Hydrogen Peroxide for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Posted by Abbey (Allentown, Pa) on 03/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CURED MY BV!!! I went through four rounds of antibiotics with no avail! I was depressed and thought it was hopeless until I found earthclinic and hydrogen peroxide!! I douched with H202 2-3 times per day and applied tea tree oil topically to control the itch. Within a few days I had another gyno appt and they tested me AND IT WAS GONE!!! Thank you to Earth Clinic and all of the ladies who have posted before me!! You are all life savers!!!

Posted by Toya (Ga) on 02/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

First let me start off by saying I NEVER do any reviews or feedback for anything online but I HAD to come back to this site to share my story. I struggled with BV for a very long time... Maybe 5 years(yeah 5! ) it would come and go. I have seen different doctors and they would prescribe me antibiotics (flagyl) that would last periodically but not permanently. So one day while searching for a cure for scalp fungus(yes I've suffered) I decided to type in BV and I saw the peroxide cure ... OMG this really works! I cannot explain how grateful I am that I came across this. The first time I tried it, it lasted up until I was sexually active then came back so I tried it again but added about a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and its been about 4 weeks and I'm STILL good, even after sex! I cannot believe this worked I have struggled with odor and different embarrassments because of this on and off for so long so to come across something so simple that I've had at home all these years is amazing and I am so grateful for this I cannot stress enough if you have this problem just at least try it... If it helped ME it'll most likely help any one.

Replied by Abbey
Allentown, Pennsylvania

I'm so glad I found this post! I've been battling with BV for many weeks now and I see how much its affecting my life! I have been on FOUR rounds of antibiotics with no avail. Until I found this I've felt hopeless! I have used the tampon and douching methods yesterday and I do think it's improving. I have such bad burning and itching on the outside of my V (vulva) and was wondering if anyone else had itching and burning and if the hydrogen peroxide helped that at all? Any info would be really wonderful. Thank you ladies!

Replied by Courtney

I am suffering from BV for about three months now. I have gone to the doctor twice and have been put on two antibiotics and the problem goes away while I am on the medicine but comes back like the very next day. My doctor has done cultures on me and has confirmed it is vb. When I called yesterday to tell her nurse that my problem has came back for the third time now, she called me in some vaginal cream (I cant remember the name of it but I was to apply it twice a day for two weeks.) When I went to the pharmacy to get it, they told me it would be $96. That's when I decided not to buy it and I started doing research on home remedies and came across this post. I have some questions because I have never used a douche before and I don't know the proper ratio of water to hydrogen peroxide. I have also read some people have kept the liquid in for between 30min-1hour. How exactly do you "hold it in?" I thought that it came out when you rinsed it out? I don't know a lot about this stuff so if someone could give me better directions on how this works it would be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Hoping4acure

I have been regularly struggling with BV for about 8 years now. I have had countless rounds of antibiotics, oral and vaginal, and the problem goes away but persistently comes back after I have sex. After reading some of the stories on this site, I see that a lot of women regularly struggle with BV even after antibiotic treatment. Personally, I am usually fine after treatment but it's just until I am sexually active again that it comes back. It is such a pain! I have also tried a few at home remedies and nothing ever does the trick. I'm going to try the peroxide soaked tampon in hopes of it clearing up without a doctor visit. I wish that there was a way I could keep it from coming back even after sexual activity! HERE'S TO HOPING!

