I have suffered from BV on and off since high school (first time I got it was in high school). I remember getting prescribed the metroziondale antibiotic (the huge nasty pill that tastes like sh*t)
Then I went to college... Didn't experience it too much until my junior/senior year. I was prescribed the metroziondale (either the gel or pill) everytime results came back positive for BV. I had UTIs and a couple of yeast infections sprinkled in between --- one time I had a yeast, BV, and a uti all at once ----- not fun.
So rule of thumb! Always. Always pee before and after sex. I get its not the sexiest thing to do is get up immediately after sex but it's better then dealing with the uncomfortable itchiness of BV -- or any vaginal infection
I highly recommended buying UNSCENTED baby wipes. I literally use these periodically throughout the day at work --- after I pee/poop, and of course after sex --- followed by always showering before I go to bed !!! Ladies please buy UNSCENTED soap as well. I use dove UNSCENTED for sensitive skin. Never take soap and wash up there --- it stings! Just gently wash around the area.
I use a diff razor to shave my vagina -- and a different one to shave near my butt (loll).
GAME CHANGER ---> every morning I take 2 folic acids (200 mg each, so 400mg) followed by one acidophilus pill --- I take the Nature Made brand that you can buy at CVS (doesn't really matter) --- and then I repeat this remedy at night.
Make sure you take your birth control at the same time everyday ---- key is to be consistent with both of these remedies !!!!
it has been working for me so far and I have been BV free for almost two months **knock on wood**
When having sex another thing to keep in mind, if your having anal sex -- only have anal sex that night. Same goes for vaginal. Sounds gross but those fluids from those different areas = natural bacteria being in places they shouldn't which causes these infections.
BV is so frustrating, I know. I feel ya ladies and I hope this helps.