If you have a fishy vaginal odor together with a thin gray or white watery discharge and severe irritation around the delicate tissues of the vaginal area, it is likely that you are suffering from a common condition called bacterial vaginosis.
When I was almost 20, I first began to suffer from bacterial vaginosis. I had no idea what was wrong with me, only that there was a horrible, fishy vaginal smell coming from my vagina. My then boyfriend noticed it and although I was really careful to wash before sex, I could tell that he was repulsed by it. Despite washing, I was still aware of the smell. In addition, I had a really itchy vaginal area which got worse and worse, the more I tried to scratch it. The discharge seemed to last all day long and was really watery-so much so that I always felt as if I’d had an accident!
Fortunately, natural treatment for bacterial vaginosis can be highly effective and, due to the very nature of the condition, can work much more effectively than expensive antibiotics and over the counter remedies. Both of these treatments just attend to the symptoms of Bv and do nothing to address the root cause.
Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance of the naturally occurring bacterial within the vagina. Under normal circumstances, the beneficial bacteria, (called Lactobacillus) within the vagina keeps the harmful bacteria under control. When something happens to cause an imbalance, the harmful bacteria (called Gardnerella) flourishes and causes the unpleasant symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.
The main aim of any natural treatment for bacterial vaginosis is to kill off the harmful bacteria and restore equilibrium in the vaginal tract. Although antibiotics can eliminate the harmful bacteria, they are unable to distinguish between beneficial and harmful bacteria and therefore kill off all bacteria. Unfortunately, once the antibiotics are finished and bacteria naturally begins to regrow in the vagina, it takes a while for the Lactobacillus to grow strong enough to be defensive and so as soon as any bad bacteria is introduced, the whole cycle begins again. This is why over half of all women who take antibiotics for BV have a recurrence within a couple of months.
Good home remedies for bacterial vaginosis work by strengthening the body’s own natural defenses, allowing beneficial bacteria to be able to simply control any harmful strains which can cause the condition.
One easy way to deal with it which can help to get rid of fishy vaginal odor includes using tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has powerful natural antibacterial properties and is one of the most powerful antibacterials known to man and a few drops in the bath can help to kill off harmful bacteria.
Probiotic yogurt can work very well as a good natural treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Just eating a pot of live natural yogurt daily can help to replenish the body’s own stores of beneficial bacteria. Some women find it helpful to soak a tampon in the yogurt and insert it directly into the vagina for a couple of hours.
Another excellent natural treatment is cider vinegar. Add a couple of cups to a bath of warm water can help to bring natural balance back to the vagina.
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