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Are there effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there effective natural 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 more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

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 more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for bacterial infections?

Are there safe alternative therapies for bacterial infections?

Sometimes, yes: Herbal, homeopathic, and therapies from other systems of medicine besides standard western medicine are often quite helpful, sometimes used alone and sometimes in conjunction with conventional medicine. Conventional medicine often denies the usefulness of something out of the mainstream, even when it's been used successfully for many, many years. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for treating bacteria vaginosis?

What are some natural remedies for treating bacteria vaginosis?

Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read more

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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for bacterial prostatitis?

What are some alternative therapies for bacterial prostatitis?

Symptom relief: True bacterial prostatitis should be treated with an extended course of appropriate antibiotics. At times, your physician may prescribe other medications including non-steriodal anti-inflammatory, anticholinergics, alpha-blockers to help treat the symptoms. However, bacterial prostatitis should improve with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: For yeast infections on skin, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is effective; if there is itching or burning pain, use hydrocortisone cream as well. Use each cream sparingly twice daily; usually the infection will clear in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

H2O2, boric acid and: There are many home remedies reported to help bv, though little research to tell what works best.Popular remedies include douching with diluted hydrogen peroxide, boric acid suppositories, using acidophilus vaginally & taking Folic Acid &b complex orally. At this website- www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis.Html many people who have had BV discuss their success & failures with treatment. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

What are some treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

Most are rx: Oral or topical anti candidal medications.Most are prescripttion. ...Read more

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Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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Are there natural treatments for viral dysentery?

Are there natural treatments for viral dysentery?

Define "dysentery": "dysentery" is a non-specific term that means there is something wrong with your gut to cause diarrhea. More specifically, the term can be applied to: viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, radiation exposure, eosinophilic disease, tuberculosis involvement, autoimmune problems as with systemic lupus, crohn's disease. Get a clear diagnosis from your doctor before delaying appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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Could there be a herbal treatment for yeast infections?

Could there be a herbal treatment for yeast infections?

Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more

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Is there any home treatments for BV and a yeast infection?

Is there any home treatments for BV and a yeast infection?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotics. There are no effective home remedies that can treat the condition, although sometimes it may resolve on its own without treatment. The best thing for you to do is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial viaginosis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial viaginosis?

No: But after good treatment, the best treatment is excellent hygiene and use of just-in-case small doses of the antibiotic cream used to treat it in the first place...After sex and after a loose bm. The acid level of semen encourages the bacteria to grow, and a source of the infection van be a loose bm hard to get clean from. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics the only treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Are antibiotics the only treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is most effectively treated with antibiotics There are no effective home remedies that can treat the condition, although sometimes it may resolve on its own without treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

Can antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

Yes: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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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