The first step to combat bacterial vaginosis is to avoid any contributing factors such as douching, tampons, bubble baths etc. This should help make it easier for your body to return to its normal healthy state.
Antibiotics are the best treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Metronidazole and Clindamycin are the preferred medications. Both are available as topical creams that are applied directly inside the vagina. But oral Metronidazole tablets are usually the first-line treatment.
Probiotics containing lactobacilli have also shown some promise in resolving bacterial vaginosis for short periods of time, but avoiding risk factors and a course of antibiotics are usually required for recurrent bacterial vaginosis.