I used the Hydrogen peroxide method and it cured my BV. I have waited over a week to post this in the fears that it may come back - I didn't want to post something like oh, it took away the symptoms immediately and it's been one day! Of course the symptoms will be gone that day. I wanted to make sure it wasn't coming back. I am about a week and a half out and it hasn't! At all! I'm going to tell you guys exactly what I did.
I've had BV one time before. I know exactly why I got it and it's embarrassing. Back then I tried some lightweight natural remedies and while it lessened the symptoms, it didn't go away until I went to the doctor and got metro gel. That took it away completely. This second incident is now about three years after the first. I don't know how I got it though I suspect my partner had something to do with it because of a random comment he made about having not showered. Come on people let's be hygienic! As for my symptoms, I wouldn't say they were "severe". But I did have that abnormal discharge and probably the WORST most humiliating part, that bad smell after sex. :( Feeling mortified (and my gyno appointment being a month away) I decided to give natural remedies my all. I was just determined to feel like I could beat this the natural way and not have to use gross inserts or take strong antibiotics. I am very health conscious and don't like to go to the doctor or use strong medicines unless absolutely necessary. So after researching like mad, this is what I did:
1. I bit the bullet and bought a douching apparatus (I have NEVER used one before, I felt embarrassed having to even buy this), and I used 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water douche once a day for seven days. Every day I prepared this fresh, about 2 oz of each. The hydrogen peroxide is the regular kind you can buy at the supermarket, the one in the brown bottle. I would lay on my back and raise my hips and legs up in the air so that part of me was more or less upside down, then completely fill myself up with solution and hold it in and count to 60. Then let it out in the tub. Repeat until the solution is gone. The first time as someone else reported, I did feel a bit crampy afterwards. Probably because of the infected tissue being cleaned off. But each day this lessened and after 3 days or so it doesn't feel like anything. Just nice and clean.
2. This might be equally important - I ate raw cloves of garlic every day for seven days. I read about and actually found a study that said ingesting raw garlic this way was about as effective as oral metro. But you have to make sure you do it RIGHT - you have to eat ENOUGH garlic (2 or 3 regular sliced cloves per day), make sure it is SLICED or CRUSHED, and make sure it's fresh garlic. The garlic pills will not work. Cooked garlic in your food will not work. It must be raw, freshly sliced garlic. There is a special compound that garlic releases as soon as it is sliced or crushed and that is where the healing properties are. Let me tell you, I adore garlic, but this was hell. Make sure you eat a bit afterwards or it will give you a stomachache. I sliced it into thin slices and swallowed it like that like one might swallow pills. It was far too spicy to chew!
3. Probiotics. Since you're killing bacteria, repopulate your lady bits with the good probiotic bacteria that help keep it healthy. I bought and drank 8 oz of plain kefir (tastes like plain yogurt) every day for seven days. I actually plan to keep drinking it because it's just so good for you.
4. Alkalize. This by itself I believe is more of a preventative method, but I wanted to do anything that would help. And around the time I caught this, I had been going through a phase where I'd been eating really poorly. Loads of salty and sweet cravings, eating loads of chips and cheese puffs :/ I don't feel that is mere coincidence. And apparently, when you have BV, the PH in your vagina has shifted to more acidic, which helps the nasty bacteria thrive. Every morning I already drink water with lemon first thing, but I also started drinking one glass of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar every afternoon. I bought bottles of alkalized water (find this at Whole Foods etc.) and drank that during the day. I did my best to avoid the worst of the acid forming foods: meat, packaged sugary foods, white rice, fruit juice and sodas etc. I dug up some of my favorite healthy recipes and started eating those. This experience has bolstered my discipline to eat better and more alkaline every day.
Oh, and during this time, I did not have sex. And that's it! Honestly I was so afraid to stop douching, but I knew I had to see if it would return. I was so, so happy when it didn't. And now I know exactly what to do if, heaven forbid, it ever comes back again. I'm so excited to share this. I was so embarrassed and upset that I literally cried, so I know how horrible it can feel. I would be so happy if this can help anyone beat this thing.
I need help and advice from people that read these reviews. I have read loads on here but am still somewhat confused. Today I bought some Hydrogen Peroxide but don't know if its the correct one as someone said on here that it should be the food grade one? And 3%. They only had 9% and I bought it from the Pharmacy. So I used a quarter amount to the water. I used bottled still water but don't know if this is correct? I put in a spray bottle and sprayed area, left for few mins then rinsed. Had read that you should repeat procedure then rinse well after, then its done and repeat again next day.
