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Can bacterial vaginosis go away without antibiotics?

Can bacterial vaginosis go away without antibiotics?

Yes: Its an imbalance of bacteria, as long as nothing is altering the bacteria, it may. Additionally vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. ...Read more

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How long should I let bacterial vaginosis go before taking an antibiotic?

How long should I let bacterial vaginosis go before taking an antibiotic?

Why wait??: 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. If you have this condition i see no advantage in delaying treatment. ...Read more

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

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Chronic problems: May warrant an evaluation by a vaginitis specialist. If hygiene modification and Flagyl gel or pill has not been working, then their expertise may be needed. Make sure infection has been ruled out. Your doctor can also check for ureaplasma and mycoplasma to see if these organisms are present. The treatment is different. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have bacterial vaginosis. I got an antibiotic from my doctor, but I have been eating yogurt and it has been helping. Should i still take the antibiotic?

I have bacterial vaginosis. I got an antibiotic from my doctor, but I have been eating yogurt and it has been helping. Should i still take the antibiotic?

I : I would ask the doctor who prescribed it. There are some serious bacterial infections. Regular yogurt has predominantly dead cultures. To get good probiotic levels think of kefir, greek yogurt and otc probiotics. ...Read more

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My doctor told me i had bacterial vaginosis she gave me an antibiotic that i had to take every 12 hours when i went back i still had it. I'm confused?

Bacterial vaginosis: Without knowing how you were treated and whether your sexual partner was simultaneously given an antibiotic topically on his penis the best thing to do is to discuss this with your doctor. Although not truly a std this can be given back to you by organisms resident on your partner's penis. ...Read more

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How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?I don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.Hav 1 partner.Wipe front-back, use dove soap only.Tried antibiotic

How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?I don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.Hav 1 partner.Wipe front-back, use dove soap only.Tried antibiotic

Imbalance: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance between the normal bacterial and fungal components of the flora of the vagina. Usually, it is due to something that changes the ph of the vagina, most particularly douching. Some women are more prone to it than others, and you should see your physician for an exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

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