Cefadroxil is an antibiotic.
Can Cefadroxil be used to cure bacterial vaginosis (bv)?
Question posted by 1Ms.Lady on 25 Aug 2010
Last updated on 20 February 2019 by Scribbles
I am currently taking that antibiotic and it has cleared up my BV. However, since there are more than one bacteria that can grow in the vagina, it may not work for yours. But most importantly, GET TO A GYNECOLOGIST! It may be more than just BV, you could also have thrush or a yeast infection as well. They often go hand in hand. Remember, taking good care of yourself in every way is important. Dont be embarrassed about it. If you cant see a gynecologist, go to a walk in clinic, they can help you there and get you on the right medication. Hope this helps, good luck.
There are actually now 7 different bacteria and 1 protozoan that can "overtake" the vagina and cause bacterial vaginosis. The Protozoan is known as Trichomonas and if that was found, both partners will have to be treated. If any of the others overgrow, it is debatable, but, if the person keeps getting it right back after treatment, both should be treated. There is an excellent article about bacterial vaginosis by Dr. James Christian at vaginosis.com. Different overgrowths require different treatment. Some women simply have a tendency to have bouts with BV from time to time.
The first thing you must do is talk to your gynecologist... OK.
Cefadroxil is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, effective in Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial infections. It is a bactericidal antibiotic. And it might , I am not 100% certain, now the anticbiotictics (treatment) listed below I am 101% sure will help with bacterial vaginosis treatment.
Antibiotics (treatment for bv)
Metronidazole or clindamycin either orally or vaginally are effective treatment.However, there is a high rate of recurrence.
The usual medical regimen for treatment is the antibiotic Metronidazole (500 mg twice a day, once every 12 hours) for 7 days or a one-time 2g dose.
In contrast to some other infectious diseases affecting the female genitals, according to some sources, treatment of the sexual partners is not necessarily recommended.
Take care and I hope I have been of some help to you.
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