Two Words: It worked! Douching with 3% peroxide and 1/3 water works. I love my vagina again. No smell. 'Im only on day two but the results are magnificent! Just one question. What type of probiotics should I take?
I'm pretty sure that the reason hydrogen peroxide works is the oxygen.
I've recently discovered that many - if not most - people walk around in a chronic state of hyperventilation which blocks the carbon dioxide the body needs to get the blood to let go of oxygen so it can get into the cells. In hyperventilation, the cells are depleted of oxygen which basically creates shelter for pathogens to get in out of the oxygen storm going on in the blood when one hyperventilates.
Update** I have been symptom free since October. No smell, no burning. My vulva did itch every now and then only when I bothered it. I did a 3-4 day treatment with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Immediate relief from itching and burning. I'm in my third trimester with a healthy baby, they say you shouldn't douche while pregnant. I made an exception in my case. BV can be dangerous late in pregnancy. After taking prescription from DR that did Not help Me, I found this site and recommendations from other moms about hydrogen peroxide. I must say this is the best treatment for Me.
My only discomfort was the dryness I experienced a week or so later. I treated that with partially frozen organic plain yogurt and wore a pad. GONE!!! No unnecessary meds for me and little one ever again now that I know this(unless emergency purposes of course). I wish I had known to use this sooner. When you know better, you do better.ðŸ˜Š
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.
Think you meant as a not and a... in the spirit of keeping up with grammar since it drives you nuts when it's wrong
You have my exact symp. Ask your doc to check the ph balance of your urine or u can get the test from the pharmacy yourself. The PH of your body sounds acidic, which results in an all types of infections. fungal. Bacterial. Not to scare you but even cancer as these diseases thrive in acidic conditions.
You have to add Alkaline foods to your diet and make them the vast majority of foods that you consume. FYI.. Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerhouse Alkaline. That's why it works for most people's BV. You can ingest it orally as well for systemic assistance.
i tried the hydrogen peroxide thing and it sorta worked. I was good for a week but then it seemed like I made it worse bc when I stopped it was worse than ever. Point being, you can't just balance the ph of your vag without addressing the underlying issue.
Ive switched to an 80% Alkaline diet / 20% Acidic diet a week ago and I feel less "I'll" my vag seems happy, skin still sucks but it noticeably better, and I am down 6.5 lbs. Yes, 6. Power of fruit & vegetables.
Our ur parents knew what they were talking about. Who knew... Well, apparently they did but they failed to eleborate on the why.
PH balance. That simple.
Years of bv, skin/bacteria issues, a few fungal things, terrible food allergies that popped up in adulthood....and I am betting it was acidosis the entire time.
I feel kinda mad that we don't get taught this stuff in school. Women especially suffer the worst. Jock itch cannot compare to the horrors of bv.
Hi I was reading your story, and ive tried the peroxide thing, its obvious I was doing it wrong, im glad I read yours now I will try it your way, but I cant now b/c I have my period now, and the smell is so horrible I cant even stand it, I really hope this works for me, ive tried everything and it comes right back, I never had to fight with this so long, and now im fighting this for a while , this just wont go away! And it usually comes before or right after my period or sometimes after sex! This is horrible!
It works. This is something I've dealt with for many years and I've done this for 2 days the odor is completely gone away, along with the clear discharge but I also Incorporated it with an apple cider vinegar bath.
Okay so I, as well, have never written on a blog or a review on anything but I told myself if I get rid of this bv nightmare I WILL do it and only because it is such a horrible thing to have!! Alright so let me tell you how it all happened (maybe you girls can relate in some sort of way and be more precautious). This was like in july, so like 4months I've been struggling with this curse!! 4 months ago I began using vaginal wipes. I used them mostly when I went out to places ( because you never know when you're going to go in a stall with no paper or be in a situation where they come in handy, like on your period or with your significant other). I was using these wipes thinking they were doing good for me and helping my vagina keep clean. I know that our vaginas are already self cleaners and are very good at it too but these wipes just came in handy and I really didn't think anything would happen since other girls use them aswell. So after a night out with a group of my friends I did use vaginal wipes, several times too, because I was drinking beer and we all know when we drink beer we are going to be using the bathroom a lot. The next morning when I went to work I felt a little off down there, like itchy kind of, but didn't think much because I figured it was nothing and it would go away. Well it didn't and that's where my night mare began. My lady parts began feeling weird, not normal. Let me add that I have never had a yeast infection so I thought maybe that was the problem..I mean what else could it be?
