What kinds of treatments (such as creams) are used to treat BV?

Clindamycin is a cream that is placed inside the vagina before bedtime. The treatment is followed for 7 days. Other options for BV cream include a one-day vaginal treatment, but most people opt for a longer course of action to reduce the risk of a recurrence of symptoms.

Metronidazole vaginal gel is considered one of the most effective treatments for BV. The gel is applied inside the vagina at bedtime for five days. While metronidazole is offered in the form of a pill, many women prefer the vaginal treatment because it produces fewer side effects [11].

[11] http://www.uptodate.com/contents/patient-information-bacterial-vaginosis-beyond-the-basics

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