If you’re like most women, you’ve probably experience at least one case of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) in your life. If you haven’t, consider yourself extremely lucky. Bacterial Vaginosis is no picnic and its symptoms include an unpleasant, fishy odor as well as itching, burning and maybe even a green or yellow discharge. Instead of holding your head in shame, there is something that you can do about it. You can try yogurt to help Bacterial Vaginosis. Now, I’m not talking about eating strawberry, peach, or banana yogurt with fruit at the bottom, and hoping that your Bacterial Vaginosis will mysteriously vanish. I’m talking about a special kind of yogurt, the plain, unpasteurized kind that you obtain from the health food store.
You will need to find plain yogurt that contains live lactobacillus acidophilus, an active culture which is typically found at health food stores and even some grocery stores. You see, lactobacillus will not only stop the growth of harmful bacteria, but will also help you restore your balance of healthy vaginal bacteria. Wow. Sounds like a miracle cure, doesn’t it?
To use this remedy to cure your Bacterial Vaginosis, you have two options. You can either eat at least 8 ounces of plain yogurt that contains lactobacillus acidophilus as part of a healthy diet or (if you are not pregnant and want to experience results even faster), you can put the yogurt directly inside your vagina at bedtime. This can be done by applying it directly into your vagina using an applicator or a small spoon. Make sure that you wear a non-deodorized pad to avoid soiling your underpants. If this sounds too messy, you can also insert the lactobacilli, which are available in a tablet or gelatin capsule, directly into your vagina. The key is to do this for 7 whole days.
My advice is that if you’re really serious about using yogurt to help your Bacterial Vaginosis, you do it alone or in conjunction with your doctor’s prescribed antibiotic treatment. After all, what have you got to lose? The yogurt treatment will at the very least boost your immune system and may in fact cure your one-time or recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis once and for all.
Kristi Patrice Carter is an experienced health writer and the author of Beating Bacterial Vaginosis for Good! (A comprehensive eBook that teaches women how to successfully overcome Bacterial Veginosis). For additional information about Bacterial Vaginosis Recurrent please visit http://www.bacterialvaginosisrecurrent.com