Home Remedy for Bacterial Vaginosis

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Registered: 05-23-2006
Home Remedy for Bacterial Vaginosis
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 11:56pm

Can you help please??? 

I love my OB/GYN, we have a great very open relationship....BUT, we have been working together to cure my vaginal infection for almost a year with no luck.    I have tested positive in a lab test for Gardnerella Vaginalis or  Bacterial Vaginosis.    I have taken almost 7 - 8 rounds of various antibiotics and the infection keeps coming back.    My symptoms include a white discharge with VERY foul odor -- fishy smell.

I have been reading online about this condition, and I have found a lot of advertisements about "home remedies".   Has anyone ever tried one of these with successful results?  

I'm happily married, and I have not had multiple sex partners.   I have no idea how I got BV or why it keeps coming back.  

ANY suggestions would be most appreciated!!


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 1:00pm

I'm sorry, I'm not going to be much help here.

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Registered: 06-24-2010
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 4:44pm

I've had the same problem off & on for a few years. I didn't have sex until I was 23 (now almost 29) & never had any infections at all until then. I started getting BV every few months...I would use the antibiotic ovules, it would go away, then a month later or so it would come back. The oral antibiotics never worked & I even had my boyfriend at the time treated & it didn't make a difference. My dr. suggested not taking baths or using the really scented shower gels, but they never bothered me before. The infection would just come & go & just feel gross. When my ex & I broke up & the BV was gone, it didn't come back. I was single about 3 years, but had a good "friend w/ benefits" who