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Cure Bacterial Vaginosis: Natural Remedies for BV!

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Goldenseal  
9 User Reviews | 7 YEA | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED

Posted by Jenniebee (Brooklyn, Ny, United States) on 01/07/2012

[YEA]  I had been suffering from bacterial vaginosis for several years. My doctor had suggested to me that it might be related to a hormone imbalance during my menstrual cycle (most likely caused by my years on birth control pills). I decided to insert a Goldenseal supplement into my vagina during my period. Afterwards, I realized that I had remained BV-free for the rest of the month. I've been doing this monthly and haven't had a problem since.


Posted by M (Nyc, Usa) on 03/27/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I tried the peroxide douche a couple of times and have been taking folic acid & acidophilus daily (I forget sometimes tho). It improved my BV but not cured. i still had a slight odor and odd discharge, although so much better than before. anyway, I was fed up and decided to pay the $16 my health food store charges for goldenseal.

i inserted one capsule at night, using a pantyliner the next day. Just in case, I did the same the night after. I'm on day 3 and the odor is completely gone. The jury is still out on discharge because I am still leaking the golden seal. The goldenseal leakage is slight, nowhere near as bad as BV discharge. I will definitely update a week from now. Thank you once again Earth Clinic!!

Replied by M
Nyc, Usa
04/12/2010
Update!

So after trying goldenseal for 2 nights, everything was back to normal. Then about a week later, I got my period. After it was done, I noticed that the consistency of my natural discharge was thickening and something was not right. The smell was extremely faint but present so I decided to try goldenseal again to prevent a full blown reoccurrence. I've read that menstruation, like semen, can cause BV because it changes the PH in your vagina. Sooo, going to try goldenseal again now that period is over. I was so very pleased with the results the 1st time around and feeling hopeful about this time too. I just might have to insert goldenseal after each period, which i'm OK with since it cleared up the smell and discharge.

Replied by London
Sandusky, Ohio
06/07/2010
[YEA]   Drinking Goldenseal tea works!! That along wth taking massive amounts of vitamin supplements,plain yogurt,acidophilus, and oregano oil capsules twice a day, along with goldenseal tea, 2 cups a day. GUYS, no joke, I got the worse case of BV, e v e r....this went on NONSTOP for 3 months, Im talking, not sleeping at night, cuz of the persistant itching, burning agony, and swollen tissues, (it felt like a bowling ball up in there) it was AWFUL> I have ALWAYS struggled with yeast and vaginal infections, but this was hidious.(I havnt had sex in 3 months either, it was THAT BAD.

Heres what I did: I didnt really douche, because IT NEVER WORKS for me, it always makes things worse. I tried the hydrogen peroxide douche, and altho it did take away the odor, it came after a couple days, and it seemed to make things MORE irritated and infected. I did try coconut oil and castor oil inserted inside the vagina, overnight, and it did kinda help, but not really. I started really seeing results with the supplements, oregano oil and goldenseal tea. (be warned Goldenseal tea tastes like DIRT) very bitter, but it works!!Tried GPE, didnt really work.

In the morning after eating some raison bread, I would take my supplements and acidophilus and yogurt. Then after about 3-4 hours, would do the oregano oil with the tea. Then 3-4 hours later, I would do the tea and oregano oil again. The at bedtime, ALWAYS 2 hours after the tea and oregano, I would take folic acid, vitamin E and acidophilus again. Check my earlier post under supplements to see amounts of what I took. Good luck ladies.


Posted by CleanNSexy (Los Angeles, California) on 04/22/2009

[YEA]  I got BV 4 yrs ago and the doctor prescribed an anti-biotic that cured it in a week but 10 months ago I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, the next morning I had the symptoms and have been dealing with it ever since because I have no medical insurance. I went through the terrible ordor that came through my clothes, more discharge than normal(went through a lot of panty liners) and minor vaginal itch. I've tried taking Folic Acid and Acidophillus as well as douching with Peroxide and water but the smell, irritation and discharge would come back in a couple of days. About three weeks ago before I started my cycle I inserted a capsule of Golden Seal(an anti-biotic used to cure infections) into my vagina every night before I went to sleep and wore a panty liner to keep from getting discharge stains in my underwear from the Golden Seal leaking out. It has been 3 weeks and there's no odor, no irritation and my discharge went back to normal. It's almost time for my cycle to begin again and there's still no signs of BV. Golden Seal can be bought at any Health food store and I advice all women who are having problems with BV to try it!


