A strong odor however, can be a sign of an infection, particularly if she is sexually active. A woman’s vagina is naturally filled with bacteria but when there is an overgrowth, the condition is called bacterial vaginosis and causes a “fishy” odor. Chick Here Now to Find out today how to get rid of bacterial vaginosis naturally.
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection, so it’s no surprise that there are hundreds of different bacterial vaginosis remedies out there for you to try. But having too many options is a problem in itself. You obviously want the one treatment that will give you the best results. But unfortunately different treatments work differently for different women, so it helps to know a handful of the best treatments that other women have tried and tested for you.
Another thing you ought to keep in mind is that one treatment alone usually just doesn’t cut it, especially if you have had bacterial vaginosis for a while. Your best bet is to use a combination of different bacterial vaginosis remedies, each remedy supplementing the other through a different mode of action.
So in this article I’ll be telling you about 3 different bacterial vaginosis remedies that you should be using together in combination and this isn’t any old random combination, it’s one that women have used time and time again with an excellent rate of success.
3 Popular Bacterial Vaginosis Remedies You Can Start Using Today
1: Hydrogen Peroxide
This is a very powerful treatment indeed. Hydrogen peroxide is a substance that is naturally present inside every healthy vagina. Good bacteria inside your vagina naturally produce hydrogen peroxide in order to kill off the bad bacteria. For this reason, hydrogen peroxide is one of the few bactericidal remedies that kills ONLY the bad bacteria and leaves the good ones alone. That’s why hydrogen peroxide is so effective.
Use 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1/4 cup of water (preferably distilled water). Apply as a douche 1 to 2 times per day, for 3 days (maximum 5 days). This will give you IMMEDIATE relief from the bad smells and excess vaginal discharge.
As effective as hydrogen peroxide is in the immediate sense, its effects don’t last very long for most women, not when you use it on its own. That’s where the folic acid and acidophilus comes in.
One strain of good bacteria inside your vagina is called lactobacillus acidophilus. You can take acidophilus tablets to increase the number of good bacteria inside your vagina. If you don’t like tablets, you can also take natural unpasteurized yogurts that contain live strains of acidophilus bacteria.
Once the hydrogen peroxide has killed off the bad bacteria, you can take acidophilus to help replenish the colony of good bacteria inside your vagina. These good bacteria will then release more hydrogen peroxide naturally, and other chemicals such as lactic acid, which kill off more of the bad bacteria and prevent them from growing back.
Acidophilus doesn’t work very well on its own, because it isn’t very good at killing off the overgrown bad bacteria that you get in bacterial vaginosis. But when used in combination with hydrogen peroxide, its effects have been shown to be extremely powerful.
Acidophilus tablets and yogurts can be used both orally and vaginally. Studies have shown the oral route to provide longer lasting results, whereas the vaginal route produces more immediate results.
The Oral Route…
Take 2-3 acidophilus pills orally for at least 1 month. Or take 150ml natural unpasteurized yogurt containing live acidophilus twice daily for at least 1 month.
The Vaginal Route…
Insert one vaginal acidophilus suppository AFTER each hydrogen peroxide douche. Or apply unpasteurized yogurt containing live acidophilus bacteria liberally inside your vagina using an applicator or spoon. Do this at night AFTER your hydrogen peroxide douche, and be sure to wear a non-deodorized pad to avoid soiling your underwear. The vaginal route is to be used for no longer than 7 consecutive days.
bacterial vaginosis Remedy #3: Folic Acid
Folic acid is the icing on the cake here. It uses a whole different approach and is thought to help eliminate bacterial vaginosis by modulating and strengthening the immune system. Sure, it CAN be used on its own to help eliminate bacterial vaginosis, but it is best used in combination with other more direct bacterial vaginosis remedies like the two mentioned above.
A number of scientific studies have demonstrated that women who take folic acid, or have a high intake of folate in their diet, are far less likely to get bacterial vaginosis. The exact mode of action of folic acid is uncertain, but it can certainly be attributed at least partially to the effect it has on strengthening your immune system.
I advise you to take 800 micrograms in 2 divided doses every day. So that’s 400 micrograms twice a day. The recommended daily allowance for non-pregnant women is 400 micrograms per day, but I have found that taking a higher dose helps in the short term for boosting the immune system to help eliminate bacterial vaginosis. And don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe to take 800 micrograms per day. The extra-cautious, safe upper limit is 1,000 micrograms per day.
Women who take these 3 bacterial vaginosis remedies – hydrogen peroxide, acidophilus and folic acid in combination have been found to permanently eliminate their bacterial vaginosis far more often than when they use any one or two of the treatments alone.
So why not get started today? If you have been suffering from bacterial vaginosis, then you owe it to yourself to take action right now.