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Hydrogen Peroxide for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Posted by Someone (Co) on 03/16/2015

[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.

Replied by Drkangelll
New Zealand
Thankyou so much! Oh my gosh. I felt soo alone with this affliction. After reading every testimony on this site.. I too ran to the bathroom cupboard for the hydrogen peroxide.. 50/50 with boiled cooled water soaked into a tampon. Left it in for 40 minutes and miracles!!!! No offensive smell! And 5 hours later still all good. I'm hoping it will be the same in the morning and I feel very optimistic. I'm tired of visiting the doctor and taking the drugs. Tonight... Is just the most amazing night. I'm so grateful for this site and all you ladies for putting your stories up. I'm not sure how my bv came about. I have had this burning itch for years. Thought it was really bad thrush that wasnt responding to my normal canesten cream. Four months ago I developed the nasty smell that drove me to the doctor for metronidazole which fixed the problem... For a month and then smelly came back...

Two more times and in frustration I turned to the net which led me here!!! Sooo grateful to you all. I would never have believed hydrogen peroxide could be put into you... But with so many of you having success from it.. I was eager. I was a little scared.. Thought it would burn for some reason but this was not the case. I feel so clean and fresh now. Will update again in a week.

Replied by Crystal
Phoenix Az
How many times per day do you use the tampon? And for how long? I saw it says 30 min max.
Replied by Courtney
Brooklyn, Ny
Hello, I'm trying the soaked tampon thing and confused on how you got it in. I tried to soak it, but once I tried to get it up there, it wouldn't push up. please help!!!

Posted by Gwen (Va., US) on 02/25/2015

[YEA]  I love peroxide and water douche! It is the only protocol that has worked for meĀ 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.

Posted by Collette (Kansas City) on 02/15/2015

[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?

Replied by Linds
Pittsburgh, PA
I am actually going through the same thing right now. I am going to keep treating with the peroxide for 3-4 more days and see what happens. If there are no changes I may just call the doctor.

Posted by Bx (New York, US) on 02/04/2015

[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!!!!

Replied by Ab
Kansas, US
This may be a dumb question but I have tried making the hydrogen peroxide tampon and the tampon expands immediately causing it to be of no use. How have you ladies been making the tampon so that it can be inserted?
Replied by Collette
Kansas City
I put the mixture in a glass and then dropped the tampon in so that it could soak up the mixture. This allowed it to stay in the plastic tube and to be inserted normally.
Replied by Melissa
Texas, US
[NAY]   I was treated for a yeast infection only to end up with an awful case of BV. The pain and intense itching wax worse than the yeast infection.. I tried the 50/50 hydrogen and water solution douche and even tried the peroxide/water soaked tampon. I have to say that is the dumbest thing I've done in my entire life!!!! It felt like I was ON FIRE!!! Don't try this ladies, , , it's not worth it AND My symptoms are still present :(.. It's going to be RX relief from now on..

Posted by An Angry Woman (Georgia, US) on 01/29/2015

[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

Replied by Mdqueen
Tx, US
Angry Woman, not trying to be flippant BUT have you gone to the doctor and been checked out for trichomoniasis? It sounds just like this little bugger!

They could be using the wrong meds to kill the wrong thing because this parasite requires a certain medication and you can reinfect yourself without realizing it.

I will say over and over because its a tricky little bugger!

This sounds like trichomoniasis!

*So much discharge if not wearing a panty liner it feels like you have pee'd yourself.

*Nasty, fishy odor that makes you want to tear

*Itchiness that develops due to the irritation and discharge.

Special Douching, yeast creams, vitamins, or bathing will not get rid of this.

You must go to gyno QUICK!!!

Replied by Ann
Florida, US
I had the same problem. BORIC ACID is the way to go. My Naturopathic Dr said so and my NP backed it and another Naturopath since. It works. It will destroy the odor in a very short time. If I shower and then use a suppository, the odor is gone completely within gosh, like an hour or 2 (certainly you'll see incredible results within a few and overnight it's a breeze.

Safe too. I used to get suppositories but they honestly worked great for a year or 2, but then I buy my own Boric acid from Amazon (much cheaper in bulk that way) and capsule it myself or just stick the suppository thingy (the plastic thing they give you at the pharmacy for inserting into the vagina), so I just put some in and then push in the powder if I don't feel like waiting for the capsule to dissolve, fast and easy.

