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Hydrogen Peroxide, Acidophilus and Folic Acid BV Cure

Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Tryingitout (Nashville, Tn) on 06/23/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Have been douching once a week equal parts H202, White Distilled Vinegar, and water. Seems to work but def a shift in symptoms close to and during my cycle. I have read not to douche with ACV as it can ferment, which WDV cannot. I already have a protein and complex carb rich diet, but, I do like social wine and craft beer, so Im wondering if the addition of the Acidophilus oral treatment will inhibit the pH imbalance caused by the wine and beer. Will have to see. Plain greek yogurt, full fat, not the 0 fat, on a tampon was a little messy, but Ive understood its a good method for reintroducing the proper flora n fauna. ACV internally is just plain good for your overall health, period. But dilute heavily with water so you don't burn your esophagus.

I had read on another site there was NO natural remedy for BV, but I called BS; did some more research and found this site.

Thanks for all the ladies input here, youre all lovely.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by L (Sacramento, California) on 05/16/2013
4 out of 5 stars

Ladies, I have some bad news. I tried religiously every cure on here, especially the peroxide, folic acid and acidopholus cure. I thought I had cured it--I had no more symptoms and went to the doctor and she thought I had cured it, too. Then she tested me and nope, I still have it.

When you have BV with no symptoms you still have it, meaning you are far more suspectible to getting other STDs. Meaning if a man who has ever had a cold sore goes down on you, you may end up with herpes. So if you think you've cured your BV, get tested to make sure.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Or) on 02/26/2012
4 out of 5 stars

Back with 6 week report update! This has been an especially frustrating situation to tackle. My brain hurts from researching. I felt like the BV was gone up until 2 days before my period (I started this treatment the day after my last period ended). I have become paranoid and am constantly doing scent checks, odor shifted right before my period & my period had a slightly unpleasant odor but better than past months. Since I felt off, I put tea tree oil on my tampons before inserting them, I just could not handle pads again this month. T. T. Oil made me feel more 'sterile' & like I had some extra bacterial protection inside. 2 days after my period ended I could smell fish malodor. It was VERY faint but it was there. I did 2 nights of H2O2 douches followed by vaginal probiotic insertion. I also switched back to my original probiotics after trying the Fem kind and feel better about these. No odor and I am having sex again. I am inserting a probiotic after sex and still taking a probiotic orally daily. I am still taking all my supplements daily.

1) The femdolphlius noticeably did not work for me as a Vag. Insert. Maybe it was not active when it arrived??? I'm not sure but I know switching back to a different version by the same compay purchased cold locally has a better effect on me.

2) I just started having sex again last week and I can absolutely tell his DNA is THE contributing factor to this issue. So as long as I am with him I feel I will have to be hyper-vigilant about maintaining my V-flora balance.

3) To PREVENT REOCCURRENCE: I came across an interesting remedy note today, it suggested that menstruation is the time when the flora and pH gets askew especially in women with V-infections. I experienced this. The note on prevention referred to using boric acid capsules vaginally as a method of killing all bacteria, like an anti-biotic. I believe the H2O2 douche does the same exact thing. The note suggested using the boric acid capsules vaginally at night during your period for four months along with taking pro-b's and all the other stuff mentioned here. I used the tea tree oil on my tampons with the same intention: to not allow the bacteria to get out of hand because I noticed the environment had noticeably shifted. The important remedy notation is: you should bump up your treatment during your period at least for 4 months after starting this treatment. If you are already following this method then it would be a good idea to do a bacterial house cleaning at the end of your period (H2O2 douche V. Inserted probiotics for a couple days) for four consecutive months.

I started treatment 6 weeks ago. I don't feel cured but I feel like I have more control over it now & that eventually I will rebalance my flora & now know how to manage it better going forward and no what is going on and am aware of the signs of unbalanced. I have been mostly odor-free for the entire time even during and after sex, so far!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Marina (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 01/28/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I want to thank everyone for all of their posts. It's too bad people don't actually follow up after a "24 hour miracle cure". I would like to know more about long-term results.

