Bacterial Vaginosis
Natural Remedies

Top Natural Bacterial Vaginosis Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Younglady09 (Philadelphia ) on 01/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Got BV about a year and a half ago and freaked out. The most awful thing I've experienced in my entire 25 years of life. I smell bad all the time and even went to wearing tampons everyday to control the smell which of course was not the brightest idea. I took to the enternet to find a cure. I will admit, some of you ladies have done some extreme things and I have tried almost all of them. To the Garlic suppositories to eating a clove of garlic once a day to eating yogurt and shoving it up my vagina to using ACV to douche with and yet nothing was happening. The symptoms continued and I slowly gave up. Recently, I received a job offer to be a flight attendant and to survive probation, you have to stay healthy and a lot of them suggested drinking ACV with water daily. So before training I figured I would get a head start. 3 days into drinking this stuff every night before bed, the the symptoms have slowly disappeared the smell was completely gone after day 2 and I'm noticing less and less discharge. So far so good. Today made day 4 and my plan is to continue this to day 7 and drink this mixture every other day. I also plan to take a probiotic daily along with some other vitamins I'll need for this new lifestyle in the sky. :)


Coconut Oil
Posted by Lashai (Wi) on 01/19/2018

Can I invert the coconut oil extra virgin capsules inside my vagina and how long do it takes did yours start clearing up right away??


Hydrogen Peroxide and Probiotic Douche
Posted by Karrie (Wi) on 01/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I cured my BV!

For the entire summer, I had a very bad case of BV. I went to the doctor, he gave me a strong antibiotic which I never used, treated it myself and here's how I did it.

At first I tried ACV soaked tampon as its my favorite natural remedy....did not work. I tried soaking a tampon in Hydrogen peroxide and that whole method, did not work. When I was at the doctor I told him of some of the natural remedies I was reading about and he suggested never wearing a tampon for any reason as every time you take out a tampon, it strips your vaginal canal of all the good bacteria in there!

Although I never douched it my life, I decided to give the hydrogen peroxide douche remedy a shot. I bought 4 generic douches (not scented, just the regular), emptied a bottle, filled it halfway with hydrogen peroxide, and cracked open a good women's probiotic, poured it right in the bottle. Topped it off with filtered water. I then used the douche in the shower, making sure to hold in the mixture as long as I could, then letting it flow out naturally. Morning and night I did this douche for several days even if the smell seemed to have faded, finally cleared it up after about 2 weeks and I mean this BV was bad for a while....every time I'd squat or open my legs I could smell it...metallic, fishy odor. Doc also recommended using condoms and having my husband "pull out" during sex as to not affect the pH balance even more.

Due to reading many posts, I was also taking folate (not folic acid, folate) and popping garlic pills. Do NOT know if this helped as I take meds/vitamins/pills very sporadically, I can't help it I'm just bad at it (its why the birth control pill never really worked for me HAHA! ).

Here I am months later and now have my husband on a good men's probiotic as I realized since the first case of BV, whenever he doesn't "pull out"....smell starts coming back. If it does, I douche once with the hydrogen peroxide/probiotic/water mix and its all cleared up.

If you are hesitant about using the hydrogen peroxide, start with filtered water + probiotic to at least help get good bacteria up there to do it's job! Douches are Not what our mothers used. The part that gets inserted has holes on the side not the top, nothing is getting pushed up further towards the cervix. Using common sense and being in tune with your body to figure out dosages. Obviously if you've never used a douche before, do not go 100% hydrogen peroxide. Dilute it and work up to higher quantities until you are at about 50/50% water/hydrogen peroxide.

My favorite probiotic, that incidentally has cleared up uti's and helped with yeast infections can be purchased online and at most organic food stores. The brand I like has 24 strains with 100 Billion CFU and prebiotic inulin.

Hope this helps someone out there! And worry not ladies....as much as we notice the smell, many times our men don't. My husband did not and I had to point it out...still he didn't care ;)


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Essa (Mckinney ) on 01/10/2018

Hi, I was wondering while inserting tea, tree oil is it okay to have intercourse? My sex life sucks and it's really obnoxious. Please get back at me.


Alkalize
Posted by Drece (Tennessee) on 01/06/2018

I'm glad you've had such a great experience with the baking soda. I will try it this way, I tried using baking soda twice before and I didn't use any measurements. I'm sure it was way too much baking soda and not enough of water. But the first day I didn't see any difference. I did it a second day in a row; wowww! It worked as a laxative for me!! When I found that baking soda could remove toxins from the body I really went over board but I will definitely give it another shot with your measurements. Thank you!


