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Yes: The normal vaginal environment - ie a microenvironment that has low levels of bacteria and yeast/fungus - is maintained by a very high acidity level - what is called a low ph of 4. A natural method to urge the vagina to keep a very high acid level is to use borate (boric acid) capsules in the vagina (from a compounding pharmacy) can help keep the acidity at the level it needs to be. ...Read more
Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type?: There are many causes of vaginitis. While there is no formal research i know of, many people report apple cider vinegar as being effective for yeast vaginitis and some report it useful for bacterial vaginosis. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/yeast_infection.Html & http://earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis6.Html it is certainly safe to try.The site linked above has other home remedies too. ...Read more
Increase immunity: There isn't really a home remedy "cure" for bacterial vaginosis. If you are having symptoms of BV i would recommend you see your gynecologist. If you have frequent BV infections, i'd recommend taking vitamin d, omega 3 and probiotics to boost your own immune system. Do not douche! you can buy rephresh or luvena over the counter which sometimes help with the vaginal ph. ...Read more
Probiotics: Try probiotics at least 15 billion cultures a day.You can buy from advanced naturals online. Kefir has a lot as well as indian lassi drinks. Also, tea tree oil suppositories help. You need to lower your vaginal pH and increase your blood pH by avoiding sodas, white stuff (white flour, sugar, pasta, bread), drink lots of water, eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more
Within a few days: Usually should feel better within few days to a week. Sometime you may have yeast that is resistant to the medication. Sometimes you need to be on longer courses or a different medication. If you are getting worse or not better in a week follow up with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, don't use it: Cefprozil is exactly the wrong kind of antibiotic. It won't work and could make BV worse. It might improve symptoms briefly, but then your BV may be even harder than usual to treat. If you've had BV before and same symptoms, try to get metronidazole 500 mg twice daily x 7 days or tinidazole 1 g daily x 5 days (more $). Pharmacists in European countries often will dispense prescription antibiotics. ...Read more
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