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Hydrogen Peroxide for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Posted by Kay (West Coast) on 08/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Had I found this remedy sooner, I'd have saved myself a lot of heartache and not spent so many years feeling insecure. Antibiotics do not work. Don't stick anything in your vagina cause it still has to come out causing more discharge than BV.

CHANGE YOUR DIET!!!

Eat yogurt daily or drink buttermilk or drink kefir. Take vitamins and/or eat fruit daily.

Kill BV with a mixture of 70% of 3% hydrogen peroxide/30% bottled water douche, twice daily (every twelve hours), for five to seven days (which is the same duration of any medication you would be prescribed).

Douche using the same mixture once after unprotected sex and again in twelve hours for peace of mind.

I suffered from BV for at least two decades, trust me. You will not be sorry. You will feel like a new woman! God bless.


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Posted by Baby-k's (West Coast) on 08/13/2018

Thanks for this post and the follow-up five months later. I'm sure you helped a lot of people. I'm nervous about using douche full of peroxide (uncut).


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Posted by Mandi (Houston, Tx) on 08/03/2018
5 out of 5 stars

This is a link to the research behind BV and Hydrogen Peroxide. I wouldn't do anything different than the procedures used in the research due to safety precautions.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/14676737/


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Posted by M. (San Francisco, Ca) on 07/06/2018

Hi Tonya, how are you doing now? Have you stayed with that same partner? I have read information that men can also harbor BV biofilm/bacteria. I always seem to be re-infected after sex and wonder if sometimes it comes from my husband (initially from me). We have started using condoms but it is too soon to tell.


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Posted by Nancy (Redlands, Ca) on 06/09/2018

So about a month ago I thought it would be a good idea to use liquid fabric softener in my wash—-BAD IDEA. Within two days, I had a burning itch on the top area of my labia. Went to the doc, and she immediately recognized that my problem was caused by an irritant and took a sample. Because of my bright idea, I got bv. Had one round of antibiotics. Thought things were cleared up, but NO!! Just started another round of antibiotics, but my doc also recommended hydrogen peroxide. Since my problem is on the outside, has anyone just washed the area w hp or used a spray and, if so, how many days and how often. 😏


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Posted by Toya (Ga) on 05/09/2018

I used about 3/4 cup of peroxide, a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and the rest water. Hope this helps 😊


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Posted by Jessica (U.S.V.I.) on 05/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Well to simplify this question, I have had BV for som 2 or 3 years but nothing has worked as good as huydrogen peróxide. I use a 30ml of hydrogen/water mix insert on e a douch while scared on toilet. i really don't think it's safe to keep it in there for all that time unless your taking a tub bath with apple cider vinegar..it has worked well in ridding my BV with the 30ml of hydrogen/water mix like a douch. It works in one day. I use it 2wice in one day and it's gone. Never had to do a 2 day routine.


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Posted by Breesha (Texas) on 04/17/2018

So when u did the peroxide with a bit of apple cider vinegar did u do 50/50 with the peroxide? Like did u do half water and half peroxide or full strength peroxide????


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Posted by Da (Georgia ) on 03/23/2018

Think you meant as a not and a... in the spirit of keeping up with grammar since it drives you nuts when it's wrong


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Posted by Ann (Omaha, Ne) on 03/23/2018

I've had bv for a week now and don't want to take the flagyl I was prescribed because it upsets my stomach. I tried the hydrogen peroxide mixed half with water douche and it seems to be helping so far, but others on here were saying to do it 2x/day for a week. Did you reuse your douche or do you have to buy enough for a week's worth?


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Posted by Tonya (Cleveland, Ohio ) on 02/03/2018

I am reporting back. My last report in October that I was cured was amazing. I have been bv free since then. I had sex with a new partner this weekend and low and behold... bv is back. I plan on doin the same peroxide wash holding it in for 3 minutes until douche bottle is empty for 3 nights in a row. It has to do with sex. There's no other explanation for this.


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Posted by Laurie (Raleigh, Nc) on 01/17/2018 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

This may sound too good to be true, but it's definitely true. Save your money and time, stress, embarrassment, and vaginal health! Regular hydrogen peroxide you buy from any drugstore works like a charm for BV or any vaginal infection issue. If you want instant relief, just douche with a solution of half water and and half hydrogen peroxide.

