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Natural Ways To Cure Vaginosis
Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more
Limit sugar: Additionally vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. You may have to try several different probiotics before the right one for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a cure for cytolytic vaginosis or is it going to be around forever? If there is a cure what is it?
Rare cause: This is quite a rare diagnosis. Your obgyn should rule out all other causes of vaginitis before lactobacillus overgrowth syndrome or Doderlein's cytolysis is presumed. Treatments may include Estrogen therapy in postmenopausal women. Other treatments to alter the vaginal flora may be tried. Nuvaring may be useful in premenopausal women. ...Read more
Metronidazole: The treatment of choice for bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria) is metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) by mouth for 5-7 days. Tinidazole (Tindamax®), a closely related antibiotic but more expensive, also works. Sometimes clindamycin is used but somewhat less effective. All these oral treatments are much better than most vaginal medicines for BV. ...Read more
I believe I have cytolytic vaginosis but have yet to find a decent treatment or cure to help with the symptoms or cause. Any suggestions??
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