Probiotics are a positive way to treat bacterial vaginosis. This natural remedy makes use of healthy bacteria to balance out the bad bacteria that is causing the vaginal infection. Because so many woman with bacterial vaginosis have tried antibiotics for their condition, their body is already compromised in the area of good bacteria. Using a good source of probiotics helps to restore the proper balance of good/bad bacteria in the body, thus eliminating the unpleasant symptoms of the overload of bad bacteria in the body.
What is the Best Type of Probiotic for Bacterial Vaginosis?
Probiotics come in many different forms.
- Probiotic supplements can be found in your health food store, larger grocery stores, or online.
- Yogurt contains probiotics. Consuming yogurt a couple of times day will increase the amount of probiotics in your body. It is best to take your yogurt on an empty stomach. Look for a plain yogurt, not one that is pre-sweetened. You can add some honey, fruit or all fruit preserves to sweeten it if you like, then you can control the amount of sugar you eat. A lot of sugar only feeds the bad bacteria.
- Kefir is an increasingly popular way to get your probiotics. You can buy this as many larger grocery stores, at health food stores, or you can even make your own!
Internal Use of Probiotics for Bacterial Vaginosis
Some of our contributors have found that using a probiotic pill as a suppository works well to cure bacterial vaginosis. Some use both the suppository method and the oral method. Use the suppository method at bedtime. If you find that this method irritates your skin, try some coconut oil to sooth irritated tissue and stick with the oral method only.
Have you tried probiotics for bacterial vaginosis? Please share you experience with us!