Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acidophilus and Garlic
- Acidophilus, B12, Folic Acid
- Acidophilus, Folic Acid
- Acidophilus, Goldenseal
- Acidophilus, Vitamin E, Hydrogen Peroxide Douche
- ACV Bath, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Probiotics
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Acidophilus
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt
- B Complex With Folic Acid
- Baking Soda Douche
- Betadine, Probiotics, Vinegar and Yogurt
- Boric Acid
- Boric Acid and Acidophilus
- Boric Acid and Fenugreek
- BV and Urinary Tract Infections
- BV and Yeast Infections
- BV Cause Theories
- BV Tips
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Condom Brands
- Diagnosing BV
- Dietary Changes
- Douche, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Eliminate Caffeine
- Essential Oils
- Fermented Cabbage Leaf
- Folic Acid
- Folic Acid and Acidophilus
- Folic Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar Douche
- Folic Acid, Garlic
- Folic Acid, Probiotics
- Folic Acid, Sage Tea
- Garlic, Probiotics
- Garlic, Yogurt
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Juice Douche
- Grapefruit Seed Extract Douche and MSM
- Gycerol Monolaurate
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Douche
- Hydrogen Peroxide Douche and Folic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vinegar Douche
- Hydrogen Peroxide, B Vitamins, Folic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Probiotics
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Spring Water
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Tea Tree Douche
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Yogurt
- Indonesian Remedies
- Kefir, Oregano Oil
- Latex Allergy
- Lemon Juice
- Low Carb Diet
- Moxibustion, Kimchi, Yogurt
- Multiple Remedies
- Multivitamin, Probiotics
- Oak Galls
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Oregano Oil
- Over the Counter
- Packing Your Fanny With Tissue
- Pineapple Juice
- Povidone Iodine, Vitamin C
- Probiotics, Colloidal Silver, Garlic
- Probiotics, Folic Acid, B12
- Probiotics, Hydrogen Peroxide, Coconut Oil
- Probiotics, Vitamin C
- Probiotics, Vitamin C, Garlic
- Probiotics, Yogurt
- Remedies Needed
- Stop Using Soap
- Tea Tree Oil
- Teenagers With BV
- Tomato Juice
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin C, Garlic
- Vitamin D
- Wrong Antibiotics
- Yogurt, Oregano Oil
05/14/2013: Tim from Cincinnati, Oh: "I have heard that drinking and douching with apple cider vinegar (ACV) helps a lot. I drink 2 tablespoons of AVC in a large glass of water every day and it has helped me with a few different ..."
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Folic Acid, Sage Tea
12/14/2009: Tt from Atlanta, Ga: "folic acid 800 mcg once a day, sage tea two bags steeped in about a cup and a half of water twice a day or sage tea pills 330 mg twice a aday. the secret cure for sure. try and spread the word!"
EC: Hi Tt, You don't specify the condition, so we're guessing your remedy is for Bacterial Vaginosis. Please let us know if it's for something else!
[YEA] 02/23/2012: Nikki from Cumming, Ga: "I struggle with bacterial vaginosis and have it for months and years at a time. I finally found my cure with cloves of garlic. I unpeel a garlic clove, put a few stab holes in it to release the healing juices and insert it in my vagina. After a day or two or three it naturally comes out. I finally cured myself and have been B.V. Free for several weeks now thank god!!!! I did a maintenance type of program with many things that kept the odor at a minimum and the white sticky discharge a little less in thickness with all of the following.
I have tried hydrogen peroxide douches with a few drops of tea tree oil (this kills the bad bacteria that is overgrowing and causing the problem), rePHresh vaginal inserts (these really help with the odor), eating probiotics daily (the refrigerated kind you find at Whole Foods) and elimination of sugar and coffee from my diet (hard to do but actually good for health and diet). Anyways, I just wanted to share this with everyone because I know the stress and aggravation this causes and I really think the cloves of garlic is what really worked this time. It lessened the white discharge within a few days, and it also created a more clear and slippery lubricant in my vagina and that was a relief. I also decided to stop obsessing over it and just tried to maintain it and I think this psychological shift really played a part as well. Best of luck to all women who face this problem. I hope this helps!"
