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Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for BV

3% hydrogen peroxide, usually mixed with equal parts water, can be used as a douche or applied to a tampon (for temporary use, maybe 20-30 minutes).

[YEA]  12/22/2007: Jennifer from Miami, FL: "I came across this website after searching endlessly for a cure for Bacteria Vaginosis. The culture test came back with Heavy Gardenella, which is BV. I've have this horrible smell and itch for 2 years. My bf noticed, and obviously he complained.So the doctor prescribed me metrogel, which worked... but it came back after 4 weeks!! Dammit! Again, I went to see him and complained, and he prescribed it again. I didn't use it this time... I had to give Folic Acid and Acidophilus a shot! As soon as I read this, I went to CVS and bought Folic Acid 800mcg, Acidophilus probiotic and last by not least 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to wash down there with water. Just the first day I drank the pills and immediately the discharge was no longer watery, the smell went away, and the itch was gone!!!!!!! My GOD MY GOD why didn't the doctor tell me that all I needed was some good bacteria to fix my imbalance. This definitely restored my immune system and my LIFE BACK! I can't emphasize how joyful I feel, and I can finally say that my bf was incredibly happy and supportive. I now can celebrate christmas and new years with joy, instead of sadness. GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS THAT HELPED ME RESTORE MY LIFE AND MY DEPRESSION IS GONE!"

04/14/2012: Angela from Rochester, Ny replies: "What exactly is the course of treatment? I see things about hydrogen peroxide, acidophollus, inserting probiotics and such but what is the regimen?"
12/10/2012: Souther Lady from Baton Rouge, Louisiana replies: "Homeopathic remedy called BV Treatment. Check your local drugstore."

[YEA]  11/20/2007: Mirian from Chicago, Il: "Alleyuia ! Thank God for this website. I too suffered from BV,10 years now. I visited with so many dr's and not one of them could give me a alternative. No explanations to why the imbalance, or how can I restore it.No, no,just a prescription knowing that you will be back. There was one dr that told me "it's impossible for you too have so many" how do you know that it's BV. Did he not hear me when I said that I have suffered with it for 10 yrs? You'd think I know, dah, anyhoo, after reading testimonials, I decided heck, what do I have to lose except for BV, so I tried the 1/2 & 1/2 water and peroxide& water,in the morning, plus folic acid & acidophillis (orally). My goodness what a difference, Thank You all for your suggestions, I pray that it will help others like myself... God Bless You Ladies..."

[YEA]  11/13/2007: V from Panama, Florida: "I don't normally give comments back, but I am going to this time. I have had a yeast infection or BV for 4 days and thinking yeast first, I treated it with Monostat 1. It did not work, on the 4th day I was more miserable than I was on day one. I do not know how ladies put up with such a nasty condition for so long. Anyway, I dislike going to the doctors very much. I found this site and read your antidotes, then I found a medical site that backed the information about using a certain kind (that most people do not have) of H202 internally. I only have the 3% at home and that is what I used. The medical site does not recommend it for internal use. I do not own a baster or anything else like that. I used a tampon which I tried to soak with a solution of 50% bottled water and 50% H202, but I found it expanded too much in the applicator. In my frustration, I removed the tampon from the applicator and drenched it with straight H202 and used my fingers to push it up into my vaginal cavity. It was messy and a lot of liquid just came dripping back out. I also took paper towels and soaked them in staight H202 and methodically cleaned the entire external area from inside thigh to inside thigh and from start of pubic hair well past the anal opening. I let myself air dry then put on clean cotten underwear with a pad, and went to make a phone call, I talked for 67 minutes. During that time expanse there was a bit of a warm sensation that I felt and a bit of pain (like a cramping pain). After my call was over, I pulled the tampon out, then I literally dumped some more H202 over the entire external area and left myself air dry again. I woke this morning and have checked 3 times so far. No external cheesy stuff, no internal excessive white stuff, no musky smell, and I am pink again. I am going to the store to get some folic acid today also, but I did want to let you know of my success. P.S. I already eat Breyers probiotic yogurt daily regardless of state of health"

