How can I get rid of bacteria vaginosis without seeing a doctor? I get them a lot!

Bacterial vaginosis is a common type of vaginal infection that affects a large number of women. It occurs when there is an imbalance in the levels of bacteria that are naturally present in the vagina. It is likely to result in symptoms such as vaginal tenderness, inflammation, swelling and discharge. Conventional treatment involves certain prescription drugs and ointments which help to alleviate the symptoms. However these medications often do not solve the underlying cause. Recurring infections can be extremely annoying and it is best to tackle the root of the problem.

There are certain risk factors that would increase your susceptibility to bacterial vaginosis. These include:

  • Use of hygiene products to clean the vagina
  • Use of perfumed soaps
  • Smoking
  • Sexual intercourse with multiple partners
  • Use of harsh detergents to wash undergarments

You could use some natural remedies to treat bacterial vaginosis. Garlic is a beneficial home remedy for such infections as it has anti-bacterial properties. It may be consumed through food or in the form of supplements. One or two garlic capsules taken daily will help to alleviate the discomfort, while also restricting bacterial growth. Probiotics contain healthy bacteria which help to keep the bacterial levels in check. Consumption of probiotic foods such as yogurt is therefore beneficial. Persistent itching can be a frustrating symptom of bacterial vaginosis and the best way to treat it is to place a cold tea bag on the vaginal area. Cold compresses are also helpful in reducing irritation. Cranberry juice works well against bacterial infections and drinking substantial amounts of the juice daily is effective in destroying the bacteria. It is also important to maintain good hygiene of the vagina so that the infection does not get aggravated. In case of severe or chronic bacterial vaginosis, it is advisable to seek medical attention.

answered by G R

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