Hydrogen Peroxide Douche cured my Bacterial Vaginosis!
Sunday, I started having this fishy odor for the first time in my entire life. I am in my mid-20s. Before then, I had never douched nor had any feminine problems down there. I'm thinking this odor came from stress, eating poorly that week, and drinking too much alcohol that weekend, plus I tried a hard liquor that I've never had before. I was thinking about setting up an appointment with a gynocologist but decided to do some online research after "self-diagnosing" myself with BV. I came across this site and decided to give it a try.
So yesterday (Wednesday), for the first time in my life, I douched. My mother had this a summer's eve douche in the bathroom. I took one of those unused bottles, unwraped it, emptied out the solution that was already in it, then rinsed it out, then filled the douche bottle 1/2 with Hydrogen Peroxide and 1/2 with spring water, shook it up, got in the shower, inserted it and squeezed the solution up in there, held the solution inside for 2-3 minutes, then released it out in the shower. Then I did a douche rinse with water. Today (Thursday), I have no odor and no discharge AT ALL!!! I never thought I would be sharing something like this! Hope this encourages someone that is suffering from this odor for a short period of time.
I also did a mouthwash and gargle with Hydrogen peroxide and had fresher breath too!
OK ladies, I have read countless fourums on BV trying to find home reamedies. I started having that dreadful fishy odor with LOTS of white cheesey gunk....... the odor only got worse, to the point to where it smelled like reeking dead fish. I never have an unuasual odor, most of the time I am odorless, with occaisonal sweet or normal odor from excercise or arrousal. I shower twice a day, I use a mild soap like baby wash or dove on my vuvla and labia, then just squirt the shower water up as a water douche. This method works great for me and I never had any problems. Anyway, I started having the BV symptoms last Saturday. I tried the salt sitz bath, the vinegar douche, and tea tree oil, although they cut the odor down, it was still there. I also tried the plain yogurt on a tampon overnight, it did cut the odor down but not fully. My instinct was to use peroxide, and so I researched that and found a clinical study where 80% or so of the patients were cured with peroxide. This is what I did: Yesterday, I soaked a tampon in 3% hydrogen peroxide, full stregnth. It made the tampon swell, and it was kinda hard but I had to just shove it up there. I left it in about 30 minutes. Then I did the finger smell test. Wow!!! Only a faint smell of fish. Then, I used a douche of 1/4 perioxide, and 3/4 water. I was always told to never douche with anything but plain water .....I had several GYNS and midwifes say if I feel the need to douche, plain water is always fine, which is why I just use the shower head. Then, I filled a syringe without the needle with straight peroxide, and flushed it up there, twice. The past two nights I've used the yougurt on a tampon, it seems to help also. As of today, there is NO fishy odor, no odor at all! I will use the perioxide tampon method (because douching scares me) for today and tommorow, then maybe once a week for a month to make sure this is really gone. I'll also go ahead and use the yogurt overnight for at least tonight.....it did seem to help. So thats it ladies!! This is how it worked for me ........the yogurt drastically reduced odor over night, and the perioxide cut it out instantly. Good luck , I'll post more if this comes back. I heard alot of good things about ____, and its just so expensive, I hope I don't have to use it. But I'll say this, I will keep some on hand for after intimate moments or cycles so that the PH NEVER gets so thrown off again!!! What a horrendous, embarrasing infection!!!! (I'm pretty sure mine came from semen; after my boyfriend ejaculated inside me for the first time, I was having symptoms that night-if that ever happens again-afterwards I guess it will be time to "refresh".)
Omg. . . I thought I was the only one suffering. . I've been dealing with this since I was 20 off an on. . If it wasn't a yeast infection it was bv. . . The doctors said it was normal and I would just have to keep taking meds. . .after college I stopped with med an tried to change my diet. .I can't believe it took me this long to find this site. . . .always though bv had to be cured with meds. . . I was sooooooo anxious to start. . .I loaded up on my prenatal vitamins and did a peroxide and water douche . . .then I dipped a tampon in peroxide and inserted it for two hours. . . I woke up the next day. . No odor or discharge. . . I'm still taking the prenatal pills and eating plain yogurt ( a lil honey in it helps). . I will continue this for a while. . I'm soooooo thankful for this site and ur suggestions. . . I can enjoy my sex life. . Not worry about the smell or others possibly smelling me. . . Ladies we are free!!!
