I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS but ladies, I am here to tell you that hydrogen peroxide absolutely WORKS! I was reading this site yesterday, yes YESTERDAY, and went home and tried this and could cry at how fast I saw results. I've dealt with BV ever since I became sexually active at 17 and I'm now 23. During college, I had 2 other good friends who dealt with it as well and we stayed in the health center.
After being prescribed those disgusting pills 1 too many times, I decided to research BV and look for natural cures. There were lots and lots of trial and errors and sometimes I would even have to revert back to the medications when it got too bad but eventually I started to use ACV (apple cider vinegar). The key to BV is that you want to PREVENT it instead of curing it so after sex I would pee, wash with dove soap then swap the inside of my vagina with a Qtip soaked in ACV/water mixture. This worked very well for me! Where I was getting BV 3-4 times a year, I only had it once earlier this year.
In the past month I started to get a little slack on my routine. By Tuesday BV was back and I spent Wednesday and yesterday looking up cures. As I said, ACV has only help me prevent BV never cure it. So after reading countless testimonials I decided to give H2O2 a try.
I've always tried to avoid douching but at this point I was desperate and thought that my vajayjay was already outta whack anyway, why not rinse it out and start over? I bought a oral syringe from Rite Aid, used 3% H2O2 and made a mixture with half H202 and water. I filled the syringe (which holds 2 tablespoons) with the mixture, laid on my bed with a towel under me, tilted my hips up and inserted the mixture. I held it in for about 5 minutes, it bubbled a bit but didn't burn. Then I just let the mixture release from me. Within in 10 minutes I could fill the difference! There was less itching and discharge. I still had a little odor so an hour later I used the same mixture and soaked a tampon, inserted it and left it in for about 25 minutes. When I took it out, all the symptoms were gone!! I even swabbed the inside with a Qtip to make sure there was no smell and there wasn't! I couldn't believe it!
I heard H2O2 can cause pretty bad yeast infections so I ate a cup of PLAIN greek yogurt afterwards. H2O2 kills all the bad bacteria and it's important that we replace it with the good bacteria found in natural yogurts. I'm going to douche again today and tomorrow and I plan to eat a cup of greek yogurt everyday for the rest of my life lol. I will also take folic acid pills and get back on my strict routine for after sex! Swabbing the vagina with ACV and I will probably take ACV baths twice a month. Your diet plays a HUGE part as well so I will be cutting out lots of sugar especially sugary drinks.
I know my post is lengthy but I hope it helps someone! I know how annoying BV is and I've suffered with it for a long time and I'm so glad I tried H2O2 and mad that it took me so long to do so. Try this method! And good luck ladies!
I was starting to get so depressed with recurring BV. It started in 2012, and like others, I kept trying metro gel and it kept coming back. I'm very aware of how I smell and the status of things down there, so when I would notice a hint of that BV smell returning I would cry! I could never feel clean, and it was so embarrassing. That's when I found this site and started using the hydrogen peroxide. It completely takes away the odor and discharge. Mostly after one application for me! I will never take another antibiotic for this, and I'm so glad I have this cure in my arsenal. It works.
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 so happy to have found the natural remedy for BV here in EC. I've been suffering for more than 2 years now. Hydrogen peroxide with water relieved the itchiness and the awful smell is now gone! Thank you for sharing this remedy!
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 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 did the tampon with 50/50 of water & peroxid for 5 days in a row. I left it in no longer than 30 minutes each time. Did you try that? I feel you though, I absolutely hate the smell!
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!
It works! I did it twice a day for 5 days .. Douched equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water. Once in the morning and at night. While squeezing the solution up there... I would squeeze my muscles and hold it in for at least 5 mins... So not only is the BV being cured ... I'm working my vag muscles ... LOLOL
I tried the hydrogen peroxide remedy for BV, I am happy to say that it works. Equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water I use a super tampon and soaked it. I put in my vagina for 1hour then removed and the odor was completely gone. I will repeat for the next 7 days by usinga one soaked tampon in the morning and one at night until all BV symptoms are gone. This has made me so happy. No women wants to walk around feeling uncomfortable about her smell. Thank you and good luck.
I am so grateful for this website and for all the ladies who have shared. Without this website I would be still taking antibiotics in burning pain. In Aug. I was misdiagnosed with a yeast infection due to discharge without an odor. Please tell your doctors to always send samples to the lab! Because they don't always. Five weeks later after a proper lab test it came back gardenella. Eight months of medication, pain and tears without relief.
I was so scared to put peroxide inside of my burning red vag but I did it anyway.omg....it works. I started very slow, like 2 tablespoons to a cup of distilled h20. Did not burn at all. It's 5 days later and I'm using 50/50 peroxide to distilled h2o and I feel so much better. Don't be afraid to use this method. I'm also taking golden seal, garlic, vit D, folic acid and olive leaf extract. These have been nine dark months and I can't get it out of my mind that there are only two antibiotics that really don't work available but if your a man with erectile dysfunction there are dozens of drugs. You gotta laugh so you don't cry.
I want to thank you all. I've been suffering with BV for years, and finally something that works immediately.
Years ago I read that Rephresh vaginal gel worked, so I tried it and it worked well for a couple years, then the BV monster reappeared, even stronger. So finally Saturday I was fed up and needed an answer. I was reading and reading an then came upon your posts. Ran to the medicine cabinet pulled out the Hydrogen peroxide, some distilled water.. I mixed 50/50 in an 8oz bottle and within an hour the results were there. I smelled nothing, had no discharge and could smile again. This is day 3, still wonderful so I had to come say Thank you.
I did not experience any burning or bubbling up of any kind. I didn't have a method of getting it in there but I had one of those perineal irrigation bottles, and the rest was history. I've been doing it once a day with the bottle and then for an hour at night before bed with the tampon. I just mix it up in a container and place the tampon inside the container for a few minutes to soak it up and then insert as you normally would.
Again, thank you and good luck to everyone, may you forever have a happy V-jay-jay..
I have had a recurring bout with BV. Been to the doctor a few times. Read everything in the world available on cures, etc.
I tried the peroxide douche and it worked, kind of.
So, next attempt was peroxide soaked tampon. IT WORKS!!
I did not dilute it. I left it in for maybe 5-7 minutes. After the first time, my symptoms cleared up immediately. About a week later I felt a slight bit sneaking back, went to the DR. told her what I did., she suggested that I do it one more time, as the microscope test only revealed like the slightest amount of bacteria. I did it again and its GONE. YAY!!
Upon my research in desperation to rid myself of this embarrassing problem, I found a UK website that explained that antibiotics only makes it recur, guaranteed. They also had a product on there that rebalances your vaginal pH and bacteria. Guaranteed to work...I don't know, anything is worth trying if you cant get rid of it.
I love peroxide and water douche! It is the only protocol that has worked for me and I've dealt with BV for over 8 years. I usually douche on two consecutive days 2x per month... so four days a month total.