Vitamin C, Alkalizing
Posted by Anne (Dallas, Tx) on 12/30/2017
5 out of 5 stars

In my effort to find a cure for BV, I came across this website and tried many of the remedies recommended. I tried hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus capsules, folic acid, tea tree vaginal suppositories, boric acid capsules, turpentine with sugar cubes. Nothing worked.

I kept reading and researching and came across the suggestion to alkalize the body. I again researched on the process and came across apple cider vinegar and baking soda combo to make alkaline water. At the same time, I read about the benefits of inserting vitamin C tablet with rose hips. I have used both the vitamin C with rose hips and made alkaline water by mixing water with a dash of apple cider vinegar and half a teaspoon of baking soda. I add sweetener for taste. The recommended dosage for the vitamin C is 250mg tablet. I bought the 1000mg tablet and even though it has been three days and the odor seems to have subsided, I got an irritation around the vulva. I obviously did not push the vitamin C tablet far enough or the strength was too high. It is recommended to use a tampon once you insert the vitamin C tablet to prevent irritation to the vulva and also to ensure that it stays in place and does what it is supposed to do.

Fingers crossed that these two remedies work. I will continue using the alkaline water and take a break from the vitamin C regimen. I used the Vitamin C for 3 days, inserted at night. Most people experienced relief from using the Vitamin C alone and only after three days of use.

I hope this information helps someone. BV sucks.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Angelique (Fl) on 12/27/2017

Did the BV return? If not, have you been doing any prevention methods with the coconut oil?


Dietary Changes
Posted by Anaturalway (Atlanta, Ga) on 12/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've had bv for years and I've tried every remedy out there, but what helped the most was changing my diet! At first I thought I should be able to eat whatever I want, everybody else can! I was stubborn, but after getting no results with pills and home remedies, I decided to give it a try. I actually went vegan and it helped alot, but I started missing meat! I still eat meat but not as much. I just make sure I get a lot of green vegetables in my diet. I buy the leafy greens that come in the clear container where the refrigerated lettuce and salads are in the grocery store. You can get kale or spinach, or a mix of alot of different greens in one container... I get the mixed greens. I also buy mixed berries from the frozen aisle and what I do is make smoothies with the greens and fruit and drink it every morning! Also, I eat the greens with grapes (I call it grape salad). If you do the smoothie, the salad or both of them EVERYDAY, you will see your symptoms fade! Just try to think about choosing healthier foods and your body will respond.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Jaci (North Carolina ) on 12/08/2017

How long did it take the water to cure it?


Dietary Changes
Posted by Alex (Montreal) on 12/06/2017

Sugar feeds the bacteria of the BV. However, if the bacteria is not 100% eliminated, then when you eat sugar, its allows the bacteria to grow and the BV "comes back". But it's important to know that it was not fully gone in the first place if it 'comes back'.


Probiotics Plus
Posted by Shane (Ontario) on 12/06/2017

Yes, there is no "one size fits all" cure for this. Probiotics and peroxide douches did nothing for me. Only the Vitamin C works. So I have upped the amount since it got much worse. But, since it's natural, and I'm not getting burning and it's going away I'm going to say that it's starting to work.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Melissa (Nc) on 11/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered back and forth with BV and Yeast Infections for the last 6 years. For years I did the yo-yo between meds, never thinking to try a natural cure. My last BV infections was 2.5 years ago and I, for the first time used a suppository made of boric acid, coconut oil and probiotics. I used it for 2 wks and it healed it. No issues, no yeast/bv yo-yo. Fast forward to August 2017....

I got another BV infection. Once I felt it come on I immediately started using a tea tree oil tampon. My boss had told me she's used that before and it worked wonders and it was much easier than the more messy suppositories. I used that for 3 days, per her instruction. After that I still didn't feel ok so I went to the Dr to get an actual diagnosis to make sure it wasn't yeast. The Dr confirmed it was BV and sent it to the lab. I went home and did the tea tree for 7 days thinking maybe it wasn't long enough the first time. I just dropped about 10-20 drops on a light tampon and inserted it and changed it out every 8 hrs. While I was doing that the lab confirmed it was a mild infection. After the 7 days of tea tree tampons I did my 14 days of the boric acid, coconut oil and probiotic suppositories just to be on the safe side. When that was done I was sure it must be gone but 48 hrs later I started getting symptoms again and feeling a little feverish. Back to the dr I went. She confirmed the infection was still there and still mild. I told her I was not taking an antibiotic and she was totally supportive. She suggested 3 wks of straight boric acid at night. I got capsules and filled them with boric acid and inserted one in the morning and at night for 3 wks. I felt better for a bit and then didn't toward the end of the 3 wks which was also my period. I was also drinking ACV at 2 tbsp 2x a day and that didn't seem to be helping either.

