Well, it's hard to say what is the best because there is more than one good bacterial vaginosis home remedy. Below are a few suggestions on how to treat BV with simple remedies that are within the reach of most people. These cures have proved to give bacterial vaginosis relief in a majority of cases.
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1 Take Nutritional supplements
Vitamins such as A, B complex, C, D and E contain antioxidants that help in treating bacterial vaginosis. Applications of vitamin E from prepared creams or powdered capsules have proven to help relieve itching.
2 Eat Yogurt
Lactobacillusacidophilus as well as L. bifidus, present in yogurt help restore the acidic balance in the vagina. These remedies can be taken orally or introduced directly into the vagina. Plain yogurt that contains live acidophilus cultures is normally eaten directly.
Acidophilus capsules or powder can be taken orally. Another effective alternative that improves the vaginal area is vaginal inserts of tampons soaked in yogurt,
3 Use Beta-Dine and Gentian Violet
Beta-dine as well as Gentian Violet are both excellent in countering Candida vulvovaginitis. Betadine is an efficient antiseptic iodine bacterial vaginosis home remedy, but should be avoided for treating bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy. Gentian Violet is an efficient antifungal stain and effective in relieving the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. The drawback is that they are messy and leave stains. Some women have reported allergic reactions to either or both of them.
4 Using Boric Acid Douche
A boric acid douche is an ideal way to acidify the vaginal pH. This BV treatment prevents unwanted bacteria from expanding and destroys that's already there. A drawback is that some women seem to be over-sensitive to this douche.
Summer's Eve medicated douche, containing potassium iodide has also proved to be an effective method of lowering the vaginal pH. Another bacterial vaginosis home remedy that has proven to be efficient is a vinegar douche containing a mixture of one tablespoon of vinegar per quart of warm water.
5 Dieting Issues
Foods containing yeast, like for example cheese - especially cheese containing molds, like blue cheese, sugar, vinegar, alcohol, soy sauce, chocolate, fruits and fermented foods should be avoided.
Homeopathy has proven to work against BV. Common remedies for homeopathic preparations are sepia and pulsatilla.
7 Using Cold Washcloths
Cold compresses can effectively be used for itching as well as swelling. When a cold cloth is placed on the affected area, the blood vessels are constricted, thus making the area less swollen and red.
8 Fill You Tub with Warm Water and Enjoy It
Spending an hour or so in a tub filled with warm water can be an efficient bacterial vaginosis remedy because it is very soothing to irritated genital tissues. Don't use soap. The natural oils of the skin are the body's natural lipid barriers against germs. Soap dries out these natural oils and should therefore be avoided.
Each bacterial vaginosis home remedy mentioned in this article offers a safe, inexpensive and efficient alternative treatment.
Nevertheless, consult your doctor before you start any alternative treatment.
by Gerd Petersen