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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acidophilus and Garlic
- Acidophilus, B12, Folic Acid
- Acidophilus, Folic Acid
- Acidophilus, Goldenseal
- Acidophilus, Vitamin E, Hydrogen Peroxide Douche
- ACV Bath, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Probiotics
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Acidophilus
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, Yogurt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt
- B Complex With Folic Acid
- Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Tips
- Baking Soda Douche
- Betadine, Probiotics, Vinegar and Yogurt
- Boric Acid
- Boric Acid and Acidophilus
- Boric Acid and Fenugreek
- Boric Acid, Coconut Oil, Probiotics
- BV and Urinary Tract Infections
- BV and Yeast Infections
- BV Cause Theories
- BV Tips
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Showers
- Colloidal Silver
- Combo Treatment for BV
- Condom Brands
- Diagnosing BV
- Dietary Changes
- Douche, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Eliminate Caffeine
- Essential Oils
- Fermented Cabbage Leaf
- Folic Acid
- Folic Acid and Acidophilus
- Folic Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar Douche
- Folic Acid, Garlic
- Folic Acid, Probiotics
- Folic Acid, Sage Tea
- Garlic Douche
- Garlic, Probiotics
- Garlic, Yogurt
- Garlic, Yogurt, Vitamin D
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Juice Douche
- Grapefruit Seed Extract Douche and MSM
- Gycerol Monolaurate
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Homeopathy, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Douche
- Hydrogen Peroxide Douche and Folic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vinegar Douche
- Hydrogen Peroxide, B Vitamins, Folic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Probiotics
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Spring Water
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Tea Tree Douche
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Yogurt
- Indonesian Remedies
- Kacip Fatimah (Herb)
- Kefir, Oregano Oil
- Lactic Acid, Prebiotics
- Latex Allergy
- Lemon Juice
- Low Carb Diet
- Moxibustion, Kimchi, Yogurt
- Multiple Remedies
- Multivitamin, Probiotics
- Oak Galls
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Oregano Oil
- Over the Counter
- Packing Your Fanny With Tissue
- Parasite Cleanse
- Pineapple Juice
- Povidone Iodine, Vitamin C
- Probiotics, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Probiotics, Colloidal Silver, Garlic
- Probiotics, Folic Acid, B12
- Probiotics, Hydrogen Peroxide, Coconut Oil
- Probiotics, Vitamin C
- Probiotics, Vitamin C, Garlic
- Probiotics, Yogurt
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt Baths
- Stop Using Soap
- Tea Tree Oil
- Teenagers With BV
- Tomato Juice
- Treating Partners for BV
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin C, Garlic
- Vitamin D
- Wrong Antibiotics
- Yogurt, Oregano Oil
[YEA] 08/27/2009: Angie from Albany, Georgia: "I have suffered from BV off and on for a couple of years. After finding this website, I starting using some of the remedies listed here..such as the hydrogen peroxide douche, washing the outside of my vagina with peroxide after bathing, taking probiotics, b-complex, cranberry supplements, garlic supplements, vit D, folic acid, and echinea (spelling may be wrong). All of this was working well, no scent or discharge throughout the day or morning, everything was just great for the last month until 4 days ago I noticed a strong onion smell from down there which was different from the fish smell before, but no discharge, so I went to a local drugstore to buy the messy gel that eliminates order (and really works by the way, but only temporarily) and I found a hot new item. It is a Homeopathic BV Treatment and IT WORKS. It is not messy at all and very easy to insert. There are 6 tablets with 6 inserts to use. The tablets are oval shaped and firm not soft and mushy. Just insert one tablet at bed time for 6 days. In three days, I can say this works better than the peroxide douche. I would urge everyone to try it. Also, at the same time I started using this bv treatment, I started using a ph balanced face wash to wash my vagina area in the shower intead of using soap. I am still taking my supplements as maintenance.
Thanks for posting all of the great remedies on this site. It was a big help and a lot of inspiration for me."
