Do you have a white or grayish vaginal discharge? Does the vaginal discharge have a strong “fishy” smell especially after sex? Bacterial vaginosis is the most common type of vaginal infection in American women according to an article in Everyday Health online.
Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
According to Web MD symptoms when they do appear, they may include:
- Vaginal discharge that may be white or gray in color
- Discharge with a strong, foul odor
- Vaginal odor that is particularly strong, with a fishy smell after sex
What Medication Can Treat Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?
Bacterial vaginosis is treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics may be given orally, or in the form of a topical cream or ointment inserted in the vagina, notes Dr Shuford.
According to research trials in Peru combinations of metronidazole plus nystatin showed to be significantly more effective than metronidazole gel (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2004).
Great Earth Pharmacy compounds BV cream which contains both metronidazole and nystatin. If you would like more information about treating bacterial vaginosis with compounded medications please contact us at 310-550-1822.