Replied by Jessica
Sugar Land, Tx

@Hoping for a cure

If you are having unprotected sex that is one of the main causes, I'll explain why in a bit...but since you've taken antibiotics you have killed not only the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria that are extremely important for optimum health and well being, not only of the vagina but many other areas in our bodies, if not our entire bodies...so when you take antibiotics you are wiping out your body's defenses against infections viruses etc so the minute you have unprotected sex or many other sexual activity four play etc you are introducing a ton of germs, bacteria and other foreign substances into your body that has little to no defense to fight off and protect you from the bad bacteria now entering your vagina..you have to allow enough time for your body to rebuild its "army" regain its strength recruit and train new soldiers etc before having normal intercourse again...meaning avoid having sex for a while if possible till you can get your vaginal flora back to optimum health...but if you can not do that, I get it too...have as clean of sex as one can have...be almost ocd with it...first off wear a condom or have your partner wear one no questions asked do introduce saliva to it or open it prematurely, don't set it down anywhere etc keep it as clean as possible. Have both you and your partner wash hands thoroughly before getting started, if possible brush your teeth (both of u) and even better if you can use some peroxide as oral debriding agent too, read instructions in the back of the bottle. Pee before sex and after sex, ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT, another thing that would be absolutely beneficial is to rinse your bodies prior to engaging in sexual int. Or at least washing rinsing genitals...stay away from any anal type of activity that is just asking for serious bv and other vaginal infections, uti's etc...meanwhile you want to BE helping your body regain its defense system up and running asap...by finding a good source, better yet an excellent source of probiotics specifically for women. Preferably you want to do one that is RAW, FULL SPECTRUM WHOLE FOOD FORMULA WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT STRAINS OF ACTIVE GOOD FRIENDLY BACTERIA PLUS BILLIONS OF ACTIVE CULTURES AT THE TIME OF CONSUMPTION LOOK ONLINE OR WHOLE FOODS OR SOMEWHERE SIMILAR TO WHOLE FOODS...IT Will be a bit pricey $30-40 for a good month supply but absolutely worth it in the long haul...you can also ad bacteria by eating all natural raw plain yogurt with live cultures, kefir, drink aaple cider vinegar like braggs organic Apple Cider Vinegar "with the mother" you wanna do one tbs per 8 to 10oz of water make sure to shake the bottle to get the goodies in the bottle that sink to bottom...do that once or twice a day...its also good to drink half of a freshly squeezed lemon in warm water on empty stomach every morning or as often as possible...start taking folic acid supplement, as well as vitamin c, b complex would also be beneficial. Or just get a good woman's or even prenatal daily multi vitamin supplement...drink lots and lots of water stay away (as much as possible at least) from sugar use stevia when possible, alcohol, processed white flour or anything that has it in it, or things that turn into sugar, even the fruits u eat should be limited, and try to find the ones that have the least amount of sugar for the time being...junk food, fast food juices, soda, sweet tea coffee etc minimize the intake of it all...try to stick to straight water if u want flavor infuse your water with fruits and vegies and again use stevia As a substitute for your normal white sugar. Reason being is bc these things are for the most part poisonous to our bodies and most of all are what the bad organisms that are causing all these problems thrive on...they feed off of sugar etc they like warm wet dark places that's weak in defense and has an abundance of their primary food source...sugar...the idea is to starve them, rebuild your army to come fight these weak starved soldiers off as quickly as possible all while not introducing too many more to the environment...also make sure you are wiping front to back even when u just pee...avoid sitting in wet under garments, also avoid pools hot tubs TAKING BATHS thongs try wearing cotton undies as much as possible...let it breath as often as possible..yes I said let your vaginal when safe to do so let it breath air it out...get some sun approximately 20 mins a day is not only safe to do but highly recommended no more than 20 moderation is key use sunscreen and take whatever necessary precautions based on your skin type and sensitivity. Everyone's diff. As far their sun (uv)exposure tolerance goes ... Do the peroxide douche the directions for it are on this website...I would also do a tea tree oil douche once a day and peroxide once to 2x a day till its gone...do not use anything with a fragrance on or near vagina..no sprays soap body wash lotions wipes pads panty liners sprays etc I think I've covered most of it hope this helps I know it's a lot but it' will worth it in the long-haul getting to live your life normal again without the embarrassment and frustrations that dealing with bv brings about..also stay away from antibiotics its a viscous cycle and your body will start to build an immunity to it and it will stop working all together but as u know it doesn't cure anything it only treats it temporarily so why bother

***eat garlic if possible or take garlic supplement as an added measure or substitute method for one of the above mentioned remedies***

Posted by Melissa (Colorado) on 02/26/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Had BV diagnosed by my GYN after experiencing some mild odor and additional discharge. She prescribed metro gel but I really didn't want to take it. I have had BV once before years ago and recall that treatment being really gross, messy and uncomfortable. Also, I'm not an alcoholic but didn't feel like going a week without drinking. ;)

Found this site and thought I'd give it a try. The first night, I used the 50/50 douche method, but kept it in for a few minutes before letting it drain out. Smell was gone immediately. I decided that was too messy so I would just douche like normal (not holding it in) in the shower. After day two or three, the smell and discharge came back. The study said seven days, so I kept going, douching with 50/50 once a day. After day 6, it didn't seem to be doing any good, so I came back here and read the comments again.

Last night I used the 50/50 tampon approach. (For those asking, you just make the solution and pour it into the tampon while still in the applicator. It takes more effort to push it out of the applicator when its soaked but it can be done.) I left it in for about 20 minutes. Success! No more smell or discharge!