[YEA]  11/12/2007: Kay from St. Louis, MO: "FOLIC ACID H202 DOUCH WORKS WONDERS FOR BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS! GOD BLESS THIS SITE!!!!! I have referred to this site several times over the last few years and within the last YEAR I have had serious bouts with BV and frequent Candida/Yeast Infections. I tried EVERYTHING under the sun and didn't want to go back to the doctor AGAIN. Recently after having PROTECTED sex, I began having the usual itching, burning, thick discharge and because there was no odor, assumed it was yeast. I spent almost $60 in OTC meds in vain. I drinking ACV--this made it WORSE. I tried drinking Sea Salt and water to cleanse out my system--no cigar! I tried soaking in the ACV & Salt while douching--this solved my problem for only 1 day. I tried Cranberry concentrate and acidophilus for several days---again, worked temporarily and symptoms returned in full force within a few days. Finally, I realized that this may not be yeast after all and maybe I had another BV infection. So, naturally I logged on to this site and read up on the testimonials for BV cures. Douching with 1/2 cup 3% Hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup of water seemed to be a good idea, especially since it didn't require a visit to the grocery store and I'll be darned---my symptoms vanished into thin air (after the burning subsided after 30 seconds, my insides were raw at this point). I used the douche this morning and I cannot believe the results. I ran to the store and bought the Folic Acid and found it on sale for $1.85 (400mcg/350 tablets WOW!). I came home and took 3 Folic Acid tablets and 2 more acidophilus pills and I cannot believe how NORMAL I feel. I am FINALLY back to my normal self again. The itching and redness is gone!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE! YOU ARE TRULY A GODSEND!"

01/03/2012: Starr4046 from Chandler, Az, Usa replies: "I have had BV off and on for several years. I have been treated with pills and creams. I was just diagnosed early last week with BV. I was given metro-gel and I found no relief. So I started my research and ended here. I have begun the hydrogen peroxide/water douch and the acidophlis pills.

I have a question... After douching I see this white cottage cheesy discharge. Is this from the douching and when does this go away? How many days am I to douche using this? I still feel slightly raw and somewhat irritated. How long will this process work. Thanks for your response as it is greatly appreciated."

01/04/2012: Starr4046 from Chandler, Az, Usa replies: "Just received a call back from the doctor on the DNA test they took from the culture. It says all is completely "normal". Why am I so irritated and is this discharge from the metro gel stuff I used for 5 days. I was also wondering if I am having these symptoms because I am in my mid 50's and no longer have a period. Please, help me figure this out!! Thanks to all in advance who responds."

[YEA]  11/07/2007: Grace from Philadelphia, PA: "I have been dealing with what I thought was a yeast infection for almost 9 months this year. Over the summer I went to my family doctor and dropped hundreds of dollars (i do not have health insurance) to get my pap and get std tested because I thought something was severly wrong. My doctor prescribed me Flagyl and told me I had BV. Instantly my symptoms stopped and for once I felt normal again! But this lasted for about a week or so until my symptoms returned. When i found this website I went to the 24 hr grocery store and bought folic acid (400mg), Stress Complex B vitamins and acidophilus pills. I also grabbed some Activia. When I got home I took 4 Folic acid pills, 2 acidophilus pills and one stress complex B pill. Then I soaked a tampon in hydrogen peroxide and inserted it for about 10 mins. When I removed it the odor and the discharge were gone. I don't know if it was the combination of both the vitamins and the peroxide, but it's the next day and I feel BETTER. Thank you SO much for this website, it saved me a ton of sleep, stress and money."

[YEA]  10/26/2007: Rachel from Queens, NY: "All I have to say is that I am so grateful for this website!!! Amazing. I would get a case of bacteria vaginosis and immediately run to my doctor. I was seeing her so often that she would just write me a prescribtion without even an examination. I looked up the bv cure and I read all of the cures. I went out and bought some acidophilus and some folic acid. After a day or two of no results, I tried the half and half of peroxide and water for about 4days but after the second day no smell or discharge. Amazing!!!! I keep checking myself to make sure it's not temporary and not one trace of it. I will continue to take the acidophilus and folic acid but the peroxide and water as a douche was the winner for me. My prayers have been answered because I prayed to find an alternative to conventional medicine for all of my ailments and I can say with confidence that I have thank you. Rachel from New York"

[YEA]  10/05/2007: Sara from San Antonio, Texas: "re: 3% peroxide and water -- this really works. put half peroxide and half water in a glass and use a turky baster to insert wait 2 to 5 minutes and push out in shower the smell is gone use for at least 5 days its an instant cure for bv."