Also am worried because it looks like the BV has given me a bladder infection as it started hurting in that area though feels ok when I pee. With BV which was diagnosed. I've never had a fishy odour smell at all, but have had itching for many weeks, mainly in bed for some reason where am scratching at night. This is how it started and initially thought it was thrush but the cream etc never really worked.
Today I also had a urine sample to see if I had infection and Dr said it looked likely that I have. Asked her about the Hydrogen Peroxide but she didn't know about it, no surprise really. Am just scared and stressed out because I am allergic to many antibiotics and the one that she prescribed me a few weeks ago I never took as it weren't really bothering me then.
Wish had known about H. Peroxide back then before this got worse! Just I don't know if am making it worse by not taking any antibiotics now with the bladder infection on top. It's hurting quite abit now but no worse after the H. Peroxide. Just want to know can I use other natural remedies with it like tea tree oil in the bath? I normally drink Cranberry juice with bladder infections and plenty of water which in the past has worked. I also been given by Dr some Metronidazole Gel but still scared of using and read that more than half cases of BV come back with any antibiotic stuff, even the Dr said this! Please advise!
I have only been on 2 treatments of a 50/50 solution of H2O2 and water soaked in a tampon and I already see a complete improvement! Smell is gone and discharge has been eliminated. I think I will continue the treatment for another 3-4 days and then stop it and see if the improvement is permanent or if symptoms return. So far, so GREAT!
I did my homework on this one. I was noticing after my period I would have horrible itching. Talked to Doc, flagyl was prescribed. Worked, then came back. Doc said the flagyl would eventually stop working. So I stumbled onto the earthclinic site, and read about the hydrogen peroxide douche. I also learned normal ph in the vagina is around 3-4. Blood ph is around 7. So what I did was put about a tablespoon of baking soda, half water, half hydrogen peroxide swirl to mix. During the month when I had BV itch I would douche with it. Now that my period is over I douched with it again. I can truly say this is a miracle. No itch, no b****. Lol
I stumbled upon H202 last night as a last resort for what I thought was a UTI that would not go away. I had previously once been treated for BV but since I have not had any itching or discharge and only a slight odor I assumed it was a uti. Several months of antibiotics later and still no relief for the burning and pain I tried the H202, I was scared it would burn but was willing to try it seeing how it could not get much worse.
To my absolute shock, I have done 2 douches since last night and all the pain and burning have completely gone! The H202 did not burn at all, in fact it was instantly soothing. 5 months of antibiotics and nothing- but a few minutes with a dollar bottle of peroxide and sterile water and complete relief.
Not sure how often I need to do to this and paranoid the pain will come back since it has been so long, I could almost cry from happiness! I wish I had seen this months ago!
Has anyone had any problems doing this peroxide/water treatment? I did the 50/50 treatment and got pelvic and back pain. I am going in to see my doc. to see if I've hurt myself. Is this safe to do? Thanks.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CURED MY BV! I AM TELLING YOU THIS FROM PERSON EXPERIENCE. NOTHING THAT I HEARD.
I don't care what you heard or who you are this works rather it's a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis.
First let me explain something. Antibiotics like flagyl and all that only work temporarily because it is "anti" body. It kills both "Good" and bad bacteria. Peroxide does the same thing except you avoid the expensive visits and wasted time, not to mention, peroxide works faster. You have to replace the good bacteria as soon as you are done with the treatment. When I douched with peroxide, the smell went away instantly. Everyone's body is different but I haven't heard of anyone having to use this for more than 3 days. Most are cured after 2. I was fine after 1 day. Peroxide DOES NOT dry you out because it's "Hydrogen and Oxygen, " so it hydrates and bacteria cannot live in "Oxygen."
HOW DO I USE THIS?
SUPPLIES NEEDED: douche bottle, distilled water, 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide. Later: Apple Cider Vinegar
WHERE TO GET SUPPLIES: I bought the regular summer's eve douche bottle from HEB, peroxide from whole foods. Distilled water can be bought from any grocery store or you can just boil some water and let it cool off to distill it on your own. ACV was bought from Whole Foods.
