How to Treat BV at Home Fast
Description: Bacterial vaginosis can be an embarrassing condition sometimes and you might be afraid to tell anyone about it. So you will need to know how to treat BV at home fast, right?…
Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal condition. This is a type of vaginal infection caused by the overgrowth of bad bacteria in the vagina. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD), although chances of developing bacterial vaginosis increase with the number of sexual partners a woman has.
Although BV does not belong to the group of serious diseases it must be treated immediately. If left untreated, bacterial vaginosis can cause complications including infertility. But 2 of 3 women misdiagnose it as yeast infection. Therefore, correct diagnosis is important for proper and effective treatment.
The causes of bacterial vaginosis can be different. Poor hygiene can be one of the causes of BV. Irritation caused by products used in your environment, especially personal hygiene products with harsh chemical ingredients can trigger BV infection.
The habit of douching is another potential cause of BV. Douching is not recommended because by doing this you will wash off good bacteria from your vagina. This can produce a breeding ground for the development of bad bacteria. Natural vaginal flora must be always in balance. In this way, the bad bacteria can not overgrow good bacteria which is important for vaginal health.
Risky sexual behavior can be another cause of bacterial vaginosis. Having unprotected sex with multiple partners and changing them frequently can put you at a higher risk of infection.
One of the first signs of bacterial vaginosis is a strong fishy odor from the vagina, although it is not always the case. Another symptom of bacterial vaginosis is a thin, white, or clear discharge followed by itching and burning in the vagina. Sometimes discharge can be grayish-colored.
Your doctor will most likely prescribe you antibiotics for treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Flagyl is a most common antibiotic. However there are others, such as Metronidazole and Clindamycin. These are all oral antibiotics, and are very effective. But don’t take them on your own, consult your doctor. There are also antibiotics in the form of a gel and cream, like Metrogel or Cleocin, but they are less effective then oral antibiotics.
However, treatment of BV with antibiotics has its downsides. Since antibiotics kill all bacteria, including good bacteria in the vagina it may cause a recurrence or the occurrence of yeast infection. You may want to try natural and home remedies to get rid of bacterial vaginosis fast. The natural methods of treating BV can have many advantages in terms of curing and prevention as well.
The best-known home remedy for bacterial vaginosis is yogurt. Since yogurt is rich in probiotics, it helps to restore the balance of the vaginal flora. The live Lactobacillus acidophilus in yogurt brings back some of that much-needed acid and help improve and balance ph level in your vagina. This can help fighting off the bad bacteria which are the causes of bacterial vaginosis. It is proven to be effective in the long run. Drink plenty of yogurt to take advantage of its benefits.
But if you want results faster, soak a tampon in yogurt, garlic or tea tree oil and insert it directly into vagina. Eat more food rich in probiotics like sauerkraut, pickles, tofu, apple cider vinegar and garlic. This can further improve and balance ph level in your vagina. Garlic can help with its antibacterial properties.garlic for bacterial vaginosis treatment
There are other less popular home remedies for Bv that you can apply.Mix three spoons of povidone-iodine in a bottle of hot water. Douche yourself with this mixture for about ten days. You can use a cup of apple cider vinegar with a warm water the same way. This will help eliminate bacterial infection.