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Multiple Remedies
Posted by Ashlee (California) on 04/29/2017
4 out of 5 stars

I got BV for the first time when I got into a new relationship, we are very faithful to each other so that doesn't worry me. I noticed it by the fishy smell, the next day I was put onto those nasty pills Flagyl which eliminated the smell after two days, but before even finishing the pills, because I had unprotected sex, the smell came back. I was then put on the gels, metro works temporarily and I use it as a one time thing when I'm really desperate.

I decided to try EVERYTHING; coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, inserting acidophilus, inserting vitamin c, the only thing that got rid of the smell was apple cider vinegar but it hurt too much to have sex because of it and vitamin c worked temporarily. I luckily, knock on wood, am not experiencing severe itching, burning and pain, so maybe my case isn't as severe but if I... tmi... swab my v, there is a fishy odor. I went out and bought all the pills all the vitamins and heres what I am doing.

in the morning

-2 acidophilus pills

-3 vitamin d 1000 iu

-1 folic acid 800 mcg

-1 vitamin c rosehips 500 mg


-1 acidophilus

-3 vitamin d 1000 iu

-1 folic acid 800 mg

-1 vitamin c rosehips 500

Its only been 2 and a half days, im praying, hoping, everything this works. Its hard to tell because most people experienced the relief of itching and burning but I dont have that. I'm hoping this knocks out the smell. I'll let ya know, pray for me!

Essential Oils
Posted by Mags (Cedar Rapids) on 04/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have been battling BV for about 6 years. I have tried everything. Out of frustration I decided to use essential oils to try and help. I have many and thought I would start with a few combinations and see if I can get something that works. I took a douche bottle amd added 3 drop 100% grapefruit oil, 3 drops 100% tea tree oil and 3 drops 20% frankincense. I filled the douche with tap water, shook the bottle and then used the product. I have had no signs of BV, no drying, and no itching. I used it directly after sex with my husband, my symptoms are usually much worse after that. But, again, I have no symptoms. I am hoping this works long term and if I can help anyone else who is dealing with this than I am happy.

Vitamin D
Posted by Nomeat345 (Lakewood, Nj) on 04/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I know EXACTLY how I got BV, unlike some others. I took a double dose of monsitat for a yeast infection a year ago because like an idiot I though it would work faster. Wrong! I got BV forever. I did the doc and antibiotic thing and the probiotics and douche and everything known to man kind but the only thing that work was vit.D3! I mean I'm alllll cleared up! I still take folic acid, acidophilus, and chlorophyll (only in summer when I.sweat like a beast) but the vit d3 is the only thing that worked. I take 3 or 4 a day. I got the idea from this site. So happy!!

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Chan (Texas) on 04/02/2017

How much lemon and ACV did you use in your spray bottle?

Posted by Liz3333 (Macclenny, Fl) on 03/30/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the doctor-prescribed medication to no avail. I tried the boric acid up my hoo-ha. The only thing that worked was D-Mannose, a natural supplement. I used it for 5 days straight, took 1 by mouth every 2 hours. It cleared up. Wanted to post this to help others who may not have had success using different routes. I plan to continue to take it as directed, once in the morning and once in the evening as a preventative measure.

Posted by Gina (Nebraska) on 03/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

For BV, wrap a whole peeled clove of garlic in gauze, insert at bedtime, and remove in the morning. Depending on how bad my case is one night will usually do the trick. If it's bad I will put a slit in the garlic and repeat for several days til better.

Hydrogen Peroxide Variations
Posted by Yolie (Tx) on 03/26/2017

How long did you do this for?

Hydrogen Peroxide Variations
Posted by Liz (Houston) on 03/20/2017

Borax or boric acid?

Posted by Tiara (Michigan) on 03/14/2017

I'm in the process of trying this treatment now, on my third day with little to no discharge. I was just wondering how your treatment went? Did see permanent results afterwards?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Misty (Missouri) on 03/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've had recurring bv for 8 months. Ive tried home remedies and meds several times but nothing helped.

