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How is a gardnerella infection treated?

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How is a gardnerella infection treated?

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Gardnerella in your vagina is not harmful. You only need to treat a gardnerella infection if the symptoms are bothering you. Women can be treated with prescription drugs such as flagyl or clindamycin. The infection can be treated by taking a medication by mouth, or by inserting a medicated cream into the vagina. It is especially important for pregnant women with BV to be treated. Lactobacillus (the bacteria found in yogurt) can help control the symptoms. You can put one or two yogurt capsules in your vagina before bedtime for one week. You can buy these lactobacillus yogurt capsules at the health food store. You should keep them in the fridge. Men are not usually treated for gardnerella. Do you need a follow-up test? If you feel better, you don’t need another test. How do you prevent a gardnerella infection? Avoid douching. Wear loose fitting pants. Always wipe yourself from front to back after going to the bathroom. Change out of your wet bathing suit or sweaty exercise clothes as soo

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