What You Need to Know
Most Common Symptoms of BV
How to Treat ItTypically, when women have BV symptoms, they're prescribed a course of antibiotic cream. This is an effective, short-term solution for treating bacterial vaginosis, but it also kills off healthy lactobacilli, disrupting the normal balance in the vagina. As a result, up to 70% of women find that after treating BV with antibiotic cream, their symptoms come back within a few months.