Replied by Leola
Orlando, FL
I started having signs of BV 2 weeks after having intercourse with condoms. I had a somewhat fishy odor and white liquid secretions vaginally. I used 50/50 of the hydrogen peroxide and H2O in a empty douche container, instantly I started noticing a huge difference right away. I am going to use this method once a day for 3 days.
Replied by K
Forest, AR
Try a tampon with essential thyme oil or better yet tea tree. You're going to need to use vagisil. First make sure you clean yer bootyhole with a rag and don't use it again without washing it. Another thing is you might have poo germs from penis acidentally going near it, then in you. Also use your hands to clean inside your v around the walls of it to remove old skin and discharge. I cover my fingers in tea tree ($8 walmart) prior to this step. Just try naturural things and being positive instead of telling everyone off about it when it's your vageen not theirs
Replied by Autumn
Ohio, Usa
Try to soak a tampon in hydrogen peroxide and stick it in internally for about an hour (seeing as your symptoms seem pretty severe). I have had BV for over a year and have tried everything. Douching can make things worse, so I tried the tampon method. It was immediate results. I've never been so happy! I can actually wear what I want without worrying about what I smell like. So try the tampon method! It's worth a shot (:
Replied by Ashley
Atlanta, GA
Try silver shield if the hydrogen peroxide doesn't work
Replied by Tracy
Jeffersonville, In
[YEA]   I went through the same thing but then I tried eating a clove of garlic with my meals every day or I would blend it with my vegetable juice. I did this every day while I douched with the hydrogen peroxide every night before bedtime. I also took a capsule of probiotics every night. After suffering with BV for 5 years and trying everything imaginable this finally worked!!! Once it is gone, continue with a good probiotic every night.

Posted by Sunshinesisi (San Francisco, CA) on 01/17/2015

[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!

Posted by Candygirl (St. Louis, Mo) on 01/16/2015

[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.

Posted by Kitty_cat (New York, Ny) on 12/12/2014

[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.

Replied by Alexis
Tampa, Fl
How much did u put on tampon?

Posted by L1lmeme (Temple, Texas) on 10/02/2014

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.

Replied by Steph
Sounds like an std. Go to your doctor asap.
Replied by Sw
New Orleans, La
@Steph... that sounds like something else other than BV! You should see a gyno...
Replied by Jaz
Texas, US
You may possibly have a yeast infection maybe? Because a yeast infection is somewhat like that, has some BV symptoms in there but the "yellow cheese" in your description, is described as yeast infection because that has the symptom of "Cottage cheese" discharge. Hope you figure it out. I have BV as well and I'm trying to find some home remedies other than taking my prescription for 7 days.
Replied by Kt
Try to find a physician who deals with gyn issues and urology. The "yellow cheese" could be yeast but the fishy odor could be something more serious.
Replied by Meeya
Sunnyvale, Ca
Definitely agree with the other posters in this thread... be on the safe side and see a specialist who will take a culture to give you a definitive diagnosis of what it is. I had a friend who smelled so bad, she left behind an odor after riding in my car for only ten minutes. I urged her to see a gyno. Once she finally did she was diagnosed with an STD (I forget now what it was...) and it was easily treated. If left untreated these things can cause serious harm. If it turns out to be BV, I've read that Borax capsules (make them yourself) inserted into the vagina for a week or 2 is helpful. I would also take high dose probiotics.
Replied by Tc
Cali., US
[YEA]   When there is itching or burning you should not try to treat it yourself, that is the sign of something serious. And if anything the tampon is just soaking up your discharge. It may work a little, but it's just gonna come back.

You got to understand, ladies, that your clothes and underwear and pants harbor bacteria from your vaginas, so you HAVE to wear panty liners daily to protect yourself from infection. And if you have an infection, you keep re-infecting yourself.

I recently had an issue I could not seem to get rid of until I realized this. No itching, burning, nor green discharge but it was yellowish and smelled like hell! Tried Monistat. No luck. Then I realized it was either BV or an STD. So first, I got some Borax and added to my detergent (Wisk that removes oils) I washed all my underwear in it, with HOT water. Including my pants, as it seemed the smell was seeping into my clothes. I then hung it all out in the sun to dry, with the inside out area exposed to the sunlight. (Sunlight's UV rays KILL bacteria that cause smells in your wet clothes.) If you have an infection I recommend liners with baking soda to help mask your smell until your discharge is over, but for everyday normal use I recommend unscented cotton liners. I started douching with 3% peroxide and it worked for a day or two, but the yellowy discharge and the gawd awful, obnoxious smell would come back. At night the discharge would run amuck if I slept with no underwear (sorry this is gross) I would wake up with it on my thighs, AND the sheets. I called the clinic to make an appointment and they gave me a date almost two weeks later!

