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Can garlic capsules help with bv, if so how do you take them, and for how long?

Can garlic capsules help with bv, if so how do you take them, and for how long?

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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


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Is inserting garlic vaginally , treat BV ?

Is inserting garlic vaginally , treat BV ?

No: Dont do that. If your doctor diagnosed you they should have given you a proper prescription. If you havent seen your doctor, then do so to get a proper diagnosis.

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Is it safe to use garlic cloves while pregnant for bv?

Is it safe to use garlic cloves while pregnant for bv?

You can eat cloves : During pregnancy but they should not be taken in medicinal amounts. Use of cloves vaginally has not been well studied and thus can not be recommended during pregnancy.

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I have bacterial vaginosis and want to insert garlic to cure it. How long do I have to insert it to cure the bv? Please help

I have bacterial vaginosis and want to insert garlic to cure it. How long do I have to insert it to cure the bv? Please help

It won't work: Garlic won't help BV. You need proper antibiotic treatment, usually with metronidazole. See a doctor to confirm diagnosis and get a prescription. Also, BV often occurs because of other STDs, especially at your age (21); you need testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas.

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I been suffering BV now for almost 1 1\2 and is desperate for help it goes away then come back i put a garlic clove in my vagina & been douching h202?

I been suffering BV now for almost 1 1\2 and is desperate for help it goes away then come back i put a garlic clove in my vagina & been douching h202?

See a specialist.: I'm sorry your symptoms sound so bothersome, but i would avoid self treatment with garlic and vaginal douching. It's important that the cause of your symptoms, the vaginitis, is fully understood. There are many causes and contributors to vaginitis, and BV is just one of many possible causes. This has bothered you so long i would seek the opinion of am experienced gynecologist.

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I put garlic in my vagina before bed for BV i think . Today it burns and itches , and i see blisters . I am icing it now . But what should I do ?

I put garlic in my vagina before bed for BV i think .  Today it burns and itches , and i see blisters . I am icing it now . But what should I do ?

See a doctor: It is unclear if intravaginal garlic is an effective treatment for bacterial vaginosis. In fact, it may cause irritation in that manner. The development of blisters to the vagina is not known to be an accepted presentation of bv. See a physician.

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I have had a mildewy smell down there & itching at times. I've seen doctors & have been treated for bv , trich . with flagyl , metro. It came back. So I've been using tea tree oil & garlic. Today I also began peroxide. Can you please tell me exactl

I have had a mildewy smell down there & itching at times.  I've seen doctors &  have been treated for bv , trich .  with flagyl , metro.  It came back.  So I've been using tea tree oil & garlic.  Today I also began peroxide.  Can you please tell me exactl

Recurrent BV...: ...is the best bet. Tea tree oil and garlic will not help, and I doubt hydrogen peroxide will either. Probably you will need another 7 day course of oral metronidazole. After that, vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel®) or boric acid vaginal capsules often are effective in preventing recurrence. If your doc is unfamiliar with these, find a gyn with interest in infectious diseaseas. Good luck!

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How to cure bv?

How to cure bv?

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.

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How to cure BV ?

How to cure BV ?

Antibiotics: First you need antibiotics: usually Metronidazole or Clindamycin prescribed by your doctor. Then prevent recurrence by managing your stress and not douching.

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Do males get bv?

Do males get bv?

No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is a disorder of females and may or may not be related to sexual activity. Having multiple male sexual partners or new sexual partners can increase the risk of having a BV infection. There is a strong association with sexual activity but it is not necessary to produce it. This is due to an imbalance of the bacteria in a womans vagina. It can be chronic and hard to treat.

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How do u get bv?

How do u get bv?

Causes:: Altered bacterial environment in vagina via: good lactobacilli are killed off by antibiotics, douching, hormone changes such as menopause or going off the birth control pill. Risk increases with: multiple sex partners (though can get BV & have never had sex), possibly a link between BV and stress, cigarette smoking, use of an iud. Recurrent infections are common.

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Can BV be cured?

Can BV be cured?

Yes: Bv (bacterial vaginosis) can be cured. One can have a resistant case and require further evaluation and treatment and one can get re-infected. It can be cured, however.

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Can u take it for bv?

Can u take it for bv?

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What exactly causes bv?

Altered environment: A healthy vagina normally has many species of bacteria, mostly lactobacilli. Lactobacilli are useful bacteria, as they make Lactic Acid & peroxide which keep the vagina at a slightly acidic ph (protects against infection). A change in normal bacteria, including reduction of lactobacilli, may be due antibiotics or ph imbalance, allows a mix of more resistant bacteria to grow--causing bv.

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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.