This morning I worked out (after a workout is when the smell was worst before) and still no smell or discharge! Sounds like it takes more than one application for most people, so I think I will repeat twice a day for a week or so and see how that goes.

As a side note, with both the douching and the tampon, I felt a bit crampy afterward but it was minor and calmed down quickly.

Good luck to all, BV is the worst!

Posted by Stephanie (California) on 02/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

So I had it for over 10 years too and found this website a few years ago. It saved my life. I did the peroxide. 3/4 peroxide 1 part water. I shot it up with a medicine dropper for about 5 minutes. I did this for 3 days. After that I did the tampon soaked in for about an hour. A little uncomfortable but well worth it.

After that you have to put good bacteria in your body. Lactobacillus reuteri Is AMAZING. I bought a bottle at whole foods. I took 1 in the morning and 1 before bed. I did 2 bottles there about $20 each. Its been a couple years and I've been fine. If I get an Odor I go buy acidophilus in the container from whole foods soak a tampon and insert it for an hour for 2 or 3 days. I also use that if I have any signs of bladder infections or urinary infection as antibiotics can bring back the bv. Good luck.

Replied by Erin

Hey, I was wondering if you keep douching after your symptoms are already gone. Like, do I need to keep doing this once a month or as a preventative maintenance type thing. Are you still BV free?

Posted by Mrs. Clean (Brooklyn, New York ) on 02/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My BV nightmare started when my 3 rounds of :-(metro gel and metro pills) antibiotic treatment failed after 2 weeks. I felt hopeless and became desperate so I ask my gyn for something new and she prescribed clindamyacin. I did my research but decided against it because of the side effects. After trying the pro-biotic for 30 days it was unsuccessful too, nothing changed down there. Again I felt hopeless. I started to do more research and came across hydrogen peroxide and water douche. I decided to give it a try but did not expect anything much, to my surprise there were immediate change down there . Finally I could see the difference. I've been doing it for 4 days so far and it only gets better. I'll do it for 7 days once daily along with the oral probiotic pills and vag wash. I'm feeling wonderfully fresh, clean and confident. I'm grateful for this website.

Posted by Angie (Virginia) on 01/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I, like mostly everyone who has posted, am so happy to report that the hydrogen peroxide with water solution totally works. I have been having complications from BV for the past 2 years. I have taken antibiotic after antibiotic. The last round of antibiotics I broke out in this horrific rash (hives, itching, the whole bit). I stumbled across this website after searching for other ways to treat this condition and decided to give it a shot. What the hell!

One evening, I mixed together 30 ml of hydrogen peroxide (the bottle I have in my house, not the food grade kind) along with 30 ml of water and douched with it. The next evening, and the evening after, I soaked a tampon with the solution and used that. But the first evening I immediately felt a difference. My vag even looked different. It was no longer dry looking, there was no more odor... I had been experiencing some brownish discharge. That has returned to normal. My vag is functioning the way that it was functioning before I developed BV. I'm just relieved. If I ever have problems in the future, the hydrogen peroxide solution will be my go to method of treatment.

Replied by Blackgirl
Nashville, Tn
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

I have been dealing with Chronic Bv for about 4 years now! I too recently tried the mixture of h202 and water! The odor did decrease but returned the next day. I also have a yeast infection and taking bactrim for a UTI. Do u think the meds or yeast infection are getting in the way of the H202/water mixture treating or curing my chronic bv?? (HELP)

Replied by Esg

Look up candida and read and read. You will find relief one way or another.

Replied by Esg

Look up candida and read and read. You will find relief one way or another.

Replied by Lisa
S Carolina

Taking antibiotics destroys the bad AND good bacteria in your body. The good bacteria keep the bad in check, including yeast. Read up on probiotics and perhaps a diet adjustment.

San Diego
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

You have my exact symp. Ask your doc to check the ph balance of your urine or u can get the test from the pharmacy yourself. The PH of your body sounds acidic, which results in an all types of infections. fungal. Bacterial. Not to scare you but even cancer as these diseases thrive in acidic conditions.

You have to add Alkaline foods to your diet and make them the vast majority of foods that you consume. FYI.. Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerhouse Alkaline. That's why it works for most people's BV. You can ingest it orally as well for systemic assistance.

i tried the hydrogen peroxide thing and it sorta worked. I was good for a week but then it seemed like I made it worse bc when I stopped it was worse than ever. Point being, you can't just balance the ph of your vag without addressing the underlying issue.

