Are there alternative treatments for bacterial vulvovaginitis?

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Although infections of bacterial vulvovaginitis respond best to medications, there are several alternative methods you can use while treating your symptoms. Maintaining excellent hygiene is the most important alternative treatment. This includes washing your hands more frequently, wiping from front to back to prevent germs from your stool from entering your vagina, and wearing condoms during sexual activity. Similarly, it can be helpful to wear looser fitting underwear (made from cotton instead of spandex or silk), both in the healing process as well as in preventing further infections. This can help discourage harmful bacteria from invading or overpopulating your vagina.

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