Bacterial Vaginosis is easily treated with a single dose of the following antibiotics:

  • Metronidazole. Orally twice a day for seven days or topically twice daily for five days.
  • Clindamycin. Orally twice a day for seven days or topically before bed for seven days.

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Recovery Time

Treatment takes between five and seven days, however, recovery may not be complete for a few days after that.

Sexual Activity

If you have bacterial vaginosis, your male sexual partners do not need to be treated. However, bacterial vaginosis can be spread between female sex partners; as such, they should be tested and treated. Additionally, sex should be avoided until both partners are free from infection. Re-infection is entirely possible with bacterial vaginosis; as such, it is advisable to take whatever precautions possible.

Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD

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