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Cure Bacterial Vaginosis: Natural Remedies for BV!

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Betadine, Probiotics, Vinegar and Yogurt   0  0   

Posted by Linda (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 02/03/2013

Beatadine is fabulous and YES, I too will have this for life.

Research taking beta carotene supplements. You can take up to 75,000 IUS everyday. Some women claim to have gotten a cure that way. I do that along with probiotics, EVERYDAY, and a table spoon atleast of coconut oil everyday with orange juice.

Posted by Barrelmaniac (Summersville, West Virginia, Usa) on 05/21/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Betadine for BV

Ladies,

I have suffered with this for years. Unfortunately I have never really been cured. The longest I have went is probably 6 months with no symptoms. I started a forum on a health board regarding peroxide for treatment 4 or 5 years ago that had 100's of posts to my surprise. That's when I discovered I wasn't alone.

If your BV is mild, don't do anything! Take your supplements and wait until after a period and see what happens. The more you mess around with changing the flora in your vagina the more you are going to get things totally out of whack. I learned the hard way. Peroxide worked for me, temporarily but always came back with a vengeance. The more you do, the worse it comes back. You are killing all the bacteria in your vagina and some things allow the good bacteria to bounce back quickly while keeping the bad at bay.

If you must treat it, add some Betadine to good distilled water (pH 7, city water with chlorine has a very high pH) douche with betadine for 7 days, You can even use the swabs to clean the vaginal walls. Do this in the morning because it takes 120 minutes for the flora to begin to bounce back. Lactobacillus first! At night use a good quality yogurt and a syringe and then insert a tampon to hold it in. Continue yogurt treatment for a few days. Take a good quality probiotic daily.

Also Vinegar seems to allow the Lactobacillus to survive douching while killing the bad bacteria. If your BV isn't too bad try the vinegar and the yogurt treatment, watch what you eat and try to boost your immune system. Wait it out, it takes time.

Borax   1  0   

Posted by Ananda (Lacenter, Wa) on 02/18/2014

[YEA]  I want to share my experience with Bacterial Vaginosis.

I fought the symptoms of BV for six months using the best probiotics available (50 billion organisms) at my local health store. I applied coconut oil with tea tree oil mixed in to the outside and inside of my vagina. I reduced the smell but still experienced constant discharge and varying degrees of odor.

I finally visited Planned Parenthood and they tested me on the spot for Bacterial Vaginosis. I tested positive. they gave me antibiotics which temporarily got rid of the infection. I took exactly as directed but the infection crept back in that same month. So this is when I went into serious research mode and found some information on the internet about a Borax treatment.

Now this is the amazing part I want to share with you: I put a quarter teaspoon of borax into a rubber douche bag filled with warm water. I took it into the shower with me and rinsed my vagina out thoroughly with this simple solution. I could smell foul water coming out of me and it felt very cleansing but I had little expectation that one application would make much difference, however that one application, in conjunction with those awesome probiotics completely resolved my issue. Three months later I sensed another flare-up so I immediately made myself the borax/warm water douche and I have never experienced another symptom again. This treatment had ZERO side-effects. It's been almost a year since that last treatment.

What an embarrassing and lengthy struggle with such a simple, cheap and easy solution!!!

Replied by Joy
Sc As Rborough,me
03/21/2014
What is borax? I have suffered with bv for years and antibiotics doesn't take it away for long.

EC: Hi Joy,

You can read more about borax on our page here.

Buttermilk   1  0   

Posted by Richa (Pune, India) on 07/30/2009

[YEA]  Hi all,

I had bv for a long time...n it was really bad.....but i am extremely happy to say that now its been completely cured... as i had read in a lot of articles that yogurt, curd, buttermilk contain probiotics that help body regain its natural microbial flora, I increased my daily buttermilk intake...thus, i recommend a glass of buttermilk, per day for getting rid of bv....

If you do not get ready buttermilk, you just have to take two spoons of yogurt, mix well and add drinking water to make a glass full of buttermilk..

This is really an effective way, rather than taking tablets and other medications.

Posted by kisce (Columbus, Georgia) on 08/19/2007

I just wanted to share this one with you. I was talking with an older lady, my neighbor, I asked the question on BV home remedie cures. She told me to douche with buttermilk and a little water. I just wanted to share that with you, I will try this one and get back with you on it.

