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Is there behind the counter medecine for bv?

Is there behind the counter medecine for bv?

Over the counter?: I'm assuming you mean over-the-counter medication. There are some probiotic pills available over-the-counter which attempt to restore the healthy bacteria in your vagina, but it's unknown how well these really work. Your doctor can treat BV easily with antibiotics, but those need a prescription. ...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


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What can I buy online it over-the-counter to health with reoccurring bv.. I suffer with bv have been for 9yrs nothing help not even the Dr medicine?

What can I buy online it over-the-counter to health with reoccurring bv.. I suffer with bv have been for 9yrs nothing help not even the Dr medicine?

Is bv confirmed?: If you have been on recurring antibiotics for bv, you may have eliminated friendly bacteria from your vagina, and taking probiotic pills such as lactobacillus orally or intravaginally, may help. Also repeated antibiotics cause yeast infections which needs different Rx. Hormonal imbalance ( progestin bcp) or allergy can also cause itching and dryness. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you think u have BV is there any over there counter drugs i can buy or do I have to go in for a check up, i hate constantly going its embarrassed?

If you think u have BV is there any over there counter drugs i can buy or do I have to go in for a check up, i hate constantly going its embarrassed?

No Embarrassment : Probiotics may be helpful: lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus rhamnosus, & streptococcus thermophilus . Also avoid douching. Always feel free to come in & see your provider, this is not something to feel shy about at all. Caring for whatever does not feel well to you is what we are here for & we respect all of your body & health. Rash, sore ear, pelvic infection, tummy ache-all deserve help! ...Read more

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My bc pills are 2 1/2 years old. are they expired? also I have BV but cannot afford over the counter pills nor have insurance. is there any home remedies I can preform?

My bc pills are 2 1/2 years old. are they expired?
also I have BV but cannot afford over the counter pills nor have insurance. is there any home remedies I can preform?

Probably expired : your birth control pills are probably expired. You can check the package usually a date is stamped on there. The treatment for bacterial vaginosis, metronidazole, is extremely inexpensive. It is four dollars at Walmart ...Read more

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I have no insurance and have been dealing with BV for quite some time is there anything i can do over the counter? I have been treated by a doctor

I have no insurance and have been dealing with BV for quite some time is there anything i can do over the counter? I have been treated by a doctor

No: I would recommend being evaluated again. It may not be BV this time. If it is recurrent bv, there are treatments your doctor can recommend. ...Read more

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What can you use over-the-counter for bacterial vaginosis?

What can you use over-the-counter for bacterial vaginosis?

Not much: Over-the-counter medications are unlikely to treat your infection. Bacterial vaginosis is treated with medicine. Two different medicines can be used. They are called: metronidazole clindamycin both of these medicines come in different forms. They can come as a pill or as a gel or cream that a woman puts inside her vagina. Most women have fewer side effects when they use the gel or cream treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...Read more

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I keep having bacterial vaginosis is there something that i could by over-the-counter or something recommended to take daily I have tried all rx?

I keep having bacterial vaginosis is there something that i could by over-the-counter or something recommended to take daily I have tried all rx?

Boric Acid/Probiotic: For BV i would recommend the standard oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. It can be gradually tapered to 1 or 2x/ week. You could try a probiotic such as vsl #3 oral packets or vaginal lactobacillus rx, but this therapy is unproven. Using condoms for all sexual contacts and using bcp's have been shown to prevent BV recurrences. ...Read more

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There is anything available to treat bacterial vaginitis BV over the counter?

There is anything available to treat bacterial vaginitis BV over the counter?

Not effective: Ascorbic acid, Acetic Acid gel, and povidone-iodine vaginal douches can be tried, but their use is not recommended, as they are significantly less effective than Metronidazole or clindamycin. Probiotics may be tried, but their content is not standardized, and they are often of poor quality. There is no evidence for or against their use to treat bv. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be used over-the-counter to treat BV? Douching with hydrogen peroxide?

Is there anything that can be used over-the-counter to treat BV?  Douching with hydrogen peroxide?

Not H2O2: Douching is a major CAUSE of vaginosis. Best treatments are prescriptions. Metronidazole.You can get pH balance cream and Miconazole (Monistat) cream OTC. Hydrogen peroxide is in the dust bin of medical history. The only effective application is to bleach hair. Do blonde's have more fun? ...Read more

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What can i use to heal the cuts from itching from my BV on my vagina? anything i can buy over the counter?

What can i use to heal the cuts from itching from my BV on my vagina? anything i can buy over the counter?

BV cuts?: Well, BV usually does not cause vaginal cuts; however, if you are scratching and have open vaginal wounds, you may need oral antibiotics. A pea sized drop of Neosporin Ointment applied with a Q-tip ( not fingers) and use of baggy cotton undergarments will be helpful; however, I suggest an examination by your physician. ...Read more

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I think i may have BV I am too young to go to the doctor alone. Mom doesn't know i'm sexually active. Are there any over-the-counter treatments?

I think i may have BV I am too young to go to the doctor alone. Mom doesn't know i'm sexually active. Are there any over-the-counter treatments?

No: You will need to tell your mom you are having symptoms--urinary / vaginal / other and need to see your dr. Then ask to be seen in private so you can discuss concerns w/dr. It will likely be wisest to discuss with your mom so you can be sure to have access to condoms (or birth control pills--but they do nothing to prevent stds, as you have learned). ...Read more

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Vaginal odor. Tried both prescription previously given for BV &over the counter yeast infection medicine. Neither resolved the smell. What could it be?

Don't know: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include STD’s like Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis & Chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more

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I used metro gel for bv and noticed white clumpy discharge soon after finishing. I assumed it was a yeast infection because I've had these in the past and read this was a side effect. I bought over the counter monistat 1. I'm on day 2 and still have white

I used metro gel for bv and noticed white clumpy discharge soon after finishing. I assumed it was a yeast infection because I've had these in the past and read this was a side effect. I bought over the counter monistat 1. I'm on day 2 and still have white

Probably not yeast: The main symptom of vaginal yeast is itching or irritation, not discharge -- and a little "white clumpy discharge" isn't necessarily abnormal. So my best guess is that you didn't have a yeast infection, which is why the Monistat isn't making any difference. Stop all treatment for several days, then see a doctor for if you believe discharge still is abnormal. And no sex in the meantime. Good luck! ...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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It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

BV requires Rx: There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. This is also a situation where self-diagnosis may not work, so it's best to see a doctor, anyway. ...Read more