Last Modified on Aug 04, 2015
We all know, or at least have heard, of the miracle cure hydrogen peroxide. But, when it comes to treating sensitive issues like bacterial vaginosis, we're likely all a little skeptical. However, we've discovered that hydrogen peroxide is such a safe, effective remedy it is often passed down through families. So, you can safely count bacterial vaginosis as another win for the hydrogen peroxide hero of health and try it for yourself.
What Is the Issue?
While many of us don't like to talk about vaginal health issues, the truth is they exist and they are relatively common. Bacterial vaginosis, like a number of other vaginal issues, is often caused by common sexual practices, such as douching. The condition is caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina that results in inflammation and often a foul odor.
How Can I Naturally Treat Bacterial Vaginosis?
When it comes to treating sensitive parts of our bodies, we are even more concerned about treating them naturally and effectively. BV can very easily be treated utilizing a variety of methods, but one of the most effective is hydrogen peroxide.
How Does It Work?
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfecting agent. The treatment functions to eliminate the bad bacteria in the body, which, in turn, allows the body to restore the natural levels of good bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide also helps eliminate inflammation-causing irritants and other common issues associated with bacterial vaginosis.
How Do I Use Hydrogen Peroxide for BV?
You can use hydrogen peroxide in a couple of different ways to treat BV. First, remember that you always want to use 3% hydrogen peroxide mixed with equal parts water to avoid a concentration of the treatment that could cause additional drying and irritation to the vagina. After you've created the appropriate solution, you can use it as a douche or apply it to a tampon to be inserted directly. If using this option, do not leave the tampon inserted for longer than 30 minutes. These treatments should be followed until the odor subsides, indicating that the issue has been resolved.
In addition to treating BV with hydrogen peroxide, you may consider taking a regular probiotic or eating probiotic foods to avoid further issues with bacterial infection.
Continue reading below for feedback from more 100 women who have used H202 to successfully cure BV. Tried H202 for your condition? Please share your feedback with us!
|BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (5)||3%|
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (16)||10%|
|WORKED TEMPORARILY (9)||6%|
|SIDE EFFECTS (6)||4%|
|BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (5)||3%|
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (16)||10%|
|WORKED TEMPORARILY (9)||6%|
|SIDE EFFECTS (6)||4%|
[YEA] I'm glad I found this site & learned about hydrogen peroxide for BV. For the past 17 years I have been battling BV. Creams, pills, & going to the doctor every month was annoying! It seemed like I was getting BV every month & my doctor couldn't figure out why!!
Then I found this site & I decided to try the 50% water & 50% hydrogen peroxide in a tampon....immediate results!! I left the tampon on for 30 minutes, I saw the warnings from other people about leaving the tampon in too long. I did it for 2 days in a row & no odor, no wetness in my underwear. I consider this a success!
[YEA] It works! I did it twice a day for 5 days .. Douched equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water. Once in the morning and at night. While squeezing the solution up there... I would squeeze my muscles and hold it in for at least 5 mins... So not only is the BV being cured ... I'm working my vag muscles ... LOLOL
[YEA] I tried the hydrogen peroxide remedy for BV, I am happy to say that it works. Equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water I use a super tampon and soaked it. I put in my vagina for 1hour then removed and the odor was completely gone. I will repeat for the next 7 days by usinga one soaked tampon in the morning and one at night until all BV symptoms are gone. This has made me so happy. No women wants to walk around feeling uncomfortable about her smell. Thank you and good luck.
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[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] Did this once not realizing the short length of time the tampon was to be left in. Was suffering with this problem and avoiding filling the prescription given by my doctor. I did it through the night! But, the results were amazing, so I didn't think anything of it until I had to do it a second time a couple of months later. I didn't have severe symptoms. Just thought I should do it after having had a week of a holiday away with my boyfriend and lots of sex. Anyway, I kept the tampon in for about three or four hours this last time. I started getting a LOT of watery discharge. No odour. Just the discharge, to the point of having to wear pads. I think because I overdid the timing, my body was trying to get me back into balance and this was the way it went about it. Started reading more and realized my mistake about the length of time the tampon should be left in. Started taking probiotics and lots of green drinks. It's better now. Just wondering if anyone else had this occur.
