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Herbal Treatments For Bacterial Vaginosis
BV: Bv is a condition caused by an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora as a result of a pH change. This change is a manifestation of a possible decreased immune system, which could be a temporary condition. Probiotics, anti-oxidants, vitamins, omega 3 are some supplements one can take to increase the immune system. Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, minimize stress to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently none: Candida (fungal) vaginitis can be treated with otc such as vagisil/monistat etc..But there is no otc med available to treat bv, yet. I think that the vaginal suppository form of Flagyl should someday become available otc for treatment of bv. I would suggest consulting your doc for work-up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatments for bacterial vaginosis? And, do that disease makes you have painfun sexual relations? Or it may be something else?
Antibiotics or boric: Metronidazole pills, or Metronidazole gel (for vaginal treatment) are first line treatments. Clindamycin is another effective antibiotic that comes in oral or vaginal preparations. Boric acid is a very effective treatment (vaginal use only). Sometimes taking a probiotic, or acidophilus can keep the vaginal ph in a range to prevent recurrences of yeast or BV infections. ...Read more
Can Vary: The treatments for BV work about 85% of the time. In general, i like to treat first with vaginal antibiotic such as metrogel, because it treats where the infection is. Metronidazole pills help, and if those aren't working i will treat with tindamax. Yeast arrest can help to normalize the vaginal environment and that can decrease bv. ...Read more
How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis? And can that cause recurrent early miscarriages? What is treatment?
Get tested: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of a normal bacteria that lives in the vagina. You are right that can be associated with preterm delivery; i haven't heard it's associated with early miscarriage. You can get tested by your doctor and treatment is vaginal suppository or oral medication. You can also think about what in your environment might cause bv. Sometimes its lubricants, diet, etc. ...Read more
Hi gd day doc i was treated with bacterial vaginosis before but now it keeps on recurring whats the treatment for this?
Recurrent BV...: ...is common, difficult, often very frustrating. Preventive treatment with metronidazole gel (MetroGel® in the US) can help. So can boric acid vaginal capsules. If your doc isn't familiar with these options for BV, see a gyn with special interest in infectious diseases. Or perhaps your local sexual health centre. Australia's nationallly funded SHCs are uniformly superb for STDs and other SH care. ...Read more
If I have both bacterial vaginosis & yeast, what is the best remedy? Have seen dr. Got treatment for yeast, but the symptoms still occur. Is it bv?
Vaginosis: You should report what is happening to your doctor to get advice on treating the bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
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