How long after taking medication for bacterial vaginosis will symptoms subside?

Q. I started taking Metronidazole on Friday, and it is a 7 day, twice daily treatment. I just wanted to know how long until I will notice my symptoms subside. Also, how long until it is safe to have sex again?

A. Normally you will have to fishing the treatment course after which the problem will disappear. Your symptoms will start subsiding after taking medicines for 4-5 days.

the thing about bacterial vaginosis antibiotics is that it provides only symptomatic relief. It does not eliminate the root cause of the infection. Medicines do nothing to restore the vaginal pH imbalance which is the main cause of vaginosis. Hence in almost 70% of women who take antibiotics the problem reappears within months if not weeks. Bacterial vaginosis natural cures is an excellent alternative for total and complete bv cure. These cures work to restore the vaginal pH balance and hence provide permanent bv cure.

Lastly it is advisable to abstain from sex at least for a week after your infection goes away. After a week also ensure to have protected sex and make use of condoms.

What are some early symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?
Q. I was just treated for bv about a month ago, and it had started out with intense itching followed by abnormal discharge and foul fishy smell. So I know what the symptoms are. But just now I just noticed a fishy smell again, not as intense but still there. I dont know if during certain times of the menstrual cycle the vagina has different kinds of smells, or if this fishy smell is an early sign that my bv has returned.

A. Women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) may have an abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Some women report a strong fish-like odor, especially after intercourse.

Discharge, if present, is usually white or gray; it can be thin. Women with BV may also have burning during urination or itching around the outside of the vagina, or both. Some women with BV report no signs or symptoms at all.

I would recommend getting back in touch with your doctor to see what he/she says. They may need to run some tests to give you a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Good luck :)

How long does it take to Cure Cure Bacterial Vaginosis With Apple Cider Vineger ?
Q. Can someone please tell me how long it takes to cure a bacterial vaginosis with apple cider vinegar. I also wanted to know how does this happen. I clean down there with different types of soaps could that be a reason why it get irritated.

A. The reality is...there are NO studies to prove that apple cider vinegar can be used to treat this condition. NONE. All so-called "evidence" is based on anecdotal theories at best. I'm not sure how you are using this vinegar, but I would suggest to stop wasting your time.

Clearly, the best and most reliable treatment is typically with a medication called "Metrogel Vaginal," or "Clindesse." The advantage of the latter, is that it is a one time treatment. The vaginal applications for MetroGel are usually 5-7 nights.

Yes, many soaps can be VERY irritating to the vaginal flora, and it is best to use something mild/neutral. I typically recommend Dove or Ivory. You should try to wash "inside" the vaginal canal either. Avoid soaps that are "antibacterial" in nature as well. As well, you should NEVER douche, or take "bubble baths," as these will upset the flora and precipitate a B.V. infection.

Talk to your doctor or provider of care about this. Leave the vinegar for your next salad instead.

Best of luck!

Will grapefruit seed extract work to cure bacterial vaginosis?
Q. I don't want to take the Metronidazole that was prescribed to be because of the side effects that I have a history of. Does grapefruit seed extract work to cure this? How much/how do I use this? If not, are there any other natural remedies that will work?


A. No. Natural remedies generally won't work on bacterial infections, despite all their bogus and unproven claims. Stick to scientifically proven medicine, not alternative medicine nonsense. Tell your doctor you have had a history of side effects with that particular antibiotic, and they can prescribe you a different one. Real medical doctors have undergone years of studying biology, chemistry, physiology, pathology etc etc and respect science, experiment, evidence and clinical trials, whereas naturopaths, and other alternative medicine claimants, are not required to learn such knowledge, and instead rely on unverified anecdotes and hearsay.

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