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Vaginosis Treatment

Updated on March 19, 2008

Get Help - Bacterial Vaginosis

Treatment options for vaginal infections vary depending on whether you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, a yeast infection, or one caused by another source. Because yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can present with similar symptoms, it is important to get medical attention to determine what has developed your condition and what course of action would most effective in treating your problem. Vaginosis treatment usually begins with a prescription for antibiotic medication from your doctor if it has been verified by test results that bacteria has caused the infection. Antibiotics attack the infection directly to prevent the spread of the infection to other reproductive organs and avoid damage or scarring to the affected tissues.

If bacterial vaginosis is diagnosed, a course of antibiotic medication is usually prescribed to attack the bacteria and cure the infection. Early detection and implementation of vaginonis treatment is important to prevent the spread of the infection to other reproductive organs and avoid other complications that could arise. Your physician may suggest additional measures to aid in curing the infection that might include multivitamin and mineral supplements to boost the immune system to assist in the healing process. Active acidophilus cultures that are found in milk products and yogurt also help the body recover from vaginal infections as they promote the rejuvenation of the acidic environment where the lactobacillus dwell. These cultures can aid in the reproduction of lactobacillus so they can regain their dominance over the unhealthy bacteria and protect from recurrence of infection in the future.

Herbal medicines such as Echinacea and tea tree oil have been proven to be effective in the healing process and prevention of vaginal infections including bacterial vaginosis. However, it is important to consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any herbal medicine to avoid serious complications that could arise and not be an effective bacterial vaginosis cures.

This is especially important in the case of pregnant women or those already on prescription medications. Some herbs can cause harmful problems during pregnancy and drug interactions between certain medications can be very dangerous. Garlic supplements have been advocated as helpful vaginosis treatment as it contains very strong antibacterial properties that can assist the body in resisting infection.

Your pharmacist can recommend topical ointments or creams that are sold over the counter to help relieve the itchiness and soreness associated with vaginal infections. A plain warm bath may help soothe irritated genital tissues but avoid soaps or bath oils as these may dry out sensitive skin and worsen symptoms.

Bacterial vaginosis cures can start at home with different natural remedies. The application of cool compresses to the swollen areas as they can reduce the swelling by constricting blood vessels in the affected regions and offer some respite from your discomfort. As with any type of infection, it is very important to get professional medical advice to achieve an early diagnosis and begin a vaginonis treatmentplan as soon as possible.


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      10 years ago

      glad I am not a woman!


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