Are antibiotics the only treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is most effectively treated with antibiotics There are no effective home remedies that can treat the condition, although sometimes it may resolve on its own without treatment. Good luck.
Alternatives. 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.

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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Not if it is realy B. Bv acidolphilus will help prevent it, but it should be treated with anti-biotic gel or supp or antibiotic pills. Read more...
Alternatives. 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 more...

Is there a clear top treatment for bacterial vaginosis? What is it?

Antibiotics or boric. Metronidazole pills, or Metronidazole gel (for vaginal treatment) are first line treatments. Clindamycin is another effective antibiotic that comes in oral or vaginal preparations. Boric acid is a very effective treatment (vaginal use only). Sometimes taking a probiotic, or acidophilus can keep the vaginal ph in a range to prevent recurrences of yeast or BV infections. Read more...

Hi I was wondering if it was safe to perform oral sex on my girlfriend? She recently completed the treatment for bacterial vaginosis a week ago

If you can handle it. The condition itself should not be worsened by your oral flora, its more if a question if whether you can handle the bad odor when you perform oral sex, its up to you ! Read more...

How to know when do you start noticing the effects of treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

2-3 days. When a woman has a bacterial vaginosis infection and starts an antibiotic it usually takes 2-3 days for her to start feeling better. But take the whole treatment! otherwise there is more chance of the infection coming back. Read more...

What is the frequency of a yeast infection after treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Common. Any antibiotic dose can make yeast worse if it was already there, and sometimes (i hate to admit) us providers were wrong and the discharge was from yeast all along and the BV treatment made it worse. Read more...

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotic. If it was diagnosted as bacterial vaginosis, and you are not allergic to Flagyl then this is the best treatment for you. Read more...
Alternatives. Recurrence rates are high even if you get treated and so if this keeps happening: 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. Read more...