Please suggest some home remedies for BV.

Q. What home remedies do you recommend for BV?

Answered by
Dr. Balakrishnan R
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 23, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jan 12, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 19 years old. I have become sexually active within the six months for the first time and have come in contact with the use of douches and different sexual partners. Unfortunately, I think I have given myself bacterial vaginosis and not realized it. I have a strong odor down there, a little bit of itching. I have a video chat call with my gynecologist next week and an appointment next month. It is hard to do much about it. What at-home remedies do you, as doctors recommend? As I do not want to make it worse.



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Bacterial vaginosis is due to the imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria or organisms in the vagina. This balance between good and bad bacteria is needed to protect the vagina from new infections. The use of too many antibiotics and douches will kill both bacteria. So we can correct it by replenishing the good bacteria so stop antibiotics, use douches only to clean the external area around the vaginal opening and the margins of the vagina. You can wash the vagina and surrounding areas with yogurt or curd. These contain Lactobacillus, which is a good bacteria. You can have oral capsules or lactobacillus acidophilus twice daily for ten days (Capsule Bifilac or Sporlac or Ecobion). Use condoms till the problem is solved. Hopefully, your partners have no STDs (sexually transmitted disease).

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