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Posted by Carla (Georgia) on 07/26/2016
4 out of 5 stars

I just tried the peroxide method about 15 minutes ago. I feel a difference already, meaning I feel much cleaner down there. I poured 1oz of hydrogen peroxide in a douche bottle, (one already had from the beauty supply store) got in the tub laid on my back and inserted the bottle and squeezed it in. I didn't squeeze the full amount in because since this is a new method to me, I'm testing it out. I squeezed about 3 or four pumps into my vagina, I laid down for about a minute, then I sat up and let it run out, it came out like a foamy bubbly substance, but I think that's a good thing. I didn't dilute it with water because I want to be sure its working but I did sit in a small tub of water afterwards and took some probiotic pills. It does burn a little bit but it's not unbearable. I will do this again tomorrow and I may dilute with water this time, just to make sure my natural floral is not being dried out, that wouldn't be good for intimacy. You can post me if you have anymore questions.

Posted by Ms. D (Atl) on 07/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Let me start off by saying if you have ever experienced BV I don't even have to explain how nerve wrecking it is smh. I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet. I have suffered from BV off and on for the past year. I would go to the Dr. They give you the typical 3/7 day meds oral and insertion. All if those were temporary masking not exactly a solution. Not to mention the uncomfortable side effects that freaked me out. So I was doing a lot of research and stumbled upon this site. After trying numerous other remedies. I have never heard of peroxide. Thinking about it makes perfect sense it kills bacteria in cuts, etc. Me and my fiance went to Walmart at like 3 a.m. to pick up a few things so I slid in hydrogen peroxide and a pack of vinegar douche for the squeeze bulbs.Got home and tried it out immediately. I emptied the bottled and filled it with peroxide. I DID NOT dilute it I needed it to work the way it was intended. I was a little nervous though but more determined. I got in the empty tub it kind of layed down and went to work with the douche. I held it in also a little while. I did this twice two rounds at one time. I could feel it instantly bubbling up so I knew it was doing what its supposed to. By the way it DID NOT burn or hurt in any shape form or way. So don't be scared!! It will only help you. This was 10 hours ago so far so good. Plus me and my fiance were intimate twice still no smell no disharge!! He is excited but not more than me he have no idea. We have not been intimate for a week straight lol. I plan to be more cautious of my body going forward. Just be mor intune with your body have to treat our vagina like a baby b/c it's just that gentle, fragile, & sensitive. IT WORKS LADIES!! Hopes this helps someonešŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ˜€

Posted by Hmitch (Liverpool) on 07/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thank god I found this website! I am never one to write reviews on websites like these, I tend to just take advice.
However, I felt this time I needed to share my experience like many other women.

I am a fairly young adult, 21 years old, and had unfortunately been suffering with BV for around 5 months. After being diagnosed by a doctor I was prescribed antibiotics, they worked for a few days but the BV returned very quickly. I tried the gels that can be inserted, for example the canestan BV treatment, that didn't work either.

My BV was particularly prominent after sex, which was extremely embarrassing for myself as I felt I had to apologise and explain to my partner. It actually put me off sex and meeting new people completely, I lost huge amounts of confidence, as I'm sure others can relate.

It became incredibly frustrating, until out of frantic internet searches I found this page and found my solution.

-I bought some hydrogen peroxide, douche and acidophilus tablets.
-Firstly, I created a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water to fill the douche.
-I lay in the bath (or sat on the toilet) and inserted the mixture and held for 60 seconds.
-I then released the original liquid and then douched again with a small amount of water.
-After, I then inserted an acidophilus tablet into my vagina to encourage the 'friendly' bacteria.

I did this for 7 days, in the morning.
I saw immediate results, after day 2, there was no smell (throughout the day) and my discharge had returned completely to the state it was before BV.
It did feel a little crampy for the first 3 days of doing this, but after it was fine.

It has been nearly two weeks, I have had sex and my BV has NOT RETURNED! (although I did douche with the solution a few hours after sex as a scared precaution, because I'm terrified of it coming back! )

(I must add I have cut down on smoking which may have had some benefit)

Posted by Christy (Florida) on 07/05/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Shaina

Bv is so embarrassing :( this helped so much! I'm starting this exact routine in the morning! Sounds like everything I've ever wanted to try but wasn't sure how or how often but this helps a TON! This answered my prayer! Thank you so much!!

Replied by Danielle

You mentioned drinking alkaline water, but I must make a strong warning: DO NOT use alkaline water to dilute hydrogen peroxide, because that will dramatically alter the pH, and can cause damage.

I know this because I accidentally made an enema this way and found out the Really Hard way, that it's extremely painful and potentially life threatening.

You're now the first person I've warned online, and I plan to do more, since I have not seen one single cautionary comment on this subject on any website about H202, which is rather troubling, considering my harrowing experience.

Replied by Shyshy

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.

Replied by Melissa

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.

Posted by Spacegal (Uk) on 06/15/2016

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!

Replied by Lisa

Look into D-Mannose for bladder infection.

Replied by Tutty

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!

