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Thanks for your question.
Too much washing, can cause excess growth of the normal vaginal bacteria ironically.
This is known as bacterial vaginosis.
The change in pH is the culprit.
The treatment is with an antibiotic called metronidazole.
Metronidazole vaginal cream can be use daily for 7 days .
This should treat the problem effectively.
Avoid too much douching.
Is it the only antibiotic that can be used?
Consume yogurt daily to maintain the pH balance.
how often should I douch
this is the most common one.
There is another one called tinidazole.
You should not douche more than 3 times a week.
Possible to cause lip infection to my partner?
this can be just coincidence.
but he sais its not the first time happens to him after being with me, however he mentioned it for the first time
that is not related.
He may have cold sores which can recur time to time.
After you get the treatment, this should not be seen on him if related.
is that the only antibiotics I can use?
coz i have a lot at home
but I'm scared to take
because i don't remember what i got it for
That is the only one that works.
Clindamycin is another alternative.
this comes from the excess douching
can I get that without prescription?
Doktor, I do not douch more than 3 times a week
it might be not the reason than
I touch maybe once or twice
douch I mean
sometimes, this can be excessive as well --however, the infection can occur still.
Metronidazole or clindamycin requires prescription ( any antibiotic in fact).
can i get prescription here, or shall I go to a doctor?