I am 43 years old and only just found out about this BV - I feel terribly about all the mean thoughts I've ever had in a public restroom over the years. CLEARLY, you do know when you smell that badly. It is horrible to be stinky from your V. One thing that surprised me is, I have had a terrible phobia of having odor 'down there' because of a girl I knew in college. When BV took over my life and sex life, my WORST fear came true, only worse because my stench was far nastier then I ever imagined was possible. It made me gag one night after sex and I had to wonder, how in the world does my bf even want to get near that foul grossness ? ? ? ? He never complained once and it honestly does not bother him like it does me.

One thing I have noticed in the posts is that I think too many people, like with antibiotics, stop too soon when then notice results. It is bacteria you are trying to manipulate so it is very much like antibiotic treatment and needs to be followed for 7-10 consecutive days. The study people reference is a peroxide solution douche 1 time per day for 7-10 days. This is the treatment time I am going to follow.

After you do the peroxide wash, wait a few minutes and then insert a high quality probiotic. Do not use flavored wafers or anything that contains sugar, read the ingredients. The first time I used a pro-b I had on hand. The capsule is thick and it basically stuck to the side of my who-ha, I did not like this. I found the refrigerated kind have thinner gel caps that break down more readily and don't stick or cause grittiness. I like to sterilize a needle and poke several pinholes into the capsule so that I know it is releasing faster through the capsule. I insert it as far as I can. I do a 50/50 peroxide solution wash at night only and insert 1 probiotic 5 minutes later. I insert another pro-B in the morning. I'm all about organic cotton panty liners at the moment.

I also started taking a high quality, easily digestible pre-natal once-a-day multi-vitamin that can be taken without food. It does not make me sick like others. It has 800 mg of Folic Acid, probiotics & other goodies. It is a great multi-vitamin in general for women no matter what your fertility interests are. It will not hurt you in anyway if you are not pregnant or post menopause. For the 10 days treatment I am taking 1 vitamin in the am & pm and I am also taking 1 capsule of a refrigerated 10 billion, 6 strain probiotic orally twice a day. I intend to drop down to 1 a day for the vitamin & probiotic after the 10 remedy phase. I have actually been wanting to add both of these daily but I just didn't stick with it. NOW, I especially have reason to stick with it.

My diet is very healthy and I still got BV. I believe somehow when my bits mix with my man's bits (DNA, sweat, skin cells) it somehow creates some kind imbalance inside me or an acid???? I say acid because of the burning/itching feeling after sex. Neither of us has an STD.

I started the process only 4 days ago. So far so good. I'm posting now because I wanted to add my tips and observations. I feel grateful because the man is gone for one month so I have time to rebalance and not get my new environment distrubed. I think you must abstain from sex during your treatment. You have to get the upper hand on the bacteria and sex just keeps encouraging replenishing the bad environment.

I plan to use the syringe with a weaker solution after sex in the future when I go pee. It's probably a good idea to toss a pro b up there once in awhile for maintenance as well if this is a reoccurring problem. If you ever use a syringe type thing, (needle without a needle) be sure to go S-L-O-W-L-Y & don't force the plunger. You will create too much pressure & can possibly push the infection up higher by blasting in the solution with force. You want to slowly flood the V-canal with the solution and let it do its thing for a few minutes then release it. I put a towel in the bathtub and lay back with my legs up.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Kimmy (Greensboro, Pa) on 07/23/2010
4 out of 5 stars

What I have found worked for me is doing the H2O2 douche first. Then air dry. I then take mix plain yogurt with cultures that have acidophilus and probiotics. I use a medicine dropper to insert it. I then soak a tampon in the yogurt or any left over mix and insert it. I leave it in all night if I can or when ever I wake up. I do the yogurt tampon mix for 3 days. This will get rid of it. However, after having intercourse you need to do the mix again. Especially, if it seems to come back after having sex. This will keep you from getting it back. I hope this helps someone. I know, it's been an ongoing battle for me.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Chrissy (Fayetteville, Nc) on 05/28/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Just wanted to say TY!! To all the ladies. I've seen results hours after douching with 1/2 water and 1/2 H202. I've always taken 1 800mcg Folic acid and also acidophilus with breakfast and then with dinner. But I still have slight itching. But no where near the degree as before. I've struggled with BV for two years and could not go to a doctor. I have no insurance. But I'll come back and update everyone after a week. So far the smell is gone and I have normal discharge. Thanks again.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by M (Nyc, Ny) on 03/30/2010
4 out of 5 stars

After 2 months of trying the douche, folic acid and acidophilus combo, my BV was much better but definitely not cured. Thanks for the tips ladies.