My diet is already very clean. I am on a modified GAPS diet where I drink homemade bone broths, only organic/grass fed meats, organic eggs, organic veggies, no sugar, no chemicals, no preservatives, no grains. So there is not much I could attribute or change in my diet.

I came back onto earth clinic and found the posts for Oregano Oil. I've heard it's awesome as an antibiotic and have other friends that have used it for other kinds of infections. I did some more research and decided to give it a shot. I decided to attack it from a couple angles this time. I got some Wild Oil of Oregano Oreganol. You can find it at Whole Foods or Amazon. Amazon is cheaper. Get the regular strength NOT the super strength. Not all oregano oils are the same so research them well, there needs to be a high level of carvacrol.

I started taking it at 6 drops a day 3x a day in water. AND I created suppositories using organic coconut oil, 4 drops Oreganol and 4 drops DoTerra tea tree oil. To make the suppositories I took a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon and solid coconut oil. Filled the spoon and made a little well in the center with my finger. I put the 8 drops in the well and covered it with more solid coconut oil, wrapped it in plastic wrap (or put in a sandwich baggie) and put it into the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Inserted it in the morning and at night. You must wear a pad when you do this. During the day you can change it to a panty liner once you're sure all the stuff has leaked out. You will smell like oregano oil but not so much that people with notice, just when you go to the bathroom you can smell it.

I did this for 4 wks just to be on the safe side. I definitely felt better after the first 2 wks but I didn't want to risk it coming back. I did it from one period straight through to the next one. This time when I period hit my symptoms didn't get worse. That was encouraging.

I went to the Dr again yesterday and he said my swab looked completely normal. I am a little irritated on the outside and he prescribed a cream to help with that. Not sure if that is from the oregano oil or just from 3 months of BV. Either way I was so relieved it was gone I almost cried.

2 months ago I also started oil pulling again so I am not sure how much that helped. If you don't know what that is you should research it. It's an ancient healing practice, keeps your gums super healthy (even if you don't floss) and helps to remove toxins, bacteria, yeast and all bad stuff from your body without removing the good stuff.


Alkalize
Posted by Lynn (California) on 11/09/2017

From everything I am reading, BV means your ph balance is too alkaline though for every 3-4 sites of BV being from high pH (Alkaline), there is 1 site that says BV is cause by low pH (Acid). Confusing if you ask me.


Alkalize
Posted by Lynn (California) on 11/09/2017

I know this is an old post but hoping someone sees this comment and has an answer.

I don't understand how alkalizing the body works for BV. BV happens when your vaginal pH is more alkaline. Normal is 3.4 - 4.5 and once it goes over 4.5, then you start to see bacteria taking hold and developing BV. So if you alkalize yourself even more, how does that stop the BV?

My pH is currently 6.5 and was told it's due to menopause (3.5 yrs post menopause now) which can lead to BV (which I seem to have right now based on symptoms). Menopause dryness can lead to a higher pH.

Just wondering how this works.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Healingseeker (Unknown) on 11/08/2017

Thank you so much for this. I just started switching over to a raw diet this week. I've been dealing with BV for 7 months. It's amazing you stayed strong for 10 years. I'm about to lose my mind! I hope the more alkaline diet helps. Thanks and good luck as you stay healthy.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Angela (Italy) on 11/04/2017

Hi, how are you? I hope that you're BV free now, but I would like to hear from you anyway. After one year of BV I finally see a way out. It really improved when I stopped drinking coffee first thing in the morning, and changed it with some hot water, lemon and ginger. I stopped using soap on my vagina, instead I put some oil or creme, specific or not, onto it, after every shower. And I started run every second day! My immune sistem was/is really down, because of stress, and go out and sweat gives me a moral and physical boost I instantly feel I'm better! Hope this positive trend will even get better with time. Lots of love, Angela.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Melissa (Raleigh, Nc) on 10/18/2017

