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How Do You Get Infected With Bacterial Vaginitis
Unknown: Bv is an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. The cause is not fully understood. Although not sexually transmitted, it is associated with activities that may disrupt the natural balance. For example, douching or having multiple sexual partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imbalance of vaginal: bacterial flora. Yeast is normally present in small numbers in the vagina, Other bacteria, normally present there, keep yeast in check. If the balance is disturbed due to hormonal changes or antibiotics, yeast takes over. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview ...Read more
Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge and odor: Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by a thin, somtimes gyayish discharge, that is mildly irritationg or itchy, and most often a "foul" or "fishy" odor. It is usually treated with oral antibiotics (metronidazole and sometimes . There is also a Metronidazole vaginal gel as well. ...Read more
Symptoms & Signs: Itch , whitish dischage , occ. Burning. ...Read more
Alternative Trtx: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imbalance of flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgrow and cause symptoms. Sexual contact with new and multiple male and female partners was associated with an increased risk of BV. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.This is very important as some infections can spread to other sites and make you very sick. Also please make sure you don't pass this to someone else. I would recommend you avoid sex until you get treated. Most bacterial infections require an antibiotic. ...Read more
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