P.S. After so many agonizing years of suffering with BV, I discovered eating shrimp was the culprit. I still eat shrimp :(

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Posted by Maggie (Toronto, Ontario) on 01/14/2018

Can you please give us a scientific study that demonstrates this? My understanding is that it is a recommended treatment for wound care/sterilization. And in my product pamphlet for the Hydrogen Peroxide, and my dentist's recommendation, is can be used, diluted, as a mouth wash. Where does your understanding of flesh killing come from? Thank you. Maggie


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Posted by Amanda (New Kent) on 12/20/2017
4 out of 5 stars

I had been diagnosed with BV in October by my gyno, she gave me antibiotics and it went away for about 1.5 months. I was tested for all STDs which all came back negative, which was expected but good to know. Almost two months later, It came back but worse. My only symptoms were the terrible odor and slightly more discharge. Honestly the only change in my life was moving and I switched laundry detergent/dryer sheets. I've never had a problem before. I've been with my bf over three years, so it had to be that small change that caused it. I was trying to avoid going to the dr again at all costs so I googled away. I found this site and decided to try it. I'm still not done with the process, but here's what I've tried so far:

Day 1: 1/2 a cup 3% hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1/2 a cup of bottled water placed in a clean cup. I put a tampon still in the applicator in the cup to soak up the solution. Left that in the cup for maybe 10-15 minutes to soak it up. I found this sort of hard to insert, I had to push it half way out of the applicator first, then insert it that way. I left the tampon in for half an hour. When I took it out there was a small amount of yellow on the tampon, but I felt dryer. The smell went away until the next day, it came back but less strong. I had slight itching afterwards I'm guessing due to it being dried out. That went away shortly after.

Day 2: I tried the same exact method. Similar results, the smell went away, but it came back the next day not as strong, so it seems to be working.

Day 3: I bought yogurt and had a small amount, but I couldn't stand it so I bought 1 billion probiotic cultures, meant for vaginal health. This one is formulated so it's not refrigerated and is made so it doesn't have to be inserted vaginally, the capsules survive the stomach acid and get the good bacteria where it needs to go. I take one a day starting today. It says it takes about 7 days for it to populate your vagina so take these as early as possible. I decided to skip the tampon method because it seemed to be a temporary fix or I was just impatient idk. I decided to take a water bottle because I was too embarrassed or too lazy to buy a douche at the store, put the same mixture in the water bottle and use it as a douche in the shower. I have never in my life douched so it was a learning experience. It was hard to do it this way, so I might have to suck it up and buy a douche for easiness. I layed down, tilted my hips up, and inserted the bottle slightly inside and let it flow into me, I didn't squeeze the bottle. I let it stay in there for like 30 seconds and pushed it out. You could tell easily whatever came out smelled really bad, so the tampon wasn't getting it all. I repeated this until the mixture was gone. The douche washes it out unlike the tampon. My area was itchy for a little while, but all traces of the smell were gone even the next day. I smelled perfectly normal. Hallelujah.

Day 4: I didn't want to try anything this day vaginally because I was worried I was going to irritate my vagina too much and the smell was still gone at the end of the day, so I skipped treatment. I did have sex with my bf which might have been a mistake because it made me bleed. This has happened to me before during sex due to too much dryness, so I don't know if it was because of the HP making me too dry or if it's because my period is supposed to start in less than a week. Idk. My bf did mention that I didn't smell and I was back to normal, so that's awesome. He's been a lending ear for all of this and knows how much it bothers me, even though he doesn't mind either way.

Day 5: I'm having leftover bloody discharge but not much. I've honestly never had a good sense of smell so I can't tell if my discharge smells like blood or if the odor is back. It doesn't smell fishy, but it does have an off smell. So I'm going to douche again tonight and see where I'm at tomorrow. I'm just nervous that I'm irritating my vagina.

SO im not completely done but I can definitely tell this is helping. If I didn't have sex last night I would know if the smell came back today or not, so try to avoid sex at all costs, it could reinfect you and it interferes with your healing process. It pretty much made me unsure if it worked so I have to wait even longer to know.

I recommend the douching method honestly, the tampon works, but I think it would take longer. Douching gets all areas inside instead of what's touching the tampon. Just don't be like me and be too embarrassed to buy a douche in the store, because that ish was hard. I'm gunna head out and buy one today.

