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How to stop recurrent BV infections

It is estimated that 3 out of 10 women who have been treated for BV have a recurrence of symptoms within 3 months and more than half experience a recurrence within 12 months.

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Vaginal steaming is the last thing your vagina needs

First and foremost, it’s not a good idea. We’ll tell you why in a bit. But first, here’s a little background on what this practice is and how it came about. It goes by many different...

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What can you do about bacterial vaginosis odor?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a vaginal infection that’s one of the most common vaginal health issues for women in most countries. According to some studies, over 30% of all American women in the ...

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What is gardnerella?

Gardnerella (Gardnerella vaginalis is the full scientific name) is a bacteria that can be found in the vagina and, much more rarely, in the urethra of men. It even occurs in healthy vaginas — th...

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a vaginal bacterial infection that in the U.S. is found in about 30% of women of reproductive age. It’s the most common vaginal infection and appears more often in wo...

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What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition that, in any given year, occurs in close to one-third of women aged 14 to 49 in the U.S. population. It actually is the #1 vaginal infection, even though...

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Can probiotics help against BV, yeast infections or UTIs?

Probiotics is a collective term for microorganisms — more precisely acidic bacteria found in fermented dairy products and fermented veggies such as kimchi and sauerkraut — that are believe...

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Metronidazole gel vs tablets

Metronidazole is used to treat bacterial infections, and it comes in a few different forms. The most commonly prescribed forms are tablets and a gel application. Both of these are used to treat a vari...

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