Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance of the vaginal flora. It has characteristic symptoms such as a grayish discharge, vaginal irritation, fishy odor to the vaginal secretions; however, all women with the disorder won’t show symptoms.
The irritation felt in the vagina from bacterial vaginosis can easily be handled with these simple and natural ways:
1. Douche With Yogurt or Probiotics
To do this, add a few tablespoons of plain yogurt with live active cultures into the water in a douche bag. Mix thoroughly and douche. The process can be repeated daily for a week or more. If you use probiotics, simply empty a capsule of probiotics into the douche bag water, mix, and then douche.
When you douche, make sure you use either distilled water or water that has been filtered. You want clean and pure water. Tap water is not a good choice because studies have found that from time to time, tap water can contain high amounts of bacteria that can cause disease.
2. Use Tea Tree Oil
For this method, drop 2 drops of pure tea tree oil suitable for human consumption onto a tampon. Insert the tampon. Remove after a few hours. Then repeat again at night. Do this for a few days.
3. Vinegar baths
Vinegar is slightly acidic which can be soothing to irritated tissues. It’s also anti-fungal and antibacterial. Pour a cup into the bathtub that you’ve already filled with nice warm, soothing water. Then get in. Sit there and relax for about 10 minutes. Shower and dry yourself thoroughly afterwards.
Note: Make sure you disinfected the tub before you added the water to it! You don’t want to expose irritated tissue to a full load of bacteria swimming in the water!
4. Eliminate Wearing Your Tight Clothes
5. Use Anti-inflammatory Agents That Are Natural Such As Cat’s Claw
Cat’s claw is an herb found in the Amazon rainforest. It’s well known there (and by scientists) for its anti-leukemia properties and antidepressant properties. Cat’s claw’s official Latin name is Uncaria tomentosa and its nickname is Uncaria tomentosa.
The herb has also been used to help heal stomach ulcers. But that’s not all. This herb has great skin healing properties and can be taken orally. Take two 500 mg capsules daily until the irritation goes away. This herb will also boost your immune system. You can also make a paste with it and apply it to the area. To do this, just add a little water, make a paste and then apply it to the irritated area. Next, cover the area with a bandage or gauze. Let it soak into the skin.
You can see that by using these methods, it is pretty easy to continue on with your daily lifestyle; at home, work and in public places without having to worry about scratching because the area itches or having to worry about any pain caused by the irritation.
Don’t get overzealous and do all five at once! If you want to create better success, first do the douche or tampon with tea tree oil, next take the vinegar bath, and thirdly, take the cat’s claw. You may be pleasantly surprised at the quick results from such simple measures to deal with the bacterial vaginosis irritations.