I actually did a similar treatment using the Grapefruit Seed Extract for a yeast infection a year ago that wouldn't go away. I tried diflucan, monistat, boric acid, oregano oil and tea tree oil. Nothing seemed to work. I took a tsp of coconut oil and 5-8 drops of GSE, mixed it and dripped it onto a tampon. I inserted that every 8 hours. I got my period during that time and actually made a suppository (minus the tampon) using my tsp. I put unmelted coconut oil into the tsp and made a well in the center (the GSE won't free so you have to encapsulate it in the coconut oil so you can insert it). I put the 5-8 drops of GSE in the well and gently covered that with more coconut oil and froze it. I inserted one every 8 hours and wore a pad. I believe I continued for 14 days just to be safe and afterward the infection was gone. I have been suffering with a BV infection for the last 6 wks. I refuse to take any antibiotics (oral or vaginal). I tried 7 days of tea tree oil tampons every 8 hours, tried a few days of coconut oil/GSE, tried 2 wks of boric acid/coconut oil suppositories and the dr confirmed the infection is still there. It is very mild, she is even surprised I'm having any symptoms. She suggested 3 wks of boric acid at night. I made my own using gel caps and am doing the 3 wks (which is about to end in 3 days). I'm also oil pulling for 20 mins in the am, drinking ACV (2 tbsps in the morning) and taking 10 drops of GSE in water along with probiotics. I'm still feeling irritated which I don't know if it's still the bacteria or the boric acid? I was in the shower this morning and OIl of Oregano popped into my head as I know it's antibacterial and pretty strong. I did some research on it and found this info here. I love Earth Clinic. If the bacteria still hasn't gone away I think Oil Of Oregano will be my next option. Planning to take it orally and vaginally. So ready to have my life back.


Latest Research
Posted by Lisa Mw (Austin, Tx) on 10/12/2017

I am a women's healthcare practitioner and I have seen some women that just have chronic BV and/or yeast that no medication or remedy can help. I truly believe that the lack of acknowledgement of biofilms and sexual transmission is preventing these women from being cured. The study that "proved" men don't pass it back to their female partner was greatly flawed. Don't be afraid to question your doctors, they don't know everything. The best doctors are the ones who don't pretend to know everything, the ones who stay up to date and are always willing to learn. I learn things from my patients all the time.

Please read this article to have a greater understanding on why BV and candida are so difficult to treat.

https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/61/4/601/330070/Biofilms-An-Underappreciated-Mechanism-of

It angers me to no end that women are on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to research. We have plenty of options for male sexual dysfunction on the market but ask big pharm how the research into biofilms for vaginal health is coming along and you will hear crickets.

Discuss these ideas with your doctors and midwives, some of them are researchers and perhaps you will the plant the seed in their mind. They may not agree at first but the more we talk about this the more chance we have of finding a cure.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Erika (Charleston, South Carolina) on 10/09/2017

What size was the syringe? What was the max dosage?


Lifestyle Changes
Posted by Melissa (Raleigh, Nc) on 10/09/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I think to keep BV from completely coming back there needs to be a whole lifestyle change. Everyone just focuses on killing the bacteria which is absolutely necessary but the infection is the symptom of something larger. Everything plays a part in how our bodies function. Diet, physical exercises, emotional balance and our immune system all play a part. While trying to eradicate the infections I think we need to watch what we put in our bodies. How many chemicals are you consuming, what type of meat are you eating, how many carbs and sugar are you ingesting, what are you drinking, are you consuming organic veggies or ones covered in pesticides? Emotional balance is a tough one since we are all so depressed and devastated from the infection but this is a big one. Meditation, visualization of a healthy whole you, yoga, Qi Gong are all very balancing practices. Yoga will check off two boxes as it's physical and emotionally balancing. Positive thinking (again, hard to do when you feel awful but necessary) and positive affirmation go a long way. Loving your body. Thanking it and cherishing it and being kind to it and understanding is so important. It's so easy to be angry with it since we feel like it is the enemy when things like this happy. Here is how Louise Hay explains Vaginitis:

Really take care of your body on every level. Don't just drink ACV for a day or so and stop because it didn't fix it. Continue. It's healthy for you. Don't just take Folic Acid for a week and stop because it didn't work. Your body needs it. Continue. Build the immune system. Take probiotics because your body needs it. There are cheap ways...fermented veggies, kefir and homemade yogurt are all less expensive ways to get lots of probiotics into your system. we live in a world of info and youtube is a great reference to learn how to make all these things. Youtube is also a great reference for self healing mediation and to watch videos on emotionally healing the self.

