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Anonymous

I've suffered from BV for about three years now and anything I tried never worked. Finally I decided to do something simple that I thought would never work. It's a 3-5 day process. Mix hydrogen peroxide with water and douche with it. You can buy douching bags for about a dollar at dollar stores. Douche once a day for 3 days. After douching dip a tampon in unpasteurized plain yogurt. Make sure the yogurt says 'live cultures' or 'acidophilus' in the ingredients. Take the tampon and insert it into the vagina. Do this for about 3-5 days. Remove the tampon after 2 hours. After the symptoms clear up incorporate the yogurt into your diet or take acidophilus tablet supplements. And occasionally douche with the peroxide water solution.

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Anonymous

I agree with you. I had recurring BV and I used diluted hydrogen peroxide also. However, instead of a tampon dipped in yogurt (which sounds messy and uncomfortable), I took Ultimate Flora Vaginal Health. It's natural and its probiotics are specifically for your urogenital tract. I take one every morning all the time and douche with the hydrogen peroxide every day only if I have an infection)until it goes away. I've also quit using tampons. They're really bad for you and they also can give you BV. I use the DivaCup.

Anonymous

how much peroxide should be used for the douche mixture?

unknown123

i have the same question ,how much is used ?

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from webmd: Some women have used Lactobacillus acidophilus in yogurt or supplements to treat bacterial vaginosis. But dairy lactobacillus does not work for bacterial vaginosis. This is because dairy lactobacillus is not the kind of bacteria that normally live in the vagina.

More research is needed to find out if the types of lactobacillus normally found in a healthy vagina may work to treat bacterial vaginosis.

dont_douche



Overall, the risks of douching far outweigh the benefits. Here are just a few of the problems linked to douching:

Vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis). Douching upsets the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina (called vaginal flora). These changes make the environment more favorable for the growth of bacteria that cause infection. Studies have found that women who stopped douching were less likely to have bacterial vaginosis. Having bacterial vaginosis can increase the risk of preterm labor and endometriosis.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries. Research has found that women who douche have a 73% higher risk of getting PID.
Pregnancy complications. Women who douche more than once a week have more difficulty getting pregnant than those who don't douche. Douching also increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy by as much as 76%. With an ectopic pregnancy, the embryo implants outside the uterus. The more a woman douches, the greater the risk of having an ectopic pregnancy.
Cervical cancer . Douching at least once a week has been linked to an increased chance of developing cervical cancer.

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