I had some cultures taken for what I thought might be a vaginal infection and the results came back for Group B Strep. My vaginal opening is burning, even though I am told adults are usually symptom free. I am taking penicillin for the strep and using probiotic vaginal suppositories, but the exterior burning and itching is waking me up at night. Is there anything to treat this?
I have been suffering with this for a long long time and had never been tested for strep b until I became pregnant. I had been tested for yeast and every other bacterial infection, but because they say strep b doesn't have symptoms they never tested for it, but I have found that there are lots of women who have symptoms with strep b. I am excited to report that a hydrogen/water solution mix used as a douche helps SO much!!
1 cup of distilled or filtered water
3 tablespoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide
you can type hydrogen/water solution in google and it will come up with many articles about how much this helps!! They will also give other advice on maintenance on how to keep it at bay because strep b can always come back. Since doing the douche with hydrogen/water solution I have not had any irritation, burning, itching since!! You can also use the solution on the outer area of your vagina and it will almost instantly help!! I've also tried bee propolis on the outer area and that helps a lot as well!
They say that women who get strep b need to work on their immune system. I'm currently taking Source Naturals: Wellness Formula. Hopefully this will help keep it from coming back, but I'll keep doing the douche every couple of weeks just to be sure.
I was recently told that I have strep B.. it is VERY painful and not easliy diagnosed.. if you have frequent infections ask to be tested. I found that a triple antibiotic on the outside of the vagina helps with the burning and itching. The doctor said that is fine.. I was perscribed amoxicillian and within a few days I was feeling much better..
Although I do not wish this on anyone I find relief that I am not the only one. It made me feel like a freak show. I had burning and a white discharge. I am taking amoxicillin and now only have white discharge. I fear that this will make me infertile. I have had this for almost two months now. Does anyone know if it might make me infertile?
I've also been having the same problem for over a year now. Antibiotics helped short-term but it always ended up coming back within a few weeks. I was getting infections so bad I was bleeding, but the tests always came back as strep B- an infection that is supposed to be free of symptoms. Finally my doctor found me a solution! By being on "the pill" the change in hormones was also keeping my body from regulating good bacteria vs. bad bacteria in my system. Strep B was reoccuring because the "bad bacteria" in my system was outnumbering good bacteria. As she explained, the bacteria that is in your digestive system is also found in your vagina. She told me to start taking Intesiflora suppliments. It's made to regulate digestion by adding good bacteria to your system, but also helps regulate bacteria in the vagina. After only a week of being on the suppliment the strep B is completely gone! I've been symptom free for a month now, for the first time in over a year. You can order it on amway.com and probably other suppliment/ health stores. It's called Nutrilite Intestiflora-7. You just mix up the powder in a cold drink every day (heat kills the bacteria in it and makes in ineffective). It's been a life-saver for me (and my marriage)!
It burns when I pee, I have lower back pain, and now my cervix is bleeding. Could this be because of Strep B? I was tested during my pregnancy and they couldn't find anything wrong until they did the strep B test. But my symptoms are now getting worse (bleeding and lower back pain is increasing) I have been to 3 doctors and they cannot find anything. I forgot to let them know I have strep B... could this be causing everything???