I tried Goldenseal 4 days ago (1 capsule inserted at night, panty liner the next few days) and already I have better results than 2 months of the combo mentioned above. No smell, no irritation and no more globs of discharge all day. I am still afraid to sing its praises as it's only been 4 days but it's worth a shot for those of you trying the combo and still experiencing symptoms!!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Naturecoast727 (Nature Coast, Fl, Usa) on 02/24/2010
4 out of 5 stars

It was a relief to see that I wasn't the only one suffering from recurrent BV. At the same time, I felt sad because I know exactly how all of you women feel/felt. Nothing worked. Yeah, antibiotics worked for a bit and then the next week it was back. The smell, the disgusting discharge.. It was just plain embarrassing.

I was completely desperate and the itching was at an all time extreme. I first tried the tampon soaked mixture of ~1/2 cup HP and 1 1/2 cup water. Instantly the smell, itching and discharge was gone. Unfortunately it returned a few days later. I decided to do the HP for a week, 1 or 2x a day (this lead to an irritation but I kept going with it). It helped but if I didn't do it everyday it would come back. Finally, I added 2 Acidophilus capsules and 1 400 mcg Folic Acid tablet to my vitamin regimen as well as one HP wash a week. No smell, no itching, no discharge. I was actually surprised to see normal discharge after not seeing it for so long(so that's what it looks like!) I don't think there is a "absolute cure" but it is something that can be managed via vitamins and to be honest, I am happy with that.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Nikki (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 01/19/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Acidophilus, Folic Acid and Peroxide for Bacterial Vaginosis

I found this website in a desperate online search to find something to naturally cure my BV. I have been dating my boyfriend for about two months and have noticed over the last month a HORRIBLE fishy smell, it even permeated my clothing at work and I was SO embarrassed! I kept washing repeatedly and it only got worse. I stumbled on to this website and read EVERY review, and decided to try washing with H202 and taking the acidophilus and folic acid. I went to the store on my lunch hour, came back to work and took 5 probiotic acidophilus capsules. I also took 4-400mcg folic acid pills and even inserted two acidophilus vaginally. The capsules inserted vaginally didn't seem to dissolve, just kind of sat in there and the outer lining broke down. After one full day - I noticed a slight improvement - but felt pretty disheartened after seeing so many people have immediate results. I took the same dosage twice the next day, and inserted three capsules vaginally. I continued rinsing, yet never douching with H202 and by the third day, when I had sex with my boyfriend (sorry to be graphic) there was NO smell, NO whitish discharge left on him. I used to be SO embarrassed to have sex with him, and now everything is AWESOME! ONLY THING TO NOTE - YOU MUST KEEP TAKING THIS. If you do not - it WILL COME BACK. I forgot to take my vitamins for a few days and didn't think anything of it until I got a faint whiff of a funky odor - I was back to taking them SO FAST! But yes - it does work - and it was a lifesaver. Thanks to all the ladies who have posted their stories on here and it was so nice to know I was not alone, being a clean woman with an icky (and HORRIBLY embarrassing) problem!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Smn (Birmingham, Al) on 10/22/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I am extremely happy I found this site! After my most recent bout with BV and taking Flagyl (NASTY tasting) and Metrogel gives you a yeast infection afterwards. I got fed up and googled for home remedies for this condition. I read alot of posts on here & decided to try some of the remedies. I figured what do I have to lose?? The results shocked me and they really do work. Downside? You have to maintain the routine for life. It's worth it!
Here is what I do: douche wih 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 water twice weekly (douche with plain water afterwards). I eat one of those yogurt cups daily (make sure it has live active cultures in it). I take 800 mg of Folic Acid daily. Also two acidophilus supplements daily. I open up an acidophilis capsule and mix with enough water to make a paste then use a clean finger to put it up inside me. I do this twice weekly. I drink at least a glass of cranberry juice daily. I tried the tampon dipped in plain yogurt with active live cultures a few hours ago and I am smell free already!

I also made some other lifestyle changes: no scented bath soap, bubble baths or anything like that. I use unscented soap. I even purchased unscented laundry detergent and dryer sheets. I threw out all my old underwear and bought new ones. I only use condoms.

