Natural Cures for Bacterial Vaginosis
If you are thinking that natural cures for bacterial vaginosis might be somehow less effective than antibiotics or over the counter treatments, then allow me to explain why this is not the case.
The very nature of bacterial vaginosis means that it is a difficult condition to treat using conventional medication. Bacterial vaginosis is not caused by an infection or virus (although it is commonly referred to as an infection for ease) but is an inflammation of the vaginal tissues caused by an imbalance of the levels of bacteria within the vagina. Within the vagina there are two types of bacteria-harmful and beneficial. Under normal circumstances, this bacteria co-exists in harmony, with the good bacteria maintaining healthy balance. When something happens to upset the balance and the bad bacteria overgrows, this causes the typical symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, including itching, burning, a gray/white thin discharge and the accompanying very unpleasant fishy odor.
If antibiotics are taken, these work by killing off the bacteria within the vagina. Unfortunately, although this means that the symptoms will stop, this is usually only temporarily as the antibiotics will kill off both the good and bad bacteria at the same time. This means that as soon as bacteria begins to naturally repopulate the vagina, the symptoms will start again as the good bacteria will not be of sufficient strength to maintain control.
<b>Did you realize that over 70% of women who take antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis will have a repeat outbreak within a few weeks?</b>
Natural cures for bacterial vaginosis work in a completely different way to antibiotics. Rather than concentrating on killing off the bacteria, the emphasis is on speedily restoring the natural balance within the vagina, thus ensuring that the body is perfectly equipped to quickly kill off any bad bacteria naturally.
There are a few natural cures you can try right away and these may give some temporary relief.
* Take a warm bath into which you have added a couple of cups of cider vinegar
* Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and many women have found relief using tea tree oil pessaries
* Try soaking a tampon in live, natural yogurt and inserting into the vagina for an hour or so. The “good” bacteria in the yogurt is similar to that within the vagina and will help replenish what is missing
* A flannel dipped in iced water and placed on the vaginal area will soothe any itching and burning
It is vital you understand that although natural cures for bacterial vaginosis can and do work extremely well, what will <b>not</b> work is a haphazard collection of home remedies. What I am talking about is a systematic tried and tested approach which is completely guaranteed to work-and has done so for thousands of women worldwide.
Make sure and consult your physician if you do not find any relief from the suggested Natural Cures for Bacterial Vaginosis.