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Chronic Bacterial Vaginitis
Suffering from chronic bacterial vaginitis. Took antibiotics several times . No relief . R tea tree suppositories a safe and effective cure?
Yes if: Yes if they are buffered properly with some coconut oil as Tea Tree oil is considered a hot oil. Also Metagenics makes a special probiotic called Ultra Flora for Women. You can access them by going to hinklehealthclinic.com and clicking on Metagenics. Eating Greek Yogurt (not with all the sugars/fruit would be good too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis considered a sexually transmitted disease? How is chronic BV treated?
No: It is treated with antibiotics by mouth or vaginal cream. ...Read more
Let me help: Bv is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer harmful bacteria. Bv develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria. Bv is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for bv: Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more
Increase immunity: There isn't really a home remedy "cure" for bacterial vaginosis. If you are having symptoms of BV i would recommend you see your gynecologist. If you have frequent BV infections, i'd recommend taking vitamin d, omega 3 and probiotics to boost your own immune system. Do not douche! you can buy rephresh or luvena over the counter which sometimes help with the vaginal ph. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: It is not necessary to treat male sexual partners of women with bv, as there is no strong evidence that the woman's response to therapy and risk of relapse are influenced by treatment of her male sexual partner. Your female partner may have a reduced rate of recurrence with your use of a condom or after a period of abstinence. ...Read more
Probably not.: Goldenseal (Orange Root) is thought to kill germs as a topical agent. It is also taken by mouth as a digestive aid. Bacterial Vaginosis is a class of bacterial that is effectively treated by prescription antibiotics placed in the vagina or in tablet form by mouth. ...Read more
Support: Supporting the healthy bacteria in the body and balancing the vaginal pH. Recommend products such as probiotics orally( minimum 10 billion bacteria), boric acid suppositories, probiotics suppositories, Vitamin C, Luvena, sometimes topical vaginal estrogen. Make sure it has been diagnosed as a bacteria vs yeast infection before further treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: Try probiotics at least 15 billion cultures a day.You can buy from advanced naturals online. Kefir has a lot as well as indian lassi drinks. Also, tea tree oil suppositories help. You need to lower your vaginal pH and increase your blood pH by avoiding sodas, white stuff (white flour, sugar, pasta, bread), drink lots of water, eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more
I had bacterial vaginitis and i don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. Can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? :(
Depends: Have you been tested to see that infection has cleared up? Vaginal infections can cause tissue dryness, and irritation. In addition the muscles in the pelvis can spasm to splint against an irritant. This spasm can add to pain with intercourse. See a gyn or urogynecologist for further assessment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting bacterial vaginitis. This is the 4th time in about 4 months. It goes away after medicine & comes back a week later. What do i do?!
PH: If pH of vagina is off you will lose the healthy bacteria in the vagina that will fight off infection. Sometimes there is resistant bacteria that takes longer to treat. Prevent BV with probiotics and follow up with gynecologist for assessment and further prevention ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Bv is an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. The cause is not fully understood. Although not sexually transmitted, it is associated with activities that may disrupt the natural balance. For example, douching or having multiple sexual partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginitis: Moth treated with meds... Best to see your doctor for an exam and a script. ...Read more
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