Ive switched to an 80% Alkaline diet / 20% Acidic diet a week ago and I feel less "I'll" my vag seems happy, skin still sucks but it noticeably better, and I am down 6.5 lbs. Yes, 6. Power of fruit & vegetables.

Our ur parents knew what they were talking about. Who knew... Well, apparently they did but they failed to eleborate on the why.

PH balance. That simple.

Years of bv, skin/bacteria issues, a few fungal things, terrible food allergies that popped up in adulthood....and I am betting it was acidosis the entire time.

I feel kinda mad that we don't get taught this stuff in school. Women especially suffer the worst. Jock itch cannot compare to the horrors of bv.

Posted by K (Wy) on 01/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I, like many reviews I've read, d not usually post reviews but this works! I was planning on doing the tampon smoked in 50/50 solution until I read some posts mentioning the douche. I bought a douche and disposed of its contents then filled it with the solution. After doing that I inserted a tampon and kept it in for about 15 minutes. I removed the tampon and solution and inserted another with yogurt. Thinking the peroxide kills the bad bacteria and yogurt introduces good. I then soaked another tampon in 50/50 and kept that in for 30 a few hours later. I have no noticeable odor and my strange, subtle cramps have gone away. I am on day 2 and have only done the soaked tampon. Everything seems back to working order, I am happy to report! It's definitely worth a try for those looking for a cure.

Posted by Tiffany (Durham, Nc) on 01/05/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am so excited to have found a way to cure my recurrent BV without having to go back to the doctor for more antibiotics! I've struggled with recurrent BV for about 3 years. It took me a while to connect the dots (way too long, actually) but I'm sure my BV is caused by unprotected sex. In hindsight I realized it always occurred a few days afterward. It hadn't always happened, it started when I got a new partner.

The first few times I went to the gyno, got the antibiotics and went on about my way. I didn't really think of it as a problem until I didn't have insurance and couldn't afford to go to the doctor.

Fast forward to a month ago when I got my most recent case, I promised myself that I wouldn't take anymore antibiotics and that I would find a way to cure it myself. I did have some leftover medicine that I could have taken but I really wanted to be able to fix it naturally, so I resisted. I tried everything from boric acid suppositories (which I had tried once before), lactobacillus suppositories, feminine probiotics suppositories, and probably some other remedies that I'm forgetting. They all work as long as you use them, but once you stop the symptoms are right back.

Hydrogen peroxide was my last ditch effort before I was going to quit and take the antibiotics.

I tried the soaked tampon (in combination with lactobacillus suppositories after removing the tampon), and that didn't work at all. I tried douching with a half and half mixture of peroxide (3%) and water (I used an empty Summer's Eve Douche bottle) for 5-6 nights and I did see some improvement, but the BV returned a couple day after my last douche.

I decided to try douching again but this time I did MUCH LESS diluting. Truthfully, it was almost no dilution at all. Probably a 95/5 mix.

Also, instead of doing a straight douche, I would lay on my back and fill my vagina with the mixture, hold it in for a few minutes, release it, do this a couple more times, and then finish off with a douche over the toilet.

After 3-4 nights of this, I'M CURED! Usually by this point, if something wasn't going to work, my symptoms would be back but I feel great. It's been six days since my last treatment, and NOTHING. No, it doesn't hurt or burn, you will feel some of the bubbling but it is completely painless! I don't normally post to blogs or write reviews but I know the BV struggle is a horrible one and I want to help whoever I can!

Replied by Ericka

Hi I was reading your story, and ive tried the peroxide thing, its obvious I was doing it wrong, im glad I read yours now I will try it your way, but I cant now b/c I have my period now, and the smell is so horrible I cant even stand it, I really hope this works for me, ive tried everything and it comes right back, I never had to fight with this so long, and now im fighting this for a while , this just wont go away! And it usually comes before or right after my period or sometimes after sex! This is horrible!

Replied by Malae39

Does it really work because ice been struggling with this horrible thing for 8 long years and Im tired of antibiotics that don't work. How often should I try this to get results?

Replied by Alex
New York

Hey, it's been 2 months now. Do you still have to do this? Or is this actually a real "cure".

