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.
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 :))
Hydrogen peroxide actually works—AND has less significant (in my opinion) side effects than metronidazole. Being a huge nerd, I needed to research this cure before I tried it, and I found out that this is 62.5% effective after ONE 3-minute douching as 4 tablets of metronidazole. Imagine what a few days of treatment will do!
I found this study on the US National Library of medicine's website. Read what it has to say about hydrogen peroxide! (Here's a link to the study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3458956/)
We identified two non-controlled clinical trials that we excluded from this review [15, 16], and one randomised triple-blinded controlled trial in which the efficacy of vaginal hydrogen peroxide instillation in curing BV was assessed .
In a very well-designed triple-blinded randomised controlled trial, Chaithongwongwatthana et al. investigated the effectiveness and safety of a single hydrogen peroxide vaginal douche in treating bacterial vaginosis . In this study, 142 patients with BV were enrolled in a Thai outpatient gynaecologic clinic. Diagnosis was made according to Amsel's criteria. Randomisation relied on computer-generated random number scheme and both subjects and investigators were blinded to treatment. In addition double dummies were used to ensure blinding. In the experimental treatment arm patients (n = 72) were treated with a single douche with 20 ml of a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution in lithotomy position for 3 minutes, whereas in the control arm patients (n = 70) received 4 tablets of 500 mg metronidazole. The dummy treatments consisted of a vaginal douche with clean water in the metronidazole group and of identical placebo tablets similar to the metronidazole tablets in the hydrogen peroxide group. Follow-up was performed at 2 weeks following treatment. Cure was defined as the absence of at least 3 Amsel criteria. Assessors were blinded for the treatment allocation. The cure rates were 62.5% in the hydrogen peroxide group and 78.6% in the metronidazole group (see Table 1). Patients in the metronidazole group had significantly more gastrointestinal side effects (48.6% versus 13.9%, p < 0.001), whereas patients in the hydrogen peroxide group had significantly more mild vaginal irritation (33.3% versus 14.3%, p = 0.008).
This method really works definitely try it before going to the doctors if you for sure that its BV. I got bv from having unprotected sex with a new sex partner. I went to the dr she confirmed thts what it was and started me on antibiotics. The antibiotics took the smell and discharge away immediately. The third day on them I had sex again and he kept sliding the condom off (smh after I told him I got BV from having unprotected sex with him). So I still had four days left of antibiotics. A week after the antibiotics were over and my oeriod came and went (period only last 3days) the BV came back. I got so frustrated. So I called my dr and couldnt get an appt for about 2 wks. There was no way I was walking around smelling that horrible smell. So I started looking for ither methods. I came across bv cream and probiotics and purchased them both. The cream only took the smell away for two days (claimed three). So then I came across HP and immediately went to target and purchased it.
So on Saturday I started the tampon method. I soaked it in a tampon with the plastic applicator for a few minutes and inserted for 30 minutes. I did tht twice..... would u believe no smell or discharge all night and morning. BUT it came back but the smell was minor and the discharge was little to none. I did this for 3 days but withing 16 hrs the minor stench and discharge would return. So I did the douche method on the fourth day... IT FINISHED THE JOB immediately. I did it before I took my shower on the 4th and 5th day and I will do it for the last day today to make 7 days for treatment.. no discharge or odor since day 4. And I had sex on day 5 and no smell AT ALL ...i also inserted a bv cream as well to keep the freshness. If u havent tried it PLEASE DO IMMEDIATELY IT WORKS.
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
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!
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.
Ladies, I've struggled on and off for years with this and I have tried ALOT of remedies including acv(douche and drinking), baking soda, molkosan, Epsom salt, herbs, vitamins, femdophilus, yogurt, probiotics, borax, bv capsules, coconut oil, etc and some worked to varying degrees depending on how bad the infection was but the only thing that works is to dramatically diet change, cut out the processed and the sugars and carbs...
Also I'll tell you a secret I wish I knew all along... Hydrogen peroxide!!! Use as a douche or rinse it wet a tampon. Odor is gone immeadiatly, no matter how bad your infection is. So cheap, and a Godsend. I dont really have an infection now, been free for maybe 6 months after a mild one . Diet changes really helped there, now all I do is eaty healthy about 1/2 the time and eat yogurt weekly, then rinse with the peroxide anytime I feel I have an odor. Not even a fishy odor (its not that bad) just an off odor. Odor goes immediatly and stays gone for days. So really all you need is a healthy diet and perioxide. Save yourself some money. Trust me I tried everything out there, even making my own suppositories . Perioxide and a good diet is the way to go. My BV will come back if I go back to eating a lot of junk and sugar for too long.
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.
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)
BUT THIS SOLUTION IS GREAT AND I WISH I HAD FOUND IT SOONER.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
As a woman the last thing you want to do is have any vaginal issues. Especially, ones that you have no control over. I mean I know how to wipe a shower I don't use scented soap. I have one sexually active partner and we used protection. So why do I keep getting bacterial vaginosis? I have contributed a lot of different theories, I feel mainly that I don't diet properly. After waiting this website I finally realized that I was not alone. No one understand what it feels like to be a woman and have BV. But I am so glad to report that this really really works!!! I just did my first does of three quarters of the hydrogen peroxide and the rest water and ladies I'm so proud to report that immediately after my first use I have no smell!!! It's been approximately 4 hours and I have not had any discharge at all. After battling with this issue for almost 10 years I really feel confident that this will work. Just like all of the other ladies I have been to the doctor I've had culture samples done, I've used metro gel as well as the flaglyn pills. The moment I have any sexual activity that BV will flare up. I am going to report on this for the next few days because I will be doing this journey with you guys. This cure if it completely works would be the best thing I've ever had to experience and its cost effective. To have to go to the doctor every time this happens and if you're like me you get this more than four times a year and no doctor can ever give you a final cure or a reason why. It's definitely disturbing. My plans like I said to do this for the next few days and I will definitely report to you ladies and let you know my progress good luck ladies!
I was looking for a treatment for BV, and stumbled onto this site. And I must say, that I am so glad to have found. I'm in my 2nd trimester and haven't been reading as clean as I normally would not pregnant. Doctor diagnosed me with BV a few weeks ago. Didn't know u had it until yesterday, from the fish smell and itchy swollen vulva.So, I didn't want to take any more (after 1dose that didn't work) medications that would pass thru to the baby.
Found this site and got so excited that I did not fully read the douche instructions for Hydrogen peroxide. I did 30ml full strength in about 5 minutes standing up. Yes there was a slight sting afterwards for about a minute. But once that was over, I had Immediate relief. No itching, no smell just relief.
Now my second treatment will be tomorrow morning with half/half. I only wear cotton undies and go bare during sleep. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this information. Will let you all know how I feel in the morning. Baby is fine moving her normal amount. No camping or out of ordinary sensations. Screaming Thank you, all of you for sharing your experiences!!!!
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.