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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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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