Posted by Nickaletta (Co) on 12/20/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I used 30 ml 3% peroxide 2x per day for 7 days. I used a 30 ml sterile syringe, as it kept the peroxide in me better. I left it in for 15 min each time. Drained. Directly followed by a frozen kefir + probiotic insert. I'm cured. And so grateful. I tried it all before. This even FEELS different. I will take the probiotics forever too.

Posted by Mariah (Dallas, Texas) on 12/18/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I saw on this site that hydrogen peroxide was helping a lot of women combat vaginosis and I have had it off and on for about a month and a half to two months and it has been the most miserable time of my life. So, I was desperate for any kind of cure. I saw that people were using a half and half mixture of peroxide to water and using that as a douche. I bought a vinegar and water douche from target, emptied out the contents, filled it halfway with water and the other half with peroxide. I did this for three nights straight, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Today is Friday and this is the first time I'm starting to get that awful, fishy smelling discharge again. The smell isn't nearly as strong as it used to be nor is the discharge amount nearly as much as it used to be, but it is still unfortunately still present. Maybe I need to douche for more than three consecutive days? I am going to leave it alone during the weekend and see if anything progresses on it's own. I might have to try this again on Monday and go for an entire week.

Posted by Rach (Glasgow ) on 12/12/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've just recently had BV and its my first time, have never felt so uncomfortable and mortified. My doctor prescribed me Metronidazole yesterday and once my chemist told me it would make me feel sick and I read online about how awful it makes people feel I decided against it. I have a horrific phobia of vomiting and decided to try anything else. When I heard about hydrogen peroxide I was sceptical but I was so uncomfortable and it seemed to have the best results. Couldn't find any form of douche products to buy so I used the tampon option. I poured two bottle caps full of 3% hydrogen peroxide and two bottle caps of boiled bottled water into a glass, I then place a tampon in and waited until it was lukewarm. I felt instant relief after having it in me around 10-15 mins. I then had a bath and put some natural Greek yogurt on afterwards. I also bought some folic acid, vitamin D and vitamin C supplements. Seems to be working wonders so far.

Replied by Danielle
Cleveland Ohio

So I just read your post and all I did was mix the water and the H202 together would it still cure the fishy smell?

Replied by Tima

try it without diluting it...it should be gone. I did it one time and I havent had this problem anymore so far.

Posted by Ugh (Virginia) on 11/27/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering with BV for three years now. I love this site because I know I am not alone. I have been researching for remedies for about 2 years. I have spent so much money on pantie liners that it's on real. I have read that the pills and cream the doctored give you do not work, but I found that hydrogen peroxide is temporary solution for BV. I soak a tampon in 50% H.P. And 50% water for about 2-5 minutes. Then I insert it for 30 MINUTES (Do not do longer) Then right when I take it out NO discharge! NO Odor! I feel normal! I have been increasing the amount of H.P. I use. But that works for me, everyone is diffrent. I want to find a permanent cure with H.P. If anybody knows one please comment!!!!! Xoxxo I hope that helpEd and you are not alone

Posted by Princess Love (Las Vegas, Nv) on 11/10/2015
4 out of 5 stars

As a woman the last thing you want to do is have any vaginal issues. Especially, ones that you have no control over. I mean I know how to wipe a shower I don't use scented soap. I have one sexually active partner and we used protection. So why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis? I have contributed a lot of different theories, I feel mainly that I don't diet properly. After waiting this website I finally realized that I was not alone. No one understand what it feels like to be a woman and have BV. But I am so glad to report that this really really works!!! I just did my first does of three quarters of the hydrogen peroxide and the rest water and ladies I'm so proud to report that immediately after my first use I have no smell!!! It's been approximately 4 hours and I have not had any discharge at all. After battling with this issue for almost 10 years I really feel confident that this will work. Just like all of the other ladies I have been to the doctor I've had culture samples done, I've used metro gel as well as the flaglyn pills. The moment I have any sexual activity that BV will flare up. I am going to report on this for the next few days because I will be doing this journey with you guys. This cure if it completely works would be the best thing I've ever had to experience and its cost effective. To have to go to the doctor every time this happens and if you're like me you get this more than four times a year and no doctor can ever give you a final cure or a reason why. It's definitely disturbing. My plans like I said to do this for the next few days and I will definitely report to you ladies and let you know my progress good luck ladies!

Replied by Erika

I have been dealing with BV for a little less than 3 months and the itching is driving me crazy! I've tried every antibiotic there is for this dumb infection, but it always comes back. The next thing is supressive therapy 2x a week for 4-6 months, but I am currently in college and I just can't deal with it for that long!