BV Prevention Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Iab (San Jose, Ca) on 09/22/2014

Hey ladies,

It seems like some of you are getting bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections mixed up. This may be why you are having trouble treating your condition(s). BVis a bacterial infection that usually needs a course of antibiotics to get rid of it. Yeast infections are a fungal infection that needs either an OTC anti-fungal cream or a prescription anti-fungal pill to get rid of it. If you are being given both an antibiotic and and anti-fungal by your MD, the antibiotic is to treat the BV and the anti-fungal is either to treat a yeast infection you already have or to prevent you from getting one due to antibiotic usage which can kill the bacteria that kills yeast, acidophilus.

If your MD contantly gives you antibiotics for BV, it's possible that it is becoming antibiotic resistant. It's also really important to take your full course of anitbiotics even if you feel better.

ACV and Hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus, folic acid should probably be used as preventive measures to maintain the results after you have taken antibiotics for BV or anti-fungals for yeast. It's most likely useless to try and "cure" yourself with ACV or Hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus, folic acid if you still have an infection.

I used to have recurring yeast infections but have found avoiding sugar and staying dry and clean down there work wonders for those as well as taking a good acidophilus pill.

I have had BV 3 or 4 times in the last 7 (?) years, always after having a new sex partner, condoms were used in all but 1 case and antibiotics did the trick but occasionally I will smell faintly and it smells similar to the last BV infection I had, which was a few months ago and the only time I had an odor (in the other 3 cases I only had mild itching) I'm trying ACV or Hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus preventively. I will keep you all updated.

Cloth Pads   1  0   

Posted by Chelle (Alabama, US) on 11/11/2014

[YEA]  I used to have burning for a week straight after my period and I would also get burning and pain with sex during that week and sometimes after. I treated myself with OTC yeast treatment. Shortly after that I developed BV but it cleared with one course of Flagyl. Next month burning after my periods again. What finally worked for me... Switching to reusable cloth pads. The disposible pads were either causing chemical burns with whatever they are made of or too absorbent drying my vagina out likely messing with my flora and pH. It's now been a year and no burning and itching!

Coconut Oil   3  0   

Posted by Jane (Texas, US) on 08/30/2014

My problems with BV started several years ago when I was having unprotected sex with a particular partner. I'd never had any problems with it before. I think with age my vagina became more alkaline. Sperm is alkaline and the vagina is acidic so when the alkaline is introduced it can mess up the acidity of your vagina and cause the foul odor. Even though I haven't been having sex, I still have chronic BV. My vagina has never been the same. Ugh.

Replied by Kim
Washington, US
10/22/2014
[YEA]   I can completely understand your misery! Another user recommended ingesting virgin coconut oil, but if that sounds icky, try swishing it around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes every morning and then spitting it out. This is called oil pulling and I discovered quite by accident that it must balance either the good and bad bacteria or the pH of the vagina, because I'm cured after dealing with bv for four years! Before I discovered oil pulling, a few other things helped lessen my symptoms:

-avoiding sugar.

-using a mix of Apple cider vinegar and water as a douche and feminine wash.

-a homemade suppository of coconut oil mixed with the contents of an acidophilus capsule.

-daily probiotic supplements.

These things helped but didn't solve the problem. But since I began oil pulling I no longer douche, and I save tons of money because I no longer have to take tons of probiotics every day. What a huge relief! I hope this helps!

Replied by Tulane
San Diego, CA
11/01/2014
Hi there, so I've been sufferring for 4 years!! Can you tell me how much oil you used as a moutwash and for how long? How does this cure bv?

Was this all you did?

thanks, tulane

Replied by Carolyn
Cornwall, UK
12/12/2014
Oil pulling, use a teaspoon to dig a lump out and that's about the right amount. I use Coconut oil in currys along with other goodies like turmeric, garlic and ginger. All healing food! Bicarbonate of soda taken daily in water will help balance your body's pH

Posted by Machelly (Chuck Town, SC) on 01/13/2013

[YEA]  Hello girls! There is a push going on about BV. I suffer from BV for a year now and believe it is hindering me from conception so we all need to stand behind this push! Read this article it will help. I just started the probiotics and Flagyl, so will see how it goes. What helps me most until I read this is organic coconut oil inserted vaginally with my fingers and then rub some on outside of labia. It's natural microbial properties have eliminated the odor and I used it right before sex and he can not tell if its natural lube or not!! Then wash the area with mild all natural soap or even all natural hair conditioner!! .... Slate.com (look up microbial balance in vagina) actual research!!!

