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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
Yes: BV or bacterial vaginosis can go away on its own. A lot of home remedies can help also which including eating yogurt or inserting a tapon soaked in 1:1 hydrogen peroxide and water for 20-30 minutes. If the symptoms do not improve or worsen then definitely see your primary care provider or gynecologist for full evaluation and treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Currently have bacterial vaginosis, I'm on a antibiotic, but can not get the unpleasant odor to go away Is there any wash or anything I can use?
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
Had bacterial vaginosis at 6 weeks.Now am 12 weeks.Took 1 week antibiotic course at 6 wks.How do we know that it has been cured.Was not tested again.
Retest: You could be retested for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
Is the antibiotic cream for bacterial vaginosis safe to take when 3 or 4 weeks pregnant? I dont want to harm the fetus or cause miscarriage
Would swapping from clindamycin cream to an oral anti biotic for bacterial vaginosis disrupt the treatment?
Can bacterial vaginosis go away on its own or with non-medicine remedies? Developed bad reaction after first dosage (agitation, tingling, tremors).
I think i have bacterial vaginosis ive been battling with it for about 6-7 years ive gone to the doctor before but it wont go away what can i do?
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I have had bacterial vaginosis since march and it won't go away. I've treated it with antibiotics over and over but it keeps coming back. What can I do?
Maybe never: Bacterial vaginosis is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. The cause is unknown, but many cases behave like an STD, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) often go along with BV. So you need to have a professional check-up. Sometimes BV will clear up on its own, but it could take months, years, or never. Antibiotic treatment is recommended. See your doctor soon. ...Read more
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