I looked up home remedies for yeast infections only because I did not want to go to the doctors and get checked down there..its scary, embarrassing and it was hard for me to make time, since I work full time as well. I tried home remedies, like apple cider vinegar but that burned too much so didn't last. I added nonfat plain greek yogurt to my diet. I ate it everyday. I began taking probiotics and drank lots of fluids like lots of water and cranberry juice I got the 3 day vaginal yeast infection treatment at the pharmacy. I am dating someone but I know for a fact it wasn't him because we have been having unprotected sex for a year before I got it. It just wouldn't make sense because I got it when I wasn't with him..I was out with my other friends and did not have sex at all.
Going back to the home remedies so I didn't really see a change at all but I could say that the itch that I had wasn't so bad, it didn't smell or anything and I was still having unprotected sex. When I would get my period it would go away and slowly come back when it was done. Let me tell you I was scared of what it could be which made it worse for me to go get it checked but I knew I had too because it could have been something worse. It was the end of july, so by this time it had been already a month since I had it. I decided to go get checked. I went in for a yeast infection because that is what I thought I had and got the results of having a small amount of yeast but mostly bv. I was like whaaat? Of course she explained to me what it was and how it was sort of similar to a yeast and it's the most common vaginal infection and what not. So she gave me Diflucan 150mg for the yeast and metrogel-vaginal for bv. I was soo excited that there was an answer to what I had and it would be cured soon! I took the Diflucan and then used the metrogel right away I started seeing a change. I didn't have sex for the time I was using the medication. I used metrogel for 5 nights and wahlaa it was gone!! I was so happy!!!
Okay so I didn't think much of it coming back or anything..I didn't do much research on bv because I figured this medication would work, you know? I mean it was prescribed to me from a doctor who knows these things. So a week later I went out with my friends and partied haha. Still nothing. 2 weeks after I saw the guy I am dating and we had unprotected sex. Oh boy...the next day I knew it was back! This time it was worse! It was super itchy and my discharged had a funky smell to it..my hopes were crushed and I began to question everything!! Remind you this was like september. I went crazy and I began doing my search on bv. I read how vaginal wipes can strip your good bacteria and actually make you more prone to infections. And not only these wipes but feminine products in general. *Ring ring ringgg* that is what happened to me. I also read how girls used metrogel and it was only temporary and usually came back after having sex and what not. I cried because I was not seeing any hope. There were girls that have had it for years!! I was beginning to think that I too would have this infection for years. It didn't stop there though!! I was determined to get rid of this horrible thing!! ( just to say I would never ever wish this upon anyone because it is so awful, it made me depressed!! )
So I did not go back to the doctors because It would be the same thing. What I did was I changed my diet!! And let me tell you I am an absolutely bread lover, I would eat it everyday. Number one thing off my list was bread! These little suckers were not going to enjoy the yeast that bread contains. I also got rid of smoking cigarettes because that too makes bv worse. I stopped drinking (I do not plan on completely stopping. I mean im 20 years old not even 21 yet. I just stopped temporarily until my bv was cured because I was getting rid of ANYTHING that can trigger bv)
I'm a very active person and try to be as healthy as possible..I love exercising and making my green juices. So besides that I added more more vegetables to my diet. I continued drinking lots and lots of water! I continued having yogurt( plain non fat Greek yogurt). I cut out a lot of foods that contained sugars and carbohydrates.
I did my research on probiotics and began using probiotics that contain Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri which are strains focus more on vaginal bacteria. I take 2 a day, I also began using folic acid ( take 2 a day), I began taking vitamin c, vitamin e, and multidaily vitamins. I was determined to get rid of this monster!!
Lastly, I came across the lovely hydrogen peroxide from the reviews of Earth clinics. I was scared of using it because I didn't know whether it would work or not but at this point I was like I don't care!! So I began using it by mixing it with half water and inserting it with a food syringe..how I would do it is I would lay on my bed, put a towel underneath and put a little bit in my vagina and held it in for a little bit..it would slowly come out bubbly. It also burned a little bit. Did this but I didn't really see it getting better. Maybe I was just too impatient but I opted with douching better.
I bought a douche, I emptied the liquid inside and put half water and half peroxide..I did this while in the shower. Let me tell you the first time it burned and discharge with a little bit of blood came out as I was doing it. I then right away, once I was done with the peroxide, grabbed a water bottle and filled up the douche only with purified water and rinsed out inside..I continued to do this for a whole week( morning and before bed) while eating healthy, and taking vitamins, probiotics and folic acid. I began seeing a change right away except I would feel a bit of the bv still! I waited a little longer and after like 7 days it was practically gone.
