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Hydrogen Peroxide, Acidophilus and Folic Acid BV Cure

Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Denice (Michigan) on 06/01/2015
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I went to the doctor and he gave me this remedy except a couple of things were different....for starters he never said anything about the folic acid and then he said mix the acidophilus pills with the peroxide and water inside the douche top....I will say it worked for about 4 months and then I started back seeing them again......he said to do it before it gets bad because once it does it will not work.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Angela (Matteson ) on 01/19/2015
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First I would just like to say thank you all for sharing your stories! It feels better that I am not alone and yet hate that anyone else has to experience the hell and complete torture that this infection has seemed to caused almost my entire life! Mines too started in high school and I had to drop out because of the terrible odor and all the looks and whispers!!!!! Since then almost 15 years later I feel like a prisoner in my home!!!!! Afraid to go out and be around people because you get tired of the disgusting looks and repulse by people, family or anyone! Who don't know you have a disease only thinks a grown woman is too retarded to.wash there butt!!!!! And I must say I too have sometimes thought about suicide, but my faith in God and love for kids will not allow me to do that! But I admit this tests your faith on every level!!!!! I can't believe they are not treating this as seriously as cancer!!!! Because this is almost worse than death! This infection has ruined my life, you ca barely work think or function worrying about how you smell all the time and you get so tired of people covering there noses or thinking your un clean because of this!!!! People can be so.cruel and some just dont know the suffering your going thru while they are making nasty comments or jokes!!!! I wish I.could talk to some of you in person because I feel I can't turn to anyone else!!!! Been in the house for weeks and holidays come and go and you can't even enjoy them like everyone else because all you do is worry that you got to be around people with this horrific smell!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Lil Bitt (Columbia, Sc) on 05/05/2011
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I tried using Hydrogen Peroxide, folic acid and the smell only goes away for a while but it comes back. I looked at the treatment today at CVS and was really temped in trying it. I have noticed that once the smell dies down a little and I have intercourse, the semen causes the smell to come back so be careful about that.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Liz (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/10/2010
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For the last year I've been fighting a BV infection. I have no insurance so I tried everything from Homeoapathy ,yogurt, Acidophilus to H2O2 douche. After about 9 months of this I broke down and paid for a doctor visit and lab tests. I was tested for every STD and everything came back negative and my Pap came back normal. The doctor gave me 3 different antibiotics and nothing has worked. I came across this website and tried the H2O2 (1/2 and 1/2 mixture)Acidophilus (two orally and two vaginally) and Folic Acid (1 a day) combination. It's been 5 days now. It worked for the first two days. Now the smell is back and it's very strong. I'm a bartender and you can only imagine the comments I get from my drunk customers. Can someone give me any other suggestions on what to try?


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Marixpress (Bronx, Ny, USA) on 01/29/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Based on all testimonials I've read, here is my treatment plan/journal:

Night 1
Took one 400mg folic acid & one tablet acidophilus (millions) with food per bottles' directions. Douched with standard douche bottle filled with about 1/4 cup straight undiluted 3% peroxide while laying down in empty bathtub. I let it sit about 3-5 minutes. No sting, no burn. I did hear fizz and squeezed out a little bit of foam. Douched with plain tap water to rinse. Sleep without underwear.

Next day results:
Finger test revealed odor reduced significantly (I'd say by 90%). Discharge not present on underwear most of the day, however, thick pasty discharge along vaginal walls. No change in itching/burning/discomfort (mild to moderate-unsure if this is due to BV or due to undiluted 3% peroxide). Took one 400mg folic acid at breakfast, and another at lunch (800mg daily total). Drank plenty of water.

Night 2
Took one tablet acidophilus (millions) with dinner. Inserted one teaspoon of straight 3% peroxide via medicine syringe while laying down. Waited 5 minutes. The peroxide bubbled but caused no burning or stinging. Flushed out vagina with plain tap water several times to rinse. Sleep without underwear.