Hydrogen Peroxide Douche

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[YEA]  11/08/2013: Myra from Florida: "I've struggled with yeast all my life & BV for about 4 years. Now it has been 2 years since I did my last hyrdrogen peroxide and distilled water douche. NO BV, NO YEAST. I consulted my doctor - he gave me metrogel. No success. I tried yogurt tampons, apple cider vinegar, and borax but nothing solved the problem permanently. God Bless Earth Clinic - I don't know WHY I haven't written this sooner.


Distilled** water
Hyrdogen Peroxide 3%
Oral syringe, irrigator, or douche system.
**DISTILLED WATER IS ESSENTIAL. Distilled water has no bacteria or extra minerals in it. Tap water isn't filtered enough. Distilled water is the only safe drinking water for patients with liver disease who can't process extra minerals, etc. It's much safer for your vagina than tap water.

Mix equal parts peroxide with distilled water.
Douche by method of choice (in the shower - for any first timers out there).

If using an oral syringe, take care not to put too far into the vagina. You are simply flushing out your system. I only inserted it 2 inches & avoided my cervix. Go slow! Be gentle! Too much pressure from any douche can push the bacteria up to the cervix. You don't want that...

You may notice a tingling or bubbling sensation. Try to let it work as long as you can! If it is too bothersome, flush with more distilled water gently. (I danced around in the bathroom to cope).

Only use when you notice you need it. I think this is essential not to shock the system and to give the body a chance to fight back on its own (as we would prefer it to do anyway).

A candida diet might be helpful during this process, but I did not follow one.

It took approximately 2-3 months for it to clear. One major benefit is that the odor is gone immediately w/this treatment. Use condoms - semen does alter your pH. My fiance & I did not, but I always noticed the BV return the next day after. I douched & gave sex a break for a few days consequently. It does slow down the healing process IMO.

So that's it! 2 years BV & Yeast free w/o further treatment. I really hope this works for others out there!! Good luck!!"

03/25/2014: Lady M from Lanham, Md replies: "I think I'm going to give this a try.. I have been dealing with this for a while and I'm tired of doing these antibiotics that only help briefly.. And they are killing our systems.. My dr had told me I'm fine and that the discharge could flare up from time to time.. And it could come from working out or what we eat or soaps we use and so many other things.. I'm just trying to be free so I can feel comfortable as a woman again.. So thank u"

[YEA]  09/26/2012: Cheryl from San Francisco, Ca: "I, like so many other women who have posted their comments on this site have suffered with Yeast Infections and BV my entire life. HOWEVER, I do have to say that certain sexual partners trigger it in me and others do not. I also work out daily and no matter what loose fitting workout clothes I wear or the fact that I shower immediately after working out, anytime I get wet from swimming, humidity, intense heat, working out, etc. , it triggers problems for me. So in the past, I was constantly at my OB/GYN doctor for all kinds of medications and spending far too much $$, only to gain temporarily relief. I was so frustrated and pretty much gave up on ever having a normal life and sex life UNTIL I found a website started by a mid-wife with homeopathic remodies. That is when I first learned of hydrogen peroxide mixed with distilled/purified water as a douche. I will admit, I was scared to try it, but desperate enough to do so. I did and guess what... For the first time in my life, I was yeast and BV infection free! I travel alot for my job and the first thing I do when I land is stop at a drug store and purchase hydrogen peroxide and a douche named YEAST GUARD ADVANCED. The douche itself already contains acidophilus/pro-biotics and peroxide, but I use a little and then add more H2O2 and sometimes empty 1-2 capsules of high potency acidophilus powder into the mixture and shake it all up. The douche bottles are convenient and disposable or re-usable (I rinse them after use with H2O2 to sanitize them). Talk about relief at the first signs of any symptoms! My bathroom is always stocked with both. In addition, I take pro-biotics orally as well as drink Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (Mother formula) everyday (1-2 TBLS with an 8oz glass of water) and follow a candida diet for the most part (sometimes I give in to cravings and cheat). My advice is give it a try! You have nothing to lose except for you BV and yeast infections."