10/08/2009: Chanidy from Canton, Ohio replies: "hi I was wondering if you could tell me were you found the homeopathic bv treatment? Im very interested but having a hard time finding it.. thanks"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 10/27/2010: Kat from Sumter, Sc replies: "I found the Homeopathic BV treatment found at Bi-Lo grocery store, it worked while I was taking it, but discharge & odor returned after 6 day treatment. Also there was A LOT OF LEAKAGE during the night from the suppositories."
10/14/2013: Jess81 from Sugar Land, Tx replies: "They also have that brand of products at CVS Pharmacy, potentially at Wal-Greens, and Wal-Mart pharmacy as well. It is located by condoms, lubes, pregnancy tests etc..."
Homeopathy, Folic Acid, Acidophilus
[YEA] 10/26/2013: Chronic Bv Infections from Los Angeles, Ca: "I have suffered from BV infections for 8 years now. I found this website 4 years ago. I've tried everything. The first thing I tried was the Acidopholis and Folic Acid... No Peroxide. I did work but it took 4 weeks for it to work. I continued to take one pill of each daily to maintain a balanced PH.. it worked! But then I got lazy and stopped taking it after a year... Low and behold I got a bv infection again. I tried it again this time I added the Peroxide.. Adding the Peroxide made it WORSE. I went to the Dr. and he explained that Peroxide kills ALL bacteria.. The good bacteria along with the bad... The Dr. gave me an RX for Clindaycin.. it got rid of my BV infection but left me with a Yeast infection.. The insert from the drug company states that it may cause a yeast infection... I continued getting BV infections every few months. I finally tried a Homeopathic BV Treatment. It's a 6 day treatment. With the first 24 hours the fowl odor was gone but I did use the inserts for 6 days... I also started taking the Acidophilus and Folic Acid daily to maintain a balanced PH... Once you get a BV infection you will continue to get them but you can lower fequency of flare ups. I continue to take the Acidophilus and Folic Acid daily. When I do get a flare up I use the homeopathic treatment.. Depending on the serverity of the infection., I use the treatment for 4 - 6 days.. I buy a PH test from my local drug store in order to determine how many days to use the treatment. The home test is a little pricy but well worth the money. Maintaining a balanced PH is a tricky thing because too much of a BV treatment can cause a yeast infection and it can turn into a vicious cycle.. I hope this helps. Good luck ladies. I know how embarrasing and life altering BV infections are."
03/29/2011: Overcoming from Dallas, Tx: "Has anyone ever used honey to treat bv? I am hearing a lot about it but wanted to talk to the EC community to get your thoughts..."Replies
03/30/2011: Wakalaka from San Diego, Ca replies: "You are better off using probiotic supplements in your diet. Look up guidelines for choosing a good one. They replace the good bacteria in your body to help fight the bad BV bacteria. Do NOT take antibiotics, thay kill good and bad bacteria causing imbalance eventually. Good luck, it will take time but try it."
[YEA] 03/21/2010: 4theluvofhoney from Orlando, Florida: "First of all, thank you to all the women who have shared their stories about BV. I've been dealing with BV now for 3 years. At first I thought I had hygeine issues and I was actually disgusted with myself! I used to douche every day. When I was diagnosed with BV about 1 year ago, I was given metronidozol, and ended up with a horrible yeast infection. I prefer to do things in a more holistic way, so I tried the acidophilis orally every day for a week. I also tried the hydrogen peroxide douche twice during that time. I did experience some relief. A couple days ago, though, I came across an article that mentioned using diluted honey with distilled water as a douche to treat vaginal yeast infections. I tried that 3 days ago, and again last night. I am so fresh and no discharge, no odor. I have found my treatment of choice for my BV. I used about 3tbsp in a standard size douche bottle, and filled the rest of the bottle with warm distilled water. Shake shake shake, insert, squeeze! The honey I purchased is 100% pure, uncooked, unfiltered. No oozing, no stickiness, or seepage after the douche either. Look up the benefits of honey for more info."Replies
05/07/2012: Luvinghoney Cure2 from Charleston, Sc replies: "The pure honey and distilled warm water douche truly worked for me too. My boyfriend and I both take Candex- yeast management system. It kills yeast and fungi. He had bad foot odor as well. I ordered mine from Amazon.com. Give it a try ladies. No odor, no discharge not even after sex. We finally got our sex life back to normal."
