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So I went to the doctor yesterday after some miserable symptoms (pain, burning, itch and an infected hair follicle that I thought was herpes but luckily no odor). After a swab the doctor told me that I had BV and gave me a prescription for Flagyl for 7 days. I've been doing some research online and it looks like this can be something that comes back repetedly.

My doctor told me to start taking a probiotic daily to help get the good bacteria back but I'm still a little concerned if that's enough.

Does anyone have any advice for what to do as a newbie to this? Is the probiotic/antibiotic the best course of action or should I do something else?

Also - I am taking a trip to see my boyfriend on the 19th - I really hope all is cleared up before then. 

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    Hello Sarah. BV isn't very pleasant at all. I have had it on 2 occasions and now have a probiotic drink every day and it hasn't come back. Has your doctor given your boyfriend any treatment? If you had intercourse prior to your diagnosis he'll need treatment otherwise he will reinfect you.
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