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First Official Post: Self-Care [Nov. 2nd, 2008|08:29 am]
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Hello! I'm dealing with something slightly uncomfortable right now. You see, at this very moment, there's a tampon soaked in tea tree oil inside me. It's diluted almost to nothing with water though...because, I'm not trying get vaj blisters (or burns). Recently I have been (self-)diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis. There's an overproduction of one bacteria and less of the good kind.
You can get all the info on it right here:

http://www.cdc.gov/STD/BV/STDFact-Bacterial-Vaginosis.htm

Home treatments include tea tree oil and yogurt with live cultures! The yogurt: if it's plain, apply directly to affected area. If not? Eat it. So! I'm doing both. We'll see what happens. There's just like a constant tingling and cool feeling inside me right now. Like my peppermint soap. Or menthol...but if I used menthol I would DEFINITELY get a burnt vaj.

I didn't think I had BV, but everyone over at vaginapagina agrees that I do! Going to my first gyno appointment in a few days. Ah.

This isn't the sexy type of sex post I wanted to launch off with. Actually...self-care is sexy and awareness is sexy.

Let's get busy!
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[User Picture]From: vitamincece
2008-11-02 07:16 pm (UTC)
I don't know anything about the home treatments...although I thought the yogurt thing was for yeast infections not bv...The gyno will probably give your antibiotics in one form or another which would be followed by treatment for yeast infection in case the balance swings the other direction too far. Also the gyno should be able to give you a list of the usual differences between BV and yeast if you ask.

Oh and there are these self pH tests you can get made by monistat I think, good idea if you don't want to go to the doctor for something you can treat over the counter.
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[User Picture]From: unripe
2008-11-03 02:32 am (UTC)
Mmm. I've only ever used yoghurt and tea-tree for yeast - but then I've never had BV and both seem appropriate given that yoghurt has probiotics and tea-tree is a mild antibacterial. I get crazy yeast infections when I take antibiotics (or accidentally have too much sex) because I'm diabetic - so I have a battery of preventions/curatives including diflucan, garlic, undiluted tea-tree oil, Canesten, yoghurt and acidophilus pills. Argh infections can be crazy painful. Self-care is sexy - doubt it'd be much of a turn-on to go down only to discover for your unaware partner in crime that they had undiagnosed infections. And it links to self-awareness and body comfort and all that cool stuff.
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