My gyno just informed me that I have bacterial vaginosis. I am relieved to find this out since I have had lots of irritation and thought it was just due to dryness/breastfeeding. She wanted to prescribe abx for it, but I declined so she called in a rx for boric acid tablets. It looks as if this is a pretty standard natural treatment for BV, but what I'm wondering is why is it acceptable since boric acid is categorized as a poison and is toxic if ingested?
Has anyone had success with any natural treatments for BV? I'm sure I don't want to take abx, since I started getting irritated right after a course of abx for an ear infection and I'm sure that had something to do with it. I want to get this taken care of before another pregnancy since I am a pre-term labor risk (unrelated to BV) and I know it increases the chances.