What are treatment options for bacterial vulvovaginitis?

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Bacterial vulvovaginitis can be treated with prescribed medication. Doctors typically prescribe antibacterial medications such as metronidazole or clindamycin. It is particularly important for pregnant women to receive treatment as soon as possible to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications such as low birth weight or premature birth. In situations where a woman runs a greater risk of bacterial infection, such as caesarian delivery, IUD insertion, or a hysterectomy, doctors usually advise women to get treated for bacterial vulvovaginitis prior to the procedure if possible.

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