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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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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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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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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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bacteria normally reside in vagina as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor ...Read more