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BV for the second time

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user1485461206 · 22/09/2020 22:18

On my second course of antibiotics in two months for BV
Anyone got any tips on how to stop it happening again?

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daisychain1620 · 22/09/2020 22:25

I feel your pain! You could try Multi gyn acti gel, you can get this from Boots. It can help the symptoms and I use weekly or so to help prevent BV and thrush happening. I recommend trying that. I hope you get rid of it, it's miserable

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NewbieSM · 22/09/2020 22:29

I second this it really works! Also helps to prevent thrush if you have multiple course of antibiotics

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user1485461206 · 22/09/2020 23:38

Thanks both, will pop boots tomorrow for this and give it a go

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Anordinarymum · 22/09/2020 23:40

I suppose you know not to use soap down there OP.

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Esspee · 22/09/2020 23:52

My doctor suggested live yoghurt for BV.
I went out and bought the plain version of my favourite yoghurt from The Collective. I used just one teaspoon of it inserted into my vagina when in bed and by the next morning the BV was gone. I couldn't believe it.
It returned a few years later and I used live yoghurt again. (Tbh it was a raspberry ripple one but I got out a teaspoon of the yoghurt which had none of the fruit sauce). Worked overnight.
Just be sure it is LIVE yoghurt. Apparently it alters the balance of the bacteria.

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user1485461206 · 23/09/2020 06:07

@Anordinarymum

I suppose you know not to use soap down there OP.

Yes I stopped using the intimate wash after the first diagnosis
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daisychain1620 · 23/09/2020 12:52

I've never tried yogurt, I always think it seems very messy lol but when you know something works it's a relief isn't it.
I meant to say that if you decide to get the gel it can feel tingly when you first use it for a few seconds but don't worry, it's normal!

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user1485461206 · 23/09/2020 19:22

@daisychain1620

I've never tried yogurt, I always think it seems very messy lol but when you know something works it's a relief isn't it.
I meant to say that if you decide to get the gel it can feel tingly when you first use it for a few seconds but don't worry, it's normal!

Thanks for letting me know, I got some today, hope it sorts it out
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