06/06/2012: Mila from Port Of Spain, Trinidad replies: "Hi there, how many times did u do the honey treatment?? I wanted to try this seeing I just got off of flagyl an got my period rigth after.. Let me kno how many days or wateva u did."
11/11/2012: C from Boston, Ma replies: "I have been struggling with BV for a few months now. I have been trying everything. I used the above recommended honey solution and have been feeling great and fresh for a couple days now. I will be doing it again tomorrow to make sure but I this has been the best I solution I have tried so far. I used Manuka Honey too which is supposed to have more antimicrobial/antibacterial properties."
[YEA] 02/18/2013: Lynn from T, Maryland, Usa replies: "I used honey, not raw, just regular honey from the grocery store. I washed and applied the honey and it cured it overnight. The odor was gone within an hour or so. I'm sure raw honey would be better."
02/17/2014: Miss Piggy L from Tx replies: "How many times and how many days did you do the treatment?"
01/21/2014: Relieved And Hopeful from Tempe, Arizona: "Hello everyone! I just want to first start off by saying never in my life have I created an account or post or anything to review anything but for this I just had to. I'm 21 years old and pretty sexually active and it started to scare the hell out of me when I noticed I was starting to become itchy down there and I was completely mortified when the smell began--it's awful! I immediately felt so ashamed and rushed to the health services of my campus to get and STD test and figured this is what I got for not having a boyfriend and sticking to one person. All of my test results (thank god) came back negative. What confused me though is that even my test for BV came back negative, which after doing a lot of research on the web, was exactly what I thought I had. The doctor was pretty much zero help and her advice was to try wearing loose clothing and switching all of my underwear to cotton…suuure. I came across the hydrogen peroxide wash and decided to give it a try and I'll admit I was a little nervous. I couldn't find anything to specifically tell me what to do or what it would be like so I'll post what I just did (literally twenty minutes ago…sorry if it's TMI! ):
I went to Safeway (closest supermarket with a pharmacy) and bought a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide (I don't know if there's actually any other kind, but just in case, it's the one in the brown bottle, brand does not matter) and one of those small plastic oral syringes (without the needle). Came home and filled up the whole syringe (I think it said 30cc or something like that) and laid a towel down on my bed. Then with my hips tilted upwards, I put just the tip of the syringe in my vagina and slowly pushed the liquid in. Two things…one: you don't feel it like you think you would…some women I read about reported a burning sensation, so if you know you're sensitive you might want to use 50% peroxide and 50% distilled/purified water (tap water may have bacteria in it). Two, and I didn't expect this so was a little surprised: it's going to bubble…a decent amount. It feels more than a little funny but not in a painful way, just a strange way. That part only lasts about a minute or two. Then you sit up and let whatever's still there come out. I can't tell you how pleased I am with this result! I guess it's been about 30-40 minutes now and everything is completely dry and no smell at all. For the record, I didn't shower yet because I'm about to go to the gym (which I guess will be the true test). Absolutely nothing though. I'm very happy with the results. The only thing I'm not sure about is how frequently you can use this wash, but based on what I read I think it said once a day for the next two or three days and then only as needed. I hope this helped anyone still dealing with this issue and good luck!!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 10/29/2013: Bonnie from Long Island: "Hi ladies and thank you. I've been dealing with Bacterial vaginosis off and on for 3 years now. I take healthy doses of probiotics and acidophilus every day cause I have UC. I started the peroxide douche last week and it's been a miracle worker, but today when I did it I had a rather large clear mucusy clot come out. (No odor). Has anyone ever experience this? And should I be worried? Thanks in advance."
08/31/2013: Tonya from Nj: "After reading the advice of using hydrogen peroxide as a douch for bv, I mistakenly grabbed the wrong bottle and mixed rubbing alcohol with the water. I hadn't realized my mistake until after I had inserted the top and if began to burn. I immediately jumped out of the shower and made the correct concoction of half hydrogen peroxide and water. After douching with that, I douched with plain bottled water and then water with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with an attempt to rinse the rubbing alcohol out. What concerns should I have about the mistake I made? Thank you"
07/18/2013: Iberia M from San Diego Ca: "I've been diagnosed recently with bv I'm trying to figure out a home remedy... I want to try the tampon but I'm not sure how to do that. I need to get rid of this hopefully in 2 days."
