By admin | November 27, 2011
Many women suffer from the discomfort of a vaginal bacterial infection known as bacterial vaginosis but few know that there are home remedies for bacterial vaginosis that are effective and cheap. Home remedies for bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections have been used by women for many generations and represents a source of treatment that is both effective and affordable. Some of these simple treatments are often found to work better than prescription drugs such as antibiotics.
One good thing about home remedies for bacterial vaginosis it that they have no side effects and are often times just as effective as pharmaceutical drugs and less expensive. For example, cranberry juice which is reputedly among the best home remedies for bacterial vaginosis is relatively inexpensive and is widely available for consumption. It is therefore one of the most popular options when it comes to dealing with BV in your own home. Cranberry juice treats bacterial vaginosis by preventing bad bacteria from sticking to the vaginal walls, thereby preventing a build up of bad bacteria in the vagina.
Garlic is cheap and almost everyone has garlic in their refrigerator or pantry but very few know that it is also among the most effective remedies for bacterial vaginosis. The garlic is used to ward off bacterial vaginosis by wrapping a piece of peeled garlic in gauze and then placing it inside the vagina for approximately six hours. Garlic is in fact so effective as an antibacterial treatment that pharmaceutical companies have created garlic pills to treat bacterial vaginosis and various other conditions in the body.
Soaking in bathwater with about two cups of apple cider vinager for twenty minutes is one of the better known natural cures for BV. This water and apple cider solution works wonders against the harmful bacteria which cause bacterial infection in the vagina and reduce the discomfort it causes. The pH level of this substance is acidic and counteracts the alkaline conditions caused by BV. Apple cider vinegar is also cheap and is available in most grocery stores, but what truly makes it great is that most people already have it in their kitchen cupboards so there is no need to go out and by expensive prescription drugs.
Yogurt is not only tasty but it is also viewed as one of the best home remedies for bacterial vaginosis. It is cheap, effective and readily available to consumers. We all know that yogurt is loaded with bacteria that are good for you but they are also essential in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Yogurt may be used either by eating it or by inserting plain yogurt into the vagina using a tampon. However, it is vital that you use live yogurt, meaning that it contains beneficial bacterial otherwise it will be ineffective. Look for the word “Probiotic” on the container.
While these home remedies for bacterial vaginosis are both cheap and effective it is absolutely imperative that women who suspect they have bacterial vaginosis speak with a qualified physician for a diagnosis if they are at all unsure if they actually have BV, before administering any of these various cures. This will ensure that you are not masking a more serious condition.
It is true that using home remedies for bacterial vaginosis might take a day or two to take effect, but unlike antibiotics, they do not have side effects and when used correctly, they can eliminate the condition permanently.
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