| | Re: Constant burning and itching for 3 months?? Herpes??
I would consider these things: mycoplasma and ureaplasma. Two types of underlying conditions that can cause repeated infections with bv.
1. During treatment, it's important to refrain from sex with partner, and for partner to get treated too, otherwise you can pass it back and forth. Request that your doctor do a dna swab to test for these infections, as they are not detected by a simple bacterial swab (they have no cell wall, and are not visible under a microscope).
2. Must get treated with antibiotics for mycoplasma/ureaplasma - zithromax, doxycycline, minocycline. You may have to treat more than once, however, the percentages show more than most respond to the first treatment. Keep in mind, this will not kill the "bv", but will kill the underlying problem.
3. THEN, must undergo treatment for bv again, with tinidazole or metronidazole.
4. THEN, must follow up with a good probiotic, nature's way or another full-spectrum probiotic to replenish the healthy bacteria in your body.
Hope this helps!
Last edited by MountainLily; 03-31-2012 at 05:33 AM.