I decided to try one more thing for relief and possible cure in the meantime. After researching this for a few weeks prior I armed myself with 35% Food grade peroxide, distilled water and some lactobacillus tablets from a health food store. Also got a turkey baster from a dollar store. (don't laugh.)

I first mixed a weak solution of the peroxide with distilled water and got in the tub where my bottom was at an angle and used the turkey baster to insert. After I did this for a third time I noticed it was starting to get uncomfortable (probably because I was literally killing and washing everything out) so I had to fill a douche bottle with water to rinse out. I decided to make a stronger solution the LAST time around. Let me tell you. It didn't burn, but felt like Mike Tyson was in there beating my walls. I rinsed with water, let out a long "Wooooo! " and when I was done I felt like I had a long night of sex!

Then I inserted two lactobacillus tables (NOT capsules) as far up as they would go and went to bed. I also took three per day orally. No smell or discharge the next day, nor the day after. So I inserted another two before bed on day three. It has been a week later and to date, I have NO smell, NO discharge! I cancelled my appointment. Hell, I don't see the point in going now. (And if you think I should still go, no, because if it was something else I'd be having symptoms again.

Ladies, BELIEVE the hype. 35% food grade peroxide IS the TRUTH for your hoo-ha. You have to be careful handling as it will burn your skin and turn it white but seems to work fine on mucus membranes. NEVER, EVER USE FULL STRENGTH!!! Always dillute in a glass container or empty brown preoxide bottle, I'd say no more than 15%. The good bacteria like lactobacillus produce peroxide when it kills germs, so while douching may rinse some out, it does not kill them if they are left inside. By adding the tablets to my vagina PLUS taking them I was able to re-colonize an army of the healthy bacteria to ward off the invaders!

I am a real woman who did her research and I will say I will only buy 3% drugstore peroxide to empty and use the plastic bottle, as it's made of special plastic that may not be safe for other containers besides glass. I realize this may be long but I want to help the ladies that need the help. I put hours of research into this, and did what I had to do and swore if it worked I would share the news.

One other thing I will share - to keep your vagina fresh DO NOT USE SUMMERS EVE WIPES! They seemed to make my problem worse. Use Hemorrhoid wipes instead (which are just witch hazel) or the peroxide wipes you can buy at the drugstore. They even make peroxide sprays which are great and I recommend the 3% solution at the store for freshening up on the go and use to clean up after sex before or after shower. Re-use the empty bottle with your 35% super dilluted forumula and always use DISTILLED WATER! Good luck ladies!

Posted by Ginger (Sacramento, California) on 09/22/2014

[YEA]  I am so happy for discovering this site! I had my first BV last year in November, out of nowhere as I am with the same partner for years. Since then it came back 3 times! I was desperate. The doctors would prescribe me antibiotics, and tell me to wear cotton underwears and avoid excessive hygiene and waxing. Every time I left the doctor office, I almost cried, that's how helpless I felt.

When my BV came back again last week, I just decided there must be a different approach, so I spent several hours on the internet, and found out about hydrogen peroxide. Just one single douche made the smell and the burning go away! It was 3 days ago, so I am curious how long I will feel good, whether it will come back or not, but so far the results are amazing! Thank you so much to all of you who took their time to write here and to share your experiences!

Replied by Queen
Pennsylvania, US
The research I have done about using hydrogen peroxide when treating bv is you must use it 3 to 5 days before stopping, I don't think 1 day is enough. I thought about stopping but today is my second day.
Replied by Kara
Minnesota, US
Does the hydrogen peroxide burn a little when you use it or did I put too much in? I'm so sick of having bv's I used to never get them until a year ago and now I have had 3 and I just want to cry because it grosses me out and I don't want to keep going to the doctor. This is my second night trying it and it does burn. Help!
Replied by Olive
Hazel Crest, Il
You have to use equal amounts of peroxide and water.
Replied by Alice
Did the hydrogen peroxide work to cure your symptoms of bv and curious if it has returned? Thank you,
Replied by Shaunie
How much hydrogen peroxide did you use in your douche?
Replied by Chris
First night three lactobilus peroxide douch I'm going to do this for seven days. I've been dealing with this for three years and four courses of antibiotics and at this point I'll try anything.

