I just found out from my GYN today that when I went for my yearly last week she found that I have this Strep B vaginally. I don't know anything about Strep vaginally. I think I will try and research it. She wants me to take antibiotics which I don't like taking. Is there any natural alternatives? I was wondering with Iodine can it help in any way?
A few days (week?) ago, Trapper told someone to take Iodine hourly when this gal had a lung infection. I developed a bacterial infection (sinus and lungs - slimy green phlegm, with LOTS of coughing and hacking).
I don't have Lugol's, but I do have Iodoral. I am stubborn, and thought I was taking enough iodine. This morning, I decided to up the iodine, big time!
I am literally taking 50mg (4 tablets) every hour on the hour with 8 oz water. I have already learned NOT to eat when I get this stuffed up. If I must eat, it will be raw fruit, (or raw fruit and nuts if I get a craving for protein).
As of 2pm, my sinuses are already (the negative and miserable side of me is saying finally) opening up and draining - big time - and my lungs feel like they are opening up. I can literally cough just once now, and well, dislodge the crap in them.
This is working VERY well!!!!!! "Mama"'s gonna sleep much better tonight!
PS: Just saying, try upping the iodine, big time. I have not had any stomach problems doing this. I have also fasted before, so not eating when sick is not a problem for me. Problem with infections, of any kind, is that you don't want to eat anything that will take your healing energies away from fighting the infection. So, whatever you decide to do, you really do want to cut out all processed food, sugar, meat, anything that will cause more acidity and less alkalinity in the body.
You can use an Iodine bolus. Soak a cotton ball in distilled water or saline solution. Add some Lugol's, insert vaginally and leave in for ten minutes. Stains, so keep something under you.
Strep B vaginally is dangerous under two conditions: One if you are pregnant and delivery is imminent. The other is if you are running a fever - in that case they will give you antibiotics, and some strains are antibiotic resistant (another reason not to take antibiotics).
Group B Strep (GBS) if often transferred back and forth from the colon to the vagina. Usually it causes no trouble. It is not like E-Coli, or the strep that causes Strep Throat. Usually antibiotics orally do not help. I would suggest you try the Iodine bolus or the garlic remedy mentioned below.
"Group B Strep in Vagina
By: Harold Oster
My doctor told me I have group B strep in my vagina. What are the dangers? Should I take antibiotics to get rid of it?
There are many different groups of streptococci bacteria. Group A strep, or Streptococcus pyogenes, causes strep throat and skin infections, including necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the "flesh-eating bacteria" infection. Group B strep, or Streptococcus agalactiae, harmlessly colonizes the genital tract of up to 40 percent of women. Although the bacteria are present, they do not cause disease. Certain groups of people are susceptible to infectious disease from Group B strep, however. They include newborns, women who have just given birth, and certain other adults, usually those who have underlying medical problems...
...You did not mention whether you are pregnant. If you are not, then nothing should be done. Group B strep is very common, and it does not cause many problems in women outside of pregnancy. In addition, it is very difficult to eradicate the bacteria. A course of oral antibiotics is not very effective. If you are indeed pregnant, then your treatment and the treatment of your baby should proceed along the lines I described above. Bear in mind that there are several different acceptable strategies for managing the situation, however."
"When Garlic is inserted vaginally for seven or eight nights (and/or eaten daily) it will convert a large percentage of women who previously cultured positive(+) to GBS negative(-). This is particularly true if the culture is taken immediately after the last day of treatment.
Garlic cloves differ in their amount of active, anti-microbial ingredient, called "allicin". The active ingredient is released upon cutting or crushing the clove. The active ingredient is toxic to GBS as well as yeast and cancer cells. If a woman has damaged vaginal skin inserting garlic may result in a burning sensation"
I was diagnosed with group A strep...vaginally.
I used antibiotics orally, the symptoms went away for about 4 days and now its back, Im tired of going to the doctors for vaginal infections, and paying for antibiotics that dont seem to work for me...Im having a hard time finding info on Strep A...I guess its rare...but the doc didnt make a big deal about it.
How can I get rid of this?
Well the clove work as it does for Strep B?
I was diagnosed with that nasty stuff in 1999 and the doc never did put me on antibiotics so was hoping the stuff I took for H.pylori would knock it out. I thought it was something that stayed with us forever. Sure hope I am wrong.