2 weeks ago I started drinking apple cider vinegar 2 times a day in water. Within a week, the smell was gone. I didn't take it for 3 days and the smell came back.

I started it again, and the smell and itch went away after 2 days.

I highly recommend trying this!!

Hydrogen Peroxide Variations
Posted by Leann (Indiana) on 03/13/2017 1 posts

Your body's ph has to be just right. If you eat a lot of sugar it can cause a mild yeast infection....The things people use to try to get rid of it usually make it worse.

A man's sperm can have a high ph and throw your ph off.

So it may not be a dirty man. It does happen.

Wear cotton panties. Or none when you sleep. Let it breath. Bacteria loves dark warm moist places to breed.

Diflucan for the yeast infection ....and get it for a month.

Also get the BV med.....If you can....

Only do the hydrogen soaked tampon if yellow discharge and 30 minutes is enough. And the lactobacillus on going.....

Find your stable ....but don't over do it. The rephresh ph gel inserts help.

Some people also drink a table spoon of vinegar daily.

Eat fruit....try to stay away from sugar. And antibiotics

Those are the main culprits. But once your PH is off it can be a battle to get it straight.

Posted by Lady B (Chicago, Il) on 03/05/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Ladies, if you are like me you have tried everything under the sun to find a solution to this very uncomfortable problem that interferes with your life beyond sex and including sex. I was beyond annoyed. I have found the solution for ME, and I think it is something you may want to try as well because once I realized my problem I felt really, well....dumb. So my problem has been persistent for over 6 months. I tried probiotics (didn't notice any benefits) ate yogurt which I HATE (no change), cut out sugar, took yeast infection tablets (this did work, but it was only temporary....took away odor and discharge but you must be diligent AND the box tell you it's not a cure) did hydrogen peroxide douches (once again temporary solution, in combination with the yeast infection tablets, I did find relief about 3 to 4 days at a time). Just as I was about to try and eat some bentonite clay (I was losing my mind by this point) my cycle started. I decided to stop the tablets and take IRON pills. Yes ladies IRON!!!!

I'm anemic and have always been, but never followed doctors orders to take the supplements because the prescribed dosage always made me sick. It wasn't until several friends had blood transfusions that I got scared and got serious about taking care of my body. As a result, after my 5 day cycle I noticed that I didn't have any discharge, or smell. It has been 8 days and I'm still feeling like a lady. LOL.

Now before I realized that iron was MY solution, I did a ton of research online, went to the doctor and was never pointed in the direction that my anemia could be the cause of the discharge. However after I suspected the iron was the reason it went away, I searched anemia and vaginal discharge. Low and behold it's all over the place that this could be the cause. How ironic....I could have saved hundreds of dollars, months of discomfort, and a lot of time because while I was looking for a miracle drug, the whole time I had bottles of iron in my medicine cabinet.

I take one 45mg tablet per day and so far this has been working. Not only has it gotten rid of the problem, but I'm also gaining the other health benefits that I always needed. I would definitely look into this if you are anemic. I'm happy to report this news as I promised myself I would report if anything truly worked and if I run into any bumps in the road with the iron I will report back, but so far.....8 days has been the longest I've been pantyliner, discharge, and odor free in months.

Boric Acid and Coconut Oil
Posted by Julie (San Francisco, Ca) on 03/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Boric Acid mixed with Coconut Oil made into suppositories by using empty capsules and freezing them has been a life saver! Any time I feel a BV issue coming on I use one of these and the issue is GONE.

I've tried the conventional Flagyl treatments, ACV, Garlic, probiotics, etc. this is the winner.

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Jasmine (Kansas City) on 02/25/2017
5 out of 5 stars

So I've been getting BV off an on for the past few years. I would get a Rx from my doctor for Metronidazole Gel, which is inserted vaginally before bedtime for about a week and it worked like a charm everytime. Downside is it was $80 a pop! 😩 Also tried flagazole (not sure if I spelled that right) and it worked but developed a yeast infection as a result.

