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How to get rid of bacterial vaginosis? Is there an OTC method?

How to get rid of bacterial vaginosis? Is there an OTC method?

Not very effective: Bacterial vaginosis changes the ph(acidity/alkalinity) of the vagina. It is usually treated with local vaginal prescription creams or suppositories, and oral antibiotics. Otc products can make worse the infection and are not usually very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more


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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Most common treatment for BV is going to be a vaginal suppository containing metronidazole. Some doctors prescribe his medication in an oral form. Some doctors might prescribe clindamycin, another antibiotic as well. Consider what may have provoked the infection.... Change in diet, exercise, stress, sex, lubricant, douching, soaps or other environmental allergens. Getting to source is best. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

How can I get rid of bacterial vaginosis?

Difficult: 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. Symptoms include irritation, itching, discharge and fishy odor. Even with proper treatment, recurrences are common. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bacterial vaginosis BV ?When i pee it smells really bad and it's so yellow i'm 16.

How do you get rid of bacterial vaginosis  BV ?When i pee it smells really bad and it's so yellow i'm 16.

BV: Bv is associated with an over-growth or imbalance of bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. It is usually treated with metronidazole. Wear clean cotton underwear daily and avoid tight jeans or other tight pants. Avoid using douche, or other hygiene products with scents or dyes. Avoid smoking. It is not an std, but is more common in women with multiple sexual partners. ...Read more

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How to get rid if bacterial vaginosis?

How to get rid if bacterial vaginosis?

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 more

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How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I get rid of recurrent bacterial vaginosis?

Persistence: Bacterial vaginosis can be chronic and recurrent, but I have never seen a patient who couldn't ultimately be controlled. First, be sure the diagnosis is correct by sending off sensitive testing. Secondly, when controlled, treat with a preventative, like weekly Metrogel or boric acid. Thirdly, try to support the healthy bacteria, lactobacillus, in the vagina with healthy diet and possibly supp. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more