Also, I bought a multivitamin because I've read so many comments that talk about vitamin D3 and folic acid for fighting infections. Anything is better than nothing if you're unsure what to buy. So try to start these right off the bat too. Also eat probiotic yogurt every day if you like, but I've read to avoid flavored ones because sugar will make it worse. I honestly haven't changed my diet at all, but some people might need to.

Like I said I'm not done with my treatment completely but overall I'm happy, I've found something that is seeming to get rid of it. Idk if it's the HP alone, but I've read the combo of HP, vitamins, and probiotics is way more successful. They help you get the good stuff back in there to fight off the bad stuff and prevent the bad stuff from coming back. I'll try to remember to check back in. I'm very glad I tried this!


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Posted by Celine (New York) on 12/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

First off, I must say.. that I am crying. Tears of joy for sure! I've had bv for the first time last year & was prescribed flagyl. Earlier this year I got it again & was prescribed metro gel which worked temporarily as well. When I tell you that I have tried everything, I mean it. I have tried every natural remedy as well as damn near every medication. To be quite honest I have already tried hydrogen peroxide..

BUT there is a right way to do it and there's a wrong way! I became so fed up and emotional.. even felt so much less than a woman that I actually just gave up I gave up trying anything else & told myself I'd just have this forever so deal with it. One sad night, I came back on the site and I started to read in details and the one thing I was forgetting to do was putting my hips up in the air while I'd douche with peroxide/water.. All along I would be laying flat and everything would just come right out.

When your hips are in the air it allows the peroxide to sit inside of you and kill all of the bad bacteria! I would do this for at least three minutes. Wallah!!! That is the key! I've been free of bv for 2 months now! I am thankful everyday! This site means so much to me! I have never posted on any site but it would truly be selfish of me when the only reason I'm bv free is because of the experience you ladies have shared. Truly hope this helps someone! I'm here for you!!

Side note: My diet has changed dramatically! No more junk! No more soda/juice! Lots of yogurt, acidophilus, vit C, ACV & alkaline WATER! Also, shower before and after sex & moisturize with coconut oil.

Exact plan:

60/40 Hp/Water solution
3 min 2x/day for the first 3 days!
1x/day for the next 4 days!
7 days to being a woman again :)
Apply coconut oil as you will be dry
& you are free to enjoy your femininity :))


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Posted by Jasmine (Arkansas ) on 12/07/2017

were y'all intimate right after you took it out or did you wait days? I did it like 30 mins ago I'm wanting to have sex tonight just wanna make sure it doesn't burn or burn my boyfriend?


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Posted by Joelle (Rochester Mi) on 11/12/2017

Would love update if worked


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Posted by Ginger (Greenwood, Mississippi) on 10/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Finally something that actually worked. I have been dealing with BV for about 5 years, many doctor visits, and antibiotics later I found this site.. I douched with a 50/50 hp & distilled water yesterday.. I immediately noticed the smell was gone, and I felt cleaner than I have in a long time.. I just douched with the 50/50 mixture again tonight, plan on doing this for at least 5-7 days. The only side effect I have noticed, I feel like I can taste the hp for some reason (kinda weird) .. But thank you for helping me.. I will update in a few days.

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Posted by Sasha (Oh) on 10/19/2017

I love your honest details lol this helped because I can relate, so thanks for sharing


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Posted by Lex (British Columbia ) on 10/18/2017

I have been suffering with BV off and on since I was a teenager. But I have not been able to get rid of it for about 5 years now. I tried antibiotics once and it came back as soon as I had sex and I have used a discussing amount of boric acid and it only helps if I use it everyday of my life which can't really be healthy and the vitamin c tablet helped for a couple weeks and then it came back. I am about to start the peroxide method which I actually heard from a naturopathic doctor. I realize the vagina is supposed to be acidic, but when you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria you have to get rid of it some how so you can return back to a normal acidic state


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Posted by J (Georgia) on 10/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Peroxide for BV

OK ladies, if your going to try this make ABSOLUTELY sure you mix the peroxide with water! My husband heard of this method and convinced me to try it because we were desperate, but he thought we were supposed to use plain peroxide, big no no, after 45 minuets of agonizing pain, and multiple showers later, I realised it worked!!!! This works wonders, it was gone within a day or two!!!!


