Why Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedies Don’t Work!

The truth is, only a handful of women out of the many thousands who use bacterial vaginosis home remedies, go on to cure their BV permanently. This is not because bacterial vaginosis home remedies don’t work, but rather because most women just have no idea how to use these remedies in a way that actually does work.

Also, most of the bacterial vaginosis home remedies that you hear about, say on women’s forums on the internet, are only designed to give short-term results. They can however, be used in combination with other remedies to offer longer lasting and permanent results, but you have to know about the right combinations that have been proven to work.

Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedies That Don’t Give Permanent Results

Many women recommend douching as an effective home remedy for bacterial vaginosis. Douching using certain chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or betadine can be very effective at killing off the overgrown bad bacteria inside your vagina.

But just like antibiotics, douching does not address the root cause of BV. It simply kills off all the vaginal bacteria, only for them to grow back again in a few weeks or months time. You will find that women who use douching for bacterial vaginosis, end up using it routinely. But that’s not what you want.

What you want is a permanent solution that will get rid of your BV so you never have to use another bacterial vaginosis treatment again!

If however you insist on using a douche for quick short-term relief, I advise you opt for the hydrogen peroxide douche, since hydrogen peroxide has a lactobacilli-sparing effect, where it kills the bad bacteria but not so many of the good bacteria.

A hydrogen peroxide douche is also one of those remedies you can combine with other remedies that have different modes of action to provide true, lasting results.

Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedies That Work Only When Used Correctly

One of the most common bacterial vaginosis home remedies that women recommend everywhere and all over the internet, is the use of probiotics – yogurts or tablets containing live strains of good bacteria.

Unfortunately what you don’t see is someone telling you how to use probiotics correctly – in a way that is proven to actually give permanent results.

If you look around on the internet, you will find that a lot of women are complaining that probiotics and yogurts just aren’t working. This is because they have no idea how to use probiotics correctly – how much to take, what to take it with, when to take it, what specific strain of live bacteria have been shown to give the best results…

See, probiotics are not very good at killing the overgrown bad bacteria that you get in BV, but they do an excellent job at forming and maintaining a healthy vaginal environment after the bad bacteria have been killed. This is where BV home remedies such as douching and even antibiotics CAN be useful in treating BV permanently.

Douche or take antibiotics first, and then introduce probiotics into your regime. But it is important to know exactly when to start the probiotics. Leave it too late and it’s unlikely to work.

Home Remedies For Head Lice – Effective Natural Treatment

Tiny grey or brown parasitic insects which infest the hair are known as head lice. These insects feed on human blood and thrive on human skin. They are usually found on the scalp region, around the neckline and the area behind the ears. These head lice can spread easily through direct contact from one person to another. It can affect anybody regardless of the gender or age. Mostly school going children get affected by it. Lice infestations may cause symptoms such as itching and scratching due to the allergic reaction to the excreta and saliva of the lice.

Home Remedies

There are several home remedies for head lice which are simple to follow and easy to use. Some of the popular home remedies are:

1. One of the simplest home remedies for head lice is to apply onion juice on the scalp and leave it there for three hours. Now shampoo your hair. You can try this process again after couple of days.

2. Vinegar is also one of the efficient home remedies for lice. You can try this remedy before going to bed. Mix two teaspoons of vinegar in six teaspoons of water and then apply this mixture to the scalp. Wrap or cover your head with a clean cloth and then go to sleep. Next morning shampoo your hair. Try this remedy two times in a week to get better results.

3. Another effective home remedy is to put olive oil, mayonnaise and Vaseline on your head and then cover your head with shower cap. Leave it for overnight and wash next morning.

4. Tea tree oil is known as a natural lice killer. All you need to do is apply tea tree oil on your hair and allow it to stay there for overnight. Next morning wash your hair.

5. Take ten to twelve almonds and soak them in water. Later make a paste out of these almonds and mix lemon juice (three to four tablespoon) in it. Now apply this mixture of almond paste and lemon juice on your scalp and wait for the next one to two hours. Later wash your hair with cold water.

