Alternate Names : Gardnerella Vaginalis Vaginitis, Corynebacterium Vaginale Vaginitis, Nonspecific Vaginitis
What are the treatments for the disease?
The antibiotic metronidazole is used to treat this type of vaginitis. It is available in orals pills or as a cream that is applied to the inside of the vagina. It is usually taken for 5 to 7 days. The sexual partner may be treated, depending on the number of previous infections.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
The side effects of metronidazole can include:
a metallic taste in the mouth
ringing in the ears
stomach upset if alcohol is ingested at the same time
What happens after treatment for the disease?
After beginning treatment, symptoms usually go away within a few days. The infection recurs in 15% of women despite attempts at prevention and multiple treatment regimens.