I came across home remedies to cure this God forsaken oder and came across ACV and baking soda. Tried both (separately)and they both seemed to do the trick.

For the baking soda I poured about a spoonful into my hand and washed my "area" with it in the shower. Then rinsed it off after approx. 3-5 mins. Next day I had no symptoms. Then decided to try the ACV, for this method I poured the ACV on my wash cloth and rubbed it in and around the area. Left it on for as long as I could stand the burning sensation which was about 2 mins then washed it off. I know other methods suggest oral intake of water mixed with ACV or baking but I didn't drink it. Just wanted to inform of other methods. Hope this helps you guys. Good luck!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Nicole (Mo) on 02/20/2017

Did you ever find out what kind of lemon juice?? And where to store?

Spring Water
Posted by Baby Girl's Mom (Seoul, South Korea) on 02/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Actually, I was looking for a natural cure for acid reflux that also happened to address issues with women's infections. I had suspected that chlorine in drinking water was the culprit and went online to find information to support my theory. It seemed I hit the jackpot when I found an article written by Robert Reiling, who's knowledge of chemistry and experience working in the water treatment industry led him to conclude that because it is difficult to extract gaseous chlorine (used in water treatment facilities), even filtered or purified water consumed over long periods can lead to certain health problems. Heeding his advice of drinking only SPRING water (not bottled drinking water or "purified" water) my problem with acid reflux seemed to vanish after just one month. Fast forward a year and I have a new health issue with infection. I tried many of the suggestions here but wanted to tackle the root problem. I realized that while traveling I was drinking filtered water and my troubles started about the same time.

So I went back to bottled SPRING water and after about 2 weeks I am happy to report the infection is gone. Sadly I don't live near a spring and I don't feel good about buying plastic bottles, so I make sure to recycle the bottles religiously. I am thrilled that I have found a cure dealing with the root problem and the cost is extremely low compared to the alternatives. One has nothing to lose by trying out bottled SPRING water for a good few months to see how many ailments can miraculously vanish :)

Homeopathy, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Let It Go (Los Angeles, California) on 02/01/2017 10 posts

Which homeopathic remedy did you use, and how much folic acid and probiotic? My sister is pregnant, and doctor wants to put her on antibiotic, even though she doesn't even have any symptoms, so it can't be that bad. We would love to try something, that is safe in pregnancy and homeopathics usually are very gentle. Lots of herbs mentioned here are not okay as they induce labor. Thank you in advance.

Men and BV
Posted by Specialk (Washington Dc) on 01/31/2017

I have been a long time sufferer of BV. This time – both me and my man are getting treatment. He was prescribed Flagyl by his doctor and I will also take the pills and metro gel. I will take them both at the same time. I plan to follow instructions and keep a chart to track OUR progress. One thing I noticed – While single, I got treated after ending a 4 year relationship I didn't suffer AT ALL for two years. As soon as I had sex, unprotected with my new partner – it came back! So – theory is, men can't be tested for it, but ITS BACTERIA – they can be carriers. If a woman he dated prior to me had it, but showed no symptoms and men are constantly being told they can't get it or have it – it's obviously not true. However, again – no studies to prove it. My hope is that once we complete our treatment – we are BV free for good! He's a really gem – he's been suffering alongside with me. I will get the folic acid pills and take them too. I hope this works. Since both vaginal intercourse and oral sex can increase your risk of BV – we plan to obtain from it all until we finish – no kissing, no oral, no nothing until we are done and we plan to wait about two weeks after treatment. From that point, I'll chart our progress. Keep us in prayer.

Good to know…

Folic Acid 1000 mg (can be found at an organic market or online)

Tea Tree Oil Suppositories work – funny smell, but better than FISH! (can be found at an organic market or online)

There are two really good probiotics for BV which can be found at CVS or online/Amazon.

