What Do You Know About Bacterial Vaginosis Prevention

Health woman with no bacterial vaginosis

Health woman with no bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection in the vaginal tract that commonly occurs in women aged 20 to 30. Bacterial vaginosis is a result of the imbalance between healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the vaginal tract.

Common BV symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include itching, excessive white or grey vaginal discharge and pain during urination or sexual intercourse. The most common problem with bacterial vaginosis is that women who have once been diagnosed with it often experience it again.

BV is one of the vaginal yeast infection

BV is one of the vaginal yeast infection

Here are a few tips to prevent bacterial vaginosis from recurring.

  • Maintain proper hygiene. The easiest and most logical way to prevent unhealthy bacteria from causing infection in the vaginal tract is probably to wash at least once a day. Make sure that you wash using water and mild soap or an antibacterial feminine wash. See to it that you wipe from front to back to avoid bacteria from the anus from entering the vaginal tract and causing more problems. It is also a good practice to wash up after sexual intercourse to flush out bacteria. Even urinating after sex can help flush out bacteria!
  • Stick to one partner. One common cause of bacterial vaginosis is having multiple partners and thus having more chances of contacting bacteria. Although bacterial vaginosis is not passed between men and women, changes in the normal environment of the vaginal tract by having multiple partners will most likely lead to bacterial vaginosis.
  • Avoid douching. Douching interferes with the normal environment of the vagina.
  • Opt for cotton panties.
  • Do not wear tight jeans or shorts.

Hope these tips can help you away from BV infection. However, home remedies for BV prevention can be found by clicking here.

Do You Feel Embarrassing About Your Vaginal Odor

How to eliminate vaginal odor?

How to eliminate vaginal odor?

I came across a reading yesterday regarding how to eliminating feminine odor and I found this is beneficial and would like to share with my readers. What I have learned that vaginal odor can be caused by a lot of factors.

It can be due to hormone changes such as in pregnancy, sexual intercourse, bacterial and yeast infections and poor hygiene. Vaginal odor can be eliminated by first addressing the underlying causes. Home remedies to get rid of vaginal odor can also do the trick. I think there are make sense to me.

  • The simplest way to get rid of vaginal odor is to stay hydrated. Make sure that you are drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water will help you flush out toxins and bacteria by regularly urinating.
  • Eating plain yogurt will also do the trick. Plain yogurt contains lactobacillus which helps bring back the normal pH levels in the vagina.
  • Adding apple cider vinegar to your daily bath can also help get rid of vaginal odor. Simply mix in 2 to 3 cups of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak up. The acidity will help bring back the natural pH levels and restore the acidity in the vagina which primarily fights off infections.

    Embarrasing feminine odor

    Embarrasing feminine odor

  • Try taking in a natural antibiotic such as garlic. Garlic has antifungal properties that help ward off infection. You can add it in cooked dishes or consume whole cloves raw. Some even suggest putting garlic inside the vagina for a couple of hours.
  • Rinse off with tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has antifungal and antiseptic properties which will help get rid of the odor. Simply mix a small amount of tea tree oil with water and use it to rinse the area. You can also add tea tree oil to your bath and soak up your lower body with it for a few hours.

There are more ways that can help prevent these feminine odor embarrassment. Stay tuned for more.

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Vaginitis Treatment: Use Garlic for Yeast Infection Home Remedies

Vaginitis

Vaginitis is a common problem among women

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.

Garlic can help to heal vaginitis

Garlic can help to heal vaginitis

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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