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I Have Bv Can I Just Go To A Clinic And Ask For The Meds To Clear It
Go to the clinic: If you think you have bv, go to the doctor to make sure. You may be right but a doctor should look to make sure that there isnt a secondary infection going on at the same time. If you do, it can be treated with antibiotics. In general it is best not to try to diagnose yourself. ...Read more
Having trouble with bacterial vaginosis, but I am allergic to the prescription med, clinic said there is a boric acid treatment but I have no insurance and she didn't know the dosing. I can't afford to see a gyn. I have been tested and do not have any st
This : This would be best answered by an ob-gyn in the network. ...Read more
Yogurt or Luvena: I had a patient who swore by using plain unsweetened yogurt on an OB tampon placed into the vagina. I know it sounds messy, right? But she swore it cured her bv. You can try a more simple product, luvena, which is over the counter and is basically lactobaccili that you put in the vagina as a suppository to hope to reestablish the predominance of this 'good' bacteria in the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more
If I go to the local clinic to be tested for bacterial vaginosis, do I have to have a parent present?
Burning irritation, itchy, mild fishy vaginal odor with very little clear discharge...Could it be a yeast infection or BV or what? What OTC meds work?
No OTC: There are otc treat. Probiotics such as probalac are effective. Natural ingredients like boric acid has been used to treat BV suppository or douche also vitamin combinations products such as with a, c, d, and others. Also omega-3 fa. Prescription therapy include Clindamycin vaginal gel or Metronidazole vaginal gel or oral tablets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to buy antibiotics/meds for bacterial vaginosis or does it have to be prescribed by a doctor? Mine won't clear on its own!
I continually keep getting bv, i haven't had a sex partner in a month. I feel like i'm going to be on meds forever. This sucks. Help. :(?
See below: After treatment with metronidazole, Clindamycin or tinidazole, try oral and/or vaginal lactobacillus containing probiotic preparations which have had variable success. Consider having your sexual partner treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. Recurrent disease has been associated with colonization of the sex partner, inconsistant condom use and has been halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more
I have been experiencing pain on the inner vaginal wall during sex, it's really bad at first then gets better, I just finished meds for BV?
I have BV and it continues to come back. I have had a full exam, I am completely healthy. What can I do to end this problem? Im 34 this has been going on for years. The meds my doc gives me works but then a month or so later its back
I : I am assuming that you mean bacterial vaginosis. Things you can try are reducing sugary foods or drinks, reducing alcohol (because of sugar content), avoiding hot baths or any bubble-bath products, using a non-soap type of product such as cetaphil cleanser (ask your pharmacist for recommendation), using a soothing cream such as vagisil or similar product, and only wearing cotton underwear and not synthetic products. ...Read more
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