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Anonymous

Apple Cider Vinegar is the ONLY thing that has consistently worked for me. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration as to why you might have vaginal odor, but if it is due to the most common cause (Bacterial Vaginosis), then all you have to do is either douche with a diluted solution of water + apple cider vinegar OR soak a tampon in apple cider vinegar and insert into the vagina for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

(Note: I know a lot of people are against douching these days because they say it destroys the good bacteria in the vagina and throws off the pH balance, and that is true of commercial douches which contain a lot of chemicals and fragrances. But a pure douche of water and apple cider vinegar is perfectly safe. Apple cider vinegar has a very similar pH that a healthy vagina and intestinal tract has, so instead of destroying that good bacteria, it just destroys the bad and replenishes the good.)

Also - the purest and most organic form of apple cider vinegar you can get is best, but if all you can find is the typical grocery store brand, that is fine too. Just make sure you don't use WHITE vinegar - only Apple Cider.

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Anonymous

Been suffering with BV for years now. The ACV works off and on for about 3 days. Taking a probiotic and a multi vitamin and drinking lots of water. Seems to help. I don't want to take an antibiotic, but if it returns...I'm at my wits end! Gonna try the folic acid. Any other substantial remedies for fishy odor and discharge?

Anonymous

Probiotics

Elizabeth

Thanks for the info. I know that tons of sources are against douching today, but I completely agree that if it's a natural douche (like raw ACV and water) used only when one has an infection, douching is awesome. It's always best to directly reach a local infection instead of having to involve the entire organism. Plus, what people don't tell you is, if you take antibiotics to cure your BV, there's a good chance the flora and fauna will be further disturbed/destroyed and a yeast infection will result.

Anonymous

Hey everyone. I'm the original poster of this remedy and I can't believe how many comments it has gotten! I'm happy to see that it has worked so well for so many people, and it's comforting to know that we're not alone in this problem lol. I know I didn't come up with the apple cider vinegar remedy for vaginal odor issues, but it has been what has worked for me and still works. I saw a few questions posted that I just wanted to give my opinion on. I first started using an apple cider vinegar douche when I was pregnant. It's perfectly safe to use when you're pregnant, but just make sure you use a clean douche because you don't want to risk getting any infections and possibly having them spread to your baby. When I douched even at my worst experience with vaginal odor, I did it about once a week and it kept the odor at bay the whole week long. I usually diluted 1 part apple cider to 2 parts filtered or distilled water. A little burning is normal sometimes because you have bacteria in your vagina and that is probably just the vinegar killing it off. Or it could possibly be bumps or abrasions in or on the vagina that the vinegar seeps into. No worries -- it will just clean it :) I said in my original post to use apple cider vinegar because it just contains more good stuff than white vinegar. White vinegar has been stripped of naturally occurring vitamins and things that make apple cider vinegar work so well. I think some other people have answered questions about the tampon method. I never really used this as often because I also had problems with it swelling up before I could insert it lol.

Stephanie

So, I am trying this for the first time. So far so good. I am soaking in Apple cider vinegar bath and using the tampon as well. I did see a video of a girl who had bv and soaked for 20 min twice a day in a tub with hot water and natural sea salt. I think she used a cup for a large bowl (big enough of fit your behind in) and sat in it. She said she did this for five days, and the smell was gone and the problem gone. It's been over a year and she hasn't had a problem since. Sea salt has a lot of healing benefits to it. If what I'm doing doesn't work either sea salt or Epsom salt is my plan b. try it.....

Anonymous

Hi... I have been dealing with odor for months now & practically drove myself crazy. After being in several months of antibiotics, I thought I had candida. However, all the test concluded that I had no yeast, no Bacteria (BV), no STD's and all the vag cells were normal.

As a precaution, I was given a few rounds of Antifungal meds plus gel. I also did hydrogen peroxide douching and followed that crazy candida diet... What a nightmare! I have also been taking top quality probiotic' formulated to re-brand the female area and also started taking lots of herbal supplements.

I am a clean person & thankfully single because I couldn't imagine dealing with this in the morning of I was in a relationship..

Well, Long story short, the Dr concluded that my PH changed and there is no real scientific answer as to why or how to fix it. So, back to square one...

I am writing this to share my story and hope all of you that are dealing with this get tested for everything prior to doing anything or spending any money... I think a probiotic is a must for everyone and watching your diet should also be part of 'smart' living... However, we all have to live and if that means, enjoying libations & some of your favorite foods makes your day better then I say, go for it!!

I do have some good news... After a long conversation with my Dr, we thought it might be worth trying to bring my body to an 'ALKALINE' state which might mellow out the odor & change the PH.

So far, I have had success!!! I bought some Alkaline support supplement tablets and drinking alkaline water to help get my body to an Alkaline state which has helped the other issue & feeling so much better.

I am so using 'digestive enzymes' to help digestion which might trigger odor developing overnight.

Well, hope this helps and like is said, be sure you are tested to rule out any real issues before trying alternative methods.... I think I will also try the Vinegar Douche as an extra cleansing agent... I hear we are supposed to use 'UNFILTERD' in order to have all the benefits??? Any feedback?

Tt

I left the tampon in the applicator and let the top soak in the vinegar. That way it wouldn't swell and is easier to put in

Anonymous

Leave the tampon in the plastic container and soak it it going to swell but it's easy to insert it with the tampon still in the plastic covering

Anonymous

To soak the tampon, pour the apple cider vinegar inside of the plastic applicator with the tampon still inside. If not, the tampon will swell and you will not be able to reinsert. Also, pour Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (only brand I would trust) slowing into the applicator. let it soak into the tampon and then pour more ACV. It really works. I can't stress enough to buy Bragg's ACV. So many of the other brands are cheap and may have coloring in it to make you think you are using the real stuff. Also, don't let the stuff that floats in the ACV concern you - that's the good stuff.

Katie

Where are all the comments? I see a few a day apart from eachother?

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