Bacterial Vaginosis Natural Remedies - What You Should Know
April 7, 2009 | By Anita Jackson

Bacterial vaginosis natural remedies are available. Don't settle for unnatural, chemical options. There are many different natural products to try. Start with learning more about the condition, to make sure you don't self-diagnose or self-remedy incorrectly. If you are unsure, it's always best to consult a doctor.

What Is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring bacterial flora. Typically, this imbalance occurs when the vaginal area comes in contact with unnatural chemicals. Bacterial vaginosis can also be a result of other health issues. Speaking to a healthcare professional is recommended.

Common symptoms include:

  • Grayish discharge
  • Foul odor
  • Swelling of the vaginal opening
  • Pain during sex

Natural Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis

Many times, women use antibiotics to remedy bacterial vaginosis. Antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria, but they also kill good bacteria. This can lead to additional vaginal infections.

Try reducing the amount of chemicals your genital area comes in contact with. Use unscented, unbleached products. Laundry detergents, fabric softeners, body soaps, douches, feminine odor sprays, toilet paper, tampons and sanitary pads can contain chemicals that disturb your body's natural balance.

You can also try probiotics for additional support.* Probiotics, beneficial bacteria, are naturally found in your body. Sometimes, people need to consume additional good bacteria for better health.* Probiotics can restore levels of good bacteria to help restore and maintain balance.*

Probiotics can be found in food sources, drinks and capsules, such as:

  • Tempeh
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Fermented cabbage
  • Probiotic yogurts
  • Probiotic dietary supplements

These probiotics can be found at the grocery store, health store, or online.

A bacterial vaginosis natural remedy is available from different sources to suit people's varying needs. Whichever option you choose, make sure to research the product effectiveness, reviews, ingredients and brand.

Many people find probiotic supplements most convenient.* Women's probiotics are made up of beneficial bacteria that restore and maintain balance for vaginal and urinary health support.*

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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