Bacterial vaginosis is caused when the bacteria that are normally harmless start multiplying and create inflammation, pain and itching in the vaginal walls. Bacterial vaginosis is not transmitted through sex and can affect anyone including children.
In fact it is very common that it affects most women at some point of their lives. Symptoms include a greyish or yellowish foul smelling discharge from the vagina, inflammation and itching along with pain.
Women who normally get itching and pain shy away from consulting a doctor and suffer in silence. You no longer need to do that. A number of superb remedies can help in treating the diseases at home itself and prevent it from aggravating.
Take fresh yoghurt every day, at least 2 cups in order to remove the bad bacteria that are causing bacterial vaginosis. Take a tampon and soak in yoghurt with live cultures. Insert it into the vagina to bust the bacteria that is acting on the vaginal walls. Replace the tampon with fresh yoghurt at least every 2 hours. This will remove the bacterial vaginosis within a few days.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very acidic and a strong treatment that can destroy the bacteria with every application. For applying it inside the vagina, dilute it with a little water and smear it inside the vagina with your fingers or using a tampon. This action will make the vaginal atmosphere very acidic and kill the bacteria without allowing them to multiply.
Chew some garlic cloves every day when you have bacterial infections to handle. Garlic capsules can be inserted inside the vagina for removing the vaginal bacteria effectively.
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You can also prepare garlic oil at home for this purpose. Take 250 gms of garlic and add to olive or coconut oil. Keep this in a glass jar and under sunlight for two weeks. This can be used for external application to remove bacteria.
4. Grapefruit Seeds
An extract prepared from grapefruit seeds can be used for treating bacterial vaginosis. This can be taken every day continuously until the bacterial action stops and the itching and inflammation in the vagina slowly subsides and you feel better and very well in a few days time.
5. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is normally suggested for UTIs and bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women. They are very safe and can be taken to remove the infection and prevent the infection from surfacing again. Drink cranberry juice 3 times a day when you have bacterial vaginosis. Take the juice every day to prevent further infections as well.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can be used for rinsing the vaginal area and also for soaking yourself in the bath. Take two cups of apple cider vinegar which is an acidic solution and add in the tub. Fill it with warm water and sit on it or soak in the tub. Ensure that your vagina is opened for the water to enter inside and start acting on the bacteria. Insert a finger inside to keep the vagina open for 10 minutes. This has to be done every day, preferably two times a day for the bacterial vaginosis to be removed.