Bacterial vaginosis aka bacterial viginitis is a vaginal infection that produces abnormal vaginal discharge. It is the most common reproductive tract infection in women of child bearing age. In fact it is twice as common as vaginal yeast infection.
BV is not sexually transmitted. Therefore it is not considered an STD, but having BV can increase your chance of getting STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.
You cannot get viginitis from toilet seats, bed sheets and swimming pools.
Bacterial vaginosis rarely affects women who have never had sex.
A healthy vagina has just the right amount of yeast and natural good bacteria complementing each other.
The good bacteria (hydrogen peroxide producing lactobacilli) help to maintain the best acidic environment in the internal vaginal anatomy. It inhibits the growth of harmful or anaerobic bacteria.
When this acidity level is not in balance, the “bad bacteria "starts to multiply”. When the population of the “bad bacteria” outnumbers the good ones, BV or bacterial viginitis sets in.
This normal balance of bacteria can be offset by:-
Rather than taking antibiotics, I prefer to treat bacterial viginitis with home and herbal remedies.
Because antibiotics treat the symptoms and not the cause of BV. Medication kills the “bad bacteria” that are present. It fails to reverse the primary cause of the infection, which is to restore the “good bacteria.”
Probiotics, herbal supplements and home-based washes not only cure but they nip the problem at the bud.
The following holistic methods solve the root cause of the problem. When you treat the cause, recurrence is rare.
Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that guard against harmful micro-organisms in the vagina.
But antibiotics, spermicides, birth control pills and improper vaginal hygiene can disturb the system.
Washing the vagina daily with a probiotic mousse can restore the balance of microflora. This mousse can help to prevent common vaginal health problems such as bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection (candida).
GarlicGarlic –Garlic contains Allicin which is a powerful antibiotic. But unlike antibiotics, allicin only kills the bad bacteria. So your good bacteria is safe. Include lots of raw garlic in your diet.
Tea Tree OilTTTTea Tree Oil– You can cleanse the vagina with tea tree oil. It can relief the itching and burning sensation. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water.
Apple Cider Vinegar - Drink apple cider vinegar by mixing a tablespoon of it in a glass of water. Vinegar help to maintain an acidic environment in the vagina. The good bacteria will thrive.
Or you can add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar
to your bath tub. Soak in the warm bath for twenty minutes. This relieves the discomforts of bacterial
vaginosis. For convenience you can use this wash.
detoxifies and strengthens the body’s immune system. Thereby keeping many
vaginal infections as well as UTI (urinary tract infection) at bay.
Probiotic Rich Foods - Eat more kefir, plain yogurt, miso, dark chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, artichokes and sourdough bread. These are good sources of Lactobacilli.
You can also insert a tampon dipped in plain yogurt inside the vagina. It helps to to increase the populace of the “good bacteria” (lactobacilli).
This black vagina wand is effective in getting rid of excessive vaginal discharge, itching and odor cause by BV.
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DO NOT home treat BV if you are a pregnant. Get medical advice. Bacterial vaginosis can cause child birth complications. There is a higher chance of a premature baby.Back to top
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