Posted by Elizabeth (Los Angeles, CA) on 03/11/2009

[YEA]  Golden seal cured BV for me.

I've been suffering from BV for 8 months and I've tried Folic Acid and Acidophellus (spell check) but neither worked, I douche with Peroxide and water which only lasted for 3 days but recently I tried finding boric acid and had no luck but I did have Golden Seal which cures most infections so I decided to insert it inside of the vaginal and the next morning I had no signs of BV so I did the same the next night and still no signs the next morning. The only thing is I have to wear a panty liner because it does leak out the next day.


Posted by MJB (Boise, ID) on 12/15/2008

[YEA]  I tried everything. Peroxide douch, vitamens the whole works. Im 23 and have BV for about 2 years it was driving me nuts. I read some stuff about goldenseal and BV. I tried a wash and that worked for a few days, the smell came back. Finally I tried a douche with 1 capsule of goldenseal and water. It seems to have done the trick. No fishyness or itch in over a week which is one of the longest stretches I have gone on.


Grapefruit Juice Douche  

Posted by Gia (Washington, Dc) on 12/04/2011

I had been in search of a cure for bacterial vaginosis for sometime.. & I have yet to come across 1 until I read a post by 'bvfree from Walterboro, SC'. (second post) She recommended douching with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Just squeeze half of grape naturally without water and douche with it. If this was not a winner, I don't know what is! Works like magic ladies!! Trust. Thnx again 'bvfree from walterboro'!


Gycerol Monolaurate  

Posted by Lou10bus (Charlotte, Nc) on 12/15/2011

Hi. I have suffered with BV off and on for over 15 years. I have tried many remedies, from this site and other sites, none had a lasting effect. I read a research article (can't remeber the site) but it stated that the effects of gycerol monolaurate on BV had positive results after conducting a study of 39 female subjects. I ordered some from a company on line "lauricidin." So far, so good.

Here is what I did. The study suggested using 5-50 mg/ml every 12 hrs vaginally for 2 days along with taking 2-5 bil probiotics everyday. After day 2 no smell at all! I took the ointment and filled an empty gel cap and inserted it vaginally. Day 2 no smell!

Good Luck!


Hibiclens  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Erin (Staten Island, New York) on 01/07/2009

[YEA]  Hibiclens is a soap used in hospitals.

I too thought that I had Bacterial Vaginosis. I had a yellow discharge with no odor, having to change underwear frequently. I went to doctor after doctor and finally discovered I actually had VAGINAL STREP B. It is very similar to BV and is a natural bacteria found in our bodies but can overgrow. I my case, the use of flagyl, diflucan and clindesse in excess to try to cure severe vaginal itching left me with no itching, but this strep and yellow discharge. This is something that often plagues pregnant women and can be dangerous to a baby. But I'm not pregnant and since it's not itchy or anything besides an ugly yellow discharge, the gyno really didn't want to treat it! Penicillen was tried and failed, yellow yellow yellow! Grr!

So after tons of reading I discovered Hibiclens. It is a soap found next to Iodine in CVS or any pharmacy. It is used in Europe as a douche to end Strep B in the place of Penicillen and I suspect it could work for BV too, since these are both bacteria. You simply add one part Hibiclens and 20 parts water. I just got a Summers Eve douche bottle and emptied it, added an inch of Hibiclens and the rest water. I douched, it felt extremely clean and so far one douche and I seem normal. I also shower with it and dilute it to clean down there a bit after regular soap every morning. This is used in Europe exclusively and has helped bacteria lessen for many so I've read. Seems to be working for me, I'll keep you posted Worth a try for BV sufferers!


