Our expert says:
Did they do a gram stain of the discharge - is it bacterial vaginosis? ( not a fungal infection?) The vagina should be self cleansing and have a living colony of healthy bacteria (Lactobacillus). Using a lot of antibiotics, douches, deodorizing sprays or antiseptics in the bathwater etc can kill the normal good bacteria and cause infection of the vagina.
Try taking inteflora 3 times a day long term, and if you have a foul smelling discharge try Betadine douche twice daily for 7 days if you are not allergic to Iodene, but after that you should try not to rinse the vagina or use douches as the normal bacteria should be given time grow back. See a gyne if this does not help?
I suggest that you and your partner both wash the genitals with soap and water before having sex to prevent bacterial contamination just to be safe.
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