Vitamin B Complex

I pray for all those on this site.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lizj (Nc ) on 01/27/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this website guys! I don't know what I would have done if I didn't stumble upon it! I've had BV for 10 years and I've tried everything to fix it. I'm not a dirty person, so I'm guessing it's my diet. I'm only on my third day of using the hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus and folic acid remedy. I've also changed my diet, but I can say so far so good!! I DO NOT want to jinx myself, but (TMI) I did a wiff test and I didn't smell anything and usually I would smell at least a little bit of something.. But not this time! And no discharge! I'm so relieved!! I'm sure you guys understand!! I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing now for the rest of my remedy (total of 7/10 days) and hopefully it'll stay away!!

This is what I've been doing:

Starting in the morning.. I take one acidophilus probiotic. One folic acid. And I'm also taking a lot of vitamin C to boost my immune system. I also eat plain organic Greek yogurt and cut up some fruit into it to make it taste better. Apples work the best :). I take a shower and wash myself out with 1/4 cup of peroxide and 1/4 warm water. And then, instead of using my regular body wash, I wash my body with 2 tbs of baking soda and warm water to balance my pH. After I'm done I put one acidophilus into my vagina. At night.. I take more vitamin C and one more acidophilus. Wearing cotton undies and loose clothing helps! And that's it!!

I hope this helps someone, because I know how much this stupid infection sucks! My self-confidence is so low now, but I can already tell it's going to get better. I'll try to update on my 5th day. Stay healthy :)

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Krysta (Virginia) on 01/18/2017

I think ur exactly right about this. I have sensitive skin thanks for the info because this bv condition is the worse

Posted by Schneice (California) on 01/16/2017

I heard that yogurt can cure BV. I have heard of many ways of doing this two are dipping a tampon in it or filling a tampon applicator with it and putting it inside. How would you get the yogurt out of your vag? I am desperate any looking for a cure I suffer from BV going on 4 years now is there something I am doing wrong?

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Victoria (Phoenix, Arizona) on 01/14/2017

Lol I love how you avoided using the word vagina by substituting it with the word va jay jay. Sorry, I just thought it was cute is all

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Unique (Woodbury) on 01/14/2017

What kind of lemon juice did you put into solution?... And where do you store it at?... It seems this refrigerator may be a good idea so that it does not collect bacteria itself... Especially sitting in the bathroom.

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Unique (Woodbury) on 01/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Yes! I keep spray bottle of acv close to bathroom but not in it...acv sitting in bathroom may cause "it" to grow bacteria in it.... Just spraying it on tissue and dabbing it around to vaginal area then drying area works....anyone suffering needs to try it.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Carly (Hammond) on 01/07/2017

Hi, did you douche with the colloidal silver or take it as a supplement? Thank you

Probiotics Plus
Posted by Penny (Kingsport, Tn) on 01/06/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Eat yogurt that contains probiotics including bifidus regularis 1 daily and drink water with lemon juice about 1 tsp added to 8 oz of water daily, I was better quickly. Try. I kept bacterial vaginosis for 2 years and this worked for me.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Danielle (Atlanta ) on 01/05/2017

I am purchasing the Collodial Silver in the morning. I have been suffering from Bv since 12/1/14. I've seen 3 different OB/GYN and they always prescribe Flagyl, Clyndamicin and Metrogel all of these antibiotics used to work;but now I have been battling for a cure. I've spent over 1000.00 buying medicines that do not work. I think it is so sad that doctors and scientists will allow us to suffer. I pray that every woman battling this infection NEVER give up on their health. God knows we've suffered through childbirth and we should be able to live in peace without crying all night away from our family.

Posted by Esan (Brooklyn) on 12/24/2016

How can you tolerate inserting garlic into your vagina? I only applied it topically and couldn't tolerate it for few minutes that I run and washed out with cool water!!!!! I have faith that garlic is the cure but the burning is unbearable!!!

Dietary Changes
Posted by L.a. (Sacramento) on 12/14/2016

I have been suffering from BV I believe for as long as I remember. Even as a young child, and I'm only 18. It's not so much about sexual reasons, but having BV makes life really uncomfortable. The constant itching, the terrible smell, just feeling dirty. Plus I have stomach/intestinal issues as well and I've tried a lot of things but I always feel like I am in pain. If you could please help me out and explain what diet/detox you went on, the types of fruits and veggies that you ate, whatever helps :-) plus any other tips. This could be life changing for me and I'd really appreciate it.

