Carmen, 27, suffered repeat infections of bacterial vaginosis BV. Then she found a treatment that made this vaginal infection much easier to cure. The first time I had bacterial vaginosis BV , I was in grad school. I had been dating my boyfriend for two years and I freaked out. I thought he gave me an STI. My vagina was on fire.
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Beth E. Ospemifene Osphena is used by some clinicians in this situation, but this medication is labeled as a risk for all of the same contraindications as systemic estrogen, and it is much more expensive than topical estrogen. Although it is the only oral medication indicated for the treatment of menopause-related dyspareunia, the long-term effects on breast cancer risk are unknown. Also, it has an agonist effect on the endometrium and, again, the long-term risk is unknown. Related article: New treatment option for vulvar and vaginal atrophy.
Vaginally applied antimicrobial agents are widely used in the vagina in women with lower genital tract infections. An 'antimicrobial' is a general term that refers to a group of drugs that are effective against bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. Topical treatments can be prescribed for a wide variety of vaginal infections.
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