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> Bacterial Vaginosis--or--embarrassing bad smell
alwaysonmymind
post Sep 7 2006, 06:48 PM
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o.k. Jewels...I know you have been asked this a million times but what exactly do you use? I want to go and buy it!
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Ladygemini75
post Sep 6 2006, 01:19 PM
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ok last night was great. no stinky smell. YEAH!!!!!!!!! so after we were done i inserted 1 boric acid capsule and i will repeat it again tonight because i will see my boyfriend again tomorrow night. so lets see if it works again. this is the best remedy for bv i've ever tried. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR BORIC ACID...
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grrreeen333
post Sep 6 2006, 12:05 PM
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Hi,
I decided to try acidophilus for my bv. I've been taking pills orally and inserting them into my vagina. The smell seems to be improving, however, I bought the pills with pectin for absorption and I fear the pectin is building up in there. Any other ladies out there taken this route? Hopefully I haven't just complicated my problems!!!
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klee
post Sep 6 2006, 09:05 AM
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I think my kitty is normal! I don't know how long this will last but...I pray.

Anyway, what happened is this: Had sex w/new person, got UTI, got a RX for cipro, used boric acid the entire time I was taking cipro as there was a hint of bv lurking too. Then two days after I got off cipro I stopped using boric acid since it had been a full week. No sex. Reading online, cipro has about a 50% success rate in curing bv. I was using boric primarily to prevent a yeast infection, which worked, and boric is supposed to re-balance your ph which I think happened! Also drank kefir everyday.

So, if you guys end up taking an oral antibiotic for bv, use your boric acid capsules to prevent a yi and...although we shall see, balance your ph to the more acidic levels to keep bv away.

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pepper
post Sep 5 2006, 06:24 PM
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klee, sometimes i just like to throw that in there. you never know who's gonna take stuff personally. it seems to happen a LOT on the internet. i like to let people know that i don't Mean things personally, just in case.

ask her and let us know what she says.
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neverending
post Sep 5 2006, 02:12 PM
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The unscented detergent has been wonderful! No more musty smell downstairs. Thank you to whoever suggested it. biggrin.gif
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klee
post Sep 5 2006, 12:00 PM
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Pepper-

I'm certainly not offended by your preference in your reference sources. And I'm no gentian violet advocate, just seemed like something people might consider if you're constantly combatting bv. Additional options aren't ever bad.

I do intend to ask my new gyno about this when I go back in Oct/Nov. She's fabulous and very knowledgeable so I'll report back on what she says.
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latinrican
post Sep 5 2006, 06:17 AM
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Hey Ladies...

Just an update on me. I inserted one capsule of Boric Acid about Aug 24th and it took the smell away. My period had came on on Aug 26th, lasted about 3 days, my period went away and so I had sex 2x this past weekend and still no smell for me. Im guessing the Boric Acid is working for me with just one capsule....
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D double U
post Sep 5 2006, 12:41 AM
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Sassy,

Let us kno how things go with using the acidocophilis suppositories after the Boric Acid.....
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Ladygemini75
post Sep 4 2006, 04:52 PM
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[font=Arial Narrow][size=2]hey girls i had my period and while i was on i inserted 1 a day for 4 days and no smell. so now comes the big test. i will have sex with my man tomorrow and see if the smell is back. i will write back with the results. so far the boric acid is working for me. i have an appointment with a so called vaginal specialist on the 20th of this month. i cant wait to see what this quack has to say. im so tired of these doctors always trying to get you to take all these meds all the time. so ladies as for me the boric acid is the way to go for now.
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pepper
post Sep 4 2006, 04:49 PM
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uh huh. of Course it's safe if wikipedia says so. (don't take that personally klee, i just don't like how they make statements as though they are facts.)
i researched it when my little was new and believe me, what i found made me decide not to Ever put it anywhere near his little mouth or my breasts.