12/04/2013: Msv89 from Nj replies: "Hello, I would just like to know how you did your douche. Did you do it standing up or laying down. I've read that you should be laying down, but I'm scared I might get PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). I've had bv for almost three years now and it's driving me crazy. Hope to hear from you soon! Thank you"
12/05/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Msv89!

It does not matter if you are standing, or lying down for your douche; your cervix is closed either way. FWIW you more likely can do a more thorough job lying down in the tub when you douche."

[YEA]  08/21/2011: Shuddabeenblonde from League City, Texas: "I have been fighting BV for years. My gyno told me I had it because I'm overweight. I have tried prescription after prescription to no avail. All the other websites state I have to get yet another prescription to keep it under control. I stumbled on this website and I read every comment. I was rather skeptical about douching. Have always been told not to. I tried 1/2 water 1/2 peroxide one morning just to see what would happen. That was 3 weeks ago and I have gotten my period during that time. Guess what! ? No smell! I am so excited. Thank you all for your honest and at home remedies. I will forever tell everyone I know about this site. It has saved my sanity."

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  05/25/2011: 99bananas from Orlando, Fl: "I read alot about using a peroxide/water wash to cure BV and it actually working. I tried it, it worked for a few days. The symptoms came back. I asked my Gynecologist about this method and she said it was really bad to do. She says it can cause blood embolism. Sucks because this was the first thing that worked naturally."

05/26/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Instead of Hydrogen Peroxide why don't you try a natural yoghurt with live bacteria in it.

Also you should look at your diet because I think BV is a symptom of something else. Just treating the BV will not fix what is causing it."

04/06/2012: Loriflower from Dekalb, Il replies: "What part of our diet is the problem? I am mostly vegetarian (eat fish) & eat very healthy. I avoid sugar & don't drink. Still, I have these problems. I'll take the folic acid & try the hydrogen peroxide. If there is something I am eating that is causing the problem, I need to know what it is. Thank you."
10/12/2012: Bv Newbie from Minneapolis, Mn replies: "This is my first time I've dealt with BV, so finding this site is great. Thank you everyone for your honest posts.

I see that there are several posts wondering if you can use store bought yogurt instead of probiotic supplements. I have dealt with chronic candidiasis due to antibiotic overuse, and I learned the hard way that most yogurt that you buy in the store will not help in restoring beneficial bacteria because it has too much sugar which only feeds the "bad" bacteria and so it can make the imbalance worse. If you do use yogurt, try making it yourself (it's really easy), or look for organic, whole milk yogurt with no added sugar. Also, a good supplement will have multiple strains whereas most yorgurts have only 1 or 2. So it may cost a little more to get a good supplement, but it's worth it. I've also learned recently that kefir may work better at recolonizing, so I'll be giving that a try along with the supplements."

04/13/2011: Althea from Oxon Hill, Maryland: "Okay, So I have been having this problem for a few months now. I am tired of taking creams. I tried the douche last night and it already feels better. Will post more after a few days."

04/15/2011: Althea from Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States replies: "Okay, so the odor is definitely gone and so is he discharge. This is my story. Since last year, I have been going through this. I went the doctor and it would clear up but then a couple of days later, the odor would come right back. The last time, she prescribed a cream and a pill for bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection. While taking these, it was very uncomfortable and the odor was embarrassing. I was afraid to make love to my husband because right after the odor was so putrid. It would just not go away. Well, I have been takign this treatment and from the first day, I felt so much cleaner after I had finished bathing and I kept checking for the odor but it is gone. Keeping my fingers crossed. Will let you knwo if it happens again."
04/18/2011: Lynnks from Lubbock, Texas, Usa replies: "I was just curious on how long you have to continue this treatment? For a month or can u just stop when you think it is all gone? If someone could please let me know."

