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DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS, CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST
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Experience:  MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)
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I have bacterial vaginosis and have been on the anabiotic's

Customer Question

I have bacterial vaginosis and have been on the anabiotic's for almost 3 days now and it hasn't gotten any better, but I am also on anabiotic's for herpes just in case, why isn't it feeling any better? How long does it take for the anabiotic's to start working?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Please help I don't know what to do.
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 1 month ago.
Hello
Can you tell me what antibiotic and in what dose have you taken?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Valacyclovir HCL 1 and Metronidazole 500 mg.
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for your information.

Yes Metronidazole is given for bacterial vaginosis but valtrex is anti viral drug and will not be effective in case of BV .

The dose of metronidazole is 500 mg three times daily for 7 days.It is better if you also use clindamycin cream locally.

Along with treatment you should maintain vaginal ph like by 1.avoid repeated cleaning of vagina.2.avoid douche.3.wear cotton underwear.

Thanks