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D Mannose Treat Bacterial Vaginosis
Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your pH and keep the vaginal bacteria in better balance. Some people used over the counter products such as rephresh or luvena. Some physicians use vaginal suppositories containing boric acid, but these need to be made by a compounding pharmacist. ...Read more
Treatment of BV: Bv is usually caused by anaerobic gram negative rods and is usually treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. Tetracyclines like doxy would not be considered first choice agents. If your doctor thinks you have chlamydia or other infections, it may well be the correct agent. Ask your doctor what your tests and cultures show. ...Read more
Any time: And the more often the better. Good luck. ...Read more
How long does it take for clindamycin to begin working when being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
Oral or Vaginal?: Vaginal creams take between 3 to 7 days. Oral antibiotics may take up to 10 days as they are systemic and not local to the vagina. ...Read more
How many days does it take for clindamycin to start working when being treated for bacterial vaginosis?
About 48 hours: You should feel better within about 48 hours, but please take all of your prescribed medication to clear thje infection. ...Read more
I had bacterial vaginosis about 4 weeks ago and I think I might be pregnant, can you get pregnant while being treated for it?
Yes: You can get pregnant during BV treatment and should use protection. ...Read more
Can trich be misdiagnosed? My girlfriend was recently treated for trich. She was treated for bacterial vaginosis a little over a month ago
Bacterial Vaginosis: Metranidazole is one of the treatments for bv. It decreases the bacterial population of gardnerella vaginalis. Can also use preparations like acid jelly to decrease the vaginal ph making the vaginal environment more hostile to gardnerella proliferation. ...Read more
More BV information here:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm. ...Read more
See your gyn: You need a culture script meds, and if you take acidolphilus pills or probiotcis daily, either of those is preventative. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Vaginal discharge and irritation or odor can be caused by many things, bv, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis (or skin irritation/rashes), sensitivities to condoms, or detergents, just to name some. Some discharge is normal, that is the first thing to remember, but if there is a foul odor, or inflammation - it may be due to one of these treatable causes. Bv can also recur. ...Read more
Not needed: The male partner does not require treatment if the female has bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Some women treat BV with Metronidazole as a vaginal insert or as an oral pill. Other women swear by probiotics. There's no harm in trying the probiotics. If they don't work, then return to doctor for rx. I had a patient that used an OB tampon and covered it in plain yogurt and swore this cured her bv. Also consider what may have provoked infxn in first place and try to eliminate that. Good luck! ...Read more
Nope: You need a correct diagnosis (culture). Probiotics may help prevent, but not treat. ...Read more
Is it OK to go to the hospital to get treated for bacterial vaginosis if the RePHresh doesn't work?
No hurry: Bacterial vaginosis can be treated on out pt basis, no need to go to hospital. Please call your primary care doctor, or try to make an appointment in 1-2 days to get antibiotics. Also so to prevent future recurrence - DO NOT Do vaginal douching, try to change pads every 2-3 hrs when you are in period. Cranberry juice is helpful too. ...Read more
I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until I noticed heave discharge.
See doctor: A few things come to mind. There are no approved otc meds for bv, no unless a doctor called something in for you, it might not have been a BV medication. Bacterial vaginosis (bv) tends to have a distinct odor, so if your discharge did not have one, may have been something else, such as yeast. Worth seeing your doc to determine cause- there is a new high quality test (affirm) which can help tell. ...Read more