Posted by Anon (East Coast) on 01/07/2008
I'd like to say that BV isn't an STD, because I'm still a virgin. And I've got it just like millions of other woman. But what I have found out about myself is that fragrance, dyes, stress, dairy ( allergic to it so I avoid it ) and BREAD cause my BV to come faster than a runny egg. I pick toilet paper, soap, laundry detergent, panties, baby wipes, and towels wisely! I avoid eating anything with yeast in it! I stay away from sugary foods ( fast food=sugar )and beverages. I use plain water or cetaphil when I wash below. I'm currently looking into health store brands of tampons and pads ( they are dyed with chlorine mmm), because my BV returns after my period. I think pads and tampons did this to me! Because I didn't have any problems until I started using them! Grrr. But if I get BV outside of my period I usually have eaten something I shouldn't have or I've exposed myself to something with dye or fragrance in it. For example, I once broke out in hives from using a scented tampon... Yeah I won't do that again! And even though honey is sugary I take a table spoon of wild honey every day ( mankua honey is better ) for its antifungal properties.. it worked great on my toe fungus!