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Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedy Comments

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Jenny, RN, BSN, CEN, FNE

Soaking a tampon in STRAIGHT ACV sounds HORRIBLE! I definitely would dilute it. I use the stuff on my hair and it really is magic. Try using a Solo cup and filling the vinegar just to the first little line and then the rest with warm water before soaking your tampon or douching (I really do believe it is best NOT to douche at all, though, as you can actually push the bad bugs up through your cervix and into your uterus- this is what PID is). Try a sitx bath instead (couple inches of warm water in the tub with 1/2 cup ACV).Your skin will be soft, too!

Coconut oil is ALSO absolute magic, y'all. Just like the hot sauce commercial, I put that sh*t on EVERYTHING! I even feed it to my dog. Seriously, MAGIC. roll a tampon it it, use it as lube, soften up your frizzy hair-EVERYWHERE.Do it. Do it NOW! I stock up at Trader Joe's. a jar is about $6 and lasts a long time.
**If you are actively suffering from BV use CLEAN HANDS or a clean spoon everytime! Don't contaminate the whole jar with your bad bugs!!**
Also, buy the good stuff (unrefined, unbleached, organic). It smells nice :) You'll thank me!

Probiotics, like everything else that our body likes, work best when you get them from food. So get some Kefir! Lifeway is a brand I find at my local grocer (and I live in a food dessert). It has a wider variety of good bugs (12 different live cultures!), has a greater shelf life than yogurt (because it is fermented) and is lactose AND gluten free for those of you who suffer with intolerance. It's an amazing immune system booster and you only need 1 cup a day (it's like a smoothie!).Did I mention it is YUMMY?

I've found that, along with taking daily multivitamins (hair and nails is my jam)and using these three things my symptoms greatly improve.**Hair and nail vitamins contain chlorophyll, vitD3, Folic acid, and ALL the other stuff I've seen people list on this great site, but in 3 pills a day instead of a handful).

I tell ALL my patients about the Kefir thing and all my girlfriends about coconut oil (I am scary-level obsessed, in case you can't tell).

I also drink a ton of lemon water (because I love it). I've noticed I have only ever had 'flares' after a new partner or when I'm eating really crappily (including drinking ETOH). Think of it as your body's way of telling you it's out of whack. I would guess that many of you guys suffer from GI symptoms as well (bloating, constipation/diarrhea, nausea, flatulence). I promise, Kefir helps!

I apologize if this post seems 'all over the place'. I always get excited to tell people how to get well. It is an ER nurse thing- discharge instructions (literally!!).

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Anonymous

This is an amazing post! I agree with everything you said. I have had the same problem with vaginitis flare ups only with sex. Coconut oil during sex is the best lube out there. It helps to sooth inside and also helps to get rid of bad bacteria. It doesn't get all bad bacteria so I use Yeast Arrest right after sex and that night use boric acid suppositories made from a compounding pharmacy. Boric Acid is the magic bullet! In a day or two I'm back feeling awesome! It does return for some odd reason with sugar, coffee, etc. but the lemon water and PH water help a lot with that too. I wish everyone the best who has any type of vaginitis. It is a constant battle.

Anonymous

I forgot to add that you must take a probiotic. FemDopholus and Ultimate Flora critical colon and womens 90 billion are good. One thing I did learn with probiotics is that you have to change them up every several months...maybe add a new one.

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