, do that disease makes you have painfun sexual relations? Or it may be something else?

Antibiotics: The usual treatment for BV is a medication called metronidazole. Taking probiotics daily by mouth and acidifying the vagina after sex and after periods (with a product such as rephresh) may help decrease recurrences in some women. Bv can cause pain with sex. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metrogel for bv(bacterial vaginosis) to be completely out of your body? I just finished the 5-day treatment, when will the discharge go away?

How long does it take for metrogel for bv(bacterial vaginosis) to be completely out of your body? I just finished the 5-day treatment, when will the discharge go away?

A couple of days: When taking metrogel, a vaginal antibiotic to treat bacterial vaginosis, it commonly causes an odd discharge from the vagina. This is normal. It typically takes 2-3 days after finishing the Metrogel for the odd discharge to go away. ...Read more