How often do you treat w/ yogurt for BV?
Answers: you might want to try an OTC cream first. if it doesnt clear up- see a doctor.
as for the yogurt- PLAIN on a Tampon (just dip it in) and insert. sounds gross i know. but apparently it helps! and you dont have to do it everyday. just when you feel it coming on. try eating yogurt once a day or once everyother day.
Yogurt should never be inserted eh-hem "internally". I think what you are thinking of is commonly used to treat yeast infections and is done by eating yogurt. Yougurt contains active cultures and good bacteria that restore the normal flora to the intestinal tract. When the balance of bacteria is interupted in the intestinal tract it can cause a yeast infection. Eating yogurt (or taking lactobacillus acidopholus) will help restore the good bacteria. Eating yougurt should also help with BV for the same reasons.
A study at Long Island Jewish Medical Center showed that "women prone to vaginal yeast infections experienced a threefold decrease in infections when they ate a cup of Lactobacillus acidophilus yoghurt daily for six months."(2)
Acidophilus, "friendly" bacteria, can be reintroduced into the body both systemically, through oral acidophilus, and locally, through the douche.
Twice-daily vaginal douches, using 2 teaspoons full of acidophilus/bifidus powder in a quart of warm water, will help treat many recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Even just taking probiotics orally will increase the colonization of these organisms in the vagina and help prevent infections from occurring.
The best cure for vaginal yeast infections (yeast vaginitis) is cheap, safe and more effective than the over-the-counter or prescribed drugs. Simply insert boric acid capsules into your vagina twice per day for 5-14 days (although it may be cured after just a single day). Discontinue if you get a bloody discharge. Carefully fill up size zero (single 'ought' or "0") veggie caps (available at a health food store) with boric acid, using the tip of a knife. Insert deeply into your vagina. You may want to wear a pad as it tends to be runny. It can also be helpful to take some of the loose powder and spread it on the labia. Make sure to lift the clitoral hood, where the infection seems to stagnate for some reason. Make sure you do this only after cleansing all areas thoroughly, including under the clitoral hood. This helps to relieve external itching.
Boric acid is toxic if taken internally, but safe when used vaginally.
If recurrent yeast infections have been a problem, they can be prevented by using one capsule of boric acid vaginally at bedtime twice per week, beginning one week after menstruation. The use of a panty liner is recommended.
Most of these home remedies are basically useless.Check out a natural supplement called Total Immune Booster at www.cell911.info It is a complete pro-biotic that will balance your system with no side effects.It is specifically formulated to assist your body in obtaining optimum levels of friendly and healthy bacteria that help destroy the infection.
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