IntroductionBacterial Vaginosis - Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina and vulva) that is often
caused by fungus (yeast
infection), parasite (trichomoniasis) or bacteria (bacterial
vaginosis or BV).
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Natural Remedies to
Prevent Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis
is mostly likely required to cure this condition. Seek the advice of
your doctor. Natural remedies can be used to reduce recurrent BV and to
also restore the bacterial (lactobacillus)
normally found in the vagina.
Also see the article on yeast
infection to find out many other natural remedies that may
also be helpful for this condition.
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is an essential bacterial that is normally found in the vagina. Women
suffering from this condition have either low amounts or none of
this "good" bacterial in the vagina.
Use 1 or 2 vaginal
tablets once or
twice daily for 6 days. Each tablet may contain 10 million to 1 billion
live lactobacillus bacteria.
Some experts suggest inserting unflavoured
yogurt into the vagina (directly or soak a tampon) to help restore the
pH of greater than 4.5 is one of the diagnosis of BV.
Boric acid will acidify the vagina, bring the pH value down.
Insert one 600 mg boric acid capsules vaginally once daily for 3
weeks after antibiotic therapy prescribed by your doctor.
Since garlic possess antibacterial activity it has been suggested for
treating this condition.
Take 200 to 400 mg three times daily.
There are anecdotal
reports to suggest that a peeled whole clove of garlic can be wrapped
gauze and inserted in the vagina to help treat this condition.
test first to see if you develop an allergic reaction or
irritation as it
is a common side effect.
Tea tree oil shows strong antibacterial properties and may be helpful
in treating this condition.
here to get dosing information for vaginal douche formula.
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are the causes and risk factors of recurrent
It is known that bacterial vaginosis results when:
Common causes for this can be due to:
- Vagina natural bacteria (mostly lactobacillus)
is out of balance
- Absences or too little lactobacillus in the
- vagina pH is disturbed (too alkaline/not
Risk factors include:
- Douching (irritation)
- Dampness due to lack of tight or non-breathing
- Antibiotics uses (changes the bacterial
environment in the vagina)
- Poor diet
- Multiple sexual partners
- Engaging in sexual intercourse at an early age
- Use of an intrauterine device (IUD)
- History of previous or recurrent sexually
transmitted disease (STD)
- Prior pregnancy
are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?
Signs and symptoms that points towards bacterial vaginitis include:
If the discharge is white and looks like cottage cheese, it is
probably yeast infection.
- Burning sensation
- Fishy odour, thin, milky or gray discharge
diet can I take to prevent this problem?
The treatment of bacterial vaginosis requires the use of antibiotics
from your doctor to kill off the overgrowth of other bacteria. Natural
home remedies can be used to help lessen the symptoms are similar to
what is used to cure yeast
Yogurt can be eaten or unflavoured yogurt can be inserted into the
vagina to restore the lactobacillus bacteria population.
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