Posted by Rosa (Utah, US) on 09/16/2014

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I used this method last night and this morning; the smell is gone but I'm spotting. There is no way it is period related. I've read almost every post on this site relating to BV and H2O2 and I'm confident it will work but I'm a little nervous about the bleeding. There is a little burning sensation on the outside as well. Am I ok?

Replied by Neesha
New York, NY
Hi Rosa,

I was wondering if you found out the reason for your spotting. I have bv and I used the hydro peroxide douche and now I am spotting. I am a little scared as to why I am spotting. The bad odor is gone, but now this.

Replied by Lovinya K
Los Angeles, Ca
[SIDE EFFECTS]   Did you ever find out why you started bleeding, because I used the 50-50 hydrogen peroxide and water as well on the tampon and after that I started bleeding!?
Replied by Neesha
Hi Lovinya,

I never found out why I was bleeding, but it seemed like a period because it was heavy and lasted 5 days. This was weird because I had a period a week before that. I stopped the peroxide though and I still have BV. Hope you got rid of this dreaded infection.

Posted by Simone (Jersey City, Nj) on 07/20/2014

[YEA]  The Hydrogen Peroxide has helped me significantly with BV. I was once prescribed with antibiotics, but it came back soon enough. I added 50/50 of water and Hydrogen Peroxide and I douched myself. The odor was gone! Hydrogen Peroxide was a miracle for me.

Replied by Juris
@YEA, when's the last time you had a BV? By douching hydrogen peroxide solution, did it cure your BV completely? How about now, do you still have BV? I'm sorry if I have so many questions 'cause right now I'm suffering from BV and it's recurring for about a year now and I'm really really FRUSTRATED to the point that I'm really depressed, I'm married and I'm worried that I might neglecting my husband's "needs"... Seriously, I envy those women who doesn't suffer from BV, whose enjoying their "sex life" with their husband, confident about their body, etc. IT SUCKS YOU KNOW...! I've already went to 3 doctors and STILL NOTHING HAPPENS, they keep on telling you about your "hygiene" and prescribing you with Metronidazole even though I'v e already done EVERYTHING THEY SAY but still my BV keeps on coming back! I'M GOING NUTS ABOUT MY BV! And what adds to my suffering and worry is the "limited" resources here in our country when it comes to that issue (BV), medicines are too expensive, as well as organic foods which are healthy, affordable foods here are not that mostly processed unlike there in America...

So PLEASE help, how will I use that Hydrogen Peroxide (inside my Vagina), how much will I dilute it with water? I'm quite worried 'cause I know that Hydrogen Peroxide are only applied topically like on your skin. So please need help. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Replied by Alwayswantthedata
Nj, US
There was a study completed in 2003 that documented efficacy.

Utilisation of hydrogen peroxide in the treatment of recurrent bacterial vaginosis.

Cardone A, Zarcone R, Borrelli A, Di Cunzolo A, Russo A, Tartaglia E.

Minerva Ginecol. 2003 Dec;55(6):483-92. Review. English, Italian.

The study concluded, "Hydrogen peroxide represents a valid alternative to conventional treatments for recurrent bacterial vaginosis, and associates the absence of collateral effects with low costs, excellent tolerability and real therapeutic efficacy."

Replied by Juris
Thanks for the info. :-)
Replied by Julie
Pontiac, MI
What type of bottle would you use for the peroxide/water solution??
Replied by Neeni
Texas, US
Use a vinegar and water douche bottle found on the feminine products aisle at the grocery story or pharmacy. Empty the contents..rinse with hot water and fill it with the H202 solution and water.

Posted by Jersey Girl (New Jersey) on 07/06/2014

All of you ladies are wonderful for the advice and telling your experiences.

I've battled with BV for about 7 years. Tried the H2O2 50/50 last night. Definitely feels better but I am also taking Acidophilus, Vit D3, and Vit C. I need to kick this problem once and for all. Will keep you updated.