Posted by Tammy (Ohio) on 12/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Borax...20 mule a wonderful help for bv... diluted in water and inserted via is the only thing that has helped me....and I researched it highly....and also take it internally....

Posted by Joan (Florida) on 12/10/2016

Trying first treatment for BV 1 clove of garlic in gauze place in vagina for 30 minutes to an hour for several days will let u know I pray.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Danna (Quebec) on 12/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've had bv for a couple of months and it finally went away when I got a cold and took my natural remedy. In less than a week I was bv free! It's also an easy process which I love, I will try this next time I have it. I put three drops of 100% oregano oil in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and had it twice a day for about 5-6 days . That's it!

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Patti (Wisconsin) on 11/24/2016

Hello, do you use organic apple cider vinegar or just regular? a lot of forums say apple cider but it's soo expensive.

Posted by Kenny (San Diego) on 11/21/2016

I use a toothpick to poke a whole through the garlic clove. Take a strand of floss and rinse it to rid of the wax and mint flavor and then I stick the floss through the whole I made and tie it to use the garlic like a tampon just to assure it doesn't get stuck in there.

Posted by Cv Sufferer (Florida) on 11/14/2016

Amber— it sounds like you don't have BV but something very similar that is often misdiagnosed as a yeast infection or BV. It's called Cytolytic vaginosis (CV). The fact that your vaginal pH levels are over 4.5 and is even increased into the 5.0's is a huge indicator that you may have CV instead. Additionally it also is an indicator that you have CV if you have had these yeast-type infections (like you have been) that do not respond to normal medications OR are reocurring continuously. Additionally CV very commonly occurs right before, during and after your menstrual cycle & usually will reoccur every month around the same time but not always there's a great article on it at this URL:

Apple Cider Vinegar Variations
Posted by Hippie (North Georgia) on 11/08/2016

Did you take the acidophilus orally or insert vaginally?

Oregano Oil
Posted by Hina (Eastvale, Ca) on 11/04/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been to this website several times to find a cure for BV and I want to share how I finally fixed mine. I had been suffering from Bacterial Vaginosis or BV for almost last three years. Obviously, the first thing I did was seek medical advice. I was prescribed oral antibiotics, antibiotic suppositories and boric acid suppositories multiple times. Every time the BV came back within days of stopping the treatment. After that I tried every home remedy I read about including, hydrogen peroxide douches, tea tree oil suppositories, oral and vaginal probiotics, garlic suppositories, yogurt, etc. Nothing worked and BV always came back within a day or two of stopping the treatment. I finally read about oil of oregano a month ago and gave it a try.

I took a teaspoon of olive oil in a medicine dosage cup and mixed 4 drops of oil of oregano in it and drank it every day for two weeks. I also took half a teaspoon of olive oil in a small syringe, no needle attached, and mixed 4 drops of oil of oregano and put it inside my vagina at night and tried to keep it in there for as long as I could. It burned a lot on the first day for almost 5 to 10 minutes but then it wasn't that bad from the second day. I used it for 6 days in a row and used some yogurt on the 7th day at the bedtime. I slept with a thin pad on so the oil wouldn't go to other areas and burn me there. I repeated the same on the second week. At the beginning of the third week I got my periods. I didn't drink or put the oil inside me during my periods. Also, this time I used pads instead of tampons. It's been 3 days since my periods ended and I didn't see any BV symptoms, otherwise I used to start smelling the fishy odor towards the 4th or the 5th day of my periods.

Another thing I did is I completely abstained from having sex during the treatment. Yesterday I had sex with my hubby the first time in over three weeks and I still feel okay. I think his semen is way too alkaline to mess up my pH level. I think I will go back to drinking the oil but not put anything inside me anymore unless I see the symptoms again. Please feel free to ask any questions you have. I understand what a nuisance this disease is and how it affects us physically and emotionally.

Good luck!

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