Bacterial Vaginosis Natural Treatment

By admin · Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Bacterial vaginosis natural treatment is so straightforward and makes complete sense that I often wonder why it took me so long to realize it! I mean, I’m not stupid. Going to the doctor just seemed like the right thing to do…at the time!

When I got bacterial vaginosis I didn’t know what had hit me. At first I thought I had a urinary infection as I found it painful to urinate. It was only when I realized that I had this really bad smell and nasty discharge that I knew it was something else. After a day or two of constantly washing myself, I went to the doctors and very embarrassingly explained my symptoms. I was told that I had “bacterial vaginosis” – nothing else – just that I would need some antibiotics to get rid of it.

I took the antibiotics and thankfully the smell and all the other symptoms went away pretty quickly. It didn’t take me long to forget about it. In fact, I didn’t give it another thought until about 5 weeks later when the symptoms came back even worse than before. Another visit to the doctors and another round of expensive antibiotics later and it had gone for good….or at least I thought it had.

This time I turned to the internet for advice-well, it had to be better than what my doctor had given me which was a big fat zero. All he had done was sent me packing with antibiotics and they hadn’t worked. In fact each attack I had seemed to be worse than the last one.

I was very interested to learn that you can use bacterial vaginosis natural treatment to get rid of this awful condition and that very day, I decided to give it a go. I couldn’t believe how much relief I got within just a few hours.

When you naturally treat bacterial vaginosis, the principle is that you are supporting the natural healing qualities of the body whilst using soothing treatments to give some fast relief.

Some of the bacterial vaginosis natural treatment strategies which I used are:-

* Take a bath with 2 cups of cider vinegar added to the water.

* Eat live natural yogurt as this can help support the good bacteria in the vagina.

* Soak a tampon in live yogurt and insert into the vagina.

* Avoid using perfumed products on or near to the vaginal area.

* Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Try using tea tree oil pessaries directly in the vagina (ensure they are suitable for internal use).

* Garlic is a natural antiseptic, so a couple of capsules daily can aid healing.

You can naturally treat bacterial vaginosis with a treatment which is completely guaranteed to get rid of the condition within 3 days. Not only that, you can learn how to eradicate some of the most unpleasant symptoms within minutes. Providing you are prepared to invest a little time and effort in learning just how to treat yourself, you will learn strategies which will ensure that you have no repetition of BV. You can see full details of the remedy I successfully used at Bacterial Vaginosis Natural Treatment. It is available for immediate download, with no waiting and no expensive shipping costs. You can find lots of helpful information about bacterial vaginosis at Home Remedies For bacterial vaginosis

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Mary Hopkinson

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is there any type of natural treatment to help prevent bacterial vaginosis?

unflavored yogurt
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I used to be a nurse

Shower frequently and don’t douche.
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Douche
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an excessive bad smelling, greyish white discharge, a fishy smell, which is usually worse after sex, put some yogurt in your vagina with a syringe, yuk
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Eating yogurt should help your body prevent bacterial vaginosis. Also, I’m not sure if this is true for all women, but my pH levels are quite delicate and when I eat a lot of acidic food I tend to get infections (i.e. drinking a lot of cranberry juice).
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There are a number of herbs that can help treat vaginitis.

Garlic (Allium sativum). If inserting a gauze-wrapped garlic clove does not appeal to you as a vaginitis treatment, and I can understand that it might not, try adding a teaspoon of fresh garlic juice to a few tablespoons of yogurt, then either soak a tampon in it or use it as a douche twice a day while symptoms persist. This treatment may not win any awards in the odor department, but it can be very effective.

There’s a great book out called Garlic: The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium Sativum and Related Species by Heinrich P. Koch, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and biopharmaceutics at the University of Vienna, and Larry D. Lawson, Ph.D., a research scientist at an herb company in Utah. Dr. Koch and Dr. Lawson praise the "extraordinary fungicidal activity of fresh-pressed garlic juice and dried garlic."And they identify allicin as the major compound in garlic that kills Candida albicans, the fungus that causes vaginal yeast infections.

Teatree (Melaleuca, various species). Australian teatree oil has become prominent only in the past few years as an antiseptic, but as word of its considerable healing power has spread, annual production in Australia has increased from 20 tons of oil to more than 140.

Australian chemists have shown that teatree oil is particularly effective against candida. One compound in the oil, terpinen-4-ol, appears to be the key to this herb’s anti-candida action. Studies have shown that creams and douches containing high amounts of this compound have been as effective against yeast infections as the pharmaceutical antifungals nystatin (Mycostatin) and clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin).

For recurrent yeast infections, Soule suggests mixing two to three drops of teatree oil in a tablespoon of yogurt and then soaking a tampon in it. Insert the tampon at night for up to six nights. Just don’t take teatree oil, or any essential oil, internally. They are extremely concentrated, and even small quantities of many of them can be poisonous.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum). Cardamom may have twice as much terpinen-4-ol as teatree. You can follow the instructions given for teatree oil, but instead use two to three drops of cardamom oil.

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Goldenseal is a broad-spectrum herbal antibiotic, thanks to two chemical compounds, berberine and hydrastine, that it contains. Several studies show that these compounds help treat trichomonal vaginitis, a type that is caused by an amoeba.

Goldenseal also has some immune-stimulating activity. I often combine it with echinacea, which is immune-stimulating and antibiotic. Both of these herbs are taken orally in the form of teas, tinctures or capsules.

comfrey (Symphytum officinale). Most cases of vaginitis are caused by infection, but sometimes, particularly in postmenopausal women, vaginal dryness can lead to irritation and inflammation during or after intercourse. My friend Jeanne Rose, California herbalist and author of several good herb books, recommends applying a moisturizing lotion or egg white mixed with the contents of a vitamin E capsule and a couple of drops of comfrey tincture just prior to intercourse.

Lavender (Lavandula, various species). Rose suggests essential oils, notably lavender, for treatment of trichomonas and gardnerella vaginitis. She recommends adding a few drops to douches, sitz baths, creams, lotions and tampons. (Remember that essential oils are for external use only.) In addition to lavender, she is partial to teatree oil and occasionally clary sage and German camomile.

She wisely cautions against routine douching; you should douche only for treatment of vaginitis. Regular douching can kill off beneficial microorganisms and leave you open for invasion by the infection-causing variety. In fact, studies show that women who douche regularly are at increased risk for pelvic inflammatory disease.

Yellowdock (Rumex crispus). Rose often recommends using a combination of yellowdock and other herbs for most types of vaginitis. Her formula includes one ounce of yellowdock root, two ounces of echinacea root, one ounce of goldenseal root and one ounce of ginseng root as a tonic for overall health.

You can use a mixture of dried herbs in the listed proportions to make a tea. You could also pulverize them and insert the mixture into empty gelatin capsules, which are available at many natural food stores that sell herbs. Admittedly, this is a lot of work, but women who face recurrent vaginitis are willing to make the extra effort if they find that the treatment works for them. You can try taking two or three capsules a day.

Yellowdock
Also known as curly dock, this herb has deep roots that are split and dried for use in tonics and ointments.

Apple cider vinegar. Here’s an old folk remedy, which many physicians also recommend, for several types of vaginitis: Add three cups of apple cider vinegar to a hot bath and soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes, spreading your legs to allow water to flow into the vagina. Rose suggests that vinegar baths and douches help restore normal vaginal acidity. Normal acidity helps banish candida, trichomonas and gardnerella.

 

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