A Bacterial Vaginosis Cure That Can Heal the Condition Once and For All – Does it Really Exist?

Bacterial Vaginosis or BV is the most common cause of vaginal discharge. Simply put, it\’s an overgrowth of the bad bacteria that is normally found in the vagina. Under normal conditions, the vagina has a balance of good and bad bacteria. If BV occurs, the good bacteria are lessened or gone while the bad bacteria flourish.

BV is most commonly found in women who are sexually active. The main signs of BV include a musky vaginal odor, a thin gray or white discharge and irritation or itching in the vaginal area. Sometimes BV heals without treatment. Nevertheless, if you suspect you are suffering from Bacterial Vaginosis, you\’ll need to visit your physician because the infection can cause more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease and more.

Your physician will be able to determine if you have BV by performing a physical examination which entails testing a swab that contains a sample of vaginal discharge. For pregnant women bacterial vaginosis treatment is especially important because the infection can cause premature delivery or low birth weight for the baby. For some pregnant women who have previously had a baby born prematurely, experts often recommend that they be tested and, if necessary, treated for Bacterial Vaginosis.

Every year, more than 800,000 pregnant women are infected with Bacterial Vaginosis in America.

If you have BV, your doctor may prescribe Metronidazole or Flagyl for you. While you\’re taking Metronidazole, it is important to avoid alcohol, even in small amounts because it can cause nausea and vomiting. Because Metronidazole may interact with other medications so make sure you tell your physician about all the medications you are taking, whether prescribed or not.

Metronidazole is sold as a vaginal gel or in oral form. The oral form of this medication is 500 mg and the recommended dosage is twice daily for seven days. The gel is supposed to be used once daily for seven days or twice daily for five days.

A lactobacillus vaginal suppository treatment is another option for BV. Lactobacillus is the name of the good bacteria that normally resides in the vagina. Studies so far have not been clear as to whether it actually is giving bacterial vaginosis relief or not. Clindamycin is sometimes prescribed as a cure for BV.

During the process of curing bacterial vaginosis, it is strongly recommended that you avoid sexual intercourse or at least reducing the numbers of sexual partners until the infection is gone. It is also recommended that you avoid douching. Make sure that you use all of the medication your physician has prescribed; don\’t stop before the cure is over even if you think your infection is healed.

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