You’re used to wearing tight pants or nylon undergarments
If your BV is not going away with treatment, check your underwear and pants.
According to doctors, tight pants and nylon undergarments can block airflow in the genital area and cause bacterial growth, leading to recurrent or worsened BV.
Additionally, these types of clothing can result in sweating, another known contributor to bacterial vaginosis.
Instead of tight pants and nylon undergarments, choose loose bottoms and breathable cotton underwear.
You had sex while you’re still being treated
In some cases, engaging in sex while you still have bacterial vaginosis is the reason why your BV is not responding to antibiotics. And though bacterial vaginosis is not an STD, having multiple sexual partners also increases the chances of acquiring the condition.
Experts reiterate that sex can affect vaginal pH levels, which can, in turn, promote bacterial growth. Their advice is to refrain from having sex until you’ve finished the antibiotic therapy, and your symptoms have cleared.
If you want to maintain intimacy, consider other forms of sexual activities.
You stopped taking your medications
Once your doctor gives you an antibiotic cream or pills, you need to apply or take the medication as prescribed.