Although bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection of the vagina; it is also considered the most common type of vaginitis among women in their child bearing age, although it can affect women during any age. The general signs and symptoms can include: a fish like odor with vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge that is milky white, yellow or even a thin gray in color. In general, there are antibiotics that are available to help cure this form of vaginitis, but there are also, bacterial vaginosis natural remedies that can also be taken, to help cure you of its signs and symptoms.
Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that lives in the vagina. Generally there are several different types of natural bacteria that live in the vagina and researchers are unable to figure out what one cause triggers this inflammation. However when the bacteria in the vagina is imbalanced, it can cause symptoms such as a foul odor with vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge that’s milky white in color or can even be yellow or a thin gray. It’s considered the most common form of vaginitis, but often becomes confused with a yeast infection or trichomoniasis.
In most cases when visiting your doctor regarding this form of vaginitis, you will most likely be prescribed with either an oral antibiotic or a vaginal antibiotic. However there are bacterial vaginosis natural treatments available to you. Many of these treatments will come in capsules that can be taken daily until symptoms begin to subside, other’s can also be taken in the form of a drink that can be taken before bedtime until symptoms subside. One of the best natural remedies that can be taken is actually Garlic. Garlic is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Although some cases of bacterial vaginosis have been known to disappear on its own, does not mean that this is always the case. If you’ve never had a case of this form of vaginitis you may want to consult your doctor first instead of trying to treat something that can potentially be different that what you think it is. However if you are having a re-occurring episode of this form of vaginitis, you may consider BV natural treatments. In the end they could potentially save you some time and money.