Can I take eurethomycin to treat vaginal infection bd or bv?
- 23 Jun 2012 by boxhero
- 24 June 2012
Please see your Ob/Gyn before self-medicating. E-mycin may not be the proper antibiotic.
Normally erythromycin treats soft tissue infections, but like other said, it's not very effective against BV. Bv can be caused by any one of 6 bactial overgrowths or the protozoan trichomonas, but erythromycin Is not what is usually rx'ed. Normally it is clindamycin or flagyl or metro gel, followed often by diflucan for a yeast infection, those tend to develop in patients treated with a strong antibiotic. Patti
E-mycin isn't one of the antibiotics for those types of infections. So the direct answer to your question is unfortunately, "no".
There are only two that are currently recommended specifically for that type of infection, as Patti also mentioned. I thumbed you up, Patti!!!
Also, a good quality yogurt that is low in sugar is helpful along with acidophiles which lots of women take on a regular basis to keep the good bacteria in check. I use a plain yogurt on a tampon to insert vaginally to help relieve the burning and itching and the Greek yogurts for eating. You don't need to keep the tampon in because getting the yogurt in the vagina is what works, then dispose of the tampon. I do that at night when I need to.
Also cutting back on the fats and aged cheeses for a bit will help to alleviate symptoms, too. The same with any alcohol especially wine... helps when the overgrowth is really bad.
Monistat is helpful if you have an ordinary yeast infection and that is over the counter.
Diflucan is prescribed commonly by doctors for treating a yeast infection vs. BV. It would be helpful to know exactly what you are treating and to avoid sexual activity until it is certain what you have. Cross contamination can occur if you are treating only you but a partner (for instance if you have one) cross contaminates if he/she isn't being treated, too. Please don't take that the wrong way... I mean that in a respectful way. Like if you are successfully treated but your partner hasn't been checked and has it, then you can get it all over again. Men don't show the same symptoms as a woman but they can get it and if they don't know it, can give it right back to you. That used to happen between my ex and myself. I was forever having problems until he got checked too. I felt stupid afterwards for not evening thinking about that and he was embarrassed and thought I gave him something nasty. What a mess... any way, that is that.
Best to be sure if you have BV or a yeast infection because the treatments are a bit different. But in the meantime those are a few recommendations until you can get checked to make sure which type you have: bacterial vs. yeast. The dietary changes plus the yogurt and acidophiles can be helpful initially plus bring quick relief. It is the weekend...
I hope that has helped some to get relief until you can get that checked to be sure.
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