[YEA] I am so grateful for this website and for all the ladies who have shared. Without this website I would be still taking antibiotics in burning pain. In Aug. I was misdiagnosed with a yeast infection due to discharge without an odor. Please tell your doctors to always send samples to the lab! Because they don't always. Five weeks later after a proper lab test it came back gardenella. Eight months of medication, pain and tears without relief.
I was so scared to put peroxide inside of my burning red vag but I did it anyway.omg....it works. I started very slow, like 2 tablespoons to a cup of distilled h20. Did not burn at all. It's 5 days later and I'm using 50/50 peroxide to distilled h2o and I feel so much better. Don't be afraid to use this method. I'm also taking golden seal, garlic, vit D, folic acid and olive leaf extract. These have been nine dark months and I can't get it out of my mind that there are only two antibiotics that really don't work available but if your a man with erectile dysfunction there are dozens of drugs. You gotta laugh so you don't cry.
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[YEA] I want to thank you all. I've been suffering with BV for years, and finally something that works immediately.
Years ago I read that Rephresh vaginal gel worked, so I tried it and it worked well for a couple years, then the BV monster reappeared, even stronger. So finally Saturday I was fed up and needed an answer. I was reading and reading an then came upon your posts. Ran to the medicine cabinet pulled out the Hydrogen peroxide, some distilled water.. I mixed 50/50 in an 8oz bottle and within an hour the results were there. I smelled nothing, had no discharge and could smile again. This is day 3, still wonderful so I had to come say Thank you.
I did not experience any burning or bubbling up of any kind. I didn't have a method of getting it in there but I had one of those perineal irrigation bottles, and the rest was history. I've been doing it once a day with the bottle and then for an hour at night before bed with the tampon. I just mix it up in a container and place the tampon inside the container for a few minutes to soak it up and then insert as you normally would.
Again, thank you and good luck to everyone, may you forever have a happy V-jay-jay..
[YEA] I have had a recurring bout with BV. Been to the doctor a few times. Read everything in the world available on cures, etc.
I tried the peroxide douche and it worked, kind of.
So, next attempt was peroxide soaked tampon. IT WORKS!!
I did not dilute it. I left it in for maybe 5-7 minutes. After the first time, my symptoms cleared up immediately. About a week later I felt a slight bit sneaking back, went to the DR. told her what I did., she suggested that I do it one more time, as the microscope test only revealed like the slightest amount of bacteria. I did it again and its GONE. YAY!!
Upon my research in desperation to rid myself of this embarrassing problem, I found a UK website that explained that antibiotics only makes it recur, guaranteed. They also had a product on there that rebalances your vaginal pH and bacteria. Guaranteed to work...I don't know, anything is worth trying if you cant get rid of it.
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[YEA] I love peroxide and water douche! It is the only protocol that has worked for me and I've dealt with BV for over 8 years. I usually douche on two consecutive days 2x per month... so four days a month total.
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] Before reading about the 50/50 mix I used a tampon soaked in hydrogen peroxide on Friday night. My peroxide is at least a year old so I am not going to worry about it being a full strength dose at this point because it has lost a lot of its pizzazz. I will say that the odor and yucky discharge was gone in a flash. But, since then I have been left with a watery, non-smelly discharge. Yesterday I went through two pairs of undies, one because I had been to the gym and just thought it was normal sweating and the other after just 4 or 5 hours of doing nothing. I woke up this morning and my pajama pants were wet, but again, it wasn't smelly. Today I wore a panty liner and it too was wet with this watery like substance. Has anyone else experienced this?
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[YEA] Been with the same partner for 7 years and BV is a frequent problem. Gets tiring running to the GYN for creams and pills. Finding this forum has saved my life! I know better than to mess around with douching so I opted for the hydrogen peroxide soaked tampon that I keep in for about an hour. The results were amazing and more rapid than cream the doctors prescribed. The odor had been eliminated as well as the "liquidy" discharge. I feel so refreshed and have not had to repeat the process. If you suffer from frequent BV, this is a must try!!!!
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[NAY] I've had chronic BV now for almost 10 years and nothing I do cures it. I have to say I don't think I ever remember a day were I haven't had it now. It's always there ruining my life. I can't enjoy myself with my husband, it ruins outings, and I can't eat sugar which honestly is very hard especially when your partner is a sugar addict. I'm only 23 ... I cry often nowadays out of frustration and hopelessness.