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Posted by Latonya (Cleveland, Ohio ) on 10/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I'm so ecstatic that this is really the beginning of a new life. I have been dealing with this a few times a year now when I would use bath and body soap or have sex with my boyfriend if he switches soaps. It's embarrassing and so hard to deal with. I recently got an iud put in and got yet another bv infection that flagyl could not cure even after being on for 2 weeks and then 2 pills a week. I've use the half and half peroxide douche before and honesty it was helpful but didn't take it away. I was always to lazy to try the method where you just pour it in you while laying with your hips up. I was fed up and depressed and said oh well what could it hurt.

I filled a douche container with full on 3 % peroxide and lay there and held it in as long as I could. Let if flow out and continue to do it for about 3 minutes each time until my douche was empty. The next day. My odd spotting that I thought was from the iud all this time and cramping had lessoned. By the end of the day it was gone. The discharge and smell from bv was gone. I probably coulda stopped with just one treatment but I did it two more days the same process. And it's been a week later and I have no more bv discharge no bad smell. No burning. And my vagina is producing flora just like it did before I had bv the first time. My discharge if and when there is any is clear and had zero smell. It's been a week ladies. I feel stupid that I have wasted so much time at my obgyn office. I've spent so much money on products that don't work. And I have been depressed because of this.

Please try it. You have to leave the peroxide in there and let it work to break up the biofilm. Swish your fingers around to get it in every corner and let it sit and bubble. Do it more than once. Douching standing won't get it up there at the top of your vagina. The douche is designed to release downward so you have to lay down and raise your vag upward to keep it in. I think I'll do this once a month. I feel so clean and new lol. no more douching every day or feeling insecure. I hope it works for you all.

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Posted by Deni (Meridian) on 09/26/2017

You can eat all of the yogurt you want but that will not reach your vag. When you eat yogurt it goes through your gastrointestional tract which is not connected to the vaginal vault. If you want to place good bacteria in the vagina you have to physically put it there. I would not recommend using yogurt but rather a vaginal probiotic suppository. It gets the good bacteria where it is supposed to be.


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Posted by Melissa (Nc) on 09/24/2017

You are correct. Some people do carry a gene called MTHFR that makes it so they cannot process folic acid. It is actually like a poison for people who have the gene. You can get tested at your dr for this gene and is a good idea. There are different levels and can heavily effect someone's life if they have it. I have a good friend who has 2 of the MTHFR genes and it has affected her health immensely. Because of her I was tested and I do not have it. It is something that is passed genetically so one or both parents would have to carry the gene. Since my friend has 2 of the genes it affects what she can eat as well as supplements and can heavily effect her moods including depression, anxiety and mood swings. Many drs don't know about this gene.


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Posted by Mal (Milwaukee, Wi) on 09/23/2017

If you do decide to go back to your doctor, request an extra course of Flagyl and have your boyfriend take it as you do.


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Posted by Denise (Seattle, Washington) on 09/15/2017

Try boric acid capsules 600mg for 8 days. Insert in vagina only. Do Not Swallow.


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Posted by Heidi (Farmington Hills Mi) on 09/07/2017

Did you ever find relief? You might have douched too much, rinsing away the good bacteria. Try a hydrogen soaked tampon every other day. Hope it helps!


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Posted by Mommapf4 (Maryland) on 08/28/2017

You can either soak a tampon and place into the vagina for up to 30 mins or use a douche. The easiest way to use as a douche is to get a premade douche from the store and empty contents, then make solution of half HP and half distilled water.


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Posted by Rosemary R.,fnp (Jackson, Nc) on 08/17/2017

Since H2O2 kills normal tissue as well as diseased tissue, I question the use of H2O2 douches for bacterial vaginosis.

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Posted by Autumn (Sc) on 08/17/2017

ok so I thought I was getting a yeast infection and I read online about the peroxide. So I decided to try it out. At first everything was fine but the next day when I attempted to have sex I had horrible pain and this had been going on for weeks now and I'm still not able to have sex without it hurting. I went to a gynecologist and he didn't really help much he just told me not to put peroxide in there. But it's been almost a month and I'm still not able to have sex without the pain. I recently had a uti that traveled up into my kidneys. Do you think that could be the reason. I'm not sure cause I've had pain since the peroxide. Please help me figure this out


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Posted by Emily (Tennessee) on 08/12/2017

Hey ladies! Just two friendly comments & advice.:

1. If you want to take folic acid, make SURE it is called Folate and NOT Folic Acid. My Obstetrician Specialist told me in my first appt. that a large enough percent of our population has a mutation which prevents the body from metabolizing/absorbing Folic Acid (which is the artificial form of Folate).

