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Q. Is it true that vitamin supplements help with recurrent vaginal infection?

Answered by
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 21, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I got married seven months back and this is the fourth time she caught bacterial vaginosis (BV). She never had any symptoms before marriage. We have consulted a gynecologist all the four times. She will prescribe antibiotics and other stuff and that successfully treat her for some time. I have done some research on the internet and found vitamin B complex help many women. Is that true?

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  • Please get her sugar levels checked. It may seem a bit weird, but at times the main reason for recurrent vaginal infection could be low immune status.
  • Yes, taking vitamin supplements will help her boost her immunity. You can discuss this with her doctor and get started with multivitamins.
  • Ask her to wear cotton panties and loose lowers. She needs to maintain personal hygiene and take plenty of fluids.
  • My advice is to wash the private parts with normal tap water every time you use the washroom. And, should avoid using vaginal douches and creams.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Hi doctor,

The combination referred to my wife was Vitamin B complex, Vitamin D3 5000 IU, Folic acid 800 mg and Acidophilus. Will be there any side effect in using the above combinations?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • There will be no side effect in using this combination. She can go ahead and take the medications. Take care of her.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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