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Can antibiotics cure bv?

Can antibiotics cure bv?

Yes: Flagyl is a commonly used antibiotic that is highly effective in treating bacterial vaginosis. You need a prescription to get it from a pharmacy. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Antibiotics doesn't work for my issue with bv. Is there another option to get rid of it for good? Is there really a cure?

Antibiotics doesn't work for my issue with bv. Is there another option to get rid of it for good? Is there really a cure?

Several approaches: Bv can be caused by several things. Try this under the guidance of a physician. Be abstinent. Limit the number of sex partners after treatment. Do not douche. Use all of the medicine prescribed for treatment of bv, even if the signs and symptoms go away. It seems you have tried the metronidazole. Perhaps have your physician switch to Clindamycin and give that a try. Eat as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Have been on 4 different antibiotics for specific bacterias, now test shows I have bv, any natural cures i can try? I don't want anymore antibiotics.

Boric Acid?: For bacterial vaginosis i would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more

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Can BV be cured at home? I have it, but do not have money for antibiotics.

Can BV be cured at home? I have it, but do not have money for antibiotics.

No: But Metronidazole should be very cheap , see if your doctor can prescribe that pill as that is the generic name, it works often, not always. ...Read more

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Am 31 virgin wiz bv took metroidazole.tindazole.cefixime never cured.antibiotics cause oral thrus duflican 3 pills150 and daktrain no cure.wts wrong?

Am 31 virgin wiz bv took metroidazole.tindazole.cefixime never cured.antibiotics cause oral thrus duflican 3 pills150 and daktrain no cure.wts wrong?

Proper diagnosis: The key to treating recurrent vaginal discharge is proper testing so that you know exactly what you are treating. If test confirm you do have recurrent BV then there are several protocols for long term treatments with Metronidazole, Boric acid and others that can be used. ...Read more

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Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Not both: Metronidazole will often cure BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is ineffective against chlamydia. For this you will need a different antibiotic, such as azithromycin, doxycycline, eryhromycin, or uncommonly Levofloxacin and ofloxacin. See your clinician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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How can I treat and cure bacterial vaginosis at home without antibiotics? I was diagnosed with BV and received antibiotics that i finished off, but i'm still experiencing severe pain and symptoms. I have no medical insurance and cannot afford to go back t

How can I treat and cure bacterial vaginosis at home without antibiotics? I was diagnosed with BV and received antibiotics that i finished off, but i'm still experiencing severe pain and symptoms. I have no medical insurance and cannot afford to go back t

If : If you were diagnosed with BV and treated, but are still experiencing symptoms, then there is a good possibility that you have something else besides bv. Search you local yellow pages for low income or free clinics. There are usually free std clinics in every state. They can help you with this issue even if it's not an std. Unfortunately, there is not an at home cure i can suggest without knowing what we are dealing with, however i can tell you if you have any itching or white discharge an over the counter yeast infection cream may help. My final advice since you are in "severe" pain is to find a way to seek medical care. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. How many days wl take antibiotics to cure vag BV? I took 5 days 250mg course still getting yellowish discharge with no smel.19W preg now

Dr. How many days wl take antibiotics  to cure vag BV? I took 5 days 250mg course still getting yellowish discharge with no smel.19W preg now

Metronidazole: Assuming you are taking metronidazole (Flagyl) 250mg. The usual course is three times a day for seven days. If this doesn't work, can try clindamycin 300mg twice times a day for seven days. ...Read more

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Ihad bv that used 3 types of antibiotics and never wnet away even for aday.also I had infection in urine dr said ut was due to bv.how to cure both?

Ihad bv that used 3 types of antibiotics and never wnet away even for aday.also I had infection in urine dr said ut was due to bv.how to cure both?

BV: You may need to be on vaginal metronidazole for up to 6 weeks and you need to see if your physician has found a reason for the persistent infection. You can also use a vaginal probiotic. I occasionally suggest one called fem flora from swanson vitamins. ...Read more

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I Have this unpleasant smell and discharge to my vagina. it kinda smells like old cabbage. it itch for a day or two then it stopped. it is very uncomfortable I was thinking it was BV can I get any antibiotics to cure this?

I Have this unpleasant smell and discharge to my vagina. it kinda smells like old cabbage. it itch for a day or two then it stopped. it is very uncomfortable I was thinking it was BV can I get any antibiotics to cure this?

Get it checked out: Hi Ebony It's most likely BV but that can only be determined for certain with an exam . If possible go to a doctor or a Gyn center such as Planned Parenthood to have it checked out. If you start having discomfort in your low belly or pelvic area, get seen right away. ...Read more

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Does the antibiotic minocycline cure bv? Also am worried about the scary side effects that happen when used for a long period of time, taking for acne

Does the antibiotic minocycline cure bv? Also am worried about the scary side effects that happen when used for a long period of time, taking for acne

No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use. Minocycline is not a rx for bv. ...Read more

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Ihad bv for since march took 3 antibiotic never cured. Urine test showed pus may be uti and I have watery thin period since i had bv. Was i misdiagnos?

Ihad bv for since march took 3 antibiotic never cured. Urine test showed pus may be uti and I have watery thin period since i had bv. Was i misdiagnos?

Recurrence: BV has a high recurrence rate and so you may need treatment again, however you should have a pelvic exam to determine if there aren't any other reasons causing your discharge. ...Read more

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Took flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI & BV 500 mg for 2 weeks I thought the antibiotics would also cure the strong excessive odor in my armpits from hidradeni?

Took flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI & BV 500 mg for 2 weeks I thought the antibiotics would also cure the strong excessive odor in my armpits from hidradeni?

Not an infection: Hidradenitis suppurativa is not primarily an infection, but an immune disorder; the exact causes aren't known. Infection often occurs on top of hidradenitis, in which case ciprofloxacin and metronidazole (Flagyl®) might help. But antibiotic treatment won't necessarily prevent or cure odor. You need to be in the care of a dermatologist, if not already. Good luck! ...Read more

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Negative for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Still discharge and pain in vagina. Feel need to pee. Bv test showed staph. 4 different antibiotics and no cure?

Negative for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Still discharge and pain in vagina. Feel need to pee. Bv test showed staph. 4 different antibiotics and no cure?

Herpes?: This is too complex for a clear on this sort of forum. Keep working with your doctors. If not under the care of a genitourinary medicine (GUM) or infectious diseases specialist, that might be worthwhile. Also, make sure you were tested for herpes, which could cause such symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently have been taking antibiotics to cure a bacterial vaginosis infection and a bladder infection and it has given me a watery stool and now I have a sore behind with little red bumps how can this be cured and is it for sure from the antibiotics?

I recently have been taking antibiotics to cure a bacterial vaginosis infection and a bladder infection and it has given me a watery stool and now I have a sore behind with little red bumps  how can this be cured and is it for sure from the antibiotics?

Probably: Diarrhea should improve now antibiotics xed, if not seek help. The behind is sore from fungus /candida probably 2 ary to antibitiocs. Will improve. Keep area dry after your daily shower, use hairdryer (not on hot) and s prinkling of baby or antifungal powder Should go, if not seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Will BV go away without antibiotic?

See below: It can. It resolves spontaneously in up to 1/3 of non-pregnant women and 1/2 of pregnant women. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

A condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more