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Bacterial vaginosis natural treatment

Submitted by on May 23, 2011 – 12:05 amNo Comment

The vaginal area is a place which is kept hygienic by the bacteria around it. But some times the amount of bacterial growth increases unabated and displaces the pH balance there. This creates a situation called bacterial vaginosis. Thus bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused due to imbalance in the acidic content.

Doctors normally prescribe antibiotics which kill the dire bacterial forms present in the vaginal area. However some women feel more comfortable using home and natural treatment for bacterial vaginosis. This is because they find the problem recurring and get a little tired of taking the same medical treatment each time. The main aim in curing the problem is to restore the supply of lactobacillus acidophilus and lactobacillus bifidus. These are missing in the course of contracting the problem. The vagina has good and dire bacterial forms. When the patient is suffering from bacterial vaginosis then the good bacteria deplete or die. Bacterial vaginosis natural treatment involves replenishing these good bacteria.

  • Probiotics:

    Bacterial vaginosis natural treatment can be had orally or inserted into the vagina. Capsules or powder can be taken orally & sometimes tampons soaked in yogurt are also placed intra-vaginally. Yogurt is the most important component having lactobacillus acidophilus and lactobacillus bifidus. This can be taken orally or inserted inside the vagina with a tampon or a turkey baster.

  • Boric Acid douche:

    The next bacterial vaginosis natural treatment includes using boric acid. A well diluted solution of boric acid ensures getting rid of the dire bacteria there. But there are cases where it is seen that this solution causes damage to the mucous membrane that line the vagina.

  • Vinegar douche:

    Another way of treating bacterial vaginosis is by using a mixture of vinegar and water. Vinegar has got acidic nature which restores the pH balance in the vaginal area.

  • Betadine:

    A solution of betadine and gentian violet also is a good natural treatment. Betadine has the antiseptic properties which kill unwanted bacteria around. It also makes the area infection free. However there are many women who complain of pain and burning caused due to a betadine douche. In such cases it is advisable to use betadine in a sitz bath. A warm bath with a drop of betadine would also do good to relax the pain and discomfort.

  • Tea tree oil douche

    Tea tree oil is also a common natural treatment for bacterial vaginosis. But sometimes too much of it causes injury and pain to the patient. So it should be used very carefully. Tea tree oil suppositories relieve the patient from the vaginal itching.

  • Echinacea:

    The basic concept of treating bacterial vaginosis is to boost immune functioning. A tincture of Echinacea thrice a day helps in improving resistance to recurrent infection.

  • Peroxide douche:

    The problem in bacterial vaginosis lies in the fact that the hydrogen peroxide balance in the vagina is disturbed. Thus a douche of peroxide replenishes the lost hydrogen peroxide. This is vital to kill the bad bacteria present in the vagina.

Any other herb of immune value is good to use for bacterial vaginosis natural treatment. The whole aim is to acidify the vaginal area so that the pH balance there gets acidic and kills all unwanted bacteria present there. The acidic impact will also ensure that the bacteria do not multiply there and survive. It is also seen that in the process of many treatments the good and the bad bacteria die. The death of the good bacteria prevents the bad odor thus making the patient ignorant of her problem. Therefore care should be taken that the bacterial vaginosis natural treatment does not create too much imbalance.


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