Dr's don't have all the answers. They know the body technically and are told by the drug companies what to give their patients. Not that they don't care but they have very limited knowledge. We've become a very "band-aid" society where we fail to find the root cause and just mask it with medication. This goes for most ailments.

I think we need a full body, mind and soul attitude to heal ANYTHING. It takes time and practice and is a huge commitment and a big lifestyle change. To me it's totally worth it.


Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Lillian (Rochester, Ny) on 09/27/2017

Hi,

The grapefruit oil you put in water and than drank? Do you drink this everyday, how many times a day?

Thank You


Kefir
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've read that kefir has better staying power than yogurt, so I wanted to suggest ladies utilize kefir rather than yogurt for bv treatment. And that some strains of probiotics produce hydrogen peroxide, which strains are probably preferred.

The box of Bv cream from the store came with reusable applicator tubes that can be used for applying yogurt or kefir, etc. rather than a syringe if you don't find one.

If the Bv returns during your period you could try treating rectally those days. For example, mince fresh garlic, let stand 10 minutes to activate, add to olive oil and apply as retention enema.

Thank you for the wonderful website!


Dietary Changes
Posted by Cindy (Houston, Tx) on 09/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Cutting sugar out of my diet was the cure for my chronic 3 yr on-and-off BV. I've been BV free for 6 months now.

For 3 years, It seemed like every month I was on boric acid, metro gel, flagyl oral, tried vinegar, vitamin C with rose hips-- it would go away and then come right back. Sometimes after sex, or my period, or too much stress...I could never pinpoint what was causing it. I'm not sure if I anyone recommend cutting out sugar or if I just immediately dismissed them because if you asked me beforehand I would have told you I don't eat that much sugar. After being in a study for women who suffer with chronic BV and getting to the end of the list of treatment options, my dr suggested I try cutting out sugar.

Through experimentation, I've found that anytime I start eating more than 30g of sugar/day, my ph starts to get off. And that terrible smell (like trash! ) starts to show up again. I use metrogel one of two nights and it's gone. Then I got back to my strict low/no sugar diet. I've tested it several times and my experiments result in the same conclusion- sugar causes my BV.

This was one of the blogs I went to to when I was looking for a cure, so I wanted to share my experience. I hope it helps someone out there.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Normal V. Girl (Warren Ohio) on 09/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had a nasty case of bacterial vaginosis, and cured it in a week. I routinely consumed oil of oregano capsules, raw garlic cloves, caprilic acid pills, and acidophilus supplements. I also removed all foods that feed yeast (sugar, carbs, dairy, etc). At morning and night I applied virgin coconut oil inside and outside my vagina, at night I also put garlic inside vagina. No more smelly discharged pain, it's normal now, clear and natural musk smell :)


Yogurt
Posted by Sarah (Canada) on 08/29/2017

How long did u do this for? How many days & how many times did u put the applicator each day.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Karrie (Wi) on 08/20/2017

I've been battling BV for 3 months. I've done hydrogen peroxide douches/tampon inserts, acidophilus douches AND taking orally, ACV douches, etc. I too can get rid of the smell for a day but it always comes back. Been at it for about 3 months. HAve you finally got rid of it? I have antibiotics from the doctor, but don't want to use them unless I have to!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mac417 (Florida) on 08/10/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering with BV for the past 6.5 years. I've tried so many home remedies and prescriptions but it would get better for a day or 2 and then come back.

I started a liquid fast yesterday to help detox my body due to some other health issues I'm having. The night before I started my fast I mixed 2 tablespoons of ACV, a little bit of ground cinnamon and about 3 tablespoons of distilled water into a shot glass and drank it. I use ACV with the mother in it. When I woke up yesterday morning I immediately drank another shot of the ACV mixture. Keep in mind I had no idea ACV would treat BV. I had zero odor when I woke up yesterday but I did have discharge still. I drank a total of 3 shots of that mixture yesterday and by the time I went to bed last night I had no odor and no discharge. I must say this is AMAZING. I only took this 3 times yesterday and it was all oral consumption. I didn't apply anything in or near my lady parts at all. I highly recommend drinking a "shot" of this miracle in a bottle 3 times a day. You will be so glad you did! I