6. Neem leaves are very effective in killing head lice. All you have to do is take some neem leaves and make them into a paste. Apply this paste on your hair and wait until it dries. Once dried, wash your hair. Try this method for at least two times in a week.

7. Basil leaves are equally beneficial in removing head lice. Just make a paste out of twenty to thirty basil leaves and then apply it on your hair. Wait for half an hour until it dries. Now wash it off. You can try this two times in a week.

8. A nit comb is a very effective comb which helps in removing head lice from the hair. In order to remove all the head lice from your hair, daily comb your wet hair with nit comb.

9. Cut your hair short enough to make it impossible for the lice to hide.

These were some of the simple, cheap and effective home remedies for head lice which can be tried at home.

Bad Breath Home Remedies That Work!

Bad breath home remedies do exist! Everyone gets bad
breath, but not everyone wants to use strong smelling
chemicals or chemical pastes to fight bad breath. When I
use a store bought mouth wash it stings during the process
and afterwards I’m left with my mouth open, waiting for the
pain to go away, all the while salivating all over the
floor. Not a pretty sight. While searching for alternative
methods I quickly learned there are many bad breath home
remedies which have been used for thousands of years. Store
bought washes are convenient, yes, but bad breath home
remedies are less expensive, natural, and do work. And
they’re easy to use or make. Who knew that some
alternatives are as easy as opening your refrigerator, or
examining your plate at a restaurant? The following list is
just a few of the proven home remedies to fight bad breath
I’ve discovered.

Top Seven Bad Breath Home Remedies

Bad breath home remedy #1: Herbs

Instead of toting around breath mints to fight bad breath
after a meal, carry a tin or baggie of herbs such as mint
(the real one), thyme, fennel, cinnamon, anise, or cloves.
Chew any of these after meals to fight bad breath.

Bad Breath home remedy #2: Baking soda

You know baking soda as an ingredient in recipes, however
it is also used in laundry and refrigerators to combat
odor. Use it orally to fight bad breath. Simply add some to
your toothbrush, add a little water, scrub and rinse.

Bad breath home remedy #3: Salt water

Rinse your mouth out with warm water and salt. This is also
a remedy used to help get rid of a sore throat.

Bad breath home remedy #4: Lemon or lime water

Rinse your mouth out and gargle some lemon or lime juice
mixed with warm water

Bad breath home remedy #5: Essential oils

Essential oils are plant extracts which means you’re
getting a strong concentration of the plant’s benefits.
Many essential oils have qualities that can fight bad
breath. One home remedy is to add a few drops of tea tree
oil to your toothpaste before brushing.

For mouth wash, add one drop of Myrrh oil to warm water.

Bad breath home remedy #6: parsley or mint

When parsley or mint is used as a garnish, there is a
reason for that. It is also meant to be eaten to help fight
bad breath from odorous meals. This bad breath home remedy
has been used for thousands of years.

Bad breath home remedy #7: Apple cider vinegar

For such an odd smelling liquid, vinegar has many uses and
can help cure quite a few ailments. Add a little bit of
apple cider vinegar to your water and drink it at least
once per day.

Three Common Products that Don’t Fight Bad Breath

So, what doesn’t work to fight bad breath? In 2002 The
American Academy of Periodontology surveyed members about
the least effective bad breath home remedies used by their
patients. Below are the top three least effective methods.

Ineffective bad breath home remedies #1: Overusing
mouthwash

This can actually make your bad breath worse by
contributing to a dry mouth.

Ineffective bad breath home remedies #2: Breath mints

This method of fighting bad breath only masks the problem
and can contribute to tooth decay which also creates bad
breath.

Ineffective bad breath home remedies #3: Chewing gum

Chewing gum, like breath mints, is not good for fighting
bad breath since it only hides the smell. A better
alternative to gum is water as a method of avoiding dry
mouth.

If you are looking for a way to fight bad breath that is
inexpensive and inoffensive, give some of these bad breath
home remedies a try. You have nothing to lose, but that bad
breath.