As of right now I'm actually on the 7th day of this treatment and my vagina finally feels normal! I am actually producing white discharge and my vagina seems like it's back to selfcleaning. Before I wasn't producing discharge at all! It was always dry and itchy( my vulva was mostly what bothered me the most. It always felt dry and itchy and just not nice.) but now it seems like I beat this nightmare!! No more itch! I will just continue to help myself out and douche maybe once every other day just so that my good bacteria can become stronger and stonger.
All in all ladies I believe the number one most important thing here is a positive outlook and patience!!! Just have faith and know that if you want to get rid of this you have to do some changes! It's not easy but it will be a wonderful out come! Bv is mostly bad bacteria overpowering all your good little warriors.. so if you're overdoing it with smoking, drinking, eating bread, feminine washes and what not you are just helping the bad bacteria grow( our vaginas are miracle workers all on their own)..it got worse for me after I used metrogel because this medication killed not only my bad bacteria but my good aswell and once it came in contact with a higher level of ph (semen) it affected me right away with the powerful smell and itch because I had no more good bacteria to help keep it leveled.
Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand kills the bad bacteria and allows your good bacteria to grow. our vaginas already produce a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to help keep everything balanced so if anything it is the safest. I know this is long but I just feel so grateful for hydrogen peroxide that I just needed to write about it. I would feel awful if I didnt, knowing how much I suffered and knowing that there are other girls out there suffering as well.
I hope you have the patience and the determination to get rid of this! Use hydrogen peroxide and include your own probiotics, folic acid and a healthy diet. See what works for you and don't give up! Stay healthy ladies! Xoxo
I do not typically post on any website but after reading about using hydrogen peroxide to cure BV and trying it, I had to post. I took a douch and emptied the bottle. I filled half of the bottle with hydrogen peroxide and the other half with water. I mixed it up and used it as you would a typical douch. Already after the first use, I can tell a difference. The itching and burning has subsided majorly and the smell is gone so far. I haven't felt any discharge either. I plan to repeat the process for the next 2 or 3 days just to make sure its gone. I can't believe how well it works! I was so worried I was going to have to go to the doctor and be so embarrassed and have to buy expensive medicine. Thank God for this site ans hydrogen peroxide! Try it, it works!
I am probably jinxing myself by reporting but I will anyway. I get BV maybe once or twice per year on average even when not sexually active and wearing breathable panties. June 2015 brought the worst case of BV I have ever had ... probably due to high job stress and no longer eating yogurt every day. I tried to self-medicate with homeopathic treatments such as RePhresh Gel, RePhresh Pro-B and 500mg Vitamin C Capsules (with Rose Hips). It just made the BV worse along with my first ever yeast infection.
In late July I gave up and saw a doctor. She prescribed the usual: A 7-day course of Metronidazole Tablets plus a 6-day course of Diflucan Tablets for the YI after my STD tests came back clean. Ten days after my last medication dose, the BV and YI were unchanged. Back to the doctor. She prescribed Metronidazole Gel and another 6-day course of Difulcan and continue taking probiotics to get and keep my vaginal Ph in balance. She cautioned me to take the Diflucan after treating the BV so the medications did not counteract one another. The entire tube of Metro Gel provided 10 days of treatment. My BV seemed improved but was not cured. It appears the Diflucan cured the YI.
Two courses of professional treatment failed and I was not willing to go back to the doctor because BV = doctor bills. It also meant more ineffective antibiotics that did more harm than good. RePhresh Pro-B is too expensive so I switched to FemFlora to re-balance my vaginal Ph. In addition, I started using Summers Eve Cleanser for my lady bits and cut sugar from my diet. For the BV Ã¢Â€Â“ I found a medical study stating H2O2 was an effective treatment to cure or improve BV in most of the participants. I decided to give it a try.
I bought a couple disposable douches, rinsed out the contents then filled it with a 50/50 solution of H2O2 (3%) and distilled water. I left in the solution 3 minutes. I douched again with 50/50 solution the next morning. I immediately felt improvement. Since douching is messy and uncomfortable Ã¢Â€Â“ I soaked a super tampon in undiluted H2O2 and left it in for 15 minutes, 2x daily for 5 consecutive days. The discharge and smell had stopped but still had the occasional itch.
Two weeks later the yellowish discharge and itch was back. I went full-blown assault on the BV by douching with undiluted H2O2 for 3 minutes, 1x daily for 3 consecutive days. It burned like hell but the BV seems to be fully defeated this time. (I caution you to not use this method first unless you know your lady bits will react to diluted H2O2 first). That was nearly 3 weeks ago. I mainly attribute this victory to both the 1-2 punch of the H2O2 and FemFlora. I am hopeful that continuing to take probiotics every day will help keep my vaginal Ph in balance and prevent the BV from coming back (at least for a while). If or when I get BV again, I will first try the peroxide douche before seeing a doctor.
