Natural And Prescriptive Bacterial Vaginosis Remedies
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is defined as the irritation and inflammation of the vaginal lining due to an overgrowth of bacteria. It frequently arises in many women for unknown reasons. The pH level of the vagina is thrown off, which results in awful symptoms, very little symptoms or none at all. It is important to determine whether it is yeast (Candida) or bacterial vaginitis (gardnerella) because different remedies are used to treat both cases. Common symptoms are a whitish or gray milky discharge with a pungent aroma, burning, itching, cervix tenderness, back or pelvic pain, and sometimes fever. Some women even report having a strong fish-like odor especially after sexual intercourse.
BV is often recurrent and therefore can be prevented. Anaerobic bacterial growth can be thwarted by a balanced lifestyle which includes a few changes in diet, hygiene and activities. The vagina has its own ecosystem and holistic remedies are available whether you are looking for something different to try or are seeking alternative methods to prevent Vaginosis infections. By eating yogurt with live and active cultures, it can help to maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in your body. Plain yogurt can also be applied directly to the vagina. An unscented tampon soaked in yogurt can also be inserted for a few minutes to introduce good bacteria as well. If you eat more garlic or take garlic supplements it can be helpful because garlic has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Calendula herb, tea tree oil, black walnut, Echinacea, tracheal and goldenseal are also beneficial. Although regular douching is not recommended, douching with boric acid and calendula has been known to provide intensive relief. Applying a cool, pre-soaked tea bag to the area or wearing cabbage leaves on top of a maxi pad can alleviate pain.
Make sure you wear clean cotton panties daily and wash up with non-perfumed soaps. Avoid clothing that is tight around the crotch area. If you’re sexually active, clean your vagina thoroughly after sex. When you use the toilet, make sure to wipe from front to back to prevent other bacteria from making its way into your labia. A diet avoiding alcohol, refined carbs and processed sugars should also be followed. Cigarettes surprisingly have a lot of sugar in them and can also be a reason why ladies can get bacterial vaginitis. Prescriptive Bacterial Vaginosis cures include several types of medications which are either oral or topical and are all very good at cures for BV.
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