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Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast Infection Home Remedies

38 Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast Infection

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!!).


I have a really bad yeast infection(all external) and it's been horribly itchy and painful down there for days!!! I read somewhere that cornstarch is good for rashes, so after my shower I took a cotton ball, dipped it in cornstarch, and gently patted it on all the affected areas. It's great for short term relief!!!


Iam 27 n have been dealing with BV for a year now. I have been with the same partner for 2yrs. But we both, have Gential herpes. We caught it from different ppl. Now that Iam always having personal problems it's not easy dealing with a outbreak n BV. I NEED HELP!!! I have tried the vitamin c with rose hip n the vinegar remedies but nothing's helping. I have been to my OBGYN n he gave me antibiotics. It will help only for the time I was on them, soon as I finish the prescription it will come back. Can someone please help!


I was basically giving up on my vagina, tired of consistent infections and sometimes for no reason at all. Tired of taking antibiotics and waiting months with suffering before seeing a gyno, I started checking out multiple forums and stumbled upon a ton of Hollistic remedies. Everybody's body is different. I myself happen to have dealt with eczema since I was little and so my skin is sensitive to so many things. No surprise that my vagina is also sensitive. I went through all of the endless options and chose my own method to my vagina ailments and I want to share it with all the others out there with similar issues.

It can be confusing as to what to buy and how to take it so I will try to be as clear as possible.
I purchased all the below items at GNC but I'm sure most pharmacies have it or online stores.

Everyday: I take one Ultimate Flora Vaginal Support 90billion probiotic pill by mouth. Everyday I take one 800mg folic acid pill by mouth.

When I have an infection: I do the above and I take one 500mg of Natures Made vitamin C (no rose hip or additives) (other ingredients that are okay- absorbic acid, cellulose gel, hydroxyproply cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide). CUT THIS PILL IN HALF. Before bed I insert one half into my vagina as far in as you can get it. I have had no issues with it leaking down into my underwear but you can wear a panty liner if you wish. I think wearing loose boxers and no panties or panty liners lets your vagina 'breathe' and air out. In the morning you may feel a little better depending on the severity of your infection. I also have had no issues with it burning. The lower the dose and the smaller the pill the more likely your body will absorb the pill and it should not burn or leak out. Again, everybody is different.

However, continue with the folic acid and probiotic by mouth everyday, basically forever. Insert a half of 500mg vitamin C into your vagina for 3-5 nights during your infection. It worked for me and I hope it works for some of you. Everybody's body is different. I hope this helps! Good luck ladies!


For Candida and BV: Cell Power by Positive Power Nutritionals. This supplement is comprehensive, meaning it treats a multitude of medical issues in addition to balancing the body's pH. In my literature and speaking with a RN employee of the company, this supplement treats allergies, (in which I no longer need allergy medication), bacterial, viral, Candida, fungal infections, chemical toxicity, GI tract disorders and a lot more. My local natiural foods store sells this product in addition to their other product Super Silica. Using this supplement, you put the therapeutic doses in water and drink it daily ALSO to treat bacterial and Candida I soak an organic tampon with a few drops of Cell Power and insert twice daily until I no longer have the issue, which is less than 10 days for me. One thing I didnt do that made me relapse was not to successfully and swiftly increase my probiotic dosages daily to build a lot more good bacteria. My good bacteria had dropped very low over a period of time and my eating habits didn't change for the best, so I relapsed a few times. But most of us are in a learning stage, that's why we're on this site. Cell Power works as you're drinking the drops in water and using the tampon method. Be sure after the BV or Candida is treated, to successfully build up good bacteria and test your vaginal and body pH weekly. To test your body's pH, Positve Power Nutritionals has that kit. for vaginal pH Vagisil or Refresh has that kit.


I have suffered from bacteria vaginosis and yeast infections since August of 2014. I have tried everything. I was seen by 4 different gynecologist and none of them know what keeps causing me to get these infections. Obviously when this happens your PH balance is out of wack but we have no idea what caused it. I exercise 4 days out of the week and rinse off after and eat healthy and am a clean person. I have tried their creams they prescribed me, it would take care of it for the 7 days I was on it and within a week of me being off it I had another infection. Their antibiotic pill did the same thing and they made me so sick. I started doing research and came across this page and decided to give ESSENTIAL OILS a try and I am so THANKFUL I did!! What I did was take coconut oil and put it on spoon and pushed it all off to one side forming into a suppository shape. I would add 4 drops of Young Living Melaleuca Alterifornia (Tea Tree) Oil on it and freeze it. At bedtime I would push it up inside of me and I did that every night for a week! It took care of the problem!! Because my ph was out a wack I ended up getting to the point where I would get an infection right before my period no matter what. December I started drinking Young Living Lemon Essential Oil in my water every day. I would add 2 drops to it and I am happy to report that I am now over 1 month free of any infection!!! The ESSENTIAL OILS WORKED!! They are 100% pure therapeutic grade and they are made to bring your body back to homeostasis! I'm tellling you I have tried everything and this is the only thing that has fixed the problem for me. I also take a high probiotic, vitamin d, a multivitam, and garlic and have been on it for 3 months but it wasn't until I added the lemon to my water that I have been infection free. I would not recommend any brand other then Young Living to use for essential oils as theirs are the purest. I became a member of young living because this helped me! If you want to give this a try email me at and I would love to get you back to being healthy and infection free!!


Hello Ladies,

I have been struggling for THREE YEARS with BV. I have had some hormonal imbalances that have not helped my cause as well, and I have tried every trick in the book, from boric acid, to hydrogen peroxide, probiotics, metro gel, you name it I have tried it. This has been an embarrassing and frustrating issue to deal with. I had really given up when I stumbled onto something, and it worked so well I have to share.

I tried a total body detox from the vitamin shoppe a while back, called Total Body Cleanse. It is a 5 day fast and detox kit. Initially I was trying it to kick start a diet, but I tell you what, I was amazed to find that it actually cleared up my BV symptoms. When I say clear I mean no discharge, no foul odor, no irritation, and for almost 6 months now it has stayed away.

If you have tried a few remedies and nothing has worked, I encourage you to try a detox. Flushing your system of toxins and pollutants may really help with a more long term solution. I thought I would never have a normal PH down there again, and it has worked!

Best of luck girls. You are not alone!


Hi ladies! I just wanted to share about boric acid suppositories as a remedy for BVs and Yeast Infections. I decided to start making and selling suppositories so it'd be easier for women to find and use them. I also made a website with a bunch of info related to using boric acid for BVs and Yeast infections. Here's the address: - hope that's helpful!!


I started having issues with this about 6 months ago after I got my wisdom teeth out. The antibiotics I was on have me a UTI which then gave me a yeast infection with then led to BV. I have been trying to treat BV for the last 6 months on my own because medications did not do anything.

The only thing I have found so far is putting tea tree oil on a tampon and inserting it into my vagina and leaving it in for 3 hours and then doing the same thing with Apple cider vinegar, and then inserting vitamin c after the Apple cider vinegar.

Now i have another UTI and I'm terrified that this whole mess is going to repeat itself.

Happy Wife

Hello Ladies I had a odor & every time me& my husband had sex I was so embrassed & a shame& after reading the home remedies I used the yogurt, just inserting 3 squirts of plain yogurt into my vagina& now the odor is gone I went to by ob got the medizonle( however) it's spelled3 different times didn't work! But thanks to plain yogurt I feel& smell fresh as ever😊hopefully this is helpful to someone!it work for me!

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