I'm glad I found this site & learned about hydrogen peroxide for BV. For the past 17 years I have been battling BV. Creams, pills, & going to the doctor every month was annoying! It seemed like I was getting BV every month & my doctor couldn't figure out why!!
Then I found this site & I decided to try the 50% water & 50% hydrogen peroxide in a tampon....immediate results!! I left the tampon on for 30 minutes, I saw the warnings from other people about leaving the tampon in too long. I did it for 2 days in a row & no odor, no wetness in my underwear. I consider this a success!
I've struggled with yeast all my life & BV for about 4 years. Now it has been 2 years since I did my last hyrdrogen peroxide and distilled water douche. NO BV, NO YEAST. I consulted my doctor - he gave me metrogel. No success. I tried yogurt tampons, apple cider vinegar, and borax but nothing solved the problem permanently. God Bless Earth Clinic - I don't know WHY I haven't written this sooner.
Hyrdogen Peroxide 3%
Oral syringe, irrigator, or douche system.
**DISTILLED WATER IS ESSENTIAL. Distilled water has no bacteria or extra minerals in it. Tap water isn't filtered enough. Distilled water is the only safe drinking water for patients with liver disease who can't process extra minerals, etc. It's much safer for your vagina than tap water.
Mix equal parts peroxide with distilled water.
Douche by method of choice (in the shower - for any first timers out there).
If using an oral syringe, take care not to put too far into the vagina. You are simply flushing out your system. I only inserted it 2 inches & avoided my cervix. Go slow! Be gentle! Too much pressure from any douche can push the bacteria up to the cervix. You don't want that...
You may notice a tingling or bubbling sensation. Try to let it work as long as you can! If it is too bothersome, flush with more distilled water gently. (I danced around in the bathroom to cope).
Only use when you notice you need it. I think this is essential not to shock the system and to give the body a chance to fight back on its own (as we would prefer it to do anyway).
A candida diet might be helpful during this process, but I did not follow one.
It took approximately 2-3 months for it to clear. One major benefit is that the odor is gone immediately w/this treatment.
So that's it! 2 years BV & Yeast free w/o further treatment. I really hope this works for others out there!! Good luck!!
So excited to share this with you. I have struggled with BV for around 8 years. I've been to doctor and specialists. The only thing they have ever prescribed were antibiotics, metranidizole (gel and pills), and clindamyacin(sp). The metronidozale pills make me very ill and I've even had to undergo 4 pills a day for up to two weeks. Each treatment either didn't work or the BV came back after a couple of weeks even when not sexually active. My self image and confidence was affected negatively and hearing the doctors say there was no other way to treat me left me feeling discouraged and depressed. I didn't feel clean ever. SO after extensive research during which I found that in China doctors begin treatment with natural/holistic remedies and changes in diet and only as a LAST resort prescribe medication I was determined to battle this naturally. I looked all over the internet and finally decided on what I would try. THIS is what I did a week ago. I purchased a Douche package and rinsed and cleaned the bottle. I filled it with about 1/8 apple cider vinegar, the next half with Hydrogen Peroxide, and the final half with water. I swear to you that within a couple of hours I now longer felt the regular discharge I'd been experiencing for most of the last 8 years. It is something I am always aware of so there is no way I would not notice if it was still happening. I became hyper aware waiting to feel it, notice a smell, or see it when I go to the bathroom.
I was prepared to do this for 3-7 days as some forums suggested but after 6 days without any symptoms I have not repeated the douche because this is a new remedy for me and I do not want to overshoot what my body needs and cause more problems. I'm listening closely to my body. Every morning I eat one regular sized container of Greek Yogurt to reintroduce good bacteria. I am so opposed to using any kind of pill for this I will not buy the the Acidophillis or any other vitamin in pill form. I know that it has only been a one week but I decided to share now because someone might be desperate for relief like I was and I'm driven to try to help. I hope if you try this that it works for you. We as a western society are driven by cures in pill form and many times this causes even more unbalance in our bodies. You can get every vitamin you need in the food you choose to eat. I intend to eat Greek yogurt every day for the rest of my life because clearly my body has a problem with maintaining good bacteria. I promise I will update this if my symptoms come back anytime soon. Well that's all ladies. Good luck!!!
I've had bv for a week now and don't want to take the flagyl I was prescribed because it upsets my stomach. I tried the hydrogen peroxide mixed half with water douche and it seems to be helping so far, but others on here were saying to do it 2x/day for a week. Did you reuse your douche or do you have to buy enough for a week's worth?