"Gentian Violet is a purple dye derived from coal tar "

"Studies in rodents have been conducted that suggest that gentian violet is carcinogenic and mutagenic "

there was much scarier stuff in my alternative mama books.
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klee
post Sep 4 2006, 04:37 PM
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Hmmm...well, I don't know too much about it except that it's safe to use on breast feeding infants if they have oral thrush. Which by common logic would make it fairly non-toxic.

This is from Wikipedia: Gentian violet's worst common side effect is staining skin and cloth, but if used on ulcerations or open wounds it can cause tattooing. It is generally considered safe for use on children and breastfeeding mothers. It has even been applied to the mouth and lips of premature infants, and has a long history of safe use. La Leche League and others have recommended it even for thrush on the nipple.
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dani837
post Sep 4 2006, 04:15 PM
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huh.gif
My dog's vet puts that on dogs' wounds!
I agree with pepper, I wouldn't put that anywhere near my hoohah tongue.gif
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pepper
post Sep 4 2006, 04:03 PM
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gentian violet, sounds so lovely doesn't it? but i wouldn't be putting that stuff anywhere near my anything. not so natural. not that the rest of the crap they use to treat bv isn't ghastly toxic either. gah.
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klee
post Sep 4 2006, 02:35 PM
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Has anyone been recommended gentian violet for BV? It seems quite bizarre but apparently you can have your doctor paint your cervix and vagina walls w/a gentian violet solution. It also treats yeast infections, which is always a bonus. It might be something I'd ask about if I continue to get it every month in my next relationship.

See this doctor's blog here: http://blogs.chron.com/herhealth/2006/07/r...shy_odor_1.html
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sassy
post Sep 4 2006, 01:04 PM
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I've found studies online that say that aci-gerl doesn't really help against BV. But I think someone on here may have had some positive results. Boric acid really does get rid of BV (and yeast too) but the problem is that our bodies, for some reason, do not know how to keep the ph regulated for the boric acid or antibiotics' effects to last very long. I still want to order the acidocophilis suppositories online but they are expensive! They are supposed to restore PH after using boric acid. >>>> https://www.rockwellnutrition.net/product.a...5&catid=101
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cajungirl
post Sep 3 2006, 03:57 PM
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so, I'm not sure if you ladies have already talked about what our vaginas' pH levels shoud be, but I thought that would be good to know, since ours is obviously off. I found this: http://www.drspock.com/article/0,1510,5888,00.html & http://www.webmd.com/hw/womens_conditions/hw6026.asp

So, between 3.8 and 4.5 is where our pH levels should be. It seems like we have more higher pH level similar to what children have. This would explain why the Borid Acid works--by bringing down your vagina's pH level to a more acidic level. http://www.evitamins.com/healthnotes.asp?ContentID=2812003

But I'm still wondering, is it safe? My biggest fear is to screw something up to where I can't have children later.

Has anyone tried Aci-Gel? I'm assuming it's similar to Metro-Gel and RePhresh? These also seem like they would cost a lot over-time...
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cajungirl
post Sep 3 2006, 01:44 PM
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I haven't done further research on the Boric Acid and I haven't started using it yet either, but I was wondering if there could be any effects that would harm pregnancy in the future. Has anyone looked this up?
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D double U
post Sep 3 2006, 01:12 PM
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Damn Ladies,

Boric Acid for life huh? Well I guess until they find a permanent cure, this is what we have to do. Maybe the real question is, does Boric Acid really get rid of BV? or does it just mask the symptoms?????
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jewelscando
post Sep 3 2006, 09:12 AM
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Just a quick update ladies. I went off Boric for a week, just to see what would happen, and the B.V. came back so bad, it's unreal. The absolute worst air bubbles, and lower stomach pains. So I went back on it Friday night, used two capsules, then 1 Sat. night, and it's gone again. Haven't had sex for over 2 weeks, so I know it's not from that. So, I guess Boric will be for life.
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