Bacterial Vaginosis Natural Treatments

Bacterial vaginosis is a very common condition in women of all ages and occurs when there is a change in the vaginal pH which allows harmful bacteria to proliferate and outnumber the good bacteria which are present in a healthy vagina. Treatments for BV include over the counter medicines like Vagisil and antibiotics. However, because

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Grapefruit and Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition in which the vagina becomes inflamed as a result of infection caused by the over proliferation of harmful bacteria. There are a lot of natural remedies touted by so-called “experts” and one that I often hear mentioned is grapefruit juice or grapefruit seed extract. In fact, research has shown that 

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Safe and Effective Natural BV Treatments

BV is caused by changes in vaginal pH will allow harmful bacteria to take over the vagina resulting in the classic symptoms – fishy odor, white or off-white discharge, itching (in some cases) and discomfort during sexual intercourse.  Doctors will often prescribe antibiotics for BV and some relief from the symptoms can be obtained by

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Folic Acid and BV – Can Folate Treat Bacterial Vaginosis?

As you probably know by now, BV is an inflammation of the vaginal area caused by the proliferation of so-called “bad” bacteria.  When they become too numerous, they interrupt the natural balance of vaginal flora.  This, in turn, results in  bacterial vaginosis infection and the related symptoms like discharge, itching and foul odor.  Fortunately, there

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Is Sugar Fuelling Your BV?

Recently, I was talking to a woman named Sara who suffered from BV for nearly a year.  She had tried metronidazole and while it worked initially, it left her feeling sick and her BV came back within two weeks. She also tried some of the best natural remedies for BV including probiotics, hydrogen peroxide douches,

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How To Cure Bacterial Vaginosis Naturally

In this post, I want to address some of the ways in which you can cure bacterial vaginosis naturally. As you probably know, bacterial vaginosis is an infection caused by an imbalance in the natural pH of the vagina.   It occurs when the microorganism “Gardnerella Vaginalis” takes over and outnumbers the other healthy bacteria in

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Yogurt for BV – Does Yogurt Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?

Yogurt can be a great way to treat bacterial vaginosis. In particular, if you are pregnant and are suffering from bv, then you probably will not want to take any drugs or chemicals that are not absolutely necessary. So eating yogurt is a wonderful  effective natural way to get permanent relief from bacterial vaginosis. Before

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Acidophilus For Bacterial Vaginosis

One way to help stop bacterial vaginosis in its tracks is to add acidophilus to your diet or you’re routine. Acidophilus for bacterial vaginosis offers a great cure because you are simply adding the good bacteria, acidophilus, to the area which has a large amount of bad bacteria. Since the good bacteria keep the bad

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BV Is Ruining My Life!

“BV is Ruining My Life”! This is the dire statement that I recently heard from a young woman who is suffering from BV and feeling hopeless about here ability to deal with it. In this particular case, she had been first diagnosed with BV early on in her second pregnancy.  The doctor she was seeing

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How to Treat Repeated Bacterial Vaginosis

For some women, bacterial vaginosis is a mild condition which clears up after one or two treatments.  For many others, who suffer from repeated bacterial vaginosis, it is a recurring or chronic condition which can be very difficult and frustrating to manage. Normal treatment for BV consists of antibiotics such as Metronidazole.  However, this treatment

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Can I use Dettol for BV?

Can I use Dettol for BV?

Dettol is an antiseptic liquid hygiene product that has been around since the 1950′s.  While I’ve always hated the smell of Dettol, my grandma absolutely swore by it as a cure for everything from minor cuts and scrapes to acne!  I can still remember being up at the lake, smelling it wafting from her room

Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV? Does BV Increase Your Risk of Aids?

Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV?  Does BV Increase Your Risk of Aids?

A recent study conducted by scientitists at the University of California produced some alarming results – an apparent connection between bacterial vaginosis and the risk of transmission of HIV. Craig Cohen, professor of obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco, together with his colleagues looked into the connection between BV and HIV transmission.  The

Does Your BV Keep Coming Back?

Does Your BV Keep Coming Back?

“Help, my BV keeps coming back!” That’s the plea that I received recently from a young woman from Cincinnati who has been dealing with the condition on and off for the last four years.  Once a happy and confident woman, she was now devastated by the crippling effects that recurring bacterial vaginosis was having on

Can Hydrogen Peroxide Cure BV Naturally?

Can Hydrogen Peroxide Cure BV Naturally?

Does Hydrogen Peroxide Cure BV? I’m frequently asked whether hydrogen peroxide is an effective treatment for BV, particularly by women who are suffering from recurrent BV and have had very little luck with other conventional treatments like Metrogel (metronidazole) and other prescription treatments. While the idea of inserting hydrogen peroxide into the vagina may sound

Does Alkaline Water Cure BV?

Does Alkaline Water Cure BV?

I was recently asked about the benefits of alkaline water and whether it can be used as a cure for BV.  In case you haven’t heard of it before, alkaline (or “alkalized”) water is created by a water ionization machine which takes regular tap water and changes its pH. I’d like to talk in this

Curing BV With Apple Cider Vinegar

Wondering whether apple cider vinegar can help control or cure BV? Apple cider vinegar has long been trusted by natural health practitioners as a reliable home remedy for many types of conditions. And although there was no question it helped improved the health of patients taking it, until recently the science was not well understood.

BV and Epsom Salts

BV and Epsom Salts

One of my readers ask recently whether Epsom salts could help them cure their BV so I thought I would just write a quick post on the subject. Epsom salts are composed primarily of a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate, a bitter inorganic substance that has been used for decades to help soothe common