I am reporting back. My last report in October that I was cured was amazing. I have been bv free since then. I had sex with a new partner this weekend and low and behold... bv is back. I plan on doin the same peroxide wash holding it in for 3 minutes until douche bottle is empty for 3 nights in a row. It has to do with sex. There's no other explanation for this.
I has struggled with BV for many years, countless Dr. visits and prescriptions. Nothing worked. I used the 50/50 douche HP & distilled water every day for about a week. I also wore a tampon dipped in HP for about 30 minutes every other day. I highly recommend organic coconut oil, has natural antibodies and moisturizes - lightly applied externally. After my initial treatment, I now only use the coconut oil and apply HP externally as needed, usually right before or right after my period. Might be more in my head but I'd rather not take the chance. :) This might seem like a weird tip but grooming and ensuring you're dry after a shower and before dressing helps. Loose clothing & go panty free as often as you can.
I got BV from sex with a new boyfriend about 3-4 months ago, the only symptom I get noticeably is the fishy odor. Ive tried everything under the sun, hp was my last resort because it just sounded so scary to me. I tried 2 nights ago mixing 2 caps of hp and 2 caps of water it instantly got rid of the smell but came back. I tried the next day with 5:2 ratio of hp to water and it seemed to last longer I did it a few times during the day and this morning I woke to no smell, ive done it twice so far today and im hoping this will really cure it and work. FINGERS CROSSED. But yes if you are looking for an immediate relief HP does it, but I think you have to do it a good number of days to keep it away.
First of all, thank you all for sharing all of your experinces. It's really sucks when you get BV and doctors don't really help you, instead prescribe you antibiotics that work for couple of weeks, plus all the antibiotics have different side effects.
Ladies, I douched with mix of hydrogen peroxide and water (50/50), I also eat plain probiotic yogurt daily, take daily probiotics pills, vitamin C pills, and 1 folic acid pill(800mg). At the beginning everything seemed to work, I started to notice normal discharge. But on my 6th day of using the mix of hydrogen peroxide and water, my vagina burned. It wasn't that bad, I also rinse my vagina with distilled water after I douche with hydrogen peroxide. Now my vagina is red, and itches. I am not going to douche since I will probably make it worse with hydrogen. But I don't know what I did wrong. So many of you wrote how you became free from this freaking BV with the mix of hydrogen peroxide and water.
Please HELP. I don't know if this was my reaction to it, should I continue or what else can I do:( Maybe someone experienced the same thing I did.
I've read that you should drink apple cider vinegar (tablespoon with water) in order to balance things out when you do this treatment.
I doubt you should use full hp solution if it's higher than 3%, you should always dilute with water (half hp, half water). I say wait a few days then keep trying, or use the betadine for douching for the meantime then switch to hp to ultimately get rid of bv :) good luck! To ladies out there still struggling, there is no one and ultimate way to get rid of bv (even antibiotics get recurrences), so just keep trying till you find one way of keeping the vajayjay healthy, I had an evil bv infection when I had unprotected sex and the semen (which is alkaline) seemed to upset the pH, and boy was it a nightmare, I went to the gynae and was prescribed dequalinium chloride which I am extremely happy about since it's not antibiotics. After the treatment ended I still had mild bv and I knew if I went back to the ob/ gyn I would be prescribed antibiotics which will kill all the good bacteria in the vajayjay so I sought high and low for solutions. First, I used pure vit c tablets 500mg every night inserted into the vagina for three nights, which ultimately helped because I no longer squirm in discomfort because of the irritation/ itch. I am now on betadine / hp douche to get rid of the slimy/ sleek/ watery discharge which is bothering me, I'm planning on doing it every couple of days from now, but I can say that going natural is wayyyy better even though it takes longer. I'm currently going to purchase probiotics and maintain a diet with eating A LOT of KIMCHI (which contains lactobacillus), yoghurt and lemon water w honey everyday first thing in the morning to seriously eradicate this evil evil thing!
I love your honest details lol this helped because I can relate, so thanks for sharing
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!
so I too have been suffering with bv for over 6 yrs. Found the hp (straight) worked best but have had to use it forever as it's only temporary. I want a permanent cure! Have u found that yet?
I kept getting BV almost every other month if not every. I was on pills for two months and came back. I put a little of the plain peroxide you buy from the store on a tampon and inserted for 30 min and it worked right away with the smell. You have to keep doing it consistently for like 7 days to make sure it's gone. Works great for me! I had to use it because I currently don't have insurance and I am so happy it works. Apple cider didn't work for me But peroxide does!