2. After reading your most recent reviews, I cannot wait to try the 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide & water! I was diagnosed by my OB yesterday with a BI. My advice...speak up to your Dr. They do their best to help you, but you must be your own advocate. Most great Dr.'s will appreciate the partnership in helping them care for you. I had been struggling with what I thought was a yeast infection for MONTHS and had tried EVERYTHING under the sun! Both over the counter and holistically; the only immediate/sustained relief from symptoms was putting a completely peeled & sliced organic garlic clove up my hoo-haa. I confess that over time (and according to my sweet but honest husband) it made my whole body smell like a walking garlic knot ha! However because of the relief it brought, I would totally do it again.

Anyway....I had had 2 miscarriages and one D&C. At my post op follow up appt, and after doing lots of research, I told my OB the problem I was having and asked her..."Could my symptoms be caused by a bacterial infection?" She said yes it could since both being pregnant and also having the d&c are both possible causes. She looked at a swab under the microscope and said, wow, yes you poor thing, you definitely have a bi. She prescribed antibiotics & Diflucan...but when I groaned at her at the option of antibiotics, and asked if there is any other way, she whispered to me about this 50/50 peroxide treatment. She said she had seen a cure in a co-worker and also had read the studies on it but that some of the other Dr.'s in the practice thought she was crazy. I LOATHE antibiotics even though I understand they are sometimes necessary. Sooooo hats off to my Dr. for being open to a natural treatment with studies to back it up!!!!!


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Posted by Karin (Chicago) on 08/11/2017

I agree that it may be parasites or a candida imbalance. Also try a good colon cleanse that has things that will kill parasites and candida. I had similar symptoms with no relief. Started a colon cleanse just to improve my health. Had terrible abdominal cramping, got constipation which I had never had in my life. I even went to the doctor because of the sudden bowel changes. Anyway started researching and realized my symptoms were from either parasites or candida. It took a few months for my bowel to heal, but it also helped the vaginal infections. I almost wondered if I had vaginal parasites too. Took lots of herbal supplements then and diotomatious earth. Much less infections vaginally. Somehow it helped my vaginal environment too. What used to be a weekly battle is now less than once per month, by doing diotomatious earth, supplements, etc. try it. Many people have parasites and don't know it. Somehow your bowel health plays a role with the vaginal health.


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Posted by Dorothy (Nashville, Tn) on 08/01/2017

So you used a tampon soaked in only hp?


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Posted by Laura (Nebraska) on 07/20/2017

Might be a very dumb question but need to know how to apply the hp and water do I bathe in it or...?


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Posted by It Don't Matter (That Also Don't Matter ) on 07/16/2017

Will this affect our fertility?


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Posted by A (Philadelphia) on 06/10/2017
5 out of 5 stars

FINALLY! I just keep saying it! Finding this information has saved my womanhood! I'll share my story with you.

10 years ago I experienced BV once and I was automatically disgusted. I was freaked out and went to my GYNO and he said "No need to worry, this is actually common for some women." So now that that panic was over, he prescribed me a course of Flagyl and gave me the usual rules like "only cotton underwear" and "make sure to eat yogurt everyday". I was fine, and BV free for years. I have been dating my boyfriend for about 2 years now, and ladies this stud is perfect, but it is clear my bacteria does not like him. My BV came back full force and I feel like I experience it every single time we have sex, and now it is there after my period! It is so embarrassing and it takes away the fun of having an awesome sexual relationship. I am always pretending my period lasts longer than it does, or just pretend to be too tired to have sex. And I tried EVERYTHING: multiple doses of antibiotics, changing my diet to include no bread, attempting to eat yogurt everyday, drink plenty of water, using bv inserts, cleaning with vaginal wipes throughout the day. The antibiotics worked but then BV would make its comeback a month later. So I decided to finally do some research and used Hydrogen Peroxide with water. And IT WORKS!!!

I first tried a douche. My mom works in GYN and she taught me from an early age "NEVER DOUCHE! " but I was desperate. I emptied the douche contents and filled it with 1/2 3%HP and 1/2 distilled water. I got in the tub and found the most awkward position and held the HP/water solution in for about 2 mins. Only discomfort I experienced was the burning on the outside from it being so raw. About 5 hours after that, I used a soaked tampon and kept it in for a half an hour. And NO SMELL, NO DISCHARGE, NO DISCOMFORT. I felt cleaner than I ever had before. I even had sex that night and it was glorious! My womanhood is back and it feels great to feel sexy again!

