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Stop the Itching - Bacterial Vaginosis Cures

Updated on March 19, 2008

Infections of the vaginal area common to women include bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Although not considered life threatening, it is important to have medical attention if you think you may have or are developing a vaginal infection to have the source confirmed and a treatment plan devised to cure the infection. Because a yeast infection and vaginosis can exhibit similar warning signs, you should see your doctor to have an accurate diagnosis made.

One of the first bacterial vaginosis cures your physician will start, if that is your problem, is a course of antibiotics to quickly attack the infection directly and begin the healing process. This will reduce the risk of the infection spreading to other surrounding tissues and prevent further complications.

In conjunction with the antibiotic medication, your physician may suggest that you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement to boost your immune system and allow your body to assist the medication in treating your condition. Other bacterial vaginosis cures may also include the consumption of milk products or yogurt that contain acidophilus cultures to help the vaginal flora recover and fight off unhealthy bacteria trying to gain a foothold that results in an infection. Garlic supplements, or eating fresh garlic cloves (if you can get past the taste), can also be beneficial in treating vaginal infections because of its strong antibacterial properties.

Some organic elements such as Echinacea and tea tree oil have been advocated by herbalists as bacterial vaginosis cures and as a preventative measure in reducing the risk of developing a vaginal infection. Women taking other prescription medications or those who are pregnant should get a medical opinion from their doctor before taking any herbal supplements as some serious complications could arise. Dangerous drug interactions can occur and some herbs can be harmful during pregnancy that may affect both mother and child.

Creams and ointments available over the counter at pharmacies and drug stores can also bring symptomatic relief when used properly. Talk to your pharmacist who can give you advice as to which ones would be most helpful to treat your symptoms for your particular condition. Bacterial vaginosis cures aren't always medicinal in nature. For example, garlic supplements or the consumption of garlic cloves has proven to be very effective in treating vaginal infections because of its strong antibacterial properties. Warm baths with no soaps or bath oils can soothe the irritation of genital areas or cool compresses applied to tender areas can constrict the blood vessels and reduce swelling to bring some relief. It is always important and must be stressed that medical advice should be sought if you feel you have a vaginal infection to determine what the correct treatment plan for your diagnosis should be.

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      loren 

      4 years ago

      First thing I'd do is go see your GYN. Make sure that there isn't a serious issue there first. If everything checks out, I'd look into some natural ways of dealing with this problem.

      For me I started looking into fruits and vegetables that help. Grapefruit and pineapples help a lot. There are also vitamins that help but none really showed any type of change for me.

      Then after spending a few hours on the net I came across this natural supplement for women's needs and care called balance complex for women.

      I've been let down before by supplements promising the world. This type of issue is especially embarrassing and I'm just thrilled this has been working so far.

      Would tell any lady to not hesitate and give this a try, will change your life.

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      Liz 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for the peroxide suggestion. It worked wonders just with one use. No odor, no discharge, no itch!!!!

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      Kristina 

      6 years ago

      I have been suffering for 9 months now and am at the end of my tether. At first I thought it was thrush so treated it for this, so did the doctors. The genie wasn't any use. Now seeing a bacterial specialist who hasn't said ts bv but I think hit is. Currently on second lot of cream of clindymicin, not really the miracle cream I thought or hoped it would be, will try some of the above and keep you posted.

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      Brenda 

      7 years ago

      The person who suggested hydrogen peroxide was right on the money. I have suffered with recurring episodes of BV for over 10 years. I couldn't take the antibiotics given to me for the full 10 days so therefore I never got over it completely. I used the douche of 1/2 water and 1/2 peroxide and after just one treatment I noticed that the discharge and the foul odor went away. I did this once a day for 1 week and I continue to do so once a week. It's been 4 months and I have not had any discharge or foul odors since. I also take a garlic supplement 2 X a day along with a multivitamin, zinc and omega 3 supplement daily.

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      Me 

      8 years ago

      Douching frequently is a recipe for disaster..and more BV. The first commenter is DEAD WRONG.

      Take acidophilis

      Eat yogurt

      Eat garlic

      Drink lots of water

      take the medications the doctors are giving you

      Cut out carbs during the infection

      Wash the outside of your genatalia with either plain water or plain water vinegar (1 pt vinegar to 3 parts water) mix

      Leave your insides alone

      Abstain from sex during the infection

      You'll be fine in two weeks.

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      Tara 

      10 years ago

      I suffered terribly with itch and discharge for about 8 or 9 months and was convinced I had an STD, eventhough I had tested negative, as nothing I was taking cured me. I, firstly, thought it was thrush and took meds for this but no improvement. Then thought it was bacterial vaginoisis and took some antibiotics for this but again no improvement. Eventually went to a fourth doctor and she diagnosed a type of eczema and gave me some cream called novatrone. it cleared up immediately and has not returned - I tried everything else on the market before using this miracle cream and am soo happy to be finally free of the terrible itch. I was pretty depressed about the whole scenario and never thought I'd shake it but am happy to say its well and truly cured. So if anyone is suffering with an itch they can't shake this cream might be worth looking into.

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      Ijustwanttohelp 

      10 years ago

      Bacterial Vaginitis/Vaginosis BEST and FASTEST method of healing Bacterial Vaginosis is to douche with 1/2 Hydrogen Peroxide and 1/2 water. If condition is severe, douche a few times per day for 2 to 3 days...infection should subside. It is good to make it a habit to douche Hydrogen Peroxide/Water once every week or week 1/2 once healed in order to continue optimal health and cleanliness. Also, it is very good to make it a habit to take Folic Acid and Lactobacillus Acidophilus. These vitamin supplements are Very easy to find (Rite Aide/Walgreens/CVS/Walmart) and Very inexpensive. When I suffered with this condition for about 1 year & 1/2...I was so depressed as none of the natural home remedies seemed to work. I found this method that I have written above to be the Fastest, Lasting and Most Effective cure without a doubt! I HAD A SEVERE CASE OF BV AND NOTICED A REMARKABLE DIFFERENCE AFTER THE FIRST USE!!!! It's a Miracle cure. We underestimate the extensive healing properties of something so simple and extremely accessible as Hydrogen Peroxide...and it is Completely safe!Your days of BV are Gone!!

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