Coconut Oil
Posted by Maria (Florida) on 08/06/2017
5 out of 5 stars

A couple weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night with vaginal itching. I wasn't sure if I had BV or a yeast infection but my vagina was not smelling the way it normally should either. I searched the web for a natural remedy that would work for both a yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis, since I wasn't sure which infection I had. I was not in the mood to go to the doctor because all they want to do is prescribe drugs, and I wanted to treat it naturally. I tried drinking apple cider vinegar for a few days and it didn't do much. So I decided to try coconut oil after seeing reviews that it works well for both BV and YI. I got one of those plastic siringe things from the drug store and filled it with coconut oil. I laid on my back in bed and inserted the plastic siringe as far up as I could and squirted the coconut oil inside me. I had some paper towels on the outside to prevent any mess. I layed there for 30 minutes. After that I would go to the bathroom to pee and have the coconut oil leak out into the toilet. (TIp: don't stand up without paper towels on your vagina or it will leak everywhere) I would then rub some CO on my inner and outter labia for good measure. Then I would put on a pantie liner and go to sleep. I did this for 5 nights and my infection is now gone. It's been a week since I did this and my symptoms have not returned and my vagina smells normal again!

Garlic
Posted by Rachel (Philadelphia, Pa) on 07/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've had problems with bacterial infections and have felt the same way at the doctors office. No new sexual partner, yes I wash my towels regularly, yes I wipe front to back lol... (Its embarrassing to go and deal with the idiot doctors. It really is.) I have found that eating RAW garlic will kill all the bacteria in your body. That means good AND bad bacteria... So, in order to compensate for the loss of the good bacteria you are to also consume yogart. I'm not a huge fan of consuming either but I will tell you... Eating raw garlic (as disgusting as it is... ) WILL absolutely solve the problem!!! Please try. I dont have any on hand and have tried tea tree oil this evening. I will see how that goes... But mince it up and swallow with water. One clove for like three days and its gone. You'll notice almost immediate results. Guarenteed!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Probiotics
Posted by Handynasty (Virginia) on 07/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering from chronic/recurrent BV for almost 10 years now but, I also have Graves/Hashimotos Thyroiditis and feel like this would be the main cause. I didn't have a "flare up" for a while until recently, as of about a month and a half ago, because some idiot Nurse Practitioner prescribed me an antibiotic for my infected tooth without prescribing me with the metronidazole that I asked for. She specifically told me to go get an OTC yeast cure and I told her they don't work (I really have a distaste for the medical field). Well, it progressed and unfortunately, BAM! Hit with BV all over again.

Just 3 days ago, I went and got a gallon of organic ACV (apple cider vinegar) with "the mother" and an 8-strain, 100 billion CFU's probiotic. (Mind, you the smell is putrid and fishy for the last month or so).

Day 1: I mixed 3 tsp. Of ACV in 16 oz of water and downed/drank it; then took 1 probiotic pill; diluted 50/50 purified water and ACV, soaked a folded paper towel, parted my labia, pressed the soaked paper towel up against the outside of my vagina for 3-5 minutes, twice this day. I see excess discharge shortly after but the smell is gone.

Repeated on Day 2: smell is gone and discharge is now clear.

Day 3 (TODAY my period begins): Have now downed (2)-16 oz bottles of water/ACV mixture, still taking 1 probiotic pill of 100 billion CFU's and making sure I change my tampon every 4 hours; smell still gone.

Will do the 50/50 ACV paper towel "press" after I shower. I will continue this process for the duration of my cycle and once my cycle is over, I will do an ACV sits bath in "cool" water and take TWO (2) probiotic pills for just one day following the sits bath. I don't like the idea of suppositories and douches because my hormones are off anyway due to having auto-immune and being thyroidless, so I've chosen this "put-together" method. So far, all is well and this is the most comfortable period I've had in a long time and my BV symptoms dissipated within 24 hours time!

Good Luck Ladies!


Liver and Gallbladder Flush
Posted by Steve (Nv) on 07/12/2017

The liver flush would be helpful indirectly but I would consider direct application of colloidal silver as it is a natural antibiotic and you should see improvements within a few days.


Liver and Gallbladder Flush
Posted by Allison (Ny) on 07/11/2017

I've been researching cleanses for weeks now and my head is spinning... Recommendation?


Garlic
Posted by Eve (California ) on 07/07/2017

Hey, how many slices did you have to swallow with water? This is the only method I could use since I don't have money.