So I plan on using these soaked tampons after sex and after my period. I have also started to drink a glass of Kefir everyday to maintain the healthy bacteria. Thanks to whoever made this page and I hope this helps other BV strugglers.

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Posted by Mflowers (Florida) on 06/05/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I has struggled with BV for many years, countless Dr. visits and prescriptions. Nothing worked. I used the 50/50 douche HP & distilled water every day for about a week. I also wore a tampon dipped in HP for about 30 minutes every other day. I highly recommend organic coconut oil, has natural antibodies and moisturizes - lightly applied externally. After my initial treatment, I now only use the coconut oil and apply HP externally as needed, usually right before or right after my period. Might be more in my head but I'd rather not take the chance. :) This might seem like a weird tip but grooming and ensuring you're dry after a shower and before dressing helps. Loose clothing & go panty free as often as you can.


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Posted by Brenna (California) on 05/05/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I got BV from sex with a new boyfriend about 3-4 months ago, the only symptom I get noticeably is the fishy odor. Ive tried everything under the sun, hp was my last resort because it just sounded so scary to me. I tried 2 nights ago mixing 2 caps of hp and 2 caps of water it instantly got rid of the smell but came back. I tried the next day with 5:2 ratio of hp to water and it seemed to last longer I did it a few times during the day and this morning I woke to no smell, ive done it twice so far today and im hoping this will really cure it and work. FINGERS CROSSED. But yes if you are looking for an immediate relief HP does it, but I think you have to do it a good number of days to keep it away.

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Posted by Martha (Utah) on 05/02/2017

How long do you leave tampon in?


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Posted by Tutty (Ohio) on 04/28/2017

The doctor won't tell you about it because those are natural remedies. Regular doctors are there to help pharmaceutical companies to make money. The spray you mentioned won't work. You buy the package of vaginal douche and empty the bottle, rinse and ad the half water and half H. Peroxide the brown bottle no matter the % because it would work the same. lean back, hold it for as long as you can then push, then continue with the rest of the treatment. You need also to eat garlic 2,3 cloves daily that will help the bacteria to stop growing. Make sure to cut it very small because the taste is very unpleasant. Good luck!


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Posted by Melissa (Florida) on 03/24/2017

I hear a lot about the peroxide douche method but not the method I have been using. I have never been diagnosed with BV but have dealt with pain for 5 years. I had what the doctors called protein in my urine every time I went in to see my primary or to the hospital. I was in the hospital a lot for extreme burning on urination, back pain, peeling skin on the outside vagina lips, thick whitish yellow discharge, extreme swelling of lips of vagina and the bottom parts just above anus and below opening of vagina on right and left sides. I at first thought that I was just getting recurrent UTIs but as the symptoms got worse I suspected something else was wrong such as an std. But every time I would go in to the hospital they would perscribe me heavy amounts of antibiotics and put me on strong pain meds most of the time morphine. These meds helped at first but it then would get worse when I got it again and the antibiotics would no longer work. They would even hook me up to iv antibiotics and discharged me from the hospital even though I told them I was still in pain and swollen. I went home with the antibiotics and became extremely sick every time back to the hospital throwing up. I even was kept in the hospital for 2 weeks because I ended up having a seizure in the hospital.

Because none of the doctors told me anything that helped I took matters into my own hands trying everything. I looked into natural remedies and talked with my mom and grandma. I remembered that after having my son the doctors told me to use one half iodine and peroxide (can be found in Walmart or other pharmaceutical places) and the other part water (it can be tap water as the peroxide will kill bacteria in the water) in a bottle with a lid with holes in it that is labeled with numbers when I went to the bathroom.

Therefore, instead of douching it is a cists bath as to avoid the pressure of shooting it inside or it being left too long in the vagina which will cause further problems.

What you do is stay sitting on the toliet after urination or bowel movement in the morning, night, and after sex and just squirt it on the outside of the vagina leaving it on for about 5 minutes. I am telling you it works to keep infection out and the iodine gets rid of the pain and be sure to wipe front to back.