When my husband mentioned the hydrogen peroxide douche I was highly skeptical seeing as it involves water and douching, two things that can make BV worse. However, the reviews on it were good and there was much praise for it so I jumped on board because I was/am desperate to rid myself of this abomination.
I douched with it for 8 days, the first 2 days I felt like it was getting worse but I was assured that probably was the douche killing it off, so I continued. While doing that I took vitamin C pills and probiotics even well past those 8 days up until I ran out of probiotics. The douche made it WORSE! I used to get small breaks were I'd have days with no burning or itching, but I'd have horrible discharge and smell. NOW I have horrible discharge, smell, itching vigorously, and burning! It wasn't this bad since before I had my little one at age 20.
Now I am afraid to even try anything else for fear it will get worse then what it is now. I've had it worse than this and I want nothing to do with feeling like that again.
I'm tempted to write down everything I have tried, go up to my GYN, push it in his face, and tell him up front that nothing is working still and my life is suffering so either he find a way to fix me or tell me where to go where somebody can fix me. >:C
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[YEA] I have had ongoing yeast infections and BV since my early 20's, I am now in my late 30's. I have never been able to pinpoint the problem. Whether its my diet, genetics, or me passing it back and fourth from my sexual partner. I have only been in 2 long term relationships in the past 17 years.
About a year and a half ago I read online that using H2o2 was very affective for both ailments. While, I havent douched with it on as much of a strict regimen as the woman above have, I have used it periodically, and it works wonders!!!
Right now I have new boyfriend of 6 months and right away I started getting a lot of itching and discharge again. While I'm not ruling out everything, I have started the H202 3 days ago and immediately noticed a difference! I will continue this procedure along with a visit to my GYN just for a general pap and test, like I do every 6-9 months.
But, so far so good with the H202! It has worked in the past and present! I highly recommend it!
[NAY] So, I tried this for 5 days. h2o2 douche, the pros and vitamins. Here is Day 7 and all symptoms have returned with a vengeance!!!! UGH. I am going to try the Vitamin C but I am not optimistic.
[YEA] I am so thrilled! I had what I believe to be BV (thick, smooth, white-ish discharge, itching and burning, raw feeling on my vagina). I also was very bloated, it was terrible and interfering with my everyday activities. I had so much uncomfortable itchy wetness and the smell got worse every single day. I came on this website to find out what I had and how to cure it. I figured I'd try ACV, so in addition to drinking it as I do most days in my water in the morning, I put it on a tampon and used that internally. The pain was unbearable, it literally felt like someone was knifing the inside of my vagina. I came back on here and then decided to try hydrogen peroxide, hoping it would work. I put that on a tampon, left it on for 15 minutes, and for the rest of the day I didn't have extreme, thick wetness coming out! I had wetness but it was lighter, not super smelly and very little of it. I couldn't believe it! So I tried it again at night before I went to bed. I woke up and had some wetness but again, very thin and a small amount, not like before where it felt like it was pouring out. I used it this morning again since it was working. All day today, no wetness coming out except when I went to the gym, but it was very thin, small amount, and not smelly! After gym no wetness for the rest of the day! I feel healed. I'm going to keep it up for the next two days just to make sure I'm completely over it, but I'm so thrilled this worked when I felt like nothing would.
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I see that a lot of women are stating that the fishy like odor is coming from the vagina... My vagina doesn't have a bad odor, just the yellow cheese like, sometimes brown discharge. My vuvla has the fishy smell. I get vagina pains, like needles are in there and abdominal pains, itchiness and burning... But the smell is disgusting!! I know within my heart its BV though. I had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease a year ago and took antibiotics and cleared it up. The BV symptoms never went away, I just covered it up with soap and baby powder... Recently my boyfriend left me because I informed him about my symptoms... We were never intimate though but he couldn't "be with a girl with an on going problem" anyways , its been taking over my life. It's an everyday struggle. I've been fighting this for years, even when I was a little girl. I'm 18 now... It feels good to know I'm not alone. Will the h2o2 help the fishy smell go away on my vulva if I douche???? Someone please help. I can't take it anymore.
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