Can bacterial vaginosis be cured?
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BV can be treated (not cured) by maintaining the acidic balance (pH), maintaining the biphase menstrual cycle in reproductive age, having protected intercourse (condom is the best mean) and following monogamy (if possible), right diet, hygiene, and the wise selection of the antibacterial means - in case a treatment is required.
Younger women may be prone to yeast or bacterial infections because of changing hormones. It is always important to be tested to confirm. Creating an acidic environment for the vagina is important, some women develop BV after intercourse because of the alkaline semen. Try douching after intercourse with a dilute apple cider vinegar and water douche. The douche should be thoroughly cleaned in hot, soapy water after each use and dried thoroughly. Another issue in young women are thongs - some people call it dental floss! Thongs move with your body, pulling bacterial from the anal area towards the vagina, and can cause BV to develop. Using sex toys without washing them, or having multiple partners also increases the risk. BV can be treated but bacterial will always be present in and on your body, so making the changes (wearing cotton briefs, "clean" sex - avoiding anal/vaginal touching, drinking plenty of water, wiping front to back, decreasing sugar and alcohol consumption, and washing the vulva daily with gentle soap and water) can minimize it's recurrence. If you have had repeated infections, your physician should be considering a 6 month oral course of Diflucan.
Yes. The point isn't to necessarily kill the bacteria, but to make it not a cool place for them to come hang out. I know that teens hang out where there is free food, and bacteria are the same way. You can kill them with antibiotics, but that does nothing to prevent them from returning. Try Wise Woman Suppositories #1, which have soothing herbs for the area, which are also supportive for your immune system, which will kill the bacteria if you give it a chance.
Yes, with the right treatments.