i used to get BV all the time , seems every month i was at the doctor . But guess what girls , you might not believe it but next time you come down with a fish smelling vagina go the the drug store spend 10 dollars and get a bottle of ACIDOPHILUS......i didnt believe it would work either ...but i wont be spending my money at the doctor anymore .Insert 2 tablet twice a day for 7 days. IT WORKS
I take Acidophilus by mouth, but you are suggesting to insert them? Did you do just a one time treatment of twice a day for a week, or did you continue to use it anytime after? Thanks in advance for your time....
I just started inserting 4 ACIDOPHILUS tablets a day into the vaginal 3 days ago , my symtoms are gone but i will use it the whole 7 days . I't works ....well it works for me . It says take by mouth , but BV is when bad bacteria is present and by using it vaginaly the tablets desolve and gives you the good immediately
I don't have any symptoms right now, but will still start the treatment. Don't you think it would be better to use capsules instead of tablets(easier to dissolve)? Anyways, just a thought! Thanks again and I will let you know how it goes....
Just a note to tell you capsule did not disolve in my vagina(not enough acid to dissolve the gelatin)... if you use a capsule you need to open it up and put the contents on a tampon or smear it on with your finger....tampon works pretty well and is what we are used to feeling inside....hope this helps
Acidophilus is a supplement that you can take to maintain the pH level in your vagina so that the bacteria that causes BV can't grow
You can find it over the counter in most drug stores (look in the vitamin/health supplement section)
I do apologise this answer is soooo late.
I hadnt seen it.
The last few months have been taken up with financial matters and job hunting. Happy to say that well on the way to fixing them.
Re: the coconut oil and threelac treatment for BV (or yeast infections)
Several months ago I realised I had BV again, I did go to our local family planning centre to get checked out and the Doctor confirmed that I had recently had BV but there were no signs at that time, except that the ph in my vagina was too alkaline. The doctor offered me a course of antibiotics but I refused them, she did also ask how I had cured the infection myself and I explained what I had used.
I havent had a recurrence of BV since. That may also be due to taking threelac or other probiotics orally.
The reason the BV was no longer present was due to using threelac and coconut oil.
I began with smearing virgin coconut oil and threelac powder on a tampon. Not as easy as it sounds.
I then dissolved some of the threelac powder in a little pure water and used a syringe to inject into the vagina then insert a tampon, or first dipped the tampon into the solution then inserted it and later adding coconut oil with a fresh tampon.
It took less than a week to clear the BV.
Just last week I realised I had a yeast infection, not taken any probiotics for a while, lack of financial resources and having read the bad things about threelac havent bought it for a while.
However, I did have one sachet left, thank goodness, I used it to treat the yeast infection, and within two days the infection cleared...... despite its bad press I think I may go back to buying threelac, it never did me any harm in the year or more I have used it so I think I will heed my own counsel.
Of course you could try acidophilos or other probiotics in the same way as I used threelac, if they work all good. If not, you can buy trial packs of threelac.
Good luck and I do hope this isnt too late.
Let me know how you get on.
never toooo late i'm on the antibiodics now and it reoccuring for me its a mess right now i just took 4 bills at one time thats what the health dept prescribed and my doctor said to tak 2 for 7 days which i wont do that flagyl is nasty.. so i'm reading about all different ways to get rid of this so i will look into it -thanks
Does it matter what type of acidopholus? mine says over 700 live cultures. i also found that if i use at night, when i wake up and go to the bathroom, there is light pink (blood, I assume). anyone else have this?