I was treated for a yeast infection only to end up with an awful case of BV. The pain and intense itching wax worse than the yeast infection.. I tried the 50/50 hydrogen and water solution douche and even tried the peroxide/water soaked tampon. I have to say that is the dumbest thing I've done in my entire life!!!! It felt like I was ON FIRE!!! Don't try this ladies, , , it's not worth it AND My symptoms are still present :(.. It's going to be RX relief from now on..
I went through the same thing but then I tried eating a clove of garlic with my meals every day or I would blend it with my vegetable juice. I did this every day while I douched with the hydrogen peroxide every night before bedtime. I also took a capsule of probiotics every night. After suffering with BV for 5 years and trying everything imaginable this finally worked!!! Once it is gone, continue with a good probiotic every night.
I am so thrilled! I had what I believe to be BV (thick, smooth, white-ish discharge, itching and burning, raw feeling on my vagina). I also was very bloated, it was terrible and interfering with my everyday activities. I had so much uncomfortable itchy wetness and the smell got worse every single day. I came on this website to find out what I had and how to cure it. I figured I'd try ACV, so in addition to drinking it as I do most days in my water in the morning, I put it on a tampon and used that internally. The pain was unbearable, it literally felt like someone was knifing the inside of my vagina. I came back on here and then decided to try hydrogen peroxide, hoping it would work. I put that on a tampon, left it on for 15 minutes, and for the rest of the day I didn't have extreme, thick wetness coming out! I had wetness but it was lighter, not super smelly and very little of it. I couldn't believe it! So I tried it again at night before I went to bed. I woke up and had some wetness but again, very thin and a small amount, not like before where it felt like it was pouring out. I used it this morning again since it was working. All day today, no wetness coming out except when I went to the gym, but it was very thin, small amount, and not smelly! After gym no wetness for the rest of the day! I feel healed. I'm going to keep it up for the next two days just to make sure I'm completely over it, but I'm so thrilled this worked when I felt like nothing would.
When there is itching or burning you should not try to treat it yourself, that is the sign of something serious. And if anything the tampon is just soaking up your discharge. It may work a little, but it's just gonna come back.
You got to understand, ladies, that your clothes and underwear and pants harbor bacteria from your vaginas, so you HAVE to wear panty liners daily to protect yourself from infection. And if you have an infection, you keep re-infecting yourself.
I recently had an issue I could not seem to get rid of until I realized this. No itching, burning, nor green discharge but it was yellowish and smelled like hell! Tried Monistat. No luck. Then I realized it was either BV or an STD. So first, I got some Borax and added to my detergent (Wisk that removes oils) I washed all my underwear in it, with HOT water. Including my pants, as it seemed the smell was seeping into my clothes. I then hung it all out in the sun to dry, with the inside out area exposed to the sunlight. (Sunlight's UV rays KILL bacteria that cause smells in your wet clothes.) If you have an infection I recommend liners with baking soda to help mask your smell until your discharge is over, but for everyday normal use I recommend unscented cotton liners. I started douching with 3% peroxide and it worked for a day or two, but the yellowy discharge and the gawd awful, obnoxious smell would come back. At night the discharge would run amuck if I slept with no underwear (sorry this is gross) I would wake up with it on my thighs, AND the sheets. I called the clinic to make an appointment and they gave me a date almost two weeks later!
I decided to try one more thing for relief and possible cure in the meantime. After researching this for a few weeks prior I armed myself with 35% Food grade peroxide, distilled water and some lactobacillus tablets from a health food store. Also got a turkey baster from a dollar store. (don't laugh.)
I first mixed a weak solution of the peroxide with distilled water and got in the tub where my bottom was at an angle and used the turkey baster to insert. After I did this for a third time I noticed it was starting to get uncomfortable (probably because I was literally killing and washing everything out) so I had to fill a douche bottle with water to rinse out. I decided to make a stronger solution the LAST time around. Let me tell you. It didn't burn, but felt like Mike Tyson was in there beating my walls. I rinsed with water, let out a long "Wooooo! " and when I was done I felt like I had a long night of sex!
Then I inserted two lactobacillus tables (NOT capsules) as far up as they would go and went to bed. I also took three per day orally. No smell or discharge the next day, nor the day after. So I inserted another two before bed on day three. It has been a week later and to date, I have NO smell, NO discharge! I cancelled my appointment. Hell, I don't see the point in going now. (And if you think I should still go, no, because if it was something else I'd be having symptoms again.