10/05/2010: Ms.911 from Baltimore, Md: "Ok so I seen on here where woman said that garlic works so I went to the store and got the capsule of garlic 546mg I put two of them up in my VJ b4 bed in the morning the discharge was gone. OK so CAN any one please tell me how long will it smell like garlic with all that to say thanks my BV is gone. Please let me no"Replies
10/06/2010: Kay from In The Valley, Ca replies: "'I hope' that was meant to put a smile on our faces, because it sure made me chuckle. When people say "What's that garlic smell?", just tell them you're on that new 'Italian Diet' that everyone is trying!"
10/05/2010: Ms.911 from Baltimore, Md, Usa: "I was looking on here and a few women said they used garlic up there VJ and it made there bv go away. So I went and got me some garlic capsule 546mg. I put 2 capsules up n my VJ and went to bed the night morning I had no sign of BV. The garlic I could smell alil got to me I was like ugh @ work lol. But when I got home I took a hot/ warm bath opened up took my clean finger and let clean water go up n there by that night the garlic smell was bout gone and I didnt smell any Bv or have anymore discharge :)"
[YEA] 06/13/2010: Elizabeth from Lancaster, Ca, Usa: "Cure Bacterial Vaginosis with garlic
Anytime I have gotten a bacterial infection or yeast infection I use a garlic clove. I get a large fresh garlic clove, then after I peel it I poke the skin with a fork all over, then I insert it into my vagina as far as my middle finger will push it, then I leave it in over night, and in the morning I just push it down and take it out (I've never had a promblem getting it out). The garlic gel pills can also be used if your worried about not being able to get it out, cause it will dissolve, I've never used them but my friend has. I've been doing this for more than 4yrs, my sister and girlfriends do it now also."
[YEA] 11/04/2009: Ms. Remy from Eastern, North Carolina: "I have been dealing with I thought was a yeast infection then all of a sudden I noticed a foul smelling odor afterwards that was hard to get rid of, however; I just used the garlic gel pills that is 1,000 mg and inserted (2 pills) in my vagina for two days in between those days a discharged occurred but I guess it was normal for that to happen but I am now odor and discharge free. Why? did I do this because when you go to the doctor they give you pencillin and next to that if you can't afford the visit garlic is next in line to cure you. I read this site whereas everyone is using gel pills so I went home and inserted the garlic gel pills instead remind you I had this infection for about a good 3 months and it was getting worse now. I am cured. Just keep washing with dove unscented soap and keep a dry unscented pantiliner on day and night to keep yourself dry. Remember garlic eats yeast and purifies. I advise you all not to douche just keep your system flush with fluid because that vinegar/water douche by equate irritated me that caused this to happen."
[YEA] 10/11/2008: Aminta from Charlotte, NC: "I want to thank earthclinic.com for starting this website. It has truly been a blessing to me. I am writing to let you ladies know that, although no one commented that they used fresh garlic as a cure, it really works. I have suffered from BV for 3 yrs (since my husband cheated on me). Every other month after that I was getting recurrences of BV. Like the rest of you, neither the cream's nor pill's got rid of the BV for good. I recently was reading up on how natural garlic heal's so many ailment's. So, I bought so garlic, peeled it and wrapped it in gauze. I tied it with dental floss and inserted it in my vagina once a day, preferably at night before bed. I would remove the garlic every morning before taking my shower. I did this for 7 day's and I am symptom free still today. The bad thing about it is that the smell of garlic doesn't wear off for a while so if you are sexually active often then I wouldn't recommend this home remedy. I hope this remedy help's you ladies. It is alot cheaper on your pocket's. I bought 2 bulb's of garlic for under $1.00."
EC: That's true, Aminta -- hundreds of responses, but no mention of garlic for bacterial vaginosis. Thanks for the new remedy!
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/19/2008: Ape from Denver, CO replies: "I read about using garlic on another site...I was just told last week that I have BV. They tried to give me the pills and the cream and I starting surfing the net to find another way to fix the problem. I am taking garlic orally...it sounds a little less intense this way but not sure if its working as I have 0 symptoms at all. I will have to let yall know after I go to the doc and get yelled at for not taking the antibiotics."
02/18/2009: Mary from Houston, Texas, United States replies: "I was wondering, how do you take Garlic Orally? do you eat it alone or put in food?
