How to Treat and Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis for Females?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a type of vaginal inflammation that results from the overgrowth of one of several types of bacteria normally present in the vagina. It is caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the women’s vagina. The exact cause of BV is unknown, but certain activities, such as unprotected sexual intercourse or frequent douching, can put one at risk of the condition. Just follow the suggestions below to treat and prevent bacterial vaginosis.
Treat Bacterial Vaginosis
Metronidazole and clindamycin are two different antibiotics commonly prescribed by a doctor. Both pill and gel form are available for metronidazole. The oral metronidazole antibiotic form is believed to be the most effective treatment. Either probiotic can be used to treat non-pregnant or pregnant women, but the recommended dosages differ. Just follow the doctor’s guide to take any antibiotics for your treatment.
2. Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is another alternative option to treat BV. Unlike antibiotics, herbal medicine will not cause nay side effects and drug resistance. Fuyan Pill is believed to be the most effective herbal treatment on BV which has been confirmed by lots of patients.
3. Home Remedy
L. acidophilus or Lactobacillus probiotic tablets are thought to help get rid of BV. The probiotic tablets contain a lactic acid-producing bacteria that balances out bacteria levels in the vagina. Oral consumption is the usual form for these tablets, but they can also be used as vaginal suppositories to balance out bacteria levels in the vagina area.
Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis
Keep in mind that bacterial vaginosis can recur after treatment. More than half of those treated experience recurrent symptoms within 12 months. Thus, to prevent the infection is better to treat it.
1. Refrain from having sex with multiple partners and limit your number of new partners
Having multiple partners can put one in higher risk of getting BV. Besides, having sex with a new partner means exposing yourself to new bacteria. Sex abstinence may reduce your risk of BV, but sexually inactive women are not immune to BV.
2. Try to avoid douching
According to some research, those women who douche regularly encounter more health problems than women who do not douche. It is advisable to refrain from douching although the specific link between douching and BV are not sure.
3. Minimize vaginal irritation
Stay out of hot tubs and whirlpool spas. Rinse soap from your outer genital area after a shower, and dry the area well to prevent irritation. Use mild, nondeodorant soaps and unscented tampons or pads.
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