Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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, Hydrogen Peroxide, Yogurt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt
- B Complex With Folic Acid
- Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Tips
- Baking Soda Douche
- Betadine, Probiotics, Vinegar and Yogurt
- Boric Acid
- Boric Acid and Acidophilus
- Boric Acid and Fenugreek
- Boric Acid, Coconut Oil, Probiotics
- BV and Urinary Tract Infections
- BV and Yeast Infections
- BV Cause Theories
- BV Tips
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Showers
- Colloidal Silver
- Combo Treatment for BV
- 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 Douche
- Garlic, Probiotics
- Garlic, Yogurt
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Juice Douche
- Grapefruit Seed Extract Douche and MSM
- Gycerol Monolaurate
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Homeopathy, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- 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
- Kacip Fatimah (Herb)
- Kefir, Oregano Oil
- Lactic Acid, Prebiotics
- 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
- Treating Partners for BV
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin C, Garlic
- Vitamin D
- Wrong Antibiotics
- Yogurt, Oregano Oil
Folic Acid, Probiotics
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 12/08/2009: Rs from San Francisco, Ca: "This is my 3rd posting after starting the folic acid and probiotic treatment for BV which I have suffered for years. Its been 8-days and Im doing great, no symptoms. I had sex for the first time since starting on this regimen and I was terrified that the BV would come right back. I was prepared for the worst and that is exactly what happened. Within about 30 minutes of having sex I could feel that familiar burning and swelling and VIOLA, it was back within a few hours but I was ready and knew what to do. I took 4 probiotics (5 billion each) and inserted 2 vaginally and took 1600mcg of folic acid. Within about 45 minutes it was all back to normal. So, that is the way to do it ladies. Be ready after you have sex because most likely it will come back. But it can be controlled, and that is the key. I should have probably waited longer before having sex, but for me, I knew it would come back regardless of how long I waited."Replies
01/29/2010: M from Ny, Ny replies: "I don't know if this applies to you but back when I was on the pill, I noticed I would almost always get burning and swelling whenever my boyfriend would ejaculate inside of me. I figured I was allergic to his semen. Maybe I had BV all along. Who knows?? Anyway, my suggestion is to stay away semen at all costs haha"
06/11/2010: Nic from Lismore, Australia replies: "Hi, in reply to you thinking you're allergic to your bf's sperm/semen.
It's actually not an allergy, it's more a case of semen being alkaline and when it gets injected into the normally acidic vagina, it makes you more susceptible to bacterial overgrowth such as Gardnerella organism in BV. We all have this bug in our vagina, it's part of the normal vaginal flora. When we are stressed or when the vaginal environment becomes too alkaline via semen etc, we become more susceptible to organisms such as BV.
That's why all those gels work as they acidify the vagina, though aren't a cure of BV, just ameliorate the symptoms.
Hope this helps."
06/28/2010: Donna from Nashville, Tn replies: "I am so glad that I found this site. I have been suffering from BV off and on since 2001 after my LEEP procedure. Nothing the doctor prescribed me worked. I am blessed that I don't have the horrible smell anymore. Over the years my symptoms have changed. Now I just have the discharge sometimes watery with slight itching an burning. At the moment I don't have any folic acid or probiotics. I do have a multivitamin that has 400 mcg of folic acid. I took 3. I also tried the water/peroxide douche. I have a douche bottle that I purchesed from my local drug store. I filled it up with water and put a cap full of peroxide. I actually feel clean inside. You guys may think it's crazy but it feels calm in there too. LOL Thank you all for providing this information on this site. It's sad that we are able to figure out treatments that Dr's who have went to school for 10 years can't even figure out! I wish you all the best of luck with fighting this evil bacteria."
