Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

What it BV?

It is normal for bacteria to thrive in a woman’s vagina; typically composed of “good bacteria” in the form of lactobacillus and “bad bacteria” such as gardnerella. Under normal conditions where the natural flora or ph of the vagina is balanced, the amount of good bacteria is greater than the amount of bad bacteria. If it happens that this balance is disrupted and the amount of bad bacteria present exceeds the amount of good bacteria than bacterial vaginosis occurs. BV is one of the most common infections that can occur, and it is estimated that almost half of the female population has abnormal vaginal flora.

Bacterial vaginosis may present itself as asymptomatic and may often be overlooked. In cases that it does present symptoms, the most common manifestation is a heavy milky or grey colored discharge. It is accompanied by a foul odor that worsens after sexual intercourse. This may also produce an irritation and itching around the vagina as well as a burning sensation during urination.

How to Treat Bacterial Vaginosis

There are a few options for treating bacterial vaginosis:

1) Antibiotics
2) Natural Treatments
3) Doing nothing

Antibiotic Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis

If you go to your doctor looking for a treatment for bacterial vaginosis, it is very likely they will prescribe antibiotic creams, pills, or suppositories. The most commonly prescribed antibiotic is called Flagyl.

In some cases antibiotics will work, but research shows that up to 80% of women treated for BV with antibiotics will have recurring infections and show sings of abnormal vaginal flora within 6-10 months. The reason for such a high rate of recurrance is because antibiotics are designed to treat the symptoms of BV and not the causes.

These prescribed medications can kill the bacteria that are present, but may often fail to reverse the primary cause of the infection which will result in a relapse. This is where "natural" or "alternative" remedies can be much more effective.

Natural Treatments for Bacterial Vaginosis

"Natural medicine" is a generic term that encompasses any form of treatment that isn't considered to be "western medicine." Some simple lifestyle changes can fall under this category and in many cases they have a higher success rate for treating BV than antibiotics.

Some natural remedies include.

  • Garlic- said to be nature’s antibiotic, a regular intake of garlic can help combat the infection and prevent the recurrence as well.
  • Black walnut- this contains juglone which is a compound that is separated from black walnut. It has antibacterial properties that fight bacteria.
  • Tea Tree oil- as with other natural treatments this contains antimi8crobial properties that are helpful in fighting bacterial vaginosis. This can be used in the form of a wash.
  • Coneflower- is considered to be one of the most effective natural antibiotic and blood purifier. It works by boosting the body’s immune system to help fight off bacteria. This should be used with caution by those with known allergies in the sun flower family.

These not only help to cure bacterial vaginosis but nip the problem at the bud and prevent recurrence as well. Since these can help solve the root cause, they may be the smarter way to deal with bacterial vaginosis than prescription drugs.

For step by step instructions on how to get rid of bacteria vaginosis using effective home treatments, we recommend The BV Miracle as the #1 guide available online. Click here for the BV Miracle Official Website.

Doing Nothing

In some cases Bacterial vaginosis does not need treatment and will go away on its own.  Sometimes doctors will assig "Watchful waiting" - meaning you do nothing and hope it goes away on it's own.