Can bacterial vaginosis (BV) clear up on its own?

In one-third of cases, bacterial vaginosis (BV) resolves on its own without any medications. However, if you have symptoms, you should seek medical care. Having BV makes you prone to sexually transmitted infections and can affect pregnancy.

What is the treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics, typically metronidazole or clindamycin. These medications come in a gel or cream you insert into your vagina. They also come in pills you can take orally.

Is there a home treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

There are no over-the-counter products to treat bacterial vaginosis (BV). Avoid using douches or products meant for yeast infections, which could make BV worse. See your healthcare provider for treatment.

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