10/02/2010: Happygirl from Jacksonville Beach, Fl replies: "I am so thrilled that is site is out there!! Dealing with this has been hard, expensive and mostly embarrassing!! Thank goodness you women are so brave to put it out there :) I tried the peroxide and.... It worked immediately! @ hours with a peroxide soaked tampon and the smell was gone! I just soaked a plastic applicator type tampon (still intact) for 15 mins. And then inserted it for 2 hours. There was not even a hint of scent on it, more importantly in me!! 24 hours and still everything is good, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!"
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."
[YEA] 06/17/2013: Krissi from Korea: "Struggled with bv for 10 excruciating months. My bv was not the foul white discharge. Mine was shiny and clear... It was odorless but a dime amount would burn me. I was on fire 24/7. I was tested twice and both times it was bv. I tried everything on this site but it only helped temporarily. Even changed my diet to near perfect healthy fresh fruits veggies and folic b12 vit d ect ect. Even stuck the garlic (with thread) up my lady biscuit. What finally worked was a garlic douche. It knocked it out good!! Boil water but let it cool down some.. Then stick sliced garlic cloves in the water. 2 did the trick for me. Let that sit overnight then pour the water into a douche and pour it up inside ya... Rest there for about 5 min and let it kill off all the bacteria.. Then release. Garlic clove on a thread was good but can burn and doesn't get around to other areas where the bacteria hides. With this the liquid permeates every part. There will be some pinkish discharge which I believe to be killed bacteria. Do this 3 mornings in a row and it should be done completely. Can't tell you the peace of mind that cane with this... My God. Sick of pharmaceutical companies... An antibiotic to cure bv but side effect is a yeast infection?! That's sick and twisted. After doing bv antibiotics 5 times I had enough. Intestines are paying for it... Drinking extra virgin olive oil and lemon water to take care of that business. All natural wins again. God bless you... Hope this helped somebody. Mad props to you who suffered longer than me... It was hell. Relief is in sight don't give up!!"
[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?"
09/22/2013: Zionsmommy from Pa: "I've suffered from bv since I've started college, I became sexually active, I guess the men's juices didn't mix well with mine. About after three days of being introduced to his foreign fluids, I'd notice this strange smell at first it started off as some kind of dog spit smell. (Gross I know, then rotting fish).... I was so embarrassed he could smell it so could I. Stronger during intercourse. I tried everything from Metro gel at the doctors, to oc drugs, duches, vinegar, peroxide, .. Everything it would go away for awhile but as soon as I had sex boom there it goes. My man stopped going down on me which really hurt my feelings but I understood I wouldn't put my mouth on a fishy smelling penis. Let me just start by saying this, BV is something that almost all women will have / has had/ currently have. It doesn't mean your dirty although it is an infection, one that I'm sure has been around for thousands of years, it is a build up of bad bacteria , which you vagina houses both good and bad, bad bacteria tend to thrive more in a place that has a disrupted ph balance. Either it's to acidic or not enough either way, there are natural ways that work. Try using a feminine wash with ph control, however don't over wash as an exposure to moisture & darkness will make the bad bacteria run ramped. Then for the reason just listed make sure your completely dry before you put your undies on, even try going a day or two with out (cotton always) also check the wash make sure they include LACTOPREBIOTIC for this will help replenish good bacteria,ï¿½stay away from perfumed/fragranced washes! Try this with a few days of dietary changes; incorporate a clove of garlic in your meal everyday, drink Lots of water, eat pineapples mmmmm. Make sure you wipe from front to back and if you let anything near your vagina, mouth finger whatever make sure it's CLEAN. Almost anything can change your pH balance from sex, periods, soap, stress , even what you eat!! I tried all listed above and within a week maybe less BV was gone and has NOT come back. Just remember that is a very sensitive area and should be treated as such. Oh! Almost forgot while your trying to rid yourself of Bv , NO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE until it's gone. For multiple reasons. 1) bad bacteria will increase 2. ) you'll spread it to your partner who in return can pass it right back 3. ) even oral can cause strep throat. It's a bacteria, an infection. Btw I'm only 23
Knowledge is Power
BV free for two months"
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 : ("