I have used the peroxide and water douche for bv which I have suffered with for ten years or more. I started using it about 2 weeks ago. I douched with 3/4 h202 and 1/4 h20 for 4 nights and h202 only for 3 nights. To date, the discharge is so much less than before and the foul odor is gone. Even after sex with there is no fishy odor. I do plan to continue this method at least once a month and sometimes douche after sex. So happy that I came across this site.
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Hey Ladies, BV Hydrogen Peroxide Remedy WORKS GOOD!
I wanted to take the time to say Hydrogen Peroxide is the magical cure, I used 3% to clear up Bacterial Vaginosis on a tampon the kind with the plastic applicator that way to will stay in as the solution expands it. Take a large shot glass fill it with 3 parts 3% Hydrogen peroxide fro local drug store and 1 part bottled spring water, it is more pure than tap. Soak tampon for about 30 seconds insert it for a half hour remove and repeat no ore than three times a week. I was nervous at first because I thought peroxide was to harsh but it isn't it shouldn't even burn. It should feel refreshing. Good Luck LADIES Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced in the Vagina. I
I am also trying 1400mcg of Folic Acid a day! I will up date you on that soon. Thank you ladies for your feedback it really helped me.
YES IT IS A WONDER TREATMENT, ALL OF MY SYMPTONS HAVE GONE, I WAS DOUCHING TWICE A DAY FOR A WEEK AND THEN ONCE A WEEK THEREAFTER, USING A SUMMERS EVE DOUCH CONTAINER, AFTER USING H202 AND H20 MIXTURE, I DID FEEL A SLIGHT BURNING SENSATION, BUT THEN IT WENT AWAY, PREVIOUSLY I HAD TO USE PANTYLINERS, AS OF YESTERDAY SEPT. 19TH, I NOTICE NO DISCHARGE AND NO ODOR, BOY WHAT A RELIEF,GOD BLESS THIS SITE AND ALL OF THE ENTRIES THAT I HAVE READ.
Like most other posters, I've suffered with BV for almost 10 years, getting it sometimes up to 4 times a year. I always took metronidazole and that cured it, but the past 6 months it has not. I think maybe my body is simply resistant from taking it so much. A few months ago I again got it, and it is ALWAYS after I have sex that I get it. I took the metronidazole and it got better but not cured. After several weeks I thought it was gone but after having sex again it once again came back. Took metronidazole AGAIN and it didn't work. This BV has been affecting my life so much! I needed to find something that would work and found this website, I was skeptical at first about using hydrogen peroxide on my "lady parts" because it seemed harsh but after doing some research I found that actually the "good" bacteria in the vagina produce hydrogen peroxide naturally so I figured it was safe, plus all the testimonials here.
Before I started treating myself, I had a thick discharge with itching and burning. I used a 1/2 water, 1/2 hydrogen peroxide douche the first night before bed, it didn't burn but did feel tingly for awhile. The next morning I couldn't tell if I was better or not. It seemed the same so I soaked a tampon in 3% peroxide and put it in for about 30 mins. Again, same tingly feeling. That lasted a couple hours and I thought "Oh no, I might have made it worse" but then as the hours passed I felt better and better. By that night the discharge was much less and the burning was gone, just some mild itching now and again. I did the 1/2 peroxide 1/2 water douche again before bed and soaked another tampon with 3% peroxide, left it in about 10 mins. No tingling. This morning I woke up feeling better. Still a little discharge but nothing like it was. Over the course of the day I have felt better and better and now it's bedtime and I have no discharge and the itching is almost completely gone. Wow! I would say it's important to try the peroxide more than one time to ensure that it helps but also give your body some time to get balanced again. It won't be 100% fixed overnight, but I am definately on the right track, thanks to everyone who posted!
Well ladies, I'm here to testify about my experience using hydrogen peroxide to end BV and a yeast infection. My story: I became sexually active about a year ago. I began to have yeast infections and BV about a month after I became sexually active. Month after month, I went to the doctor and was prescribed flagly, gyconozole, and diflucan. These medications kept my infections at bay for about a month before they returned in full force. The medications affects began to wear off and I was getting the infections every two weeks. I began researching on my own, as it was painfully clear that the medications I was using did not have any valuable long term effects.
I read several websites like this and studies that suggested that Peroxide, of all things, was a viable remedy for vaginal infections.
