I finally found the cure to recurrent BV! Hope this helps.

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I first got BV about 9 months ago. I'm not sure what triggered it...After that I've gotten BV again 3 or 4 times. I've tried all the natural remedies (coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil none worked). I took probiotics orally which kept it away for a couple months but as soon as I stopped it was back within a couple days! I've never tried any of the antibiotics.

I've never had sexual intercourse so I determined that some kind of nutritional deficiency was triggering my BV. I haven't had BV in a couple months now, and I will update in the comments!

Here's what I did:

I'm dark skinned, and it's winter here so I started taking 1000IU vitamin D daily. I read a bit about vitamin D curing BV on here, but I think it's only effective if you are deficient! It really helped - I took it for a few days and the BV disappeared.

I realised the probiotics I was taking are aimed for digestive support like most in the market. The strains in the probiotics matter!!! Make sure your probiotic has rhamnosus and reuteri in it. I took two capsules of these with 2.5billion of each strain in it. 

I also started drinking lots of water, eating healthier (cutting out gluten, dairy, added sugar), and exercising regularly.

Other little things that I always do:

- use unscented laundry detergent

- wash your underwear at the highest temperature you can to kill any bacteria 

- only wear cotton underwear (and change your underwear straight after you exercise)

- don't wear any underwear at night (just wrap a towel around you) 

- have a shower every morning and night and wash your inner and outer labia with water only

- use ORGANIC cotton pads for your period (I've just bought a menstrual cup to try too)

BV ruined me. I stayed at home a lot to avoid people smelling me (my only symptom was the thin grey/pale yellow fishy smelling discharge). I missed so much university and failed my first medical school exam. I know how it feels, and I want to help any ladies out there suffering from the same thing. Doctors don't even know how to treat recurrent BV so we need to stick around for each other smile Feel free to ask me anything.

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    Inhave tried everything you mentioned but still not cured :”( 
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      Possibly! I know that the semen from partners can change pH and trigger BV but that certainly isn't the case for me...but using the vitamin d and vaginal flora probiotics can take time - use them both at the same for at least a month. 

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    Omg can you post a picture of the one that you take pleaseee , really sorry that you suffered like that. I hate that this condition can be this severe, where it literally ruins opportunity for us.
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      I'm not sure if my one is available in your country. But as long as it has l. Rhamnosus and l. Reuteri in it, it's fine! smile I think femdophilus is commonly known? But that one is not available in my country.

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    Fabulous,  me to cured very  grateful,  

    Vitamin C with rosehips x2 a day 1000mg 

    Vitamin d 3

    Probiotics optibac for women

    Drink water limit alcohol intake and I cut out sugar and dairy all cured everyone must try ! And wash with just water for that intimate area. 

    Good luck everyone ! 

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