Next day results:
Finger test revealed faint to no odor at all. No discharge. However, I started spotting. Wonder if my period will affect the treatment. Mild external discomfort. Took one 400mg folic acid at breakfast, and another at lunch (800mg daily total). Drank plenty of water.

Night 3
Took one tablet acidophilus (millions) with dinner. Douched with about 1/4 cup peroxide and 1/4 cup water. Again, no burning or stinging. Sleep with pad as I now have my period.

Next day results:
Odor completely gone. Discharge gone. Slight external irritation that is exacerbated by my maxi pad. Continued taking (and will continue taking) Folic Acid & Acidophilus as indicated above.

I will stop the peroxide treatments for now as I suspect that is the cause of my vaginal irritation. I have not had sex or used tampons during treatment. I'm afraid to insert anything in there. If my BV reoccurs, I will reply to this post with an update. If you don't hear from me, it means I am cured! Thank you EVERYONE for your input and tips. I definitely feel (and smell) practically 100% better.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Shelly (Lake Charles, La) on 11/02/2009
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I have took 1600 milligrams a day folic acid. 200 milligrams of garlic a day. 2 billion a day of probiotic and ate yogurt. Done the hydrogen perioxide douche straight. I didnt add water. Did that for 5 days and 2 days later it was back. My question is how long should i continue? I started again and tired of taking the prescription that makes me feel horrible. Another question would b, if it stays is it hurting my body and should i continue to get a prescription cause it is an infection?


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Jessica (Kenosha, Wisconsin) on 09/08/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been suffering from BV since March. Now, granted that's not as long as many of you ladies on this website, but let me tell you, I am ready for it to go away FOREVER! I am 20 years old and can't go an hour without running to the bathroom to make sure I don't smell, or have too much discharge. Well anyway, I tried the acidopholis, folic acid and H2O2 douche. I started off with 1600 mg of folic acid twice a day and 4 1 billion of acidopholis. and the 1/2 water 1/2 peroxide douche. It worked great! For two days. Now I believe it's either back and worse, or I have a bladder infection. Now I'm taking just acidopholis and folic acid. I have alot of pain in the region, but the discharge is minimal and the smell is gone. This is why I believe its another infection that I probably got from the douche. My point is, you should always try just the supplements first! I will never douche again no matter how bad this gets because I'm almost sure that's what made my situation worse! Be patient. Although this has made my situation worse, I'm very happy that I stumbled across this website. It's nice to see that I'm not alone, and it amazes me how many different remedies are out there. I will definitely be visiting this site many more times in the future! Good luck ladies. Be patient and have faith!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Discouraged (Boise, Idaho) on 06/04/2009
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I've been dealing with this for a year and a half now. I've tried nearly everything...flagyl, Biofem, vitamins, the H202 wash, folic acid, acidophilus...NOTHING IS WORKING!

Lately I've been trying the combo of hydrogen peroxide, folic adic, and acidophilus. I've been taking 800-1600 mcg of folic acid a day, rinsing with the 1/2 water 1/2 hydrogen peroxide wash, and taking 2 acidophius capsules orally a day. I've done this for about a week now, and my body keeps going back and forth. One day it will appear to be working, the next it appears my symptoms have WORSENED. I don't know what to do!

I've seen a lot of women saying they vaginally insert an acidophilus capsule daily...can I do this with any capsule? Or do I have to buy a special kind? And is that really safe? Or is there a chance it'll give me another kind of infection?

Also, if I continue trying the combo I stated above, does it ALWAYS work instantly? Or can it take awhile? Everyone seems to have results right away, but not me. Did anyone's symptoms get a little worse before they improved?

Please, ladies, I need help! I'm about to lose my mind...


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Amy (Fremont, CA) on 04/12/2009
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with the douche of 50/50 hydrogen peroxide/water and the folic acid and acidophilus probitic pills HOW LONG do you have to do this to maintain clean vaginal health???? I have done this for a few days which helps, but it seems to return the next week. any help would be appreciated from the readers


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Carolyn (Boise, Idaho) on 02/06/2009
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I tried the peroxide douche, the acidophillous pills and the folic acid. It worked for the first couple days and I was in shock. But then the smell came back. My period started, but I kept doing what I was doing which caused me to get a very bad urinary tract infection. I took the acidophillous pills vaginally and I noticed they were not disolving as I thought they would. Perhaps that is what caused the UTI.

