Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a very common infection and many women get this infection as some point in their life. BV occurs when the bacteria becomes unbalanced in the vagina. Although BV is treatable and curable, the symptoms are usually unpleasant. If you have bacterial vaginosis at least 4 times a year, then this is called recurring bacterial vaginosis infections. It is important to see your doctor if you are having recurring BV infections. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to stop recurring bacterial vaginosis infections.
As appple cider vinegar contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is beneficial for people with skin infection and dry skin conditions such as eczema. To relief itch and dryness of the skin, try applying a mixture of 50/50 of apple cider vinegar and water on the affected areas. If you use this on a child, make it more diluted as the mixture can be quite stinging.
Another common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes genital warts, which are not always visible to the eye but if they are, might be skin-colored, itchy bumps that have the appearance of cauliflower, and are rough to the touch. You will most often find these bumps on more than one place of the vagina. After exposure to the virus, it takes six weeks to six months (and sometimes longer) for the bumps to develop, so there is likely a period of time when the infected individual has no clue they have been exposed. Some rarer strains of the virus are especially dangerous because they can cause cancer of the cervix and vulva.
Stool Softener: If you are finding it difficult to get in adequate amounts of fiber or just want to provide some extra protection to ensure things continue functioning smoothly, consider taking a stool softener or fiber supplement. Fiber supplements are now available in soft chews and other varieties that are more pleasant than the odd tasting drink mixes of the past.
While some research claims that women taking birth control pills are less likely to have Bacterial Vaginosis, most doctors claim that they are not exactly sure what causes the infection. Many believe that the infection is associated but not limited to women with multiple partners or that frequently douche. Unlike treatments for yeast infections, over the counter Bacterial Vaginosis treatments are not widely available. Pharmacies and medicine are often no help without a prescription from the doctor. Did you have to stop eating anything. I’m just getting off my triple therapy and I’m still in pain. UGH.