Why Allopathic Drugs Do Not Successfully Treat Bacterial Vaginosis

More than one third of women who use prescribed Bacterial Vaginosis medication have a recurrence within 12 weeks. Almost half of those women treated will see the symptoms return in less than a year. The usual reaction of most conventional medical practitioners is to bombard your body with stronger antibiotics for a longer length of time. These antibiotics often cause side effects such as nausea, skin irritation and leave an unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth. The worst side effect of all however is prescriptive or allopathic Bacterial Vaginosis treatments will probably upset the natural vaginal yeast balance and leave you with thrush for which you will need another prescription for anti fungal medication.

Treatments and cures should be about getting the bodies natural balance restored. Once you know why you have symptoms and understand the function of bacteria such as lactobacilli you do not need an extraordinarily high IQ to figure out that the cure for Bacterial Vaginosis lies in replacing the ‘friendly’ bacteria that has been destroyed.

Unlike conventional medicine, Natural remedies also offer an extensive range of treatments. You medical practitioner will offer antibiotics; oral drugs, topical cream or both. The only variation will be the strength or brand. Allopathic drugs should only be taken for a limited time and besides advice on personal hygiene and telling you to avoid certain foods, no preventative suggestions are offered.

This infection is caused by an alteration in bacterial flora. Natural remedies offer a complete range of treatments that will restore the balance without unpleasant side effects. Products such as garlic and neem bark are natural antibiotics.

Homeopathic preparations that include ingredients such as pulsatilla and sepia are very popular and many homeopaths will formulate a ‘tailor made’ Bacterial Vaginosis treatment that takes into account your specific symptoms and condition.

Vitamins and antioxidants are used in BV treatment and prevention. Simple alterations in diet are often enough to completely cure and prevent Bacterial Vaginosis.

Natural BV treatments usually use everyday products that are easy to find, safe and cheap. Many ‘patients’ go on to grow their own ‘medicine chest’ at home. There is never a product ‘recall’ or ‘expose’ of dangerous side effects as we have seen with allopathic drugs. This is the beauty of natural treatments and medication. After all, when did you last read about a yogurt scare?

Fungal Infections During Pregnancy

What is a fungal disease?

Fungal infection (yeast infection) – this is a common type of vaginal infections. They are very common in pregnant women. The causative agent of these infections, also called vaginal candidiasis, is a microscopic fungus genus Candida, usually Candida albicans.

A number of fungi (yeast) naturally present in the vagina and the gastrointestinal tract. Fungi become a problem when they begin to multiply so quickly that their number to inhibit other microorganisms.

Because of the increased level of estrogen during pregnancy in the vagina to produce more glycogen, which promotes the proliferation of fungi. According to some experts, estrogen may exert a direct effect on the fungus, so that they grow quickly and easily, stick to the walls of the vagina.

Risk of yeast infection is increased by using antibiotics, especially if you take them frequently or for long periods. This is due to the fact that antibiotics not only kill the harmful bacteria but also the good bug as well.

What are the symptoms of fungal disease?

If you have symptoms of a fungal (yeast) infection, they will bother you (and worse) until you are cured. However, sometimes the symptoms go away.

The main symptoms include:

-itching, irritation, pain, burning, redness (sometimes swelling) and vaginal labia,

-white or cream cheesy vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor,

-discomfort or pain during sex

-burning sensation during urinating (when the urine reaches the inflamed areas of the genitals).

What To Do If You Suspect A Fungal Infection?

If you suspect an infection contact your doctor. Keep in mind that, despite the availability of antifungal drugs, do not self-medicate without consulting your doctor. The cause of the symptoms may not only be a yeast (fungal) infection, but it may be sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They can develop on their own or simultaneously with fungal infection.

Treatment

If you have a fungal (yeast) infection, the doctor will prescribe a prescription such as an anti-fungal vaginal creams or medicines that are safe for pregnant women. Oral antifungal medications to treat vaginal yeast infections are contraindicated in pregnancy.

The cream or suppository inserted into the vagina for seven consecutive days, preferably at bedtime. (Short courses of treatment to which you may have to resort earlier, may not be effective during pregnancy). You can also put the cream on the outer parts of the vagina.

After several days of treatment you will feel better. At this time, you can reduce the discomfort and itching if you apply ice or lie down for ten minutes in a cool bath.

If you do not like the treatment or it does not bring positive results, tell your doctor. He may prescribe a different drug.

How To Reduce The Risk Of Fungal Infection?

Infections can be avoided by making sure that the genital area is always dry (yeast thrive in heat and humidity), and vaginal flora – are normal. The following rules are simple to follow, and can help you to reduce the risk of fungal infection?

Wear breathable cotton underwear, do not wear tight pants, synthetic.

Remove wet bathing suit after swimming, change clothes after exercise, especially if you sweat.

If possible, sleep without underwear. You can wear a nightgown. It is better than pajamas.

Avoid bubble baths, scented soaps, perfumed sprays and cleaning products for personal hygiene. They not only contribute to the development of infection, they can also cause irritation of the genitals.

Wash your genital area with warm water.

Drug’s Effects on Brain-Fog Symptoms

This article will address a biotin question and its effects on brain-fog symptoms. The idea came from somebody that asked me opinion about this. She has just started taking a substantial dose of biotin (in combination with other B-vitamins, all yeast-free), because over at the Forum, they all see biotin as the anti-brain-fog miracle. There are several articles on brain fog that support this – as well as stopping the candida from producing roots, biotin helps to break down acetaldehyde, which seems to be at the core of the awful mental symptoms.

4 days in, her head is definitely a little clearer. She was just wondering how much, how often,
with/without food, and how big (and, how fast!) an effect it’s had on your brain-fog symptoms?

Although I never take Biotin, an input from my friend can answer this question.

She has taken Biotin, as part of the program that Diane Petosky suggests. She did take antifungals at the same time (and did colonics), so she cannot guesstimate how fast the biotin alone can clear your brain fog.

Diane’s program suggests 3000 micrograms per day, so she got 5 Mg caps (that’s 5000 micrograms) and took one per day. She has to say, too, that she does think it helped. She went to a well-known (in yeast-circles) doctor today, and they checked her blood under the microscope and saw not too much yeast. It was more than someone who has no systemic candida, but not rampant, as it was before. To her, this indicates that not only did the anti-fungals kill the existing yeast, but the biotin has curtailed the “budding phase”. She is continuing to take the biotin, even now that she has stopped the antifungals.

Interesting enough, she was absolutely sure that recurrent yeast was her problem when she went in there. Her gall bladder was aching, and stools getting lighter while urine was getting darker (classic signs of hepatitis, but she is not feeling that sick, so she assumed it was gall bladder).

After looking at her blood, they seem to think that she has the yeast under control, and that she has digestive problems and mycoplasma (which is says seems to be a common denominator in people who complain of muscle/bone aches, and feeling “tired all the time”). They gave her treatment ideas for this.

The doctor feels that getting the digestive problems under control will solve many of her other complaints. They did find that she is not digesting her food properly, so gave her a stool kit to send a sample to the Lab. After that, she is to being some treatment to begin to correct her digestion.