If your symptoms include a foul, fishy smelling watery vaginal discharge which is gray or white in color and an unbearable itching and burning around the vagina, it is highly likely that you have the very common condition known as Bacterial Vaginosis. This is caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria and does not respond well to conventional medication, such as antibiotics as they do not treat the root cause. Indeed, over 70% of women who get this condition will have a repeat attack within a few weeks of stopping antibiotic treatment.
Natural vaginal bacterial infection treatment is the best way to get both symptomatic relief and to attack the root cause.
The causes of a vaginal bacterial infection can be very difficult to determine and very often, it is a combination of factors which can bring on an attack. This means that using a one-dimensional approach will usually be unsuccessful and it is known that a multifaceted approach will work best.
There are two simple remedies which should form part of an overall natural vaginal bacterial infection treatment. One can be used to help eliminate the harmful bacteria and the other, to replenish the depleted supplies of “good” or “healthy” bacteria.
Tea Tree Oil is a very powerful natural antibacterial substance. Of course, just because something is natural does not mean it cannot do harm. Used at full strength, tea tree oil could cause burning to the delicate tissues of the vagina, but 10-12 drops added to a shallow bath can help to kill off bacteria without causing irritation.
Probiotic yogurt is full of beneficial, live bacteria and adding this directly to the vagina via a tampon can help to increase the vagina’s levels.
It is important to understand that although BV is not dangerous if in its early stages, if left untreated, bacterial vaginosis can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and even infertility. If you have had bacterial vaginosis for longer than three days, it is advisable to take positive action.