I'm willing to try the hydrogen peroxide but I'm super scared to try it.. I'm honestly getting really desperate. The discharge is really awful but I'd really like to take care of the itching. I bought hydrogen peroxide and distilled water to try the 50/50 solution later on tonight. Will the disinfectant cause a yeast infection or make matters worse due to its natural drying effect? I take probiotics (two types for colon health and vaginal health) daily so will that help anything? Do you have any recommendations or advice to try this or anything that I should do simultaneously with the peroxide wash? Help!

Posted by Luluu20 (Los Angeles, California) on 10/11/2015

Okay so I, as well, have never written on a blog or a review on anything but I told myself if I get rid of this bv nightmare I WILL do it and only because it is such a horrible thing to have!! Alright so let me tell you how it all happened (maybe you girls can relate in some sort of way and be more precautious). This was like in july, so like 4months I've been struggling with this curse!! 4 months ago I began using vaginal wipes. I used them mostly when I went out to places ( because you never know when you're going to go in a stall with no paper or be in a situation where they come in handy, like on your period or with your significant other). I was using these wipes thinking they were doing good for me and helping my vagina keep clean. I know that our vaginas are already self cleaners and are very good at it too but these wipes just came in handy and I really didn't think anything would happen since other girls use them aswell. So after a night out with a group of my friends I did use vaginal wipes, several times too, because I was drinking beer and we all know when we drink beer we are going to be using the bathroom a lot. The next morning when I went to work I felt a little off down there, like itchy kind of, but didn't think much because I figured it was nothing and it would go away. Well it didn't and that's where my night mare began. My lady parts began feeling weird, not normal. Let me add that I have never had a yeast infection so I thought maybe that was the problem..I mean what else could it be?

I looked up home remedies for yeast infections only because I did not want to go to the doctors and get checked down there..its scary, embarrassing and it was hard for me to make time, since I work full time as well. I tried home remedies, like apple cider vinegar but that burned too much so didn't last. I added nonfat plain greek yogurt to my diet. I ate it everyday. I began taking probiotics and drank lots of fluids like lots of water and cranberry juice I got the 3 day vaginal yeast infection treatment at the pharmacy. I am dating someone but I know for a fact it wasn't him because we have been having unprotected sex for a year before I got it. It just wouldn't make sense because I got it when I wasn't with him..I was out with my other friends and did not have sex at all.

Going back to the home remedies so I didn't really see a change at all but I could say that the itch that I had wasn't so bad, it didn't smell or anything and I was still having unprotected sex. When I would get my period it would go away and slowly come back when it was done. Let me tell you I was scared of what it could be which made it worse for me to go get it checked but I knew I had too because it could have been something worse. It was the end of july, so by this time it had been already a month since I had it. I decided to go get checked. I went in for a yeast infection because that is what I thought I had and got the results of having a small amount of yeast but mostly bv. I was like whaaat? Of course she explained to me what it was and how it was sort of similar to a yeast and it's the most common vaginal infection and what not. So she gave me Diflucan 150mg for the yeast and metrogel-vaginal for bv. I was soo excited that there was an answer to what I had and it would be cured soon! I took the Diflucan and then used the metrogel right away I started seeing a change. I didn't have sex for the time I was using the medication. I used metrogel for 5 nights and wahlaa it was gone!! I was so happy!!!

Okay so I didn't think much of it coming back or anything..I didn't do much research on bv because I figured this medication would work, you know? I mean it was prescribed to me from a doctor who knows these things. So a week later I went out with my friends and partied haha. Still nothing. 2 weeks after I saw the guy I am dating and we had unprotected sex. Oh boy...the next day I knew it was back! This time it was worse! It was super itchy and my discharged had a funky smell to it..my hopes were crushed and I began to question everything!! Remind you this was like september. I went crazy and I began doing my search on bv. I read how vaginal wipes can strip your good bacteria and actually make you more prone to infections. And not only these wipes but feminine products in general. *Ring ring ringgg* that is what happened to me. I also read how girls used metrogel and it was only temporary and usually came back after having sex and what not. I cried because I was not seeing any hope. There were girls that have had it for years!! I was beginning to think that I too would have this infection for years. It didn't stop there though!! I was determined to get rid of this horrible thing!! ( just to say I would never ever wish this upon anyone because it is so awful, it made me depressed!! )

So I did not go back to the doctors because It would be the same thing. What I did was I changed my diet!! And let me tell you I am an absolutely bread lover, I would eat it everyday. Number one thing off my list was bread! These little suckers were not going to enjoy the yeast that bread contains. I also got rid of smoking cigarettes because that too makes bv worse. I stopped drinking (I do not plan on completely stopping. I mean im 20 years old not even 21 yet. I just stopped temporarily until my bv was cured because I was getting rid of ANYTHING that can trigger bv)

I'm a very active person and try to be as healthy as possible..I love exercising and making my green juices. So besides that I added more more vegetables to my diet. I continued drinking lots and lots of water! I continued having yogurt( plain non fat Greek yogurt). I cut out a lot of foods that contained sugars and carbohydrates.

