There are two possible ways to treat bacterial vaginitis. One path is a doctor, and the other involves natural or holistic medicine plans. A doctor will prescribe medicine one of two ways, oral or topical. Both have the same efficiency rate, but most women prefer the oral medication due to comfort reasons.
There are however a few problems with prescription medicine (antibiotics). There are some alarming side effects and the chances of having another outbreak of bv are high (65% in fact). Natural or home treatment remedies are much safer and are largely becoming the best way to treat bacterial vaginitis for several reasons. But before I talk about natural remedies, I’m going to discuss a few side effects for prescription medicines.
– Unpleasant, metallic-taste in the mouth (common with metronidazole and tinidazole).
– Linked to weakening latex contraceptives, could lead to unwanted pregnancy or STDs.
– Most common side effect is a yeast infection after using topical creams to treat bacterial vaginitis.
Or instead of worrying about all the side effect or even the chance of a reccurence of BV, you can try a natural or home remedy to treat bacterial vaginitis.
Did you know that your body has the power to actually fight off most infections? Not many people do. They spend all their money on doctors and supposed treatments, not knowing that they could natural strengthen their bodies immune system to fight off infections. Not only that, you get to learn about your body and why it reacts the way it does to certain things. So here a few possible home remedies:
Take Supplements – Any of the vitamins, goldenseal, garlic and Femanol. Femanol is a natural supplement used to cure feminine odors (one of the unpleasant side effects of BV). There also lactobacilli capsules you can take to help increase the good bacteria counts inside your vagina. This way you can naturally fight off the infection.
Apple Cider Vinegar Bath – Take a hot bath with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. Soak for about 20-30 minutes. This will cure the smell and gross feelings (itching, discharge, and burning).
Eat Yogurt! – Yogurt is amazing for the intestinal tract and urinary tract. You need to eat yogurt with natural live and active bacteria cultures. This promotes good vaginal health by strengthening your immune system.