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Bacterial Vaginosis Natural Remedy
Ive been on Metronidazole for 3 out 7 days bacterial vaginosis. The odor has only gotten worse. I wanted to know if its wise to try natural treatment?
No: If it is getting worse go back to see your doctor. ...Read more
Not really: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. There is an over the counter product called rephresh which can help normalize the pH of the vagina. It is better at preventing BV after treatment than using it for actual treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If I have both bacterial vaginosis & yeast, what is the best remedy? Have seen dr. Got treatment for yeast, but the symptoms still occur. Is it bv?
Vaginosis: You should report what is happening to your doctor to get advice on treating the bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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