Natural bacterial vaginosis remedies can be a very effective way of dealing with this very unpleasant and embarrassing condition and can actually provide the long-term solution most women seek rather than the quick fix, temporary answer given by antibiotics.
It can be very difficult to establish the precise causes of BV and herein lies the problem. We know that the symptoms are caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria and that it is this which causes the fishy smelling discharge and the itching and burning of the sensitive vaginal tissues. However, what actually causes the bacteria to grow can be somewhat of a mystery.
There are several possible causes, including smoking, a change of sexual partner, eating a poor diet, douching, using perfumed products and even using an IUD. The first step is to try to eliminate any obvious common causes from your lifestyle and then use natural bacterial vaginosis remedies to deal with the symptoms.
Popular remedies for bacterial vaginosis include probiotic yogurt, tea tree oil and cider vinegar.
Probiotic yogurt contains live beneficial bacteria which can help to address the imbalance within the vagina. A tampon soaked in the yogurt can be left in place for a couple of hours, during which it will replace the body's depleted supplies, thus restoring normality.
Tea tree oil is a great natural antibacterial substance and can be used in pessary form or diluted and added to a bath at a rate of 12 drops per shallow bath. This can naturally help to kill off the harmful strains of bacteria.
Cider vinegar has a pH level similar to a healthy vagina. When you have BV, this is an indication that the pH level has become alkaline and cider vinegar can help to gently restore it back to normal. Add a couple of cupfuls to a shallow bath and sit in it for 10 minutes or so.