Bacterial vaginosis can be tricky to treat. While some women respond to the first course of treatments, initial treatment fails for a large number of women. It can be difficult to find a treatment that works for these women.
Traditionally, doctors prescribe a course of antibiotics to treat bacterial vaginosis. There are both oral and vaginal version of the most popular choices of antibiotics. Doctors advise against pregnant women using the vaginal applications.
The antibiotics that are recommended to treat bacterial vaginosis are Metronidazole, Clindamycin, Ampicillin, Ceftriaxone, and Tetracycline. The latter three are usually only tried after the first two have proven to be ineffective.
Despite a spotty cure rate, antibiotics remain the doctor’s preference to treat bacterial vaginosis. While the antibiotics may work temporarily, the bacterial vaginosis comes back again and again, many times much worse than the original infection. There is a small percentage of the population for whom antibiotics do not work at all.
For those women for whom the antibiotics have proven ineffective, alternative treatments must be investigated. There are a variety of natural, homeopathic and home remedies out there. Just be sure to research any potential cure to weed out any bad or erroneous information out there.
Probiotic supplements have become very popular for treating many problems, including bacterial vaginosis. You can find both vaginal and oral treatments. Just pay careful attention to what kind you get. Bacterial vaginosis requires a certain kind of bacteria to be effective; read you labels carefully. Look for supplements lactobacillus rhamnosus or lactobacillus reuteri, which both naturally occur in the vagina.
Before you start any treatment you must first get a proper diagnosis from a doctor to confirm that you have bacterial vaginosis. Only a doctor can tell for sure if you have bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis can often be mistaken for other vaginal infections.
Bacterial vaginosis can be a difficult condition to treat. Talk to your doctor about what’s working and what isn’t. And don’t be afraid to look into alternative treatments if the traditional methods fail to cure your bacterial vaginosis.
Bacterial Vaginosis Relief is a reality!
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