Since then I have been trying to figure out anything that works. One day this last weekend I smelled so bad I ended up doing 3 peroxide douches, plus 4 acidophillous pills. I honestly think you can overdo it.

Now, I take a bath and pour apple cider vinegar in the water. I open up my vagina to let the water sort of wash in and out. I then take 2 folic acid pills in the morning and night. I also have gotten acidophillous that was from a health store that is stored in the refrigerator. I take one in the morning and night. I may start to do one during the middle of the day as I notice my underwear get wet and then start to smell.

I found at least at this very moment that the peroxide cleaned me out right as I douched but the smell would come back fairly quickly. I don't know what combination will eventually work. I know it has cut down on the smell by about 90% when it works. But on days when it doesn't, I am once again forced to deal with the embarassment that people can smell me.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Lisette (Fort Worth, Texas) on 11/21/2008
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Okay ladies, I wrote a few weeks ago saying I was going to try the HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DOUCHE, FOLIC ACID, ACIDOPHILUS method to get rid of this MONSTER! Promised I would write back so I am. WELL... BV is still my living night mare! I tried this method and it works for a couple days then comes back... STRONGER! Sucha nasty smell. URGH. I even stopped having sex with my boyfriend. I dont think I was displined enough. I wouild do it for 3 days then take a day break because I felt I was getting dry from inserting the pill up there and douching. Maybe I need to do it for 5 days straight and see what happens. So I finally broke down and went to the doctor this morning just to make sure nothing else besides BV is going on and of course to get some meds for it. They gave me MetroGel. I am going to use this for the next 5 days, along with taking the folic acid and ACIDOPHILUS orally and see what happens. I cant really doche and sick anything up there while using the MetroGel. I know alot of you say the MetroGel does not work... hopefully it will for me. If it does not, well I will try the douching again. I have not seen many ladies come back and give us updates. I am wondering if I am the only one having a problem using this method... I want to know if anyone has used this for 5 days and the been completely clear for monthes after doing it. URGH So frusterating! I will write back in 2 weeks. The test is to see how long it lasts... if I am fresh for a week without meds I will be so happy!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Janet (Woodbridge, NJ) on 10/02/2008
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Hi There! I have bought the Acidophilus & Folic Acid and also I did the douche mix with 50% water & 50% peroxide. It worked excellent! I did it sunday & today is Thursday. I did the douche on sunday then on wednesday, but i noticed today I have a little bit of discharge (whiter than it used to) & the smell is different. What i dont undestand is that i had no smell or discharge until today since sunday!...Should i be douching more? How long should i do that for? I am taking 2 Acidophilus pills (10mg each) & 2 Folic acids (800mcg each). Should I take more of each? PLEASE, IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATED!!
THANKS!!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Candice (Binghamton, NY) on 09/10/2008
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I have been suffering with reoccuring bv for the past 4yrs now. It always seems to come back b4 my period ends and sometimes after sex. For the past 4 months I have got it every month right after my period. Im fed up with it, im fed up of going to the dr. So for the past 3 days I have been doing the acidolpolus, folic acid and peroxide method. The smell has been completley gone since the first time i did the peroxide. even though it was only the first day i noticed it and it wasnt too bad. but unfortunatly im still itchy so it hasnt gone away completly any suggestions? im bout to try yeast arrest to see if that will do it.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Gialena (New York, New York) on 08/31/2008
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I too have been suffering from BV for 4 months now (since may 2008) and have been on 2 courses of Flagyl, taken flucanozole after the antibiotics to get rid of the yeast. It came from out of no where and while I don't have the itchy and sore symptoms anymore (they disappeared after the first round of antibiotics) I still am battling with this nasty smelling greyish discharge -which I feel people can smell a mile away on me. I have no idea where it came from -it literally just came out of the blue one day. I am a VERY clean person, wash and dry several times a day -don't use perfumed soap down there, am careful when shaving, stopped using dryer sheets -which I read on your site could add irritation.

