Like an ecosystem, the sensitive organ of women which is the vagina is the habitat of different kinds of flora. The good and bad bacteria co exist with each other. The good bacteria is living up to its role as the killer of its rival, the bad bacteria.
The latter cause infection, inflammation and the annoying discharges that most women complain. Usually vaginitis can categorized into four types: Atrophic vaginitis, Bacterial vaginosis, Trichomoniasis,Candida albicans. However, Candida is kind of yeast infection.
While most conventional doctors will prescribe antibiotics to ward off the infection, alternative doctors will go for alternative ways to prevent or cure the infection. It is also important to note which organism causes the infection before trying these alternative cures.
It is important to lie low on sugar to starve the bacteria. Also avoid refined carbohydrates and alcohol which will also turn into glucose in the body.
We all know that yogurt is good for the maintenance of the good bacteria in our system. Well, for women with BV or bacteria vaginitis, this is also a must. Eating 8 ounces of yogurt everyday for 2 weeks will help in the healing process.
The Lactobacillus acidophilus content of yogurt is the important factor in the healing and prevention of recurrence for vaginitis. There are also capsule suppositories with L. Acidophilus content that may be inserted into the vagina as alternative treatment.
Some women would vouch on the healing powers of garlic. But there are some others who claim that this is not true. Nevertheless, it may work for you. Because of the allicin content of garlic, it can be an antifungal or an antibacterial agent which can help to heal other disease like warts and dermatitis as well
Have you ever thought of boric acid as a suppository? Well, it is being widely used as an alternative solution for vaginitis, specially those caused by candida infections.
Insert a 600 mg capsule of boric acid powder in the vagina for 3 to 7 days. This will be done in the morning and in the evening. There are over the counter (OTC) boric acid suppositories available in health shops.
And to get rid of all the toxins, you may drink the tea of an herb called triphala, (a traditional Indian medicine). Soak half teaspoon of dried triphala herb in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Then drink like tea. There are also available capsules like this for you to take.
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