Hydrogen Peroxide Douche and Folic Acid

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[YEA]  09/06/2011: Bv Free from London, England: "Hi ladies,

I am using hydrogen peroxide douche and folic acid its amazing im BV free in less than 48hrs please dont be scared to try this the name alone sounds scary but I assure you its fine I used the 9% and mixed four cap full with 4 cap fulls of water I had no pain at all and in the morning no smell. The joy is amazing please try this!!!! OH AND FOR ONLY £1.04 FROM ANY PHARMACY OVER THE COUNTER PLUS NO EMBARASSMENT AS THEY DONT KNOW WHY UR USING IT!!"

05/20/2012: Whitevinegar from Sacramento, California replies: "Subject: Washing Underwear with Distilled White Vinegar- I read somewhere that we could be getting the BV back from our underwear. (I wish I could find the article but can't. ) It was recommended that we use laundry soap free of dyes and perfumes and add one cup of distilled white vinegar. Use HOT water. Let the clothes soak for 30 minutes in the washing machine in the hot water/soap/white vinegar. After 30 minutes, start the washer to finish the load. If you have a dryer, hot heat is recommended. The article believed that the white distilled vinegar will kill the germs in the laundry. (NOTE: the vinegar smells when you first put it in, but it doesn't make your clothes smell by the time the laundry is finished.)"
07/10/2012: Michelle from Vancouver, Bc Canada replies: "Hi there, I have been reading this as I have the same issue however I am a bit confused with the process. I would like to try the water and hydrogen peroxide douche but I'm just wondering what the folic acid part is, do you take it orally? and how much do you take?"

Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vinegar Douche

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[YEA]  04/29/2008: Destiny from Newark, New Jersey: "I came to this site hoping for a cure for my re-current bv/yeast infections. I was tired (and imbarrassed) of calling my Dr. every month for a prescription. And more importantly, with money being tight, I didn't have it to spend. I logged on and found this site and immediately tried the hydrogen peroxide/water (I used a plastic cup and poured equal amounts of each that covered the cotton part of the tampon)on the tampon. It burned for a minute or two then I felt bubbling, but it was tolorable. I drank some Apple Cider Vinegar (2 table spoons and 8 oz of water mix) and mixed a white vinegar and water douch (1/2 and 1/2). I left the tampon in for approx. 30 minutes, then douched an hour later. Again I felt some burning but it was again tolorable. The next morning there were no signs of the "cottage cheese" discharge and I was "so fresh and so clean"! I now have a new remedy that is both affordable and natural. Thanks for the tips."

10/24/2009: Joc from New Orleans, La replies: "I was just reading about how apple cider vinegar, though acidic, turns alkaline once ingested. BV is due to a ph imbalance where your PH is too acidic. This is from consuming too much sugar, meat and cheese, alcohol, etc. So drinking ACV should be helpful for BV, contrary to some posts. I am doing well with taking ACV, acidophilus, B vitamins with folic acid, and putting hydrogen peroxide on a tampon and inserting it, leaving it in for up to 6 hours. But the article i read also mentioned that only ACV turns alkaline; the other vinegars stay acidic once ingested."

Hydrogen Peroxide, B Vitamins, Folic Acid

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[YEA]  06/24/2011: Gokhals from San Francisco, Ca, Usa: "Hydrogen peroxide, B6/B12/Folic Acid combo. Worked like a charm. Hydrogen peroxide on its own offers temporary relief. But the combination of hydrogen peroxide and the Bs with folic acid works great. I also eat a lot of yogurt made from raw milk, eat sauerkraut that is home made and therefore has bacteria from lactic acid fermentation. I have not had BV since I started on these foods."

08/17/2013: Gokhals from California replies: "Further update to the peroxide and B vitamin treatments. Over the last several months, this problem recurred several times, and while the peroxide and B vitamin treatments worked, I found I needed more and more of these to make it go away the second, third and fourth time. I discovered vegetable juices accidentally. And I discovered - also quite accidentally - that carrot/kale/celery/apple/chard/ginger and similar combinations of juices simply halt vaginosis in its tracks. Which brings me to the key point I am trying to make - and that is, if you have adequate nutrition, you just do not need vitamins and peroxides and so forth. You just do not get it anymore. Try juices (juices have to be made in a slow, masticating juicer that preserves as many fragile enzymes as possible)."



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