Although anecdotal accounts of effective treatment with Probiotics exist, there is no scientific evidence so far to back this up.
Although bacterial vaginosis can often clear up without treatment, it is advised that all women with BV signs and symptoms be treated to avoid complications. Male partners do not usually require treatment. BV can spread between female sex partners.
BV treatment is especially important for pregnant women. Pregnant women who have had premature births or low weight babies should have a BV examination, even if there are no symptoms.
Some doctors say that all women undergoing a hysterectomy or abortion should be treated for BV before their procedure, regardless of symptoms.
BV can be treated with antibiotics. If used correctly they are 85% to 90% effective.