07/14/2011: Danielle from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca replies: "They sell Garlic pills."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 07/06/2009: Kennedy from Broomeville, SC: "Hi ladies I have to say thanks for all of your input. I thought I was the only one in the world struggling with this problem. I've also researched that if you have an IUD that may be the cause of the BV as well. I've been taking one garlic pill twice a day. One in the morning and one at night. I've also been drinking a probiotic drink that has lots of bacteria that's similar to yogurt. I consume one every morning. So far for about a month, I've noticed some changes. I have little to no odor after intercourse and after my cycle. The discharge has decreased significantly! Hardly any at all."
10/03/2010: Chandy from Aurora, Colorado, United States: "My ph within my vaginal area is getting back to normal. I have reaccuring issue with BV, then yeast. I am currently I believe fixing the issue I hope. I use regular (read the ingredients) plain yogurt to deposit within, as well as a clove of garlic. I have no yeast within but the outside of my vagina is having a problem. The garlic does kill off anything, the yogurt ( I freeze and use oil to insert) is keeping good bacteria witch is what I am missing. I have read, about making a paste for a skin yeast infection. So yesterday I made a garlic paste and oh boy! It was so painfull! Oh my!!!! I tired real hard to keep reapplying even with yogurt all on the outside, now today I have a total peel going on with my skin down there. I hope to reapply the garlic and yogurt paste I have curing in the frig. I seem to be keeping the BV at easy for today. Any suggestions on my yeast skin infection within the skin of my down there area? will the garlic, ever stop burning! ? ouch!"Replies
10/03/2010: Izzy from St. Louis, Mo, United States replies: "Also, here is a link about why garlic will burn the skin whether you have an infection or you don't, it's ok because the skin will repair its self...
One more thing, exactly how are you inserting the yogurt? You freeze it first? and how do you get it inside the vagina?"
10/03/2010: Izzy from St. Louis, Mo replies: "Thank you for posting this, I am having the SAME problem, the yeast infection seems to localize on my vulva, uggggghhhh how irritating, I am at my wits end..."
10/07/2010: Chandy from Aurora, Colorado, United States replies: "I have some dallops of yogurt that are in the freezer. I coat them with coconut oil and insert. My body temp. warms it right up. I try to relax and be gentle. This is crazy it is driving me bonkers. I am so irritated. I hav now tried otc fungal cream made it worse! I am now trying tea tree oil. I am holding a bag of ice to the area. I have gone to the doc and had BV, she said it looked like yeast on the outside but not in my vagina. I took the stinkin meds prescribed and right away this lovely red itchy bottom came back. I have been staying away from sugars! I do not know where to go?"
05/20/2013: Toni from Kansas City, Mo: "I have been reading your posts for a couple of days now. I'm like most of you, glad to see I'm not the only one who is suffering. I honestly thought I was being punished for having sex. I'm trying a lot of you ladies remedies but no success yet. I've been dealing with this for about 10 years now. I too use to be beautiful and confident. Now I feel nasty and undesirable. My man still wants to have sex, so I light candles and incense to kill the embarrassing odor in the room. One thing no one has mentioned, is that sometimes sex hurts. My doctor says it's because I'm inflamed from the infection. What ever the reason, I haven't enjoyed sex in years. I love my man and don't want to lose him so I endure. Especially if he wants to have sex more than once or twice. The rubbing is similar to having a yeast infection sometimes. I don't have a yeast infection. Been to the doctor so much the nurses know my face. My doctor has even given up because all the antibiotics have stop working completely. Trying to keep my head up, but it has made me a depressed individual."
05/11/2013: Sick from Sl, H, Kuwait: "Vaginosis: 2 months back I got this fishy smell and it was the most horrible smell coming out of my body. Treated with fluconozole 150mg single dose and it was gone. Possibly a yeast infection. But now I am infected by it again, no discharge, itching or burning still horrible fishy smell and it stays there like forever. Took the tablet again but does anyone knows any natural cure to this. Can Bill help with this please. This fishy smell is sickening. Also I get flu whenever this smell gets stronger."Replies
05/12/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "hi, I was just visiting some vaginal health sites and one was herbs2000. com, vaginal health, they have a total herb, supplements, and explanations of what is going on, symptoms and how to stop them...
