Bacterial Vaginosis (Bacterial Vaginitis, BV) can strike at any time, and almost every woman gets it at least one time in their life. Some women have a reoccurring problem with BV, and keep spending hundreds of dollars on continuous doctors visits with no avail; and for some women, they are lucky and the infection clears itself up. BV can easily be confused with a yeast infection as well, so you need to go to your doctor and get tested.
As for a reason why we all get bacterial vaginosis, there really is no difinitive answer. However, we can say that the main cause is an overgrowth of bad bacteria (gardenella). This produces a thin-milky, or gray discharge, fishy odor, itchiness, and sometimes a burning sensation. Sounds like a walk in the park right?
Not only do the symptoms sound unpleasant, they can have a detrimental emotional effect. They can affect intimate with your partner and cause relationship problems. And to boot, BV could lead to a secondary infection in your fallopian tubes; which could lead to infertility or a miscarraige. Understanding why it is so important to treat bacterial vaginosis?
If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, the infection will subside. But, the antibiotics will kill all the bacteria in your vagina, including the good bacteria that cleans and maintains a healthy vagina. This is not a great treatment for bacterial vaginosis.
So what is a great treatment for bacterial vaginosis? You can increase the amount of good bacteria in your body and also start taking supplements that increase your bodies immune system to fight off the infection itself. You can start by eating yogurt with live cultures and lots of fresh garlic (or even inserting it into your vagina). If you do not like garlic, they make capsules that contain the magical and natural properties of garlic. Also, you can take femanol or goldenseal supplements. A quick way to rid your vagina of the itchiness is to make a hot bath with 2 cups of vinegar. These are just a few treatment options for your bacterial vaginosis.