How do medications treat bacterial vulvovaginitis?

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Medication can be very effective in treating symptoms of bacterial vulvovaginitis. The most common medications prescribed are antibacterial drugs, which kill any overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. These can come in the form of topical creams or ointments, such as Metronidazole gel or Clindamycin cream. Metronidazole and other types of antibacterial medication can also be taken orally.

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