I did my research on probiotics and began using probiotics that contain Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri which are strains focus more on vaginal bacteria. I take 2 a day, I also began using folic acid ( take 2 a day), I began taking vitamin c, vitamin e, and multidaily vitamins. I was determined to get rid of this monster!!

Lastly, I came across the lovely hydrogen peroxide from the reviews of Earth clinics. I was scared of using it because I didn't know whether it would work or not but at this point I was like I don't care!! So I began using it by mixing it with half water and inserting it with a food syringe..how I would do it is I would lay on my bed, put a towel underneath and put a little bit in my vagina and held it in for a little bit..it would slowly come out bubbly. It also burned a little bit. Did this but I didn't really see it getting better. Maybe I was just too impatient but I opted with douching better.

I bought a douche, I emptied the liquid inside and put half water and half peroxide..I did this while in the shower. Let me tell you the first time it burned and discharge with a little bit of blood came out as I was doing it. I then right away, once I was done with the peroxide, grabbed a water bottle and filled up the douche only with purified water and rinsed out inside..I continued to do this for a whole week( morning and before bed) while eating healthy, and taking vitamins, probiotics and folic acid. I began seeing a change right away except I would feel a bit of the bv still! I waited a little longer and after like 7 days it was practically gone.

As of right now I'm actually on the 7th day of this treatment and my vagina finally feels normal! I am actually producing white discharge and my vagina seems like it's back to selfcleaning. Before I wasn't producing discharge at all! It was always dry and itchy( my vulva was mostly what bothered me the most. It always felt dry and itchy and just not nice.) but now it seems like I beat this nightmare!! No more itch! I will just continue to help myself out and douche maybe once every other day just so that my good bacteria can become stronger and stonger.

All in all ladies I believe the number one most important thing here is a positive outlook and patience!!! Just have faith and know that if you want to get rid of this you have to do some changes! It's not easy but it will be a wonderful out come! Bv is mostly bad bacteria overpowering all your good little warriors.. so if you're overdoing it with smoking, drinking, eating bread, feminine washes and what not you are just helping the bad bacteria grow( our vaginas are miracle workers all on their own)..it got worse for me after I used metrogel because this medication killed not only my bad bacteria but my good aswell and once it came in contact with a higher level of ph (semen) it affected me right away with the powerful smell and itch because I had no more good bacteria to help keep it leveled.

Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand kills the bad bacteria and allows your good bacteria to grow. our vaginas already produce a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to help keep everything balanced so if anything it is the safest. I know this is long but I just feel so grateful for hydrogen peroxide that I just needed to write about it. I would feel awful if I didnt, knowing how much I suffered and knowing that there are other girls out there suffering as well.

I hope you have the patience and the determination to get rid of this! Use hydrogen peroxide and include your own probiotics, folic acid and a healthy diet. See what works for you and don't give up! Stay healthy ladies! Xoxo

Replied by Hina

Hi. Did you have unprotected sex during or after the treatment with H2O2? I've been suffering from BV for a year and a half since a started dating my bf. I've used every type of antibiotics and all sort of home remedies but it always comes back as soon as I have unprotected sex.

Replied by Luluu20
Los Angeles, California

UPDATE: Okay soo I went today to the clinic to get checked if I still had bv or not and my results came back clean! My doctor told me to douche every once in a while. Not a problem for me. as long as it is gone! Hydrogen peroxide is a miracle worker! No more bv! I am so happy! Goodluck girls!