Posted by Alix (California) on 05/26/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by Steff

How do u soak the water and peroxide in a tampon THEN insert the tampon in the vagina? Doesnt it expand too much to fit it in?

Replied by Star

I did the same. I used a pearl tampon (plastic applicator), leave tampon in applicator, put in the mix (I used a cup so tampon could stand up). soaked in under a minute, slid in just fine.

Replied by Martha

How long do you leave tampon in?

Posted by Erin (Oklahoma) on 05/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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

Posted by Renee (Atlanta, Ga) on 04/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by Kayla

It's so silly they prescribe antibiotics for this!!! Antibiotics just KILL more bacteria, and often cause BV in the first place. Super backwards. Most people aren't aware of what they're doing to their bodies when taking antibiotics though, and I only have become aware in the past 5 years because of being diagnosed with colitis.

Posted by Wendy (Minnesota ) on 04/14/2016
0 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Wendy
5 out of 5 stars

UPDATE: I saw my doc and was given permission to use peroxide/water with a tampon, once a week. I have also started drinking kefir and I have NO bv! At the moment, it is GONE!!! We will see if it returns. I also take a folic acid tablet once a day. I have now been symptom free for 2 weeks. I think the pain I was experiencing could have been unrelated to this treatment. I'm so excited and hope this has worked for me!

Replied by Linda
London, On

Glad I saw this thread. My gynae recommended vinegar and water OR watered down plain yoghurt as agents to use for douching. I'm Still going to try the peroxide. That being said she said no more than once a weeks. And for this who keep having recurring BV after sex, consider having your partner treated too worn the same Flagyl treatment you get. It sure did change my trajectory with BV when I asked for this - I have been BV grew since. Good luck.

Replied by J
Seattle, Wa

What did the doctor say?

Posted by Finallycured (Houston, Tx) on 04/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars


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."


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.

Replied by Louie

Hi may I ask how often do you this?

Replied by Jazzyme

I think you mean it works WHETHER, not rather...(sorry, bad grammar drives me nuts). Glad it worked for you, but you don't need distilled water or to drink Apple Cider Vinegar, either. Properly used, regular peroxide that is diluted to a 50/50 ratio will work. Also, BV is NOT the same and a yeast infection. You started off talking about treating BV, but finished by talking about yeast infections. That may be confusing to some who don't know there is a big difference between the two. BV is the overgrowth of bad BACTERIA in the vagina. Yeast infections occur when candida, a fungus naturally found in the vagina, grows excessively. Yeast infections usually produce white, cottage-cheese like, odor-less discharge; while BV produces a thin, white or gray smelly discharge. Because fungi don't respond to antibiotics, yeast infections don't respond to flagyl and other prescribed BV treatments. Conversely, BV doesn't respond to meds like Fluconazole (Diflucan) and over the counter treatments like Monistat..I learned that from experience when I took Diflucan a few days ago thinking it would treat my symptoms. That's what makes hydrogen peroxide so wonderful is that fact that it seems to be effective in curing BV and yeast infections. While I've never used it for yeast infections, I've read that others have had success with it. I've also read that using too much hydrogen peroxide to cure BV can actually CAUSE yeast infections by throwing off the vagina's Ph and creating an environment where yeast grows out of control.

Replied by Yess Im Happy
Magnolia Ms

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!!

Posted by Abbey (Allentown, Pa) on 03/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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!!!

Posted by Toya (Ga) on 02/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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 I decided to type in BV cure 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. 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.

Replied by Abbey
Allentown, Pennsylvania

I'm so glad I found this post! I've been battling with BV for many weeks now and I see how much its affecting my life! I have been on FOUR rounds of antibiotics with no avail. Until I found this I've felt hopeless! I have used the tampon and douching methods yesterday and I do think it's improving. I have such bad burning and itching on the outside of my V (vulva) and was wondering if anyone else had itching and burning and if the hydrogen peroxide helped that at all? Any info would be really wonderful. Thank you ladies!

Replied by Courtney

I am suffering from BV for about three months now. I have gone to the doctor twice and have been put on two antibiotics and the problem goes away while I am on the medicine but comes back like the very next day. My doctor has done cultures on me and has confirmed it is vb. When I called yesterday to tell her nurse that my problem has came back for the third time now, she called me in some vaginal cream (I cant remember the name of it but I was to apply it twice a day for two weeks.) When I went to the pharmacy to get it, they told me it would be $96. That's when I decided not to buy it and I started doing research on home remedies and came across this post. I have some questions because I have never used a douche before and I don't know the proper ratio of water to hydrogen peroxide. I have also read some people have kept the liquid in for between 30min-1hour. How exactly do you "hold it in?" I thought that it came out when you rinsed it out? I don't know a lot about this stuff so if someone could give me better directions on how this works it would be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Hoping4acure

I have been regularly struggling with BV for about 8 years now. I have had countless rounds of antibiotics, oral and vaginal, and the problem goes away but persistently comes back after I have sex. After reading some of the stories on this site, I see that a lot of women regularly struggle with BV even after antibiotic treatment. Personally, I am usually fine after treatment but it's just until I am sexually active again that it comes back. It is such a pain! I have also tried a few at home remedies and nothing ever does the trick. I'm going to try the peroxide soaked tampon in hopes of it clearing up without a doctor visit. I wish that there was a way I could keep it from coming back even after sexual activity! HERE'S TO HOPING!

