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Bacterial vaginosis (BV), also called vaginal bacteriosis, is a bacterial disease that attacks female vagina. It is caused by an imbalance of normal bacteria in the vagina.

Before treatment, we have to make sure what the disease we get is by acute diagnosis, because we may confuse some diseases together for their closeness of symptoms.

The goal for eliminating bacterial vaginosis is rebalancing the bacteria present in the vagina. So the regular treatment is killing the bacteria with antibiotics. But it is easy to form the drug resistance and recurrence. Here I will introduce some herbal remedy for bacterial vaginosis from the prospective of transitional Chinese medicine.

TCM hold the idea that the dysfunction of liver, spleen, kidney and pathogens of wind, coldness, wetness and hotness are responsible for the occurrence of the disease.

First, Oral decoction and pill

1. the decoction of Radix bupleuri and gypsum

Since the reasons for the disease is downward flow of damp-heat the, the treatment principle is for heat-clearing and damp-drying, dispelling wind and arresting itching.

The composition are Radix bupleuri 6 grams, 15 grams of gypsum, radix scutellariae 6 grams, herba schizonepetae 4.5 grams, 6 grams of poria cocos, cohosh 3 grams, 6 grams, white mulberry root-bark liquorice 3 grams. All these should be decocted in water. Take orally twice a day with one decoction. It is useful and effective, but not very conventional.

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2. fuyan pill

The treatment principle is the same with the first one. But it also has some other function of promoting the blood circulation and stasis-eliminating, clearing away heat and toxic materials and invigorating the spleen to damp elimination.

Composition includes the Radix bupleuri, Tuckahoe, radix scutellariae, fructus gardeniae, atractylodes, yam, rhizoma atractylodis, talc, angelica, peach kernel, safflower, licorice, radix aucklandiae, yanhusuo, honeysuckle, trogopterus dung. The pill should be taken orally twice a day after meal.

Second, medicated Bath method

Composition includes Chrysanthemum (ju hua) 20 grams, folium artemisiae argyi (ai ye) 20 grams, Fructus Cnidii (she chuang zi) 20 grams, dandelion (pugongying) 20 grams, Houttuynia cordata(Yu xing cao) 20 grams, mint(Bo he) 5 grams

Boil them and add water to get a sitz bath twice a day for 15min each time.

It is useful to stop the itching.

3. prevention

Pay attention to the personal and sexual hygiene and do not use antibiotic blindly. Eat vegetables and fruits to supply the vitamin and improve the immunity. Keep balance of the diet to get all kinds of nutrition to build up a healthy body.

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