Iodine does stain clothes so make sure you wipe it off very well. During your period do not use pads or tampons from the store they further irritate infections as they are made with man made chemicals such as pesticides. Instead use a period cup made with medical grade silicon or a 100% cotton washable pads. I went with a cup which is easier to clean with peroxide and water at night it can be left in vagina for 12 hours. These changes have significantly changed my life I am no longer in pain and it has even helped me with my periods.


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Posted by Katwer (North York, On) on 03/21/2017

Hello, thank you for this! What ratio of HP to water did you use or what type of HP?


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Posted by Jill (Summerville Sc) on 03/16/2017

I think your missing link is you need to reintroduce the good bacteria back into your vagina in the form of acidophilus (pill form at any drugstore). You take this orally and you can also insert vaginally. So three steps to a cure: folic acid, hydrogen peroxide (kills bad bacteria but not the good bacteria), and acidophilus (the good bacteria). good luck!! I just started using this three pronged approach and haven't felt this great in months!!


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Posted by Omgoverwhelmed (Birmingham ) on 03/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

OMG! Finally a cure that works and inexpensive. I am 49 years old and recently had an D & C due to heavy menstrual bleeding. After one month, I was diagnosed with BV. I had a clear discharge, but odorless. And had to wear panty liners for months. My OB/GYNprescribed antibiotics, Metronidazole, which was awful. Didnt work, then my OB/GYN prescribed some kind of gel that I couldn't afford. Well long story, short I came across this wesite and was reading several females comments; and decided to give it a try. I was very spectical at first, but went all in. I did the 50/50 hp douche and Omg!!! Well ladies I must say results instantly!! Today is my 1st day and so far five hours in. I have not had any discharge. I was having a discharge every 10 to 15 minutes apart. So far so gd and I will repeat this process for two more days and keep you posted. Thank God for my results which are very positive. This remedy is a must try. I'm crying whoo hoo, full of joy rt now.


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Posted by Chanti (North Beach) on 03/10/2017

After my menstrual ended I began having a fishy smell which I normally get rid of with suppositories. However, I decided not to use them this go round thinking the smell will naturally go away. In this case it did not, so I became concern. Researching natural things to balance my PH levels I stumble across Earth clinic and the lovely knowledgeable women that are willing to shed some light on a delicate topics of such. Decided to take the advised of soaking a tampon using the 50/50 method for two days and the horrible smell went away. I was delighted thinking ive found a miracle. Unfortunately the fishy smell showed its ugly face again.

Today, literally started pouring 50/50 of the solution down my precious jewels (lol) and held it there for a short period then releasing. The process felt strange but what the heck, im willing to try anything to make it go away. Shortly later, I began having a fishy order with light brown color discharge. Brown discharge? What the heck?! Should I try the douching method since its been 3 days now? Seriously believe its getting worse. Did I misdiagnose and should have used the suppositories like normal. Please help me understand.


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Posted by Paul W. (Australia) on 03/09/2017

One of the problems with self-diagnosis is that if you have a different kind of vaginal infection the peroxide may not work.

BV is a complex mix of anaerobic bacteria and it sounds like your mix did not die off with peroxide! I recommend seeing a doctor and getting tested.


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Posted by Shyshy (Alberta) on 02/15/2017

Everything in this post is great except that the VAGINA IS SUPPOSED TO BE ACIDIC. LIKE A TOMATO. It's when it becomes alkaline that the bad bacteria thrive. You want your vagina to be slightly acidic which is why they say that boric acid or vitamin c will help keep bv at bay.


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Posted by Kalisha (Mi) on 02/13/2017

What are the actual steps I take to get rid of it? This is 2nd time having BV the first time I went to the emergency cause I didn't know... So my actual question is how do I insert the tampon? like do I take it out and soak it or leave it in and put it in like that???? So confused please help..!!! ASAP!!!!!


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Posted by Shaunta (Birmingham, Al ) on 02/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

It works. This is something I've dealt with for many years and I've done this for 2 days the odor is completely gone away, along with the clear discharge but I also Incorporated it with an apple cider vinegar bath.


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Posted by Dani (Michigan ) on 02/12/2017
4 out of 5 stars

so I too have been suffering with bv for over 6 yrs. Found the hp (straight) worked best but have had to use it forever as it's only temporary. I want a permanent cure! Have u found that yet?


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Posted by Butterfly (Winter Haven) on 02/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Two Words: It worked! Douching with 3% peroxide and 1/3 water works. I love my vagina again. No smell. 'Im only on day two but the results are magnificent! Just one question. What type of probiotics should I take?