Replied by Jessica
Sugar Land, Tx

@Hoping for a cure

If you are having unprotected sex that is one of the main causes, I'll explain why in a bit...but since you've taken antibiotics you have killed not only the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria that are extremely important for optimum health and well being, not only of the vagina but many other areas in our bodies, if not our entire when you take antibiotics you are wiping out your body's defenses against infections viruses etc so the minute you have unprotected sex or many other sexual activity four play etc you are introducing a ton of germs, bacteria and other foreign substances into your body that has little to no defense to fight off and protect you from the bad bacteria now entering your have to allow enough time for your body to rebuild its "army" regain its strength recruit and train new soldiers etc before having normal intercourse again...meaning avoid having sex for a while if possible till you can get your vaginal flora back to optimum health...but if you can not do that, I get it too...have as clean of sex as one can almost ocd with it...first off wear a condom or have your partner wear one no questions asked do introduce saliva to it or open it prematurely, don't set it down anywhere etc keep it as clean as possible. Have both you and your partner wash hands thoroughly before getting started, if possible brush your teeth (both of u) and even better if you can use some peroxide as oral debriding agent too, read instructions in the back of the bottle. Pee before sex and after sex, ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT, another thing that would be absolutely beneficial is to rinse your bodies prior to engaging in sexual int. Or at least washing rinsing genitals...stay away from any anal type of activity that is just asking for serious bv and other vaginal infections, uti's etc...meanwhile you want to BE helping your body regain its defense system up and running finding a good source, better yet an excellent source of probiotics specifically for women. Preferably you want to do one that is RAW, FULL SPECTRUM WHOLE FOOD FORMULA WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT STRAINS OF ACTIVE GOOD FRIENDLY BACTERIA PLUS BILLIONS OF ACTIVE CULTURES AT THE TIME OF CONSUMPTION LOOK ONLINE OR WHOLE FOODS OR SOMEWHERE SIMILAR TO WHOLE FOODS...IT Will be a bit pricey $30-40 for a good month supply but absolutely worth it in the long can also ad bacteria by eating all natural raw plain yogurt with live cultures, kefir, drink aaple cider vinegar like braggs organic Apple Cider Vinegar "with the mother" you wanna do one tbs per 8 to 10oz of water make sure to shake the bottle to get the goodies in the bottle that sink to that once or twice a day...its also good to drink half of a freshly squeezed lemon in warm water on empty stomach every morning or as often as possible...start taking folic acid supplement, as well as vitamin c, b complex would also be beneficial. Or just get a good woman's or even prenatal daily multi vitamin supplement...drink lots and lots of water stay away (as much as possible at least) from sugar use stevia when possible, alcohol, processed white flour or anything that has it in it, or things that turn into sugar, even the fruits u eat should be limited, and try to find the ones that have the least amount of sugar for the time being...junk food, fast food juices, soda, sweet tea coffee etc minimize the intake of it all...try to stick to straight water if u want flavor infuse your water with fruits and vegies and again use stevia As a substitute for your normal white sugar. Reason being is bc these things are for the most part poisonous to our bodies and most of all are what the bad organisms that are causing all these problems thrive on...they feed off of sugar etc they like warm wet dark places that's weak in defense and has an abundance of their primary food source...sugar...the idea is to starve them, rebuild your army to come fight these weak starved soldiers off as quickly as possible all while not introducing too many more to the environment...also make sure you are wiping front to back even when u just pee...avoid sitting in wet under garments, also avoid pools hot tubs TAKING BATHS thongs try wearing cotton undies as much as possible...let it breath as often as possible..yes I said let your vaginal when safe to do so let it breath air it out...get some sun approximately 20 mins a day is not only safe to do but highly recommended no more than 20 moderation is key use sunscreen and take whatever necessary precautions based on your skin type and sensitivity. Everyone's diff. As far their sun (uv)exposure tolerance goes ... Do the peroxide douche the directions for it are on this website...I would also do a tea tree oil douche once a day and peroxide once to 2x a day till its not use anything with a fragrance on or near sprays soap body wash lotions wipes pads panty liners sprays etc I think I've covered most of it hope this helps I know it's a lot but it' will worth it in the long-haul getting to live your life normal again without the embarrassment and frustrations that dealing with bv brings about..also stay away from antibiotics its a viscous cycle and your body will start to build an immunity to it and it will stop working all together but as u know it doesn't cure anything it only treats it temporarily so why bother

***eat garlic if possible or take garlic supplement as an added measure or substitute method for one of the above mentioned remedies***

Posted by Melissa (Colorado) on 02/26/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Posted by Stephanie (California) on 02/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Erin

Hey, I was wondering if you keep douching after your symptoms are already gone. Like, do I need to keep doing this once a month or as a preventative maintenance type thing. Are you still BV free?

Posted by Mrs. Clean (Brooklyn, New York ) on 02/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.