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How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

How can I prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Take an antibiotic : Takking an antibiotic each time you have sexual relations and review with your physician positions that may reduce this occurance. ...Read more

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How do you stop and prevent bacterial vaginosis ?

How do you stop and prevent bacterial vaginosis ?

PH balance: Bv is caused by a shift in your normal vaginal bacteria flora. Anything that causes a shift can cause the irritative symptoms of bv. Find out what causes your shift then you can identify the problem. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Very safe: We have about 100 trillion bacteria in our intestines so 25 billion is a relatively small and safe amount. Some probiotics contain much higher amounts yet are considered safe. See http://www.health.harvard.edu/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-of-taking-probiotics ...Read more

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Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

It can help prevent: It but not cure it once you have it u need antibiotics either vaginal cream, vagina supp or oral pills, the yogurt must have active acidophilus cultures or u can get acidolphilus pills at any drugstore or probiotics but u must take them every day also heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area contribute to vaginosis, air and dryness are good. ...Read more

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How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?I don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.Hav 1 partner.Wipe front-back, use dove soap only.Tried antibiotic

How to prevent bacterial vaginosis?I don't take sit down baths or hav unprotected sex.Hav 1 partner.Wipe front-back, use dove soap only.Tried antibiotic

Imbalance: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance between the normal bacterial and fungal components of the flora of the vagina. Usually, it is due to something that changes the ph of the vagina, most particularly douching. Some women are more prone to it than others, and you should see your physician for an exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can severe bacterial vaginosis prevent pregnancy? I've had it for almost a year. No period. Just now treating it finally. No matter what, no pregnancy

Can severe bacterial vaginosis prevent pregnancy? I've had it for almost a year. No period. Just now treating it finally. No matter what, no pregnancy

Yes: A study in 2009 reported that BV can in fact affect fertility in women. Pregnancy rates increased after appropriate treatment of this very common vaginal infection. However, absence of menses also may be playing a role. ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis and prevent recurrence?

See your gyn: You need a culture script meds, and if you take acidolphilus pills or probiotcis daily , either of those is preventative. ...Read more

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

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I have re-occurring bacterial vaginosis.  I'm always prescribed Flagyl but it doesn't seem to help. What is a good antibiotic and ways to prevent it?

Chronic problems: May warrant an evaluation by a vaginitis specialist. If hygiene modification and Flagyl gel or pill has not been working, then their expertise may be needed. Make sure infection has been ruled out. Your doctor can also check for ureaplasma and mycoplasma to see if these organisms are present. The treatment is different. Good luck! ...Read more

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