Replied by Lily
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Lulu, do you mind to tell me how to use the peroxide. my first time I make a mistake I used the peroxide straight from the bottle inside the vagina, I was worried after that, it was just one hope nothing is going to happen. Thanks : )

Replied by Luluu20

I actually have had unprotected sex and so far so good! I have had no symptoms of bv whatsoever. I just douche with hydrogen peroxide every once in a while..like once every 2 days. I am still continuing to take probiotics and trying to maintain a healthy diet. Little by little I'm adding sugars to my diet and getting a little more comfortable not having bv. I don't want to jinx myself by thinking I'm fully bv free because it can come back but as of right now I have had no recurrence of bv. No itch, no smell, no dryness..even after sex. So hydrogen peroxide really works! I think you should give it a try since you said you've tried everything.

Replied by Glenda

Why not ask your boyfriend to wipe of his tool with H2O2 before unprotected sex?

Replied by Robyn
Louisville, Ky

The water cannot be straight from the tap.. I boil it first but u can buy it distilled.. Empty a douche bottle and fill it half to three fourths of the way full with hydrogen peroxide then the rest with water. Use it like a normal douche.. It may bubble and it may sting or cramp a little but never much and never for long. I've been controlling a bv battle for years with only peroxide and its been a life saver. U can use it undiluted like u did but its gonna bubble a lot that way and possibly cramp more.. It won't harm u tho. Peroxide is safe tho no matter how u use it really... It also will kill athletes foot fyi..

Replied by Dayla
South Carolina

I'm using the mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water, but it burns, is that normal and how often do I do it a day?

Posted by Meridith (Minneapolis, Mn) on 10/08/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am happy to report that H202 has helped me to finally get rid of my BV symptoms. I can't believe the smell was gone right after the first time I used it.

I was told to mix 50% Peroxide with 50% distilled/bottled water in a douche bottle. I was very skeptical as to whether or not this would work considering everything else I have tried either didn't work at all or only for a few days at best. I told myself what do I have to lose but these horribly embarrassing symptoms that won't go away.

So after work a couple days ago I stopped at the dollar store and purchased a large bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide & 2 packages of vinegar & water douche. I then went home to give a try.

When I got home I grabbed a bottle of water, emptied the contents of a new vinegar & water douche bottle and replaced it with a mixture of 50% Peroxide 50% water.

Immediately after I used the mixture the smell just vanished and my other symptoms started to subside. I was in a complete state of shock. I thought to myself, "Wow, to think something I kept under my sink as a medicinal staple could have cured me of this nightmare a long time ago."

All the money, antibiotics and over the counter treatments that didn't work that could have been avoided. Not to mention all the embarrassment from the smell you can't hide and everyone notices.

I am only two days into my first and hopefully last treatment and things are going well so far. By next week I am hoping to be 100% BV free. To make sure that happens, I was told to soak a tampon in plain yogurt and insert it in my vaginal area for 2-3 hours daily for 3-5 days to help replace the good bacteria in my vaginal area. I am to do this in conjunction with the peroxide & water mixture 2 times daily.

Once all the symptoms are gone to ensure it won't return I should and to continue with either an oral probiotic daily or yogurt to help maintain a healthy Vaginal PH Balance.

I have to say for the first time in a very long time, I'm starting to feel like myself again. Who knew after all the time, money and energy looking for relief that it could be so simple.

Replied by Hamster

Be careful of how much and where you get that yogurt! I tried that and it went into my urethra, unknowingly to me, and I got a UTI from it! Grr...it didn't help with the BV anyway. I am going to try the peroxide treatment. Gotta go to the store, though. Oh, I hope it works. I tried the tampon soaked in water and peroxide once, and it didn't work. I see now, it's going to take several treatments to eradicate this horror show.

Replied by Amanda, Pa-c
Birmingham, Al

Please don't put real yogurt into your vagina!! This can only cause more issues due to the sugars in the yogurt. You may EAT the yogurt, or choose to just take a probiotic supplement by mouth if you don't like the taste of yogurt.

Replied by Jillc62
Winston-Salem, Nc

Does anyone have extreme soreness and burning in the vagina with BV? I've had on-going issues with Yeast infections and probably BV, but it was just recently diagnosed correct and I was giving Oral Flagyl, which a nightmare for me. The BV calmed down just a little but I continue to have soreness and burning. Not crazy about using Hydrogen Peroxide/Water mix when a vagina is very sore. Will this help? I'm very confused as to which direction to go at this point. Thank you very much.

Replied by Savannah
Phoenix, Az

YES. The soreness and inflammation was worse than the itching and discharge in my experience. My vulva swelled to double its size!! Three weeks after my first round of antibiotics mild BV symptoms are back. Yay -.- so I'm taking an alternative route to hopefully nip this in the bud!!