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Posted by Dana (Texas) on 01/20/2017

I've read that you should drink apple cider vinegar (tablespoon with water) in order to balance things out when you do this treatment.


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Posted by Lisa (Youngstown, Oh) on 01/15/2017

I read it's recommended by OBGYN only 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide to 2 cups distilled water. I did this and followed up with a Greek yogurt soaked tampon with L. Acidophillus probiotic powder on it as well. The tampon was too big and messy for me, you can also find suppositories instead, but I could't find that type probiotic as a suppository. I am now reading so many successful results from the boric acid suppositories.


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Posted by Jane (New York) on 01/10/2017

It seems as though you have made your vulva and vagina too acidic. Try sitting in a baking soda bath to make your neather regions a bit more alkaline. It's all about balance. I hope this helps!


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Posted by Melody (New York, Ny) on 01/01/2017
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Hello ladies,

First of all, thank you all for sharing all of your experinces. It's really sucks when you get BV and doctors don't really help you, instead prescribe you antibiotics that work for couple of weeks, plus all the antibiotics have different side effects.

Ladies, I douched with mix of hydrogen peroxide and water (50/50), I also eat plain probiotic yogurt daily, take daily probiotics pills, vitamin C pills, and 1 folic acid pill(800mg). At the beginning everything seemed to work, I started to notice normal discharge. But on my 6th day of using the mix of hydrogen peroxide and water, my vagina burned. It wasn't that bad, I also rinse my vagina with distilled water after I douche with hydrogen peroxide. Now my vagina is red, and itches. I am not going to douche since I will probably make it worse with hydrogen. But I don't know what I did wrong. So many of you wrote how you became free from this freaking BV with the mix of hydrogen peroxide and water.

Please HELP. I don't know if this was my reaction to it, should I continue or what else can I do:( Maybe someone experienced the same thing I did.


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Posted by Yess Im Happy (Magnolia Ms ) on 12/25/2016

This really cured the smell is just 30 minutes. I promise. I used this and it worked good. I even used it in my bath water with apple cider vinegar and let me tell you, it smelled like water. Pure 0 2 water!! Do you understand me! Im going to do it again tomorrow morning and get the douche if the smell comes back. Right now I'm using the tampon because, well its christmas and the stores are closed. This is the best remedy better than the medicine if you ask me! And no it will not dry you out well if you don't leave it in too long . Yall better take notes from these ladies if youre young like me and hate going to the obgyn use this!! It works!!


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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 12/04/2016 341 posts

I'm pretty sure that the reason hydrogen peroxide works is the oxygen.

I've recently discovered that many - if not most - people walk around in a chronic state of hyperventilation which blocks the carbon dioxide the body needs to get the blood to let go of oxygen so it can get into the cells. In hyperventilation, the cells are depleted of oxygen which basically creates shelter for pathogens to get in out of the oxygen storm going on in the blood when one hyperventilates.


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Posted by Cathy (Netherlands) on 12/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen peroxide for bacterial vaginosis - I really recommend this method.

Antibiotics - work, but makes you feel sick and I had a recurrence shortly after.

Probiotics (probably), but not immediately. I didn't have the patience to wait.

Some gels especially for BV - only some instant relieve of the symptoms - further not much change.

I wish I would have known about Hydrogen Peroxide from the start, but unfortunatelly you have to google a lot to find out such a simple cure. After only 3 days of treatment, as described here, and BV is completely gone. Now back to happy and confident - ME :)

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Posted by Amber (New Jersey) on 11/28/2016

Update** I have been symptom free since October. No smell, no burning. My vulva did itch every now and then only when I bothered it. I did a 3-4 day treatment with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Immediate relief from itching and burning. I'm in my third trimester with a healthy baby, they say you shouldn't douche while pregnant. I made an exception in my case. BV can be dangerous late in pregnancy. After taking prescription from DR that did Not help Me, I found this site and recommendations from other moms about hydrogen peroxide. I must say this is the best treatment for Me.

My only discomfort was the dryness I experienced a week or so later. I treated that with partially frozen organic plain yogurt and wore a pad. GONE!!! No unnecessary meds for me and little one ever again now that I know this(unless emergency purposes of course). I wish I had known to use this sooner. When you know better, you do better.😊



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