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How can I prevent reoccurences of vaginosis?

How can I prevent reoccurences of vaginosis?

Suppressive meds: 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Usually when that happens, is comes at about the same time each cycle. When patients have frequent recurrences, it is easily managed by using an oral medication to clear up the infection, then take that medication one day each week to prevent the recurrences. Yeast infections can arise in a similar manner, and can also be suppressed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Take an antibiotic : Takking an antibiotic each time you have sexual relations and review with your physician positions that may reduce this occurance. ...Read more

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How do you stop and prevent bacterial vaginosis ?

How do you stop and prevent bacterial vaginosis ?

PH balance: Bv is caused by a shift in your normal vaginal bacteria flora. Anything that causes a shift can cause the irritative symptoms of bv. Find out what causes your shift then you can identify the problem. ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis and prevent recurrence?

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

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Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Very safe: We have about 100 trillion bacteria in our intestines so 25 billion is a relatively small and safe amount. Some probiotics contain much higher amounts yet are considered safe. See http://www.health.harvard.edu/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-of-taking-probiotics ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bacteria vaginosis? I have done everything the doctors say, but I continue to constantly get it! It's ruining my sex life

What can I do to prevent bacteria vaginosis?   I have done everything the doctors say, but I continue to constantly get it! It's ruining my sex life

Start using protection: You may be getting co-infection or reinfection or be subject to more infection if you are practicing unprotected sex. Protect yourself first! Your best option is to make sure your partner(s) are all using condoms, or some type of barrier protection. You may also want to be tested for other STDs that you may be unaware of having that may be confounding this issue further. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

It can help prevent: It but not cure it once you have it u need antibiotics either vaginal cream, vagina supp or oral pills, the yogurt must have active acidophilus cultures or u can get acidolphilus pills at any drugstore or probiotics but u must take them every day also heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area contribute to vaginosis, air and dryness are good. ...Read more

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I often get vaginosis when sleeping with my partner without a condom.im sick of having to take the medication.how do I prevent this from reoccurring?

I often get vaginosis when sleeping with my partner without a condom.im sick of having to take the medication.how do I prevent this from reoccurring?

Both get tested.: Both of you should be tested and if necessary treated for this issue as obviously "something" is being passed back and forth. The testing should also include STD's for both of you and a "hold on the exchange of bodily fluids" until that occurs. ...Read more

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis.  I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

Chronic problems: May warrant an evaluation by a vaginitis specialist. If hygiene modification and Flagyl gel or pill has not been working, then their expertise may be needed. Make sure infection has been ruled out. Your doctor can also check for ureaplasma and mycoplasma to see if these organisms are present. The treatment is different. Good luck! ...Read more

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