Posted by Iab (San Jose, Ca) on 09/22/2014
It seems like some of you are getting bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections mixed up. This may be why you are having trouble treating your condition(s). BVis a bacterial infection that usually needs a course of antibiotics to get rid of it. Yeast infections are a fungal infection that needs either an OTC anti-fungal cream or a prescription anti-fungal pill to get rid of it. If you are being given both an antibiotic and and anti-fungal by your MD, the antibiotic is to treat the BV and the anti-fungal is either to treat a yeast infection you already have or to prevent you from getting one due to antibiotic usage which can kill the bacteria that kills yeast, acidophilus.
If your MD contantly gives you antibiotics for BV, it's possible that it is becoming antibiotic resistant. It's also really important to take your full course of anitbiotics even if you feel better.
ACV and Hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus, folic acid should probably be used as preventive measures to maintain the results after you have taken antibiotics for BV or anti-fungals for yeast. It's most likely useless to try and "cure" yourself with ACV or Hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus, folic acid if you still have an infection.
I used to have recurring yeast infections but have found avoiding sugar and staying dry and clean down there work wonders for those as well as taking a good acidophilus pill.
I have had BV 3 or 4 times in the last 7 (?) years, always after having a new sex partner, condoms were used in all but 1 case and antibiotics did the trick but occasionally I will smell faintly and it smells similar to the last BV infection I had, which was a few months ago and the only time I had an odor (in the other 3 cases I only had mild itching) I'm trying ACV or Hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus preventively. I will keep you all updated.