Ladies, BELIEVE the hype. 35% food grade peroxide IS the TRUTH for your hoo-ha. You have to be careful handling as it will burn your skin and turn it white but seems to work fine on mucus membranes. NEVER, EVER USE FULL STRENGTH!!! Always dillute in a glass container or empty brown preoxide bottle, I'd say no more than 15%. The good bacteria like lactobacillus produce peroxide when it kills germs, so while douching may rinse some out, it does not kill them if they are left inside. By adding the tablets to my vagina PLUS taking them I was able to re-colonize an army of the healthy bacteria to ward off the invaders!
I am a real woman who did her research and I will say I will only buy 3% drugstore peroxide to empty and use the plastic bottle, as it's made of special plastic that may not be safe for other containers besides glass. I realize this may be long but I want to help the ladies that need the help. I put hours of research into this, and did what I had to do and swore if it worked I would share the news.
One other thing I will share - to keep your vagina fresh DO NOT USE SUMMERS EVE WIPES! They seemed to make my problem worse. Use Hemorrhoid wipes instead (which are just witch hazel) or the peroxide wipes you can buy at the drugstore. They even make peroxide sprays which are great and I recommend the 3% solution at the store for freshening up on the go and use to clean up after sex before or after shower. Re-use the empty bottle with your 35% super dilluted forumula and always use DISTILLED WATER! Good luck ladies!
THANKS TO EACH OF YOU!!! Off and on for years I have experienced the horror of BV. Wednesday with extreme aggravation, I began researching natural cures and I came across this forum. Although I had a scheduled doctor's appointment, I was determined to fine something that could work besides taking those nasty metronidazole pills. I went to my appointment and I asked my doctor WHY do I continuously get this and unfortunately, she could not provide an exact answer as I am sure you all have experienced. She explained she would put me on the metronidazole cream for 10 days, then once a week for 3 months, then once a month for three months I thought OMGoodness I hate the pills and the messiness of the cream is nothing I want to experience.
I then asked her about the peroxide remedy. She explained that before medicines where created to cure this monster, peroxide is what was used. With that being said, I then informed her that was my cure.
She instructed me how to use the peroxide (soak a junior tampon in peroxide and insert for 10 minutes for three days), and if it did not work she still gave me the above prescription using the metronidazole cream.
I have not used the cream and my vagina is back to normal. Thank you ladies!!! I was really feeling like I was alone until I read EACH BV post on this site. May God bless each of you.
I read alot about using a peroxide/water wash to cure BV and it actually working. I tried it, it worked for a few days. The symptoms came back. I asked my Gynecologist about this method and she said it was really bad to do. She says it can cause blood embolism. Sucks because this was the first thing that worked naturally.
Warning about hydrogen peroxide douche. I was douching with one third peroxide, 2 thirds water almost every day after sex to stop the bv and it gave me a really bad UTI. I spent thousands at the urologist trying to figure out why i was peeing blood. After having a scope of my bladder an infection was found and I was on antibiotics for 3 months. After that I made my boyfriend wear a condom which stopped the bv. I noticed his saliva also caused it. I think some people just have the creepy crud and my body couldn't handle it.
OK, So, Just like the majority of commenters on this topic, this remedy is a miracle! Of course I was skeptical about both the act of putting a "first aid antiseptic" inside my doodle and that it would work at all. However, the amount of positive replies far out weighed my scepticism especially because I was so desperate for something to do about this 5 year old nasty little issue. I could no longer tolerate that dirty feeling I was experiencing not only physically but mentally. At my wits end last night I stumbled on this site in search of a cure. And I needed one ASAP!