Homeopathy, Folic Acid, Acidophilus  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Chronic Bv Infections (Los Angeles, Ca) on 10/26/2013

[YEA]  I have suffered from BV infections for 8 years now. I found this website 4 years ago. I've tried everything. The first thing I tried was the Acidopholis and Folic Acid... No Peroxide. I did work but it took 4 weeks for it to work. I continued to take one pill of each daily to maintain a balanced PH.. it worked! But then I got lazy and stopped taking it after a year... Low and behold I got a bv infection again. I tried it again this time I added the Peroxide.. Adding the Peroxide made it WORSE. I went to the Dr. and he explained that Peroxide kills ALL bacteria.. The good bacteria along with the bad... The Dr. gave me an RX for Clindaycin.. it got rid of my BV infection but left me with a Yeast infection.. The insert from the drug company states that it may cause a yeast infection... I continued getting BV infections every few months. I finally tried a Homeopathic BV Treatment. It's a 6 day treatment. With the first 24 hours the fowl odor was gone but I did use the inserts for 6 days... I also started taking the Acidophilus and Folic Acid daily to maintain a balanced PH... Once you get a BV infection you will continue to get them but you can lower fequency of flare ups. I continue to take the Acidophilus and Folic Acid daily. When I do get a flare up I use the homeopathic treatment.. Depending on the serverity of the infection., I use the treatment for 4 - 6 days.. I buy a PH test from my local drug store in order to determine how many days to use the treatment. The home test is a little pricy but well worth the money. Maintaining a balanced PH is a tricky thing because too much of a BV treatment can cause a yeast infection and it can turn into a vicious cycle.. I hope this helps. Good luck ladies. I know how embarrasing and life altering BV infections are.


Honey  
3 User Reviews | 3 YEA

Posted by Lynn (T, Maryland, Usa) on 02/18/2013

[YEA]  For BV I used honey, not raw, just regular honey from the grocery store. I washed and applied the honey and it cured it overnight. The odor was gone within an hour or so. I'm sure raw honey would be better.


Posted by C (Boston, Ma) on 11/11/2012

[YEA]  I have been struggling with BV for a few months now. I have been trying everything. I used the recommended honey solution and have been feeling great and fresh for a couple days now. I will be doing it again tomorrow to make sure but I this has been the best I solution I have tried so far. I used Manuka Honey too which is supposed to have more antimicrobial/antibacterial properties.


Posted by 4theluvofhoney (Orlando, Florida) on 03/21/2010

[YEA]  First of all, thank you to all the women who have shared their stories about BV. I've been dealing with BV now for 3 years. At first I thought I had hygeine issues and I was actually disgusted with myself! I used to douche every day. When I was diagnosed with BV about 1 year ago, I was given metronidozol, and ended up with a horrible yeast infection. I prefer to do things in a more holistic way, so I tried the acidophilis orally every day for a week. I also tried the hydrogen peroxide douche twice during that time. I did experience some relief. A couple days ago, though, I came across an article that mentioned using diluted honey with distilled water as a douche to treat vaginal yeast infections. I tried that 3 days ago, and again last night. I am so fresh and no discharge, no odor. I have found my treatment of choice for my BV. I used about 3tbsp in a standard size douche bottle, and filled the rest of the bottle with warm distilled water. Shake shake shake, insert, squeeze! The honey I purchased is 100% pure, uncooked, unfiltered. No oozing, no stickiness, or seepage after the douche either. Look up the benefits of honey for more info.


Hydrogen Peroxide Douche  
3 User Reviews | 2 YEA | 1 WORKED TEMPORARILY

Posted by Myra (Florida) on 11/08/2013

[YEA]  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.

Supplies:

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.

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

Notes:
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.

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


Posted by Shuddabeenblonde (League City, Texas) on 08/21/2011

[YEA]  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.


Posted by 99bananas (Orlando, Fl) on 05/25/2011

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  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.



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