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Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: "bacterial vaginosis" is the only vaginosis, but there are other types of vaginitis. There are different types of vaginitis including yeast vaginitis (yeast infection), bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginalis infection, and non-infectious vaginitis due to chemical irritation. Treatment for vaginitis depends upon the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatmnt fr bcterial vaginosis cmplete yet aftr 2 weeks the symptms apear again ofwhite secretions itchy wetness.help.had ic a week ago?
Not B.V.: Bacterial vaginosis usually doesn't itch, but causes a foul smell and discharge. Itching is usually caused by trichomonas or a yeast infection. You can try an over-the-counter yeast infection treatment like monostat or GyneLotrimin (clotrimazole) while waiting for your appointment with your primary care doctor or OB-Gyn. ...Read more
Alternative Treatmnt: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe never: Bacterial vaginosis is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. The cause is unknown, but many cases behave like an STD, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) often go along with BV. So you need to have a professional check-up. Sometimes BV will clear up on its own, but it could take months, years, or never. Antibiotic treatment is recommended. See your doctor soon. ...Read more
Old drug: Tinidazole is a relative of metronidazole, used outside the us for decades; it has recently come to light as a treatment for more refractory trichomonas infection. For bacterial vaginosis, however, you would expect the response rates to be the same. I anticipate more research in this area. It is not currently fda approved for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
I have bacterial vaginosis and want to insert garlic to cure it. How long do I have to insert it to cure the bv? Please help
It won't work: Garlic won't help BV. You need proper antibiotic treatment, usually with metronidazole. See a doctor to confirm diagnosis and get a prescription. Also, BV often occurs because of other STDs, especially at your age (21); you need testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. ...Read more
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