[YEA] 05/07/2013: Fed Up And Tired from Hartsville, Sc: "I read the article for BV and hydrogen peroxide, I tried the douche and ladies it works, I mixed 50/50 solution water and peroxide and douched for three days in a row and the smell and the discharge both were gone, I also used it after having sex to make sure that it would not come back because some reports state that sex could cause it to become active. So far so good and my husband noticed the difference and I feel so much better, it has only been a week but most of the things I have tried only lasted 2-3 days at the most so I am very impressed, I have been suffering with this for over 4 years now."
02/18/2013: Sicka nd Tired from Licking, Ohio: "I have had this problem off and on for 10 years. My BF travels quite a bit for work and I will be seeing him this weekend. I do not want to be embarrassed when we are together. I also agree with the other people on this web post about how embarrassing it is!! I am tired of taking the antibiotics, and they upset my stomach. I am going to try the HP/ water and I will let you know how it goes..."
[YEA] 01/31/2013: Ms. Finallyrelieved from Cleveland, Ohio USA: "I have suffered with recurrent BV for about one year. Last night I tried the 50/50 3% hydrogen peroxide and purified water mix in a douche and I have noticed a change already... No more malodor, thanx for your advice ladies"
01/30/2013: Sassyness from Roseau, Dominica: "hey thanks very much. I have been suffering from bv for over 10 years. Itried the hydrogen peroxide it worked. It has eliminated the odour, discharge too, but there is still signs of a little. But am curious cause I used the peroxide solution not diluted. Since I had no tampons I used a rolled up panty liner and soaked the hydrogen peroxide solution. but am a bit concern is it hamful? since I had not diluted it with water."Replies
03/18/2013: Cassie from Chesterfield, Michigan replies: "I wouldn't say it's okay to just use peroxide after all it does say not to use it internally however, if you haven't had any type of reaction within the first 24 hours of use I think you should be okay. Although, if you do it again I'd suggest doing 50/50, just to be on the safe side. I have yet to get rid of my BV that I've been suffering for quite sometime and also wanting to do the peroxide idea but I'm scared. I've seen on here that it works wonders so I guess my confidence is going a little bit more up. Thank you ladies :)"
[YEA] 01/27/2013: Helpeachotherheal from San Antonio, Tx: "Ladies, If you are here, you are struggling with a cure, so PLEASE give this a shot! I struggled for 20 plus years with medications and have spent countless $$ trying to "cure" BV... I saw a post about the 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide tampon method and was AMAZED!
Thank you to all the wonderful women who shared this simple, cheap and most importantly EFFECTIVE treatment."
07/10/2012: Rachelle from Houston, Tx, Usa: "I can't believe so many of us are living with this. I have had to deal with it for 10 yrs off and on. It goes away then comes back. I am currently suffering with it now and I have given up on any DR visits for it. Got way to expensive and meds didnt work. I am now trying probiotic acidophilus tabs orally once a day and hydrogen peroxide douche every other day and after intercourse. Hydrogen P. Helps the odor for me but does not take away the discharge and odor completely. Just mutes it so its not so overbearing. I hope the acidophilus tabs work as I have only been taking those for a few days. I sympathize with many on here who avoid intimate contact with their men or avoid men all together. Thank God I have never had to. I always told my men what was going on when it was going on. I suggest for many of you to be honest and let your guy know what BV is and let them read up on it so they know its nothing you can help, but something that with their understanding and help can be managed. I am married now for 3 yrs and it's funny but I think WE notice the smell more than they do. Most boys were taught about the female anatomy that its suppose to smell like fish.. Lol. So sometimes I think he thinks the smell when it is there is normal. Some days it worse than others but the hydrogen peroxide will help the smell, if your body can stand, use TAMPONS instaed of pantyliners. Especially at work or if you know you will be in close proximity to others. The tampons soaked in hydrogen peroxide is even better. You keep the smell contained and hopefully help relieve it some. I am a school teacher so I can easily go through a box of tampons a month, but its worth the security of knowing I don't offend the noses of my students when I am hovering over them. But we fight on ladies!! .. Try everything you can. What works for one wont work for all. Just find what HELPS, because I don't forsee a CURE to BV anytime soon. Good Luck and God bless!!!"Replies
08/14/2013: Monkysrmycolor from Mn replies: "Is hydrogen peroxide supposed to burn when you use the solution?"
