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Can Bv Cure On Its Own
BV spontaneous cure?: I would assume that if a woman had a very few numbers of BV in her vagina (which are there in small amounts), that they are already held in check by the good bacteria, and the woman wouldn't have any symptoms. Once she has significant numbers of the bacteria, she'll have symptoms and thus need rx treatment. ...Read more
No evidence: Bacterial vaginosis occurs when the ph of the vagina becomes imbalanced (from menstrual bleeding and semen for instance) and raises above 4.5-5.0. Anecdotal evidence suggests that apple cider vinegar used in a douche may help. In my experience however, it usually takes an intravaginal antibiotic to completely clear BV followed by vaginal ph maintenance. ...Read more
Decrease acidity.: Semen is loaded with carbs, and the common BV bugs may consume it but lets go for a cure.Decrease the ph in your vagina by using a very dilute vaginal wash of 1 tablespoon of clear vinegar in a quart of water.I do recommend condom use to prevent disease and pregnancy. ...Read more
Probably not: The white stretchy discharge tells me you are likely at a particular time of your cycle. Are you on birth control? BV will appear as a thin, watery discharge that has a fishy odor and may cause your vagina to itch or hurt. If those things happen, you should go back to see your doctor. ...Read more
No: Bacterial vaginosis is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella vaginalis 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. Per your info. You are taking flagyl. Iodine does not treat bv. ...Read more
Tinidazole: The recommended dose in non-pregnant women is 2 g orally once daily for 2 days taken with food or a 1 g oral dose once daily for 5 days taken with food. The use of tinidazole in pregnant patients has not been studied for bacterial vaginosis. Do not drink alcohol up to 24-48 hrs after last dose. ...Read more
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