One part said if you are prone to yeast imbalance don't eat supplements with yeast in them. Some b vitamins are yeast based. For this yeast issue they recommend probiotics and acidophilis.
when vaginal ph gets out of the range of 4-5 the micro organisms get out of balance and it becomes unhealthy and produces metabolic waste creating discomfort.
hope the site helps you find what you will need to rebalance your system and find relief..."
05/13/2013: Steve from Cleveland, Ohio, United States replies: "I've heard that deuching with warm distilled water with 20 drops of Lugol's 2% or 5% iodine solution works very well. Check out the iodine forum on Yahoo. A lot of eye opening information available there."
05/14/2013: Tim from Cincinnati, Oh replies: "I have heard that drinking and douching with apple cider vinegar (ACV) helps a lot. I drink 2 tablespoons of AVC in a large glass of water every day and it has helped me with a few different issues."
10/01/2012: Susan from Wallingford, Ct: "Hi Ladies, I have suffered from BV on and off for a long time now and am currently on the anti biotic for it. But that will b my last time bcuz I wrote down every remedy I seen on this page. My question though is (which i've heard) is that if u have unprotected sex when u have BV can't u pass it to the guy? Meaning he will keep giving it back to u? What do u say... Honey u have to keep going to your doctor everytime we have sex... Only bcuz condoms don't work well for him if u get my point. Great website... I love how the professionals don't tell u most of this. Our suffering is at the expense of these professionals greedy ways aka money : ("
08/16/2012: Anna from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: "Thanks for a wonderful website.. I am a 47 year old, healthy, active woman who unfortunately suffered BV. I had no idea how horrible or how common it was until I read your website, and it was comforting to know I wasn't alone with this hideous condition. I tried many of the remedies mentioned, but without ongoing success. Many seemed 'preventative', but not 'curative'. Using acidophilus capsules internally worked temporarily, but the condition returned. I was really hoping for a natural remedy, but in frustration went to a doctor... I am pleased to say I have been BV symptom free for about 2 months now. The doctor prescribed metronidazole GEL which is dispensed by applicator vaginally. I was sceptical, as I had taken metronidazole tablets orally without success.... I am ecstatic that this cure worked for me, and I want to share it with others (particularly Australian women as I know they can access this product). I know it has only been a couple of months BV-free, and maybe too early to share this info, but I am hoping it is permanent. So far so good, and I know anyone who is suffering BV wants to deal with it ASAP. Good luck."Replies
11/05/2012: Lucy from Flemington, Vic / Australia replies: "It is way too early to say you are cured. You need to wait to have your period and also to have sex. If still bv free after that then I would be impressed. Let us bv sufferers know. I have tried the gel and it came back. I've had it for 1 year now."
08/09/2012: Dd from Calgary, Alberta: "Thanks to all u ladies I now have some very good remedies to try to get rid of my BV. I have been dealing with this issue since 2004 and now my 20 year old daughter is also "infected" with this disease. I have spent many hours reading all your stories and I will be trying some of these remedies as well as passing this info and this site on to others. Thanks so much I will let you know what works for me if anything."
08/08/2012: Fitfreak from Toronto, Ontario Canada: "I have been reading all the testimonies and responses in regards to BV. It is so interesting that so many women suffer from this. There is some comfort in knowing that you are not the only one that is suffering. I am very depressed and overwhelmed by this infection. I believe that I have had this condition for a number of years but did not realize it until approximately two years ago. I noticed that disgusting odor. OMG I was so embarrased but I thought that it was a yeast infection so of course I took the oral pill for yeast infection which worked temporarily and then the odour returned. My boyfriend did not say anything until 6 months ago. We were just about to have sex and he said that he noticed an odour. I wanted to die. I went on line to read about BV.
I went to my doctor and explained what I found on line. He ignored me and did a battery of tests which all came back negative. He treated me once again for a yeast infection. Anyway I don't want to go on and on. I recently had a swab and was diagnosed with BV. Of course there was some relief finally knowing what I had. I went on line to see how I could get rid of this. I have to say that there so many conflicting remedies. I am going to try the douche, acidophilus and folic acid route to see if this works. The hard part is keeping my boyfriend at bay for 2 weeks. I really think that 2 weeks is probably the best. We have a very active sex life and he has a hard time keeping his hands off me, lol. I guess that this is a good thing but I will have to stay strong and hopefully I will win this battle. I will share my journey with you."