Posted by Allie (Philadelphia) on 06/13/2014

I started to get BV years ago, but sporadically, usually when I had a new partner. I remember finding VH essentials BV treatment and it totally worked, I loved it! Then I just didn't get BV for awhile, well now Im with someone new, who is uncircumsized...never had that before. I started out with UTI's that wouldn't go away then yeast infections, then several months after I started getting BV again. I tried the VH essentials and sometimes the metrogel, the VH essentials was always gentler on my body....well to my dismay they stopped making it. I went to specialists and I went to a homeopathic doctor who gave me other suppositories, I got a horrible yeast infection from those and then I get results back that I still had BV....enough already, my boyfriend felt like it was him, who knows, I feel like the medical community has no clue and I don't know why they aren't helping us, I get so many different answers from specialists, my gyno, the internet, the homeopathic doctor, we just decided to stop having sex for a couple months. When we returned to sex, we made sure he washed himself and we used condoms, but then surely we got lazy in the heat of the moment and didn't follow our rules, well guess what, it just came back. I was in so much pain from a yeast infection, went to my gyno, he saw yeast, and sent out for labs, so here I am waiting on the results and I feel the odor and discharge getting worse. Vh essentials stopped making their BV treatment so I was left with this option over the weekend til I get the results, I have never douched before, it was a little weird going in and I don't know if I did it right. I took the advice of another poster and did 50/50 HP, water and I put a tad raw apple cider vinegar. Instead of doing it twice a day, because I'm sensitive girl, I'm going to do once a day until I get the results on Monday. Any advice on how to correctly douche? I only felt a little run out, it felt very very weird and some air got up there, and I ended up not using the whole bag, it was a little burny after I was done, but after 10 minutes it is subsiding. I think I will just do the 50/50 tomorrow and no vinegar from here out. Lastly, I did go on a very low carb diet too when BV and yeast would just not go away. I started to get lazy on that about month ago and perhaps think that is another reason why it came back. Back to eating lots of protein, veggies, cheese and dairy, nuts and is so boring and I love bread :( lol

Replied by Allie
Just updating my results, so after the first douche last night, it was feeling great, no smell or nothing, no discharge, then I woke this morning and it was feeling dry down there, I did the 50/50, no straight up HP. I cleaned my area and just kept on with my day, I decided to try the tampon thing instead, I only did it for like 20 minutes, and this was early in the day. Well now it is almost dinner time and it was starting to smell down their again. So I just did another douche. I said I was only going to do one douche a day since I know my body and Im always sensitive to everything. I hope this helps again, I just hope I don't end up with a yeast infection. I have a YI pill on hand and I doubled my supplement of a probiotic today. Ive been on the probiotic for about 2 weeks now, just one pill a day, 30 billion live, and I've been on folic acid for about 2 or 3 months now. Arggghhh, I just want this to be gone, maybe Im just not being patient enough. Question though, those that did the douche for several days, did you do the douche, feel great for the day and then the next day feel that was still a little there?
Replied by K
The #1 biggie to keep in mind when you are dealing with an uncut lad, is that you treat him as well as yourself. Even if the sex is protected, he can very easily contract the yeast and the BV from you, and harbor it in the wee folds he has. When he touches himself and you (which will happen, even with condoms) he will reintroduce the yeast and bacteria back into your vagina.

I have some experience with uncut lads, and it's a beast to keep them clean and hence yourself. The main thing is, unless he wants to get cut, you have to treat his willy the same way you treat yourself. If you're using the home remedy on yourself, you must use it on him as well. Think of it like a tiny vagina on top of his willy, only when he washes normally, make sure he gets in those folds ALL the way. Cotton swabs may be of use if there are places he can't reach or treat. It's a bit like owning a western shar pei and why most US folks get clipped when they're bairns.

That alone should help a wee bit.

Replied by M
Philadelphia, PA
I think they still make the VH Essentials treatment but they call it Vaginal Odor treatment or something. You can find the labels both online and I compared them and they have the same ingredients. My guess is someone told them they couldn't claim to treat BV for some reason.
Replied by Khara
Georgia, US
They still make vh essentials. I buy them as needed. CVS will usually always have them everywhere else like a needle in a haystack.

Posted by Sarah (Sydney) on 06/12/2014

[YEA]  Just wanted to recommend what I tried for BV.. Had a case of BV, and I knew what it was as I have had it before.. Didn't want to get antibiotics, because that would probably just give me thrush, so I looked at earth clinic.

I bought some 3% H2O2 and a syringe, filled the syringe with 1ml H2O2 and the rest water, and inserted it into my vagina while I showered. Immediately, this took the smell away, but temporarily. After showering, I also warmed up some organic coconut oil, emptied a capsule of prebiotic and added a powdered probiotic, a few drops of tea tree oil and soaked the tampon in this mix.

I inserted the tampon and left it for about an hour, and it seems to be helping - the smell has definitely subsided. I have continued this for 2 days so far, it seems as though it is slowly but surely fixing the issue!

I have also been taking 2 probiotic capsules and a spoon of probiotic in my cereal, and avoiding sugar where possible.

I will reply to this post with my feedback after a few days to let you know whether it worked or not!

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