My boyfriend also got treated for it but it doesn't seem to have any effect on him -he does however notice the smell from me (all of a sudden) and while he is understanding, it is SO EMBARRASSING!! I no longer just give into the impulsive "rendezvous" with him, but am paranoid and have to make sure I go wash before hand and have a hard time relaxing out of fear that we can smell me....

I have gone to my GP several times -who just says a lot of women suffer from it and to give it time -well, I don't have time and I can't do anymore antibiotics....

So... I have done the Boric Acid suppositories -which caused me to bleed 2-3 days after every time I started them (Had my period 5 times in 2,5 months as a result). -Went to my GYN, who has tested me 3 times now for everything -and I have no STDs. -Apparently I just am too sensitive for the Boric Acid??

-Has anyone else had those problems?? Please respond if that is "a normal response" as Boric Acid is harsh and if it is "ok" just to be sensitive to it?? Or if there is something else I should look out for/worry about??

God I hate having these problems; especially as I never have had them before other than the odd yeast infection here and there... (I am turning 31 and am wondering if it is a hormonal change??)

I also did start drinking ACV back in March 6 months ago and am wondering if that could be it -now that I JUST read your note on not to drink ACV if you suffer from BV (BV occurred for the first time in May) -The first two months I drank the ACV religiously and loved it -I also started oil pulling in mid march and had no problems. I have been drinking ACV on and off for the past 2-3 months -hence why I never paired the two together...
I then stopped oil pulling about 2 months ago (july) due to an inconsistent schedule and traveling a lot -but I miss it and will start that again -the benefits were AMAZING for my skin... However I don't know if any of that could have caused the BV to start?? Seems highly unlikely.... What do you think??

I now have been doing the Hydrogen peroxide douches on and off for about a month -they work great when I do them but how often and for how long should I continue with this?

I did the first 5 days in a row -thought I was clear but it came back and now I have just used them every other or third day as I don't want to overdo it??

I also started the 800mcg Folic Acid and 1000mg Acidophilus everyday for 4 days -which cleared me for 2 days about 10 days ago, but then it came back and I am back on your web site again, as I can't seem to kick this or am wondering if I am doing something wrong??

Do I need to take the Folic Acid and acidophilus infinitely?? As in the rest of my life -or will it eventually subside??

Sorry for all these questions, I am just at loss in regards to this BV and so sad to be dealing with this! I will however say THANK YOU TO THIS AMAZING SITE -for sharing all these women's stories and advice, and also for already helping me with ACV -when I couldn't get rid of laryngitis and bronchitis. OIL PULLING which cleared up my acne, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE which cleared my ear infection -I owe you a great great deal..... THANK YOU!!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by HDS (ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) on 08/25/2008
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I WROTE ON AUG. 15, 2008 THAT THE ABOVE REMEDY WORKED. WHICH IS TRUE THE REMEDY WORKED BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. BY THIS I MEAN THE DISCHARGE CAME BACK BUT NOT IN FULL FORCE JUST IN A SMALL AMOUNT, THE SMELL IS COMPLETELY GONE BUT THE ONLY WAY TO BE RID OF THE DISCHARGE IS TO DOUCHE WITH THE H202 EVERY NIGHT WHICH JUST A BIT MUCH. SO I HAVE UPPED THE INTAKE OF FOLIC ACID(2)PER DAY AND ACIDOPHILUS(2) PER WEEK I WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW HOW THAT WORKS OUT. BUT AS OF TODAY I DO HAVE SOMEWHAT OF A DISCHARGE. I CAN'T SAY THAT IT DOESN'T WORK BECAUSE IT DOES I ALSO BELIEVE IT DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL'S BODY -- EVERYONE'S DIFFERENT.



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