I was always weary of douching, as the modern science community recommends avoiding docuhing. Desperate and tired of going back and forth to the doctor, I used peroxide after my last infection.
I mixed 3 tablespoons of 3% peroxide with 3 tablespoons of tap water into a small travel douche while in the shower. I then laid in the tub and inserted the mixture. I laid on the floor of the tub for about 2 minutes to allow the peroxide to foam up. When I stood up, I pushed the mixture out and the peroxide came out foamy.
The peroxide COMPLETELY cleared up my infections (both yeast and BV). I used it for 5 days in a row.
I don't know how often I have to douche to stop the infections from coming back.
I do know that I feel much better using peroxide rather than these ridiculous prescriptions given to me by my doctor. Contrary to the medications, peroxide promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in your vagina. The medication destroys everything in your vagina, particularly antibiotics. This has serious consquences on your vagina's ability to rebalance itself. Peroxide is a much better alternative to not only killing harmful bacteria and yeast in the vagina, but it also helps the vagina rebalance itself.
Lack of balance is the root of the problem anyways. It is the lack of balance that allows bad bacteria and yeast to grow out of control.
In addition to douching with peroxide whenever I feel an infection coming on, I also take a probiotic and a multivitamin with 600mg of folic acid.
Good luck ladies,
WELL U CAN SEE IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 3 WEEKS IF NOT LONGER AND I AM STILL SMELLIN LIKE WATER !!!!!!! USE THE PEROXIDE IF U LADIES WANT REAL RESULTS JUST BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER DO IT. DOUCHE WITH THE MIXTURE EVERY THREE DAYS- AND WIPE UR PARTS WITH THE MIXTURE EVERYTIME U TOILET. HOPE U HAVE AS GOOD OF LUCK AS I HAVE.
Thanks to the ladies out there that wee willing to share their deep dark secret- i tried hp and it worked immediatley i did one douche this morning and a tampon soaked in it every two hours and i smell like water!!!! for real i will contine for the next 6 days- mand if it comes back o well i will still use this method because it really produces results. much love all p.b.
I had a very slight case of BV for the first time in my life, but it did not go away with yogurt, probiotics, garlic, etc...I tried everything and I was just about ready to use vaginal metrogel, but decided to try this hydrogen peroxide. It worked!! No fishy odor whatsoever.I inserted about 30 cc's of hydrogen peroxide 3%- undiluted!!!! (I used a medication syringe- the kind used to give liquid medication to infants). lay on your back and keep your hips tilted up-allow the hydrogen do its work for about 4 minutes. Then sit on the toilet and allow it to drain out. It really worked well. And in case you are scared to put it up there- hydrogen peroxide is naturally occurring in the v-jay.
I'm back with an update on the progress of my BV. So far the itching has subsided. It is still present in the morning, but not nearly as bad as before starting the remedies a few days ago.
I am taking 1200 MCG of Folic acid in the morning, then another 1200 MCG's at night. Also 2 tablets of 4 billion organisms acidophilius & probiotic complex in the morning, then 2 at night.
I am drinking 2 shots of pure cranberry juice mixed with a full glass of water 3 times per day.
Peroxide tampons twice per day as well. I take them out after about 2 hours.
The stinky smell is completely gone and my vagina smells like nothing. Yes, nothing. Like straight air.
Oh, and I also purchased plain English yogart and have been eating that everyday.
I am SO thankful I found this website! I'm 25 & I've been plagued with BV off & on for the past 3 years. The antibiotics quit working on me. I didn't know what to do, I was so embarrassed! I had a very strong odor that I could smell through my clothes, so I knew other people could smell me as well! I decided to look for natural remedies yesterday & came across this website. I read all of the remedies. The only one I had on hand was hydrogen peroxide. I didn't have a douche, so I just poured some peroxide into a tampon. I left it in for 30-45 minutes. For good measure, I also wiped my privates with the peroxide. The smell went away immediately. When I was getting ready for bed last night, I took off my underwear & there wasn't any discharge either! I feel like a new woman! I also ordered some Acidophilus & Folic Acid to take to keep the BV in check. Vitamins.com has a sale right now. I paid a total of $17, & that'll last me around 6 months! That's a hell of a lot cheaper than those awful antibiotics that don't even cure the problem! THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC & all the women who have shared their stories!!!