1. Completely empty and rinse out your purchased douche bottle of choice
2. Fill douche bottle with 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide.
3. Drink 1 full tablespoon of organic Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in 1 bottle of water 2-3 times a day to help restore normal vaginal flora and PH balance. Whole Foods also offers a number of potent vitamins to restore good bacteria in vagina. Any of them are great.
Some even soak a tampon in the vinegar mixed with half water and insert for restoration of vaginal flora (I never tried this one because I don't want nothing else up there since bv is gone lol) Internal use of ACV has Maaaany benefits including great vaginal benefits.
If you do not have food grade peroxide, the brown bottle peroxide works exactly as good. I have used both.) But I have been told the brown bottle is not safe all though it worked GREAT. I will also say FOR ME it was completely SAFE TO NOT DILUTE in case you want to make it stronger. It did sting a tad without diluting but hey, it stings if you pour peroxide over a cut full of bacteria as well. I have used this method without mixing and with. The stinging means the peroxide is working and is well worth it.
The important thing to know is that Candida/Yeast CANNOT LIVE IN OXYGEN. The peroxide kills it instantly.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CURED MY BV!!! I went through four rounds of antibiotics with no avail! I was depressed and thought it was hopeless until I found earthclinic and hydrogen peroxide!! I douched with H202 2-3 times per day and applied tea tree oil topically to control the itch. Within a few days I had another gyno appt and they tested me AND IT WAS GONE!!! Thank you to Earth Clinic and all of the ladies who have posted before me!! You are all life savers!!!
First let me start off by saying I NEVER do any reviews or feedback for anything online but I HAD to come back to this site to share my story. I struggled with BV for a very long time... Maybe 5 years(yeah 5! ) it would come and go. I have seen different doctors and they would prescribe me antibiotics (flagyl) that would last periodically but not permanently. So one day while searching for a cure for scalp fungus(yes I've suffered) I decided to type in BV and I saw the peroxide cure ... OMG this really works! I cannot explain how grateful I am that I came across this. The first time I tried it, it lasted up until I was sexually active then came back so I tried it again but added about a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and its been about 4 weeks and I'm STILL good, even after sex! I cannot believe this worked I have struggled with odor and different embarrassments because of this on and off for so long so to come across something so simple that I've had at home all these years is amazing and I am so grateful for this I cannot stress enough if you have this problem just at least try it... If it helped ME it'll most likely help any one.
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Had BV diagnosed by my GYN after experiencing some mild odor and additional discharge. She prescribed metro gel but I really didn't want to take it. I have had BV once before years ago and recall that treatment being really gross, messy and uncomfortable. Also, I'm not an alcoholic but didn't feel like going a week without drinking. ;)
Found this site and thought I'd give it a try. The first night, I used the 50/50 douche method, but kept it in for a few minutes before letting it drain out. Smell was gone immediately. I decided that was too messy so I would just douche like normal (not holding it in) in the shower. After day two or three, the smell and discharge came back. The study said seven days, so I kept going, douching with 50/50 once a day. After day 6, it didn't seem to be doing any good, so I came back here and read the comments again.
Last night I used the 50/50 tampon approach. (For those asking, you just make the solution and pour it into the tampon while still in the applicator. It takes more effort to push it out of the applicator when its soaked but it can be done.) I left it in for about 20 minutes. Success! No more smell or discharge!
This morning I worked out (after a workout is when the smell was worst before) and still no smell or discharge! Sounds like it takes more than one application for most people, so I think I will repeat twice a day for a week or so and see how that goes.
As a side note, with both the douching and the tampon, I felt a bit crampy afterward but it was minor and calmed down quickly.
Good luck to all, BV is the worst!
So I had it for over 10 years too and found this website a few years ago. It saved my life. I did the peroxide. 3/4 peroxide 1 part water. I shot it up with a medicine dropper for about 5 minutes. I did this for 3 days. After that I did the tampon soaked in for about an hour. A little uncomfortable but well worth it.
After that you have to put good bacteria in your body. Lactobacillus reuteri Is AMAZING. I bought a bottle at whole foods. I took 1 in the morning and 1 before bed. I did 2 bottles there about $20 each. Its been a couple years and I've been fine. If I get an Odor I go buy acidophilus in the container from whole foods soak a tampon and insert it for an hour for 2 or 3 days. I also use that if I have any signs of bladder infections or urinary infection as antibiotics can bring back the bv. Good luck.