[YEA] 05/01/2012: Anonymous from Milwaukee, Wisconsin: "I suffered from BV from the ages of 20-25. It was the most embarrassing humiliating thing I have EVER gone through. One day frustrated and at my wits end I started crying sitting on my bathroom floor and I once again began randomly googling in hopes to find a cure. I purchased an e-book by Elena Peterson and I seriously owe her my life! One of the tips that has helped me tremendously is mixing a small amount(about half an inch) of hydrogen peroxide with purified water in a clean empty douche bottle. This will kill all of the bad bacteria without killing the good bacteria. I do this twice a day of I have time and doing this was almost an instant cure. BUY HER BOOK!! It was hands down the best 30 something dollars Ive EVER EVER spent. I was lucky to find the cure in this book. You do not have to live with BV!!! Buy the book and learn the cure that will give you your confidence and happiness back!!!"Replies
06/19/2012: Bv Sufferer from Richland, Oh replies: "Are you talking about regular peroxide or food grade peroxide?"
07/18/2012: Sherri from NY replies: "This is to all the Bv sufferes like me, I have had this nasty monster for way to long, and someone here told me she saw a specialist and he cured her, she had a point though she was misdiagnosed, ever wonder why the meds do not work????? the gyn says it is bv, but it could be something esle, all of us here are saying the same damn thing about the meds, THEY DO NOT WORK!!!! I too have been to the gyn way too many times and I want to see this doctor, I e mailed him and he was kind enough to respond, he says he is a expert in this field and I believe him, listen like many of you money is real scarce right now and he does not take my insurance, but Im going for a consultation, I do not want to smell like fish and I want my sex life BACK!!! His name is DR. Ryan Sobel, u can google him, he has a website, thank god he is located where I live, Im tired of this Bv shit, damn, and I tried all the remedies and they did not work, I must hve read all the post here and no one is really cured, I recomend seeing a specialist in your area, that knows about bv, the regular GYN's know Nothing, damn wtf happened to all of us? forget you Bv, Im tired of feeling ashamed, I did nothing to deserve this shit!!!!! columbia7777(at)aol.com, e mail me if you want to talk, I will let you know what he said and I can give you his office address... Take care, Do Not DOUCHE!!"
10/30/2012: Julie from Johnstown, Co replies: "I have the same problem. And am trying what you all have said worked for you. I will respond back with details. THIS IS GETTING OLD! I only went to the doctor for the diagnosis, took their "remedy" once and when I took the entire Rx with ZERO results, never again. I am going to self "medicate". I am adding a couple of things to the regemin and will report back with results. Thanks to all the ladies that have posted here."
10/30/2012: Julie from Johnstown, Co, Usa replies: "Ok, hook, line and sinker! Never EVER going to a doctor for"treatment" again. Diagnosis, sure, but THAT'S IT! This worked PERFECTLY. 50:50 Tampon AND flushed out my inside. Wow! Just wow! Nice, fresh, clean, AND... N O O D O R!!!!!! B O N U S!!!!!!!!! I have stalked my cabinets with natural stuff up till now, ... Now it's accompanied with peroxide! Nice! I fought MS. Won. I fought this, and again, won! I started a website on my MS, I reversed it. I won't advertise here but what is underlined is my website. I will be adding this to my list of simple CURES. Ladies, thank you much for your stories and courage to voice it. I needed to read everything here. It pushed me to try. Thank you very much. Julie"
10/02/2013: Asia from Atlanta,ga replies: "Hi Julie,
You wrote on this post, you fought MS and won. I have a family member that was diagnosed 2 years ago and is still having a really hard time with MS. May I have your website information? Thanks so much in advance. Peace and blessing, Asia"