Garlic
Posted by Lyra (Sydney, Australia ) on 06/29/2017

I don't think you need to wash your vagina with soap even if it is unscented. Washing with regular water works fine for me. Putting soap down there might even cause you a new infection. Most gynacologists recommend not to use any kind of soap.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Penny (Utah) on 06/11/2017

I've been suffering with BV that started during my pregnancy in 2016 & it continues still today 2 months postpartum. I thought it was maybe just hormonal changes & related itchiness/dryness from said hormone fluctuations that were the cause but now I'm thinking it's actually an infection of sorts. I'm taking L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (the bioactive form of folic acid) along with methyl B12,100 billion cfu probiotics x2, drinking some organic lemon juice & ACV in water, & tonight tried some 250 ppm colloidal silver (1 dropper full) mixed with a peri bottle of water in the shower & after the shower to wash my vagina with. Then after that was dry, I sprayed a bit of full strength ACV with the mother in it on my good girl & let it air dry before putting on cotton panties. I will continue this method for a few days to see if it helps relieve me of the burning & itching, luckily I've not had much of a discharge prior to this, just the occasional watery discharge & slight burning when I pee.


Iron
Posted by Lady B (Chicago, Il) on 06/11/2017

Hi Abby,

Since I've been taking the iron consistently (one tablet per day) I haven't had any more issues at all. No more odor, no more panty liners. It's been three months since I have posted here so I just wanted to come back and update everyone. Hope you gals find relief!


Boric Acid and Coconut Oil
Posted by Jaggedrkcn (Calgary ) on 06/10/2017

Can I put the borax capsule in with a probiotic capsule simultaneously?


Iron
Posted by Tina (Mississippi) on 06/08/2017

I am going to look into this, because I am anemic. I take my iron tablets for a few months, then I stopped. Since I read your comments, it sounds like me.


Coconut Oil
Posted by Ri (New Orleans) on 06/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have tried antibiotics, tea tree oil, probiotics, vitamins coconut oil (refined), acv, yogurt and nothing helped my BV. I logged on this site and saw people talking about virgin coconut oil. This stuff has changed my life. I take about 1 1/2 teaspoons out, put it in a cup and microwave it for about 9 secs. I then use a medicine syringe to get it out and stick the syringe inside of me after my nightly shower, place a pad on and go to sleep. First time I tried this i woke up with no smell! I also take probiotics with prebiotics & cranberry and drink plenty of water.

Iron
Posted by Abby (Nevada) on 05/30/2017

Wow. thank u so much, this helped something I've been dealing with for years. How are things now? Did it cure?


Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Cocooh (Cincinnati, Oh) on 05/28/2017

OK, I didn't do the douche. That's the absolute last resort

Instead, I did a ACV and warm water sitz bath for 20 minutes- ish. Took shower (I use Dove Soap).

Vaginally inserted a diy suppository that consisted of organic unrefined coconut oil and tea tree oil. I put about 1.5 tsp (?) amount in ice cube tray and froze before hand. Placed a pad into cotton underwear and viola! I'm hoping this works. Will update.


Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Cocooh (Cincinnati, Oh) on 05/28/2017

Thanks my fellow Cincinnatian. Hopefully this Apple Cider Vinegar treatment will work for me as well. I'm 35 and this is my first BV outbreak although doc told me I had it before (but no symptoms or smells at all).at that time I was taking Apple Cider Vinegar religiously (trying to lose belly fat) so I think that helped my pH balance internally.

Anyway, you're right, every body is different and I will try the Apple Cider Vinegar douche temporarily to clear up symptoms only. I will follow it up with organic plain yogurt suppository to add good bacteria back down there.


D-Mannose
Posted by Tina (Orange County Ca) on 05/23/2017

Just wondering if d-mannose is working to cure bv for anyone


Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Ashley (California) on 05/11/2017

Hi! How do you use the grapeseed oil?


Garlic
Posted by JP (Baton Rouge, L.a) on 05/08/2017

I have been dealing with BV as well for quite some time. I've been eating raw garlic and it has been working when you change the way you eat, but as soon as I started to eat what I want, I've noticed the same recurring problem so now I'm off to try mixing oils in a douche to see if this make work faster this is a very frustrating thing to deal with!!!


Boric Acid and Coconut Oil
Posted by Sam (Ny) on 05/06/2017

How much of each do you use?



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