I admit I was afraid that douching would make it worse as I grew up thinking that ALL douching was bad. Depends on what you douche with. The peroxide douches have worked for me with no side effects. You have to figure out what works for you.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Flaca (Atlanta, GA) on 07/16/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from BV for 2 years, since I started with my last boyfriend/ husband. The smell came and I got treated for a "dis "ease" ". The clinic told me at 55 that I didn't know how to wipe. Puleeez. Anyway the antibiotic caused a yeast infection and the cure for the yeast infection brought back the BV. It did not start until I started having sex bareback. I thought it was me. It was soooo awful. My daughter turned me on to the site. I cried. So many other women were having the same issue. It works, but you must maintain a regimen. 1/2 water and 1/2 peroxide. I take 1 billion acidophilus, and 1mg presciption strength folic daily. After about 4 days, the smell, itching, is gone. I find this is the key. You have to douche, once every 2/4 weeks, but you have to maintian taking the pills. They will not harm you. I slipped off the wagon (stopped taking or doing anything) and it came back. I have started again and have been free for 6 months. I will take the pills. The smell, irritation are so unbearable. Good luck


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by SS (Shelbyville, TN) on 06/23/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from BV for about 10 years. I didn't know what it was. I also suffered from UTIs. I divorced my husband and I no longer get the UTIs but still have the BV. I thought the smell just went along with the UTI. I was too embarrassed to ask the doctor about this so I researched my problem and found this website. What a blessing!! I started taking 1 tablet acidophilus and 1 folic acid 800mcg in the morning and evening for a week. I also did the 1/2 water 1/2 hydrogen peroxide douche for the first two mornings. After the second day, the smell and discharge was GONE!!! The biggest test for me was when I finally had sex again. No smell! After a week, I stopped taking the pills. I figured I was cured. It's been over a month. The BV did seem to try to come back. I have found that I need to take 1 acidophilus and 1 folic acid pill every day to maintain. Also, after sex I use the hydrogen peroxide douche. Thank you for this website and to all the ladies that shared their stories!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Lisa (Brooklyn, NY) on 05/20/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Thank you ALL for posting your stories you have helped more women than you'll ever know. I have suffered with BV for over 10 years. One night while searching yet again for a cure to stop the embarrassing odor and discharge I discovered you all. After reading what felt like every single post until my eyes were red and burning (I'm not kidding) I couldn't believe this was such a common problem and when I went to my Gyno. she kept prescribing things that did not work. I've tried creams, gels, pills you name it nothing worked it always came back with a vengeance.So after reading the post here I went to the 24hr. supermarket and bought the folic acid and peroxide. I already had the Acidophilus.
Immediately I took a loading dose of folic acid 1600mg. and the acidophilus (orally)did the hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, 1/2 water 1/2 peroxide.

When I woke up I was so happy I could have cried. There was absolutely no discharge, not the slightest hint of that foul odor that had been present for so long. IT WAS FINALLY GONE!

Curiosity got the better of me approx. 1 week later so I grabbed a plastic glove and inserted my finger like the Gyno does. Well to my surprise; the discharge was there. It was as thick but no smell.

So to date I've tried:

1. Folic Acid + hydrogen peroxide 3% solution + Acidophilus (ORALLY) = No Smell No Discharge BUT a large amount of discharge remains inside

2. Folic Acid + hydrogen peroxide 3% solution + Acidophilus (Internally)= No Smell No Discharge BUT Grit from the acidophilus left inside m.

3. Folic Acid + hydrogen peroxide 3% solution = No Smell No Discharge BUT a large amount of discharge remains inside.

Has anyone discovered a formula to completely get rid of the accumulation which remains inside? Also must the douche be done everyday?
Please if anyone has any thoughts on what might work please share your thoughts.
I have no one I can discuss this with. Thank you all in advance.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Gina (Pensacola, FL) on 03/02/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Hello friends/sisters in BV,

like everyone else, i have suffered with BV for about 12 years and have gone through all the antibiotic treatments, without a cure. Until i found this site, i had always felt alone and that no one could understand me, not even my sisters or bestfriends..it was my dirty secret, i was in tears when i found this site and read other stories of never being able to spontaneously have sex with anyone, always douching, always wearing tampons because of the disgusting discharge and odor...but then i found this site about 3 months!!!THANK GOD...I bought the folic acid and acido pills AND I douched with the peroxide AND betadine...i went for an all out assault and attack against my vagina!!!!! It was a miracle, i was clean and fresh for the first time in over 10 years....i am not completely cured of this plague BUT...the foul odor is completely gone, the discharge is minimal, and the only thing that i do to maintain this is to take the folic acid and acidophilus pills AND perform the douche..once every 2 weeks...AND I'M HAPPY !!! Like other women, i notice that it is worst during my menstrual, so i always do this afterwards. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SHARED HER STORY....
Gina in Florida


Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
Posted by Toya (District of Columbia, District of Columbia) on 09/24/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I'm a 29 year old woman who has always been the picture of health. I had a case of BV about 5 or 6 years ago and after finally ruling out a yeast infection, I went to a physician who prescribed Flagyl - it worked and my BV was gone! Now here almost six years later - that nasty little monster of an infection pops up again! I've been in a monogamous relationship with my boyfriend for the last 2 years now. We had sex all the time for a year and a half before this BV popped up just randomly. I thought maybe it was because we were having oral sex and the germs in his mouth was causing it, but again, we've been having sex for well over a year and never any problems before. In June of this year, the BV came on. Because it had been years since I had it, I got really worried and started considering all kinds of things like maybe an STD. Not only was the BV making me not want to have sex because of the awful smell, I was becoming suspicious of my boyfriend and thought maybe he'd been cheating on me or something. Well, I dealt with the BV for about a month and a half because I didn't have health insurance at the time and could afford a doctor's visit. I tried all kinds or over the counter meds and I had become so stressed and depressed because the smell had plagued me. During this time I even broke it off with my boyfriend because I just wasn't sure that it wasn't an STD. I was taking 2 and 3 showers, constantly changing my panties and I dreaded going around people. Finally in August, I started a new job and got health insurance! I didn't wait any longer and got in to see a MD as soon as I could. After the pelvic exam, they ruled out any possibility whatsoever of any STD - and what a relief that was - and also said that there was no yeast present in my vagina. It was good news for me because that meant it could only have been BV and so the doctor prescribed me Flagyl again since it worked so well 5 years ago.

So I took the Flagyl for 7 days and what do you know - the BV was gone! I was so incredibly happy because I had dealt with this for almost two months with no real cure. I also rekindled things with my boyfriend - since I obviously had jumped to conclusions and dumped him for nothing! Even though I never told him why I broke it off, I vowed to myself to make it right. So 3 weeks after I'd finished the Flagyl and was completely cured, I planned this HUGE -makeup party- for my boyfriend and I - complete with dinner, champagne and lots of sex that night! Two days later - THAT HORRIBLE, ATROCIOUS MONSTER was back!!! I was livid and so depressed. I thought I had gotten rid of that sucker, like last time. I couldn't believe it! At this point I was desperate - so later that day, I turned to the internet to find ANYTHING that would help. I knew I wouldn't want to have sex with this infection plaguing me and my boyfriend and I had just started to get back on track. What could I tell him this time? Also, there was no way I was going to feel like I couldn't go around co-workers, friends or anyone else without being self conscious of that smell. I happen to run across this site, read through tons of comments on how the HP douche, folic acid and acidophilus worked wonders - so I was willing (and desperate). I got a refill of Flagyl just to be on the safe side and started taking those immediately. I also ran to CVS and got the HP (3%), folic acid and acidophilus- along with some Summer's Eve douche (just for the bottle). I went home that night and took 1600mg of folic acid and 1 billion CFU of acidophilus. I think poured out the Summer's Eve douche and filled the empty bottle with 1 part HP and the rest water. I douched once that night - and when I woke up the next morning- no foul odor, no discharge. I'm using this remedy along with my Flagyl so I'm sure the BV will be gone in a few days. However, the douche worked INSTANTLY for the discharge and smell!!! I'm confident that the supplements will keep the BV from coming back, at least that's what I'm hoping. The true test for me is the LONG TERM effect and we'll see after the next time I have sex. I'll report back and let you know - but in the meantime, thanks so much for all the comments about this problem! It's such an embarrassing thing to deal with and talk about, even to you doctor. I just wish I'd know about this months ago when my BV first came back, instead of costly prescriptions and co-pays. They should get the FDA in on this remedy because this is a more natural and safer remedy. I think the results will be far better than popping antibiotics after each infection. Thanks everyone - glad to know I wasn't alone in dealing with this :o)



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