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Bacterial vaginosis can be irritating, itchy, and foul-smelling. It happens when the normal levels of the healthy bacteria outgrow in the vagina leading to abnormal discharge and foul smell.

Get connected with an online doctor for accurate diagnosis and relief of BV symptoms through the easy-to-use Your Doctor online app. Your customized prescription will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice within minutes after evaluation and diagnosis.

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis, as the name indicates, is a medical condition in which the healthy bacteria in the body reproduce and outnumber the normal amount in the vaginal area. Bacterial vaginosis can lead to a foul smell along with rashes and irritation due to the abnormal discharge from the vagina. 

It can not be treated at home or with home remedies and needs proper consultation, diagnosis, and medication to treat bacterial vaginosis effectively. After the complete treatment, certain measures can be practiced to prevent the relapse of bacterial vaginosis. 

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Some of the most common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are:

  • Abnormal discharge from the body 
  • Foul smell 
  • Thin, white, or gray vaginal discharge
  • Strong fishy odor, especially after sexual intercourse 
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Watery or foamy discharge 
  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse

Some other serious symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, if left untreated, are: 

  • Long-term pelvic pain 
  • Risk of complications during pregnancy
  • Recurrent yeast infections or other vaginal issues.
  • Chronic or persistent symptoms despite treatment.

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

A number of reasons ranging from can cause bacterial vaginosis: 

  • Bacterial Imbalance 
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Water douching 
  • Hormonal changes in the body 
  • Certain antibiotics. 

It is caused by sexual activity as well; even though it’s not known to be a sexually transmitted infection, having multiple sexual partners can increase the probability of getting an infection in the body. Certain antibiotics already being taken to treat any bacterial infection can disturb the normal flora (healthy bacteria) in the vaginal area, which eventually leads to bacterial vaginosis. 

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What are the treatment options for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial medication therapy is considered the first and best option to treat bacterial vaginosis, your healthcare provider will diagnose and prescribe the right set of antibiotics per the severity of your medical condition. 

If we conclude the treatment options for bacterial vaginosis include: 

  • Antibiotic medication therapy (both oral and topical) 
  • Oral antibiotics such as metronidazole or tinidazole
  • Topical antibiotic treatments like metronidazole gel or clindamycin cream

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How can you prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Some of the best preventive measures that you can use to prevent bacterial vaginosis include: 

  • Limiting the number of sexual partners can help avoid contact with different infected fluids, reducing the chance of getting bacterial vaginosis. 
  • Avoiding excessive douching can help prevent bacterial vaginosis as bacteria grow and reproduce in damp and moist places. 
  • Practicing safe sex can greatly help with bacterial V. 
  • Avoiding the use of fitted undergarments can help with air passing, which can decrease moisture and reduce the chances of bacterial growth. 
  • Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and probiotics can help prevent bacterial vaginosis.

How to connect with a BV doctor?

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Describe your issue

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Hi I’m Dr. Nicole. How may I help you?

Hey Dr Nicole, I have noticed a greyish vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. What can it be?

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Our online doctors can help you with your medical issues and give you prescriptions.

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  • Metronidazole 500mg, one tablet every 12hours
  • Take this for 7 Days

 

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FAQS about bacterial vaginosis treatment

Does amoxicillin treat BV?

Yes, amoxicillin can be used to treat Bacterial vaginosis; however, Metronidazole seems to be the more effective against the bacteria that cause Bacterial vaginosis. You can get a prescription for Metronidazole within minutes by downloading Your Doctors Online.

Why is my vagina lip swollen?

There are many reasons why the vaginal area can be swollen like an imbalance of bacteria in your vagina, a yeast infection, an allergy, or any other type of infection. To know the exact cause, talk to an online doctor and get answers to your medical queries immediately.

How to get rid of BV without antibiotics?

Lifestyle changes like avoiding douching, scented products and practicing good vaginal hygiene (gentle cleansing and wearing breathable underwear) can help maintain vaginal health. It’s advisable to abstain from sexual activity until any infection clears. Bacterial vaginosis can sometimes clear from the above measures without antibiotics.

Why does my BV keep coming back?

Recurrent BV can result from incomplete treatment, a disruption in bacterial balance, or the formation of protective biofilms by BV-causing bacteria.

What is the difference between bacterial vaginosis & yeast infection?

Bacterial vaginosis results from an overgrowth of harmful bacteria or anaerobes which are naturally present in the vagina. It is characterized by a thin vaginal discharge with a fishy odour. An overgrowth of Candida fungus causes a yeast infection. It is characterized by a vaginal discharge that is thick and odourless.

How to cure BV in one day?

You cannot cure BV in one day. It takes 2-3 days minimum for the infection to subside.

What’s the longest BV can last?

After receiving antibiotic treatment for BV, it typically disappears. But occasionally, it continues or recurs for unknown reasons, frequently within three months. Without treatment, BV can take two weeks or more, and the chances of recurrence are greater.

Can I get antibiotics for BV without seeing a doctor?

The antibiotics are not available over the counter. You can get an online prescription without visiting a doctor in person or clinic via an online telemedicine platform such as Your Doctors Online. After discussing our medical concerns and history, our online doctor can send your prescription to your preferred local pharmacy.

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