You see, my husband and I separated toward the end of 2009 after being married for only 6 yrs. Both of us were so drained and hurt from our broken relationship that we did not see, speak or have any contact for over a year. The day before our actual court date for our divorce he asked me to meet him for coffee. I had been helping my Mother, who came to live with me, through a very harsh battle with cancer lasting over a year. The coffee meeting was his way of showing his concern for her as she was losing that battle rapidly. During the meeting he said he didn't want for us to go through with the next days court appearance. I thought "Oh good, we can postpone this for a while. " I was just so overwhelmed with life at that point. He said, "No, I don't wanna do it at all. " Being the one who initiated the separation, I didn't know what to do. Needless to go any further into my whole life's story, my Mother lost her battle which was the most heart breaking experience in my life. There he was to help me pick up the pieces of my life having left my new business to give my Mother the 24 hr/day care she needed. Considering myself blessed to have had that time to get to know this courageous woman of whom my whole life thought opposite. I had such a resentment with her for not fighting for me after several family members molested me, turning to alcohol and drugs and finally some hefty stints in the "big house" I tried to blame her taking no responsibility for my own actions. I was homeless, sometimes shoeless in the winter, destitute, sick from drugs and booze, wretched and broken I asked for help. It was a horrific lifestyle if you can call it that, having always to be on guard and ultra sensitive to my surroundings so as to combat anything that may come up on me from behind. The hardest part of those years was knowing very deep inside myself that some where some how there was a different plan for me. I didn't belong out there. A feeling inside myself that faintly said "You are worth so much more, why are you doing this to yourself?" A certain 12 step program of action and recovery afforded me the skills and humility asking for help all the way, to turn things around. No more drink, No more drugs, No more prison sentences for illegal activities that supported my habits. For 44 years I truly believed she became almost submissive and had the appearance of an inability to make a choice or decision for herself in the face of crises. Our family life all those years ago I've come to know now as in crises and severely dysfunctional, if I may use such an over expressed word. As I watched this woman become stronger in will and character also did I see her failing body. At any rate, I was in debt, emotional turmoil, and completely overwhelmed. Gallantly approaching came my knight in shining armor.... And girls he has always been that (for the 1st couple of months, that is)for me. Girls, there is no such thing, for sure, of a knight in shining armor. In the end or when he changes back to his true self we end up paying as nothing is free especially a mans devoted attentions. Not that there aren't some good guys out there because there truly are but it takes work on both sides of a relationship. It is unrealistic to have a knight gallop on over to us and pamper and spoil us forever. It wears off and we get real. Or we don't get real and it disintegrates. I did however see some deeply routed changes in his psyche that were absent during our marriage. He had a quietness about him, a peace. Let me tell you this man has always been since I first met him (through a dating agency I might add) lacking anything peaceful. I knew that and other changes were not acts because the act usually wore off after he knew he had my attention again. It was apparent he was working hard to change his angry controlling ways. Suspiciously keeping my eye on him in the event he was simply putting extra time in as a good guy in response of my Mothers passing.
After a couple of months of getting together with our boys for dinners at my house, movies for the boys and him bring them on trips. With my sparkling personality, (LOL) I text-ed him one Saturday morning and told him that I was ready for him to make love to me but that I was offering him only sex (it had been 2yrs since I had any sexual contact!! )and he could take it or leave it but that was my offer. We may have sex and nothing else I said to him and not to even think of asking me for more than that as I had nothing to give him. I mean come on... Do I have some kinda nerve or what. Very Aries of me. He text-ed me back and told me that If I wanted to go over to his house he would take care of me. I practically ran, I mean I actually sprinted, you guys, into my SUV as soon as it turned 6:00pm! Glory, Glory Hallelujah! Ladies, I'm trying to tell you someone could have tossed a grenade in the window of that bedroom and I would not have flinched, for the grenade anyway, for his new style of lovemaking and slick little g-spot moves I did flinch a great deal! Then the dreaded BV's started. We never had a problem before but I am currently menopausal and can get one of these disgusting infections from merely changing toilet paper brands, for the love of Pete!
We have been working on our marriage for almost a year now. We do not live together or see each other every single day. We also do not have sex every time we get together. When we do I always get that smell the very next day and it gets worse and worse. I've pretty much had a steady infection the whole time we have been together again. I tried the soaked tampon in peroxide 2X's for 10 mins and then for a few hours last night and a good douche of 1/2 and 1/2, meaning peroxide and water, that is, in the shower this morning. I still have that smell, even with acidophiles capsules orally. I'm going to try another soaked tampon right now. I hope I didn't bore you with all this but I think I just needed to get it out anonymously.
As a footnote My husband and I live separately in a beach tourist community. We have given each other another chance at a happy life. It's unusual to get that chance especially the evening before a divorce date. There is no threat of homelessness. I have a lovely home. I am well read. I dress nicely (except the fact that anything my crotch touches turns to stink! :/ ) I no longer have to be in combat stance though it pops up sometimes. And most of all I am sober and happy! I say these things not to boast but to share anything is possible and a little bit of stinky pants I can deal with. Thank you all so much for the remedy and the avenue in which to vent!! Peace.
Hi, I am ACH, I think I have BV from the sounds of it...YEP! I have been fighting this for a month now and I have been on flagyl, metro gel, clindesse, bactrim, diflucan, all of it. I read your comments and tried the hydrogen peroxide douche for about 3 days and I am as red as a lobster on the external part of my vagina...is that normal? Should I continue the hydrogen peroxide or stop, I read where a lady used iodine and water douche and I am just about ready to give up. The odor is still there but the discharge is gone, I don't know if it is because I am on so many meds right now that my body doesn't know if its healed or to produce more yeast...PLEASE HELP! Got any suggestions??