I was treated for a yeast infection only to end up with an awful case of BV. The pain and intense itching wax worse than the yeast infection.. I tried the 50/50 hydrogen and water solution douche and even tried the peroxide/water soaked tampon. I have to say that is the dumbest thing I've done in my entire life!!!! It felt like I was ON FIRE!!! Don't try this ladies, , , it's not worth it AND My symptoms are still present :(.. It's going to be RX relief from now on..
I've had chronic BV now for almost 10 years and nothing I do cures it. I have to say I don't think I ever remember a day were I haven't had it now. It's always there ruining my life. I can't enjoy myself with my husband, it ruins outings, and I can't eat sugar which honestly is very hard especially when your partner is a sugar addict. I'm only 23 ... I cry often nowadays out of frustration and hopelessness.
When my husband mentioned the hydrogen peroxide douche I was highly skeptical seeing as it involves water and douching, two things that can make BV worse. However, the reviews on it were good and there was much praise for it so I jumped on board because I was/am desperate to rid myself of this abomination.
I douched with it for 8 days, the first 2 days I felt like it was getting worse but I was assured that probably was the douche killing it off, so I continued. While doing that I took vitamin C pills and probiotics even well past those 8 days up until I ran out of probiotics. The douche made it WORSE! I used to get small breaks were I'd have days with no burning or itching, but I'd have horrible discharge and smell. NOW I have horrible discharge, smell, itching vigorously, and burning! It wasn't this bad since before I had my little one at age 20.
Now I am afraid to even try anything else for fear it will get worse then what it is now. I've had it worse than this and I want nothing to do with feeling like that again.
I'm tempted to write down everything I have tried, go up to my GYN, push it in his face, and tell him up front that nothing is working still and my life is suffering so either he find a way to fix me or tell me where to go where somebody can fix me. >:C
So, I tried this for 5 days. h2o2 douche, the pros and vitamins. Here is Day 7 and all symptoms have returned with a vengeance!!!! UGH. I am going to try the Vitamin C but I am not optimistic.
Warning: I decided to try the H2O2 Acidophilus combo for BV.
Most people mentioned using a solution from the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, but I thought I had also read about people injecting undiluted 3% H202 directy inside the canal of the vagina. I soaked a tampon in neat 3% HP and left it in for a good 4 hours. Bad mistake, I feel my insides burning and really sore. I think I was just eager to get it over with and forgot how sensitive those parts can be. The smell is gone, but I will have to wait a few days for it to heal before I try again. So please make sure you only soak the tampon in a diluted solution.
Hello, I have been suffering from Bacterial Vaginosa for several years.Three years ago tried a vaginal wash for 7 days following my period, with 3%, from the pharmacy. I use a 50/50 dilution with water.Works great. My husband read how impure 3% over the counter is and ordered food grade. He diluted it down to 3% for me. Well, I don't know what happened, I imagine his numbers were off....but I was severely burned and immediately washed with pure water. This was two days ago, the pain and rawness is subsiding, but I am suffering. NEVER use the food grade again. Does anyone have any suggestions for the burn.
EC: So sorry you were burned. We are weary of 30% food grade H202 for this very reason!