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Recurrent gardnerella with current partner, never had before now have had 3 times in 6 months. Does he need to be treated? Why is this happening?
Metronadizole/Flagyl: You are referring to bacterial vaginosis. I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more
See below: 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. I'm not sure what multiple treatments you refer to. ...Read more
Normal in vagina: Gardnerella (full name Gardnerella vaginalis) is a normal bacteria in the vagina of most women. When a woman has bacterial vaginosis, Gardnerella is one of the bacteria that grows to abnormal levels and at one time was thought to be the cause of BV. If you have increased vaginal odor (typically fishy) or discharge, you may have BV. Treatment is available; talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more
No good otc: Gardnerella or bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection cause by over growth of a bad bacteria or death of good bacterial. It can be affected by spermicide, doucheiing (don't do this!), overenthusiastic cleaning or bad luck. It is easilly treated with oral medication or vaginal suppositories prescribed by a doctor but i would not recommend treating it yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife tested positive for gardnerella and finished a course of levofloxacin a week ago and symptoms still persist! can I get it infectioned too?
Don't worry: These critters are all over the place and "infection" happens only when they overgrow for a time. They're very unlikely to be a problem for the man. ...Read more
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