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 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!
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 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.
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!
I used 30 ml 3% peroxide 2x per day for 7 days. I used a 30 ml sterile syringe, as it kept the peroxide in me better. I left it in for 15 min each time. Drained. Directly followed by a frozen kefir + probiotic insert. I'm cured. And so grateful. I tried it all before. This even FEELS different. I will take the probiotics forever too.
I've just recently had BV and its my first time, have never felt so uncomfortable and mortified. My doctor prescribed me Metronidazole yesterday and once my chemist told me it would make me feel sick and I read online about how awful it makes people feel I decided against it. I have a horrific phobia of vomiting and decided to try anything else. When I heard about hydrogen peroxide I was sceptical but I was so uncomfortable and it seemed to have the best results. Couldn't find any form of douche products to buy so I used the tampon option. I poured two bottle caps full of 3% hydrogen peroxide and two bottle caps of boiled bottled water into a glass, I then place a tampon in and waited until it was lukewarm. I felt instant relief after having it in me around 10-15 mins. I then had a bath and put some natural Greek yogurt on afterwards. I also bought some folic acid, vitamin D and vitamin C supplements. Seems to be working wonders so far.
Hi Lulu, do you mind to tell me how to use the peroxide. my first time I make a mistake I used the peroxide straight from the bottle inside the vagina, I was worried after that, it was just one hope nothing is going to happen. Thanks : )
I am happy to report that H202 has helped me to finally get rid of my BV symptoms. I can't believe the smell was gone right after the first time I used it.
I was told to mix 50% Peroxide with 50% distilled/bottled water in a douche bottle. I was very skeptical as to whether or not this would work considering everything else I have tried either didn't work at all or only for a few days at best. I told myself what do I have to lose but these horribly embarrassing symptoms that won't go away.
So after work a couple days ago I stopped at the dollar store and purchased a large bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide & 2 packages of vinegar & water douche. I then went home to give a try.
When I got home I grabbed a bottle of water, emptied the contents of a new vinegar & water douche bottle and replaced it with a mixture of 50% Peroxide 50% water.
Immediately after I used the mixture the smell just vanished and my other symptoms started to subside. I was in a complete state of shock. I thought to myself, "Wow, to think something I kept under my sink as a medicinal staple could have cured me of this nightmare a long time ago."
All the money, antibiotics and over the counter treatments that didn't work that could have been avoided. Not to mention all the embarrassment from the smell you can't hide and everyone notices.
I am only two days into my first and hopefully last treatment and things are going well so far. By next week I am hoping to be 100% BV free. To make sure that happens, I was told to soak a tampon in plain yogurt and insert it in my vaginal area for 2-3 hours daily for 3-5 days to help replace the good bacteria in my vaginal area. I am to do this in conjunction with the peroxide & water mixture 2 times daily.
Once all the symptoms are gone to ensure it won't return I should and to continue with either an oral probiotic daily or yogurt to help maintain a healthy Vaginal PH Balance.
I have to say for the first time in a very long time, I'm starting to feel like myself again. Who knew after all the time, money and energy looking for relief that it could be so simple.