Home Remedies For Bacterial Vaginosis

Forget the nightmare cycle of antibiotics and over the counter creams which are no more than a short term solution, and try using home remedies for bacterial vaginosis which will give you immediate relief. At last, you can get back to normal within just 3 short days and put BV behind you, forever.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that home remedies for bacterial vaginosis are somehow less powerful or less effective than over the counter treatments or antibiotics you can get from your doctor. The truth is that creams, lotions and antibiotics only give symptomatic relief but do not, and cannot, treat the origin whereas home remedies for bacterial vaginosis focus on eliminating the root cause.

Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance of the naturally occurring bacterial within the vagina. Under normal circumstances, lactic acid bacteria is present in the largest quantity and this is beneficial to the good overall health of the vagina as it maintains a healthy, slightly acidic pH level. If, for some reason, quantities fall and levels of harmful bacteria rise, the result is an embarrassing fishy odor accompanied by a watery gray or white discharge together with discomfort and burning in and around the vaginal area.

Experts estimate that at least 1 in 3 women will develop bacterial vaginosis at some point in their lives. It is twice as common as yeast infection (thrush) and the most common infection for women of childbearing age.

There can be many different causes of BV and this is where the problem lies with using conventional medication.   Experts are often unsure of the trigger points in individual women, meaning that the best they can do is to offer antibiotics which mainly help with the symptoms of BV and not eliminate the root causes. Topical treatments can certainly help to soothe and ease the burning sensation and antibiotics can help to kill off harmful bacteria. Indeed, antibiotics can appear to be very successful initially. The problem is that they will also kill off the beneficial lactic acid bacteria and this takes some time to re-establish meaning that repeat flare-ups usually happen within 4-6 weeks of finishing the course. The truth is that unless you can eliminate the root cause, the symptoms will return even if they appear to have been successfully eradicated.

What Causes Bacterial Vaginosis

There can be many different causes of bacterial vaginosis, the following is a list of some of the common reasons and contributory factors, but is not exhaustive.

  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Douching
  • Having intercourse without a condom
  • Cigarette smoking
  • A change of sexual partner
  • Wearing tight-fitting, synthetic panties
  • Using perfumed soaps/deodorants around the vagina
  • Too-frequent washing
  • Eating an inadequate diet

What If I Do Nothing?

In some instances, the condition may resolve itself. However, the majority of women find that the condition never really goes away and repeat attacks are extremely common. If left untreated, bacterial vaginosis can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and even lead to infertility. There is also evidence to suggest that women with BV are at an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, in particular, HIV.

Women with bacterial vaginosis usually want to have the condition cleared up as soon as possible with the minimum of fuss and without great expense.  The other important factor is the prevention of recurrences.  Using a strategy such as Bacterial Vaginosis No More, (click on the book above)  you can be sure to get effective treatment all by using home remedies for bacterial vaginosis.