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Non-specific bacterial vaginitis

A fairly common vaginal infection is non-specific bacterial vaginitis. It occurs when there is a disturbance of the bacterial vaginal flora and prevalence of pathogenic anaerobes, most commonly Gardnerella Vaginalis, against healthy lactobacilli. Symptoms include increased and smelly vaginal fluids, mild itching or tingling and pain.

There is a pharmaceutical antibiotic treatment in the form of a vaginal cream, vaginal suppositories or oral pills. Below are a few suggestions that you can try before taking any medication, or apply prophylactically to prevent recurrence after treatment:

  • Apple cider vinegar that restores acid pH of the vagina (anaerobic bacteria thrive at alkaline pH). Add 2-3 cups of apple cider in bath water or half a cup in a water basin and sit in for 20 minutes daily.
  • Organic yoghurt that contains lactobacilli and contributes ‘s nice to of the intestine and vagina with these protective microbes. In addition to eating two organic yoghurts daily (you should look for natural yoghurt from small producers), you can also dip a yoghurt tampon and leave it in the vagina for 1-2 hours, 2 times a day.
  • Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties. A few drops of the essential oil could be added to the water of the bathtub or to the basin where you will sit in for 20 minutes, or it may be used in a chamomile vaginal douche.
  • Coconut oil has many beneficial properties including the antimicrobial and it is beneficial to use it in cooking or to soak in it a tampon that will stay intravaginally for 1-2 hours.
  • Oregano essential oil also has an antibacterial action. Drink some water with 3-4 drops of it, twice a day.