Posted by Corinna (London, England) on 02/21/2010

[YEA]  Here is an easy and fast remedy for bacterial vaginosis, which is relatively harmless but very smelly 'down there'. Simply put some virgin coconut oil in and around the vagina. The smell will be gone within hours but keep it going for a few days to make sure the infection is gone.

Cold Showers   2  0   

Posted by Koko (Chicago, US) on 07/08/2014

[YEA]  I've had chronic and sometimes intense bv for a few years. Looking over different remedies here, I thought cold water cleansing sounded easy enough. Although it's not completely eliminated, this has had longer lasting results than any of the many things I've tried. No soap, just a quick and thorough rinse with a detachable shower head. Start warm to adjust and then gradually turn the water as cold as you can stand it. It gets tolerable fairly quick. I do it at night before bed usually and then sleep nude without underwear.

I have no idea why switching from warm to cold water has helped but results don't lie. Maybe warm and cold water has different pH? I know warmer water has more sediment in it so maybe cold is just..cleaner? Idk but it helps a lot and is really easy and free!

Posted by Gokhals (Ca, Usa) on 12/02/2013

[YEA]  It's a near miracle, but cold showers have cured what nothing else did for me for over two years. My bacterial vaginosis is gone! Incredible.

I start hot and turn the water cold gradually. The final 30 seconds is stingingly cold. Its addictive, energizing and for a warm water wimp like me, a big departure in habit. The fact I have stuck with the program, is testament to the wonderful and unexpected results I have obtained from this.

Detox   0  0   

Posted by Vcd (Chicago, Il) on 10/18/2011

Ladies... I did a 13 day detox program, which basically meant no solid foods. Only water, teas, homade soups with organic veggies. The first week was a struggle but what I noticed was no smelly bowel movements, a very pink tongue, bright skin, no vaginal discharge. I lost 12 lbs. Here was the conclusion I made. Its the food we eat that is causing all of the problems in our body. Acidophilus works when you take 4 -8 caps a day. Lysine helps too. There is a product at Walgreens that is great. Comes in a gel and on a tampon. Kills the odor while balancing your PH in your vagina. Drinking TONS of water keeps the smell in check. Stop drinking pop, juice and SUGAR is the biggest culprit. If you don't beleive me. Do a 7 day detox and watch the symptoms go away...

Dietary Changes   2  0   

Posted by Lionaess (Healthier, Usa) on 02/06/2011

Any combination of these treatments can be quite beneficial in treating/battling bv. Once you find a combo that works for you, keep with it and maybe even alternate. However none it will be very effective in the long run if you dont change your diet-and fast! The candida diet is best to follow, HOWEVER, it is impossible (and very unhealthy) to avoid sugar altogether. Sugars to definitely avoid are refined sugars. Now this includes all the 'good' stuff we ladies love to indulge in. You really must do your research as refined sugars are are in more typical grocery store products than you probably think there are.

The candida diet advises to avoid fruit, sweet potatoes, etc. But after becoming emaciated I realized this was not correct either. Keeping a well balanced blood sugar level is extremely important. My strong advice is to eat as natural and organic as possible. Processed foods I.E. Canned, boxed, preserved are a no-no. Yes this means pastas, chocolates, ground meats, deli meats, sodas, moldy foods such as cheese, Alcohol, yes I said alcohol, YEAST IS A DEFINITE NO, yes this includes just about all bread. No cakes, cookies, sodas, sugary juices, if you can't pronounce the ingredients you probably shouldn't have it. I know, I know but I assure you not all hope is lost. Yes it is an adjustment and definite lifestyle shift. After much research I've learned there is a lot you can have AND ENJOY! I've learned how to make my own cakes and desserts, breads - all much much less difficult and time consuming than you might think.. And much much healthier. Elanaspantry.com has a wealth of dessert recipes that have truly saved my life (Love You Elana! ) Keep in mind, raw unpastuerized honey and agave I find are ok in moderation. I also use Earth Balance soy free butter when I must have it. Goats milk cheese (aged less than 3 months) when I must have cheese. So Delicious coconut milk ice cream (vanilla bean or vanilla mini bars) when I must have ice cream (you can also make your own) Ezekiel bread when I must have bread.

Posted by Kay (Sunny, CA) on 02/06/2009

[YEA]  I tried not eating any yeast made foods, no pasta, breads, etc and tried folic acid, b12, acv but nothing worked. The doctors I went to visually thought I had BV or an STD but the test results were always negative. I googled and found that coffee can cause BV, yeast infection, migraines, balance problems and dizziness, I had all those issues. I quit drinking coffee including decaf and caffeine products. No more BV! voila!


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