Hydrogen peroxide seems to be a cure all for many health issues but does hydrogen peroxide cure BV (bacterial vaginosis) as well? True to form, hydrogen peroxide is indeed hailed as a hero among home remedies for curing BV. In fact, this BV cure works so well, it is often passed down in families from one generation to the next.
To utilize this cure, one of the best ways is to make a hydrogen peroxide douche for BV. While you should be warned that douching in general is a really bad idea if you are prone to BV infections, if you are experiencing a full blown case of BV, a hydrogen peroxide douche can be very effective. It can almost immediately eradicate most of the established colony of BV causing bacteria such as Gardnerella vaginalis. Douching again in a few days with another hydrogen peroxide douche can kill off almost all of what you didn’t get the first time.
While you can buy a pre-made hydrogen peroxide douche to treat your BV, it is much cheaper to make your own. It is also very simple to do. First, purchase a bottle of a three percent solution of hydrogen peroxide. Note, the brand makes no difference at all. You can usually get a cheap bottle for around a dollar. Second, purchase a jug of distilled water. Regular water may contain harmful bacteria and you do not want to introduce these inside your vagina. Third, rinse off the outside and the inside of your douche applicator thoroughly with straight three percent hydrogen to kill any residual bacteria that may be lurking. Fourth, mix together one part hydrogen peroxide with one part distilled water and add it to the douche applicator. Fifth, insert the douche applicator into your vagina and gently squirt the solution inside.
Some women use straight three percent hydrogen peroxide instead of mixing it with water. For most women, this should be fine. However, before you try this, you may want to test the three percent solution on a small area of your vaginal region to make sure you don’t react negatively to it.
Hydrogen peroxide is so effective in treating BV, a research team at the University of Naples published a study in 2003 that showed that hydrogen peroxide was as effective as metronidazole and clindamycin vaginal creams. This study involved fifty-eight women in their child bearing years.
Remember too, a hydrogen peroxide douche to treat your BV should also be combined with eating foods containing probiotics and/or taking probiotic capsules to prevent recurrences.