'I too have suffered with bv for about 4 years now. I have been to the doctor several times for this and my doctor always prescibes metronidazole. It works for a while but the bv always comes back. I was so fed up with going back to the doctor that i decided to see if there were other remedies and I found this site yesterday. I am so very happy. I purchased some folic acid pills, acidiphilous and peroxide and I am proud to say that the itching has gone away in less than 24 hrs and the discharge has become less. I will post updates on my road back to normalcy. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing this remedy.
Pam, stick with full strength 3% HP for at least the 7 days. DO NOT be lazy about it, just because the smell is gone after the 1st, 2nd day does not mean you're completely healed. DO 7 days straight. I'd say start the remedy AFTER your period. Blood is alkaline so is male pre-ejaculate/sperm and also female "lubrication/juice", that's why it comes back even with condom use. After 7 days, you should start feeling better without itch, odor, and decreased discharge. Do not have sex "OR" orgasm on your own (female juice is alkaline, it will set you back and you'll have to start from the beginning). No blood no sexual activity for the 7 days. I'm into my 3rd week even after sex and PERIOD!! My discharge is changing back to it's original consistency and texture. I have no odor whatsoever!! I actually have less of a "NORMAL" odor now than before I did the HP remedy - weird. Ladies 3% Hydrogen Peroxide works but, you have to use it FULL strength. Do washes NONE of that 1/2 and 1/2 douching. Douching IS bad for you. Ladies I wish you the best of luck with this crap of an ailment. Try this. It's working for so far. I smell like air!! Hooorayyy!!
I've tried the Folic Acid 800 MCG, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide/water douche 50/50 mix, and Acidiphilus Probiotic (500 Million Organism/tablet) remedy for recurring BV. I'd suffered and suffered from BV. I didn't know the cause, my Doctor didn't know the cause. I felt like a broken record. I felt gross and dirty. I felt I was not treating this problem properly. I was going to keep shelling out money for products and medicines that were only temporary fixes. I'm DISGUSTED that our doctors don't take this BV problem more seriously. They should be recommending this natural remedy and stop filling us with antibiotics that are so harmful. THANK YOU SO MUCH(!!!) for helping not only me, but my fellow sisters in our fight against recurring BV
Well, i found this website last night while searching for a natural cure for BV, that would be safe during pregnancy. And all i can say is THANK YOU!! i immediatley ran out to Walgreens and got peroxide, folic acid, acidophilus, AND probiotic. i haven't used the probiotic, i got it becuase i read it on some of the comments. i did the peroxide/water douche last night... i didn't read but a few comments that said that it hurt or stung a little... but oh my GOD!! did it hurt! i think i must've been pretty raw, because, i was nearly crying at the pain of it. i was gasping for air it hurt so bad. But i did it a second time (i didn't douche all the liduid in the bottle and figured i might as well do it all) and that time it wasn't nearly as painful. i was sitting on the toilet for a good minute with the pain i felt the first time. and i must say, i woke up this morning, and have yet to see any discharge. i also took the acidophilus and folic acid before i went to bed, we'll see how that works. i think i'm going to do another peroxide/water douche today and tomorrow to be on the safe side and continue with the folic acid and acidophilus.
i was convinced that my boyfriend had been cheating on me, becuase for a while i had a hectic schedule at work and he had his hectic schedule at work, so playtime was nearly out of the question. and when we would play, i would get the BV EVERYTIME. so i was convinced he was cheating. we were having sex maybe 1 or 2 times a month. i quit my job, and we've been seeing more of each other and this was the first infection of 2008. and the doc kept reassuring me that BV is NOT an STD. or STI.. but, i'll repost in a couple of days and we'll see how things turn out!
3% hydrogen peroxide, folic acid, and probiotic acidophilus works wonders. I tried 3% hydrogen peroxide, folic acid and probiotic acidophilus to cure my cronic BV. I had be suffering from BV for about 2 years and I tried all the medication and nothing worked. It would clear up for a few days then return with a vingance. Everytime I went to the doctor she would always insinuate the I was sleeping around she didnt believe that I had been with the same person for 2 years because Im 21 years old she even gave me medication for TRICH which I didnt need. When I came across this site I was so releaved that something natural finally worked. So to everyone out there thanks for the remedy and does anyone have any suggestions as to do you think I should use this remedy on my boyfriend