I get vaginal bacteria infections quite often and cannot get into see my doctor for a few days and i cannot wait that long. my mom has cephalexin and has not used it. it says it treats bacterial infections but am not sure if that includes vaginal infections
I honestly don't think Cephalexin will help you, you need something like Metronidazole or Fluconazole.
Yes you can use cephalexin since i have pus like lesion from time to time in my vagina. I took cephalexin as prescribed by my doctor for 10 days. But you have to visit your obgyne since you cannot use that med again if the infection recur.She will prescribed another antibiotic.
u can take cephalexin for vaginal bacterial infection. as it is clinical indicated for urinary tract infections.
But Fluconazole is most frequntly prescribed for vaginal infections.
Even though this is an old question, the two people who indicated that Fluconozole be used for a bacterial infection need to be aware that Fluconozole is for FUNGAL infections only. The question was in regards to BACTERIAL infections.
Metronidazole or Fluconazole are in no way used to treat a bacteria infection. These medications treat fungal infections like vaginal yeast infections. The opposite of a yeast infection is a bacteria infections which requires an antibiotic. The above two mentioned drugs are not antibiotics.
I don't know if (cephalexin) generic for (keflex) would work for a bacteria infection. If it was prescribed to you by your doctor then he/she must know it will treat the bacteria infection... I haven't had one since "2011" but when I did have bacteria infections my OBGYN always prescribed me (FLAGYL) I was prescribed to take it 3x a day for 7 days bye the 2nd day i didn't have no discharge or fishy smell... there was a few times I took 3 (FLAGYL) at once & that's all I needed all my symptoms was gone & didn't come back until i contracted another one... (FLAGYL) is the best a number 1 antibiotic for a bacteria infection.. I wouldn't recommend no other antibiotic for a bacteria infection
Flagyl is absolutely an antibiotic. It is not an antifungal drug. It is in the flouroquinolone family of antibiotics, much like ciprofloxacin. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Depending on the bacteria causing an infection, Keflex may work or it may not. Antifungal drugs such as Monistat or Fluconazole only treat fungal/yeast infections, not bacterial infections. In fact, antibiotics can CAUSE yeast infections.
Yes... cephalexin can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis. My OB/GYN's nurse just called with my lab results and I have still have bacterial vaginosis after being treated with metronidole gel. She has just prescribed cephalaxin.
This is old but so many people gave wrong information I felt like I had to respond. Flagyl (Metronidazole) is the #1 treatment for BV (bacterial vaginosis). Followed by Clindamycin. I think the confusion came about because Metronidazole is an antibiotic (flagyl) and miconazole (monistat) is an antifungal. Flagyl absolutely IS AN ANTIBIOTIC. It is an antibiotic that used to treat anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. I've used Flagyl several times during pregnancy for BV.
As for the original question keflex may treat BV but its not as likely to. Its more used for UTIs. Each antibiotic has certain things its best at treating. And for BV Flagyl is the best antibiotic for it.
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