Home Remedy for Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment  – Is there a Home Remedy for Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment?

Home Remedy for BVBacterial vaginosis or BV is a mild infection of the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. When the balance of good bacteria and the ‘bad’ bacteria is off balance the bad bacteria grows out of control and bacterial vaginosis symptoms occur.

As discussed in a previous post here, the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are extremely uncomfortable and upsetting to a woman and probably her partner too! No-one wants to go around smelling like a rancid fish! It is embarrassing and not a topic one can talk about easily to friends and family.

The cause of bacterial vaginosis is unknown. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is not from poor hygiene or from having multiple sexual partners although sometimes a change in sex partner can trigger BV in some cases.

Diagnosing Bacterial Vaginosis Infections

In order to medically diagnose Bacterial Vaginosos – BV –  the patient with bacterial vaginosis symptoms will undergo a pelvic exam. Your doctor will visually examine the vaginal walls and take swabs of the discharge.

Examination of the discharge if positive for BV will reveal cells coated with bacteria that are known as ‘clue cells.” The PH of the discharge will often be greater than 4.5 indicating BV. At this time your doctor may also take swabs to test for other infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea just to eliminate them as culprits.

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What is the Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Once diagnosed as bacterial vaginosis, the traditional medical treatment for BV is two types of antibiotics. Metronidazole, this can be given orally in pill form or as a gel that you apply to the vagina. The choice is generally yours to make.

The second option is clindamycin, this too can be taken orally as a pill or in cream form to be inserted into the vagina.

The problem with antibiotics is that they do a great job in eradicating bacteria, in fact they do not discern between the good guys and the bad guys. They kill them all! This creates another problem for the poor old vagina! Many women , myself included, suffer from a very sore vagina after taking a course of antibiotics. This is because all the good bacteria has been killed off leaving the vagina susceptible to a bout of yeast infection or candida.

Women that suffer recurring bouts of BV need to be careful about over-doing the antibiotics.

It is not good for our systems to take several doses of antibiotics a year.

Therefore it is imperative you find  natural home remedies for bacterial vaginosis treatments that do not involve constant use of antibiotics.

There are many natural home treatments for BV. What works for one woman may not necessarily work for another. The trick is to try various methods to see which treatment for BV works for you.

So now we know what BV is, that the cause is unknown other than an over-growth of bacteria. We know the complications that can arise from BV, and we know the medical treatment for BV.

Now we are going to move forward and discover effective natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis. If you have suffered with Bv and have found a good treatment for bacterial vaginosis, please share here, comment below.


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  1. Penny, 16 December, 2013

    From first hand experience, I can say that I choose the cream over the pills. Neither is a magical wonder cure, but the cream was the lesser of two evils for me. I have digestive issues, so when I take oral antibiotics it throws everything in my body out of sync. The very best solution I have found was dietary changes. Refined sugar really is your enemy if you are trying to balance all of the microbes in your system and stop the cycle of infections.

  2. Sandra, 18 December, 2013

    We all react differently to BV but we must learn to listen to out body and treat accordingly.

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