It is common knowledge that bacteria can grow in dark warm places all over the world and it even includes our bodies. One factor is if you are an overweight person, bacteria can grow in spots that you can’t keep clean. So when I say overweight, I mean to the point of being severely overweight to the point that expansion of the skin will cause rolls or flaps to develop. Bacteria will grow in these flaps. Before you start insulting the over people, the athletic types are just as vulnerable. Yes, all your sweat and working out create a perfect environment for bacteria.
We will be focusing on an area of the body which is susceptible to bacterial infections. I am talking about the reproductive genitalia. This is for both men and women but women are more susceptible. T0 treat the bacterial infections, you need antibiotics that specialize in those types of infections. One such antibiotic for women is metronidazole gel.
What Is Metronidazole?
Metronidazole belongs to a class of antibiotics known as nitroimidazoles. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa in the reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body. This antibiotic is useless against viral infections such as the common cold or the flu. Metronidazole comes in various form such as gels (metro gel) and tablets (Flagyl) depending on where treatment is needed.
As an added bonus, metronidazole is used to treat various conditions in dogs and cats such as inflammatory bowel disease, nonspecific diarrhea disorders, infections caused by Giardia (parasitic infection), and periodontal disease. Seems to me that animal internal organs are similar to ours and have the same infection risks.
Let us begin with the inability to mix metronidazole and alcohol. This combination results in headaches, nausea, weakness, confusion and in some cases psychosis. The simpler side effects for metronidazole include diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite, metallic taste, cramps, dark urine, depression and skin rashes.
So here is a little interesting fact about metronidazole gel. If you are being treated for a vaginal infection, guess what you can’t do? You guessed it, continuing sexual intercourse. The reason being is that you might not only infect your partner whether male or female, but you also have an increased the chance of re-infection. I know that abstinence during metronidazole treatment is difficult especially today, but isn’t it better to just wait until your infection is gone?