My BV nightmare started when my 3 rounds of :-(metro gel and metro pills) antibiotic treatment failed after 2 weeks. I felt hopeless and became desperate so I ask my gyn for something new and she prescribed clindamyacin. I did my research but decided against it because of the side effects. After trying the pro-biotic for 30 days it was unsuccessful too, nothing changed down there. Again I felt hopeless. I started to do more research and came across hydrogen peroxide and water douche. I decided to give it a try but did not expect anything much, to my surprise there were immediate change down there . Finally I could see the difference. I've been doing it for 4 days so far and it only gets better. I'll do it for 7 days once daily along with the oral probiotic pills and vag wash. I'm feeling wonderfully fresh, clean and confident. I'm grateful for this website.
I, like mostly everyone who has posted, am so happy to report that the hydrogen peroxide with water solution totally works. I have been having complications from BV for the past 2 years. I have taken antibiotic after antibiotic. The last round of antibiotics I broke out in this horrific rash (hives, itching, the whole bit). I stumbled across this website after searching for other ways to treat this condition and decided to give it a shot. What the hell!
One evening, I mixed together 30 ml of hydrogen peroxide (the bottle I have in my house, not the food grade kind) along with 30 ml of water and douched with it. The next evening, and the evening after, I soaked a tampon with the solution and used that. But the first evening I immediately felt a difference. My vag even looked different. It was no longer dry looking, there was no more odor... I had been experiencing some brownish discharge. That has returned to normal. My vag is functioning the way that it was functioning before I developed BV. I'm just relieved. If I ever have problems in the future, the hydrogen peroxide solution will be my go to method of treatment.
I, like many reviews I've read, d not usually post reviews but this works! I was planning on doing the tampon smoked in 50/50 solution until I read some posts mentioning the douche. I bought a douche and disposed of its contents then filled it with the solution. After doing that I inserted a tampon and kept it in for about 15 minutes. I removed the tampon and solution and inserted another with yogurt. Thinking the peroxide kills the bad bacteria and yogurt introduces good. I then soaked another tampon in 50/50 and kept that in for 30 a few hours later. I have no noticeable odor and my strange, subtle cramps have gone away. I am on day 2 and have only done the soaked tampon. Everything seems back to working order, I am happy to report! It's definitely worth a try for those looking for a cure.
I am so excited to have found a way to cure my recurrent BV without having to go back to the doctor for more antibiotics! I've struggled with recurrent BV for about 3 years. It took me a while to connect the dots (way too long, actually) but I'm sure my BV is caused by unprotected sex. In hindsight I realized it always occurred a few days afterward. It hadn't always happened, it started when I got a new partner.
The first few times I went to the gyno, got the antibiotics and went on about my way. I didn't really think of it as a problem until I didn't have insurance and couldn't afford to go to the doctor.
Fast forward to a month ago when I got my most recent case, I promised myself that I wouldn't take anymore antibiotics and that I would find a way to cure it myself. I did have some leftover medicine that I could have taken but I really wanted to be able to fix it naturally, so I resisted. I tried everything from boric acid suppositories (which I had tried once before), lactobacillus suppositories, feminine probiotics suppositories, and probably some other remedies that I'm forgetting. They all work as long as you use them, but once you stop the symptoms are right back.
Hydrogen peroxide was my last ditch effort before I was going to quit and take the antibiotics.
I tried the soaked tampon (in combination with lactobacillus suppositories after removing the tampon), and that didn't work at all. I tried douching with a half and half mixture of peroxide (3%) and water (I used an empty Summer's Eve Douche bottle) for 5-6 nights and I did see some improvement, but the BV returned a couple day after my last douche.
I decided to try douching again but this time I did MUCH LESS diluting. Truthfully, it was almost no dilution at all. Probably a 95/5 mix.
Also, instead of doing a straight douche, I would lay on my back and fill my vagina with the mixture, hold it in for a few minutes, release it, do this a couple more times, and then finish off with a douche over the toilet.
After 3-4 nights of this, I'M CURED! Usually by this point, if something wasn't going to work, my symptoms would be back but I feel great. It's been six days since my last treatment, and NOTHING. No, it doesn't hurt or burn, you will feel some of the bubbling but it is completely painless! I don't normally post to blogs or write reviews but I know the BV struggle is a horrible one and I want to help whoever I can!