Group B Strep in Non-pregnant Woman

Posted by Hollie (Anonymous) on 04/19/2012

Hi Ted, I have been following your recommendations on Earth Clinic for a couple of years now. I am very impressed by your suggestions and have tried a few that worked. In the past couple of years I have developed itching and foul odor in my belly button. A culture showed I have Group B Strep there. Recently, I had a Pap Smear and discovered that I had colonization of Group B Strep there as well. I have had unexplained vaginal itching and like a "coating" of discharge for about 5 years. Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast have been ruled out. I was informally diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis. But I also have vitiligo that covers that part of my body and 40% of my entire body for more than 20 years. Most recently (2 weeks ago), I have been diagnosed with a Urinary Tract Infection that was cultured and came back as Group B Strep. I was put on Amoxicillin and after taking it 3/day for 10 days I have had no relief and now I have a really bad yeast infection. I tried the sea salt and Vitamin C remedy last night with no success. I am going to try homemade boric acid suppositories starting tonight and continuing for 14 days unless you have a better suggestion (for the yeast infection). I have also started today D-Mannose (2500 mg capsules) I have read the thread on Earth Clinic about UTIs and Bladder Infections but I suspect most of those are caused mainly by E. coli. Doctors usually don't care if you suffer from GBS as long as you aren't pregnant as it can kill your baby. I am really struggling with what to do about this. I have also been taking 10 drops 3/day of Colloidal Silver for over 3 weeks to help with a skin rash that developed out of the blue under my arms and spread to my chest, thighs and arms.

This is just a snap shot of what I deal with. I know you probably talk to a lot of really ill people, much worse than myself. I appreciate your time to reply in advance. You may publish as much or as little as you wish of this on Earth Clinic. My hope is that a new thread would be started dedicated to Group B Strep in Non-Pregnant women. A google search suggests I am not the only one with this very real problem.

Basic stats about me: 28 year old, Caucasian female, general health is way too much to type here but, if you are really interested I would be more than glad to share!

Thanks so much in advance.

Replied by Hum3
New Orleans, La

HI Ted~ I'm somewhat confused by your answer for the UTI and Group B Strep-- zinc acetate, C, lysine for UTI (e. coli) too?. I too was diagnosed with GBS during pregnancy and had to take a round of Antibiotics just before my child's birth. Because I had midwives we first tried garlic cloves which diminished but did not entirely clear up the GBS entirely so a round of antibiotics was taken. Anyway, that was 7 years ago. 12 years ago I felt like my body was shutting down as food was not being digested well, fungus on skin and was so tired I could barely put one foot in front of the other -- two symptoms was the back and forth between yeast and vaginitis-- took antibiotics and yeast cremes. 12 years ago I met a healer that got me started on the right track with anti-fungal therapy. cut out yeast, sugar, beer etc from diet. I am healthier today but now have been suffering from a UTI (e. coli) for over a year. There is no pain now but cloudy urine and strong smell-- especially when I am working hard. I did a yeast cleanse earlier this year but it did not clear the UTI. I am now on a sugar free diet and have been taking D-Mannose which seemed to help some--and lots of organic, pure cranberry juice.

I have stubbornly not wanted to do antibiotics because of the wreckage to my system from the years earlier-- and my continuous quest for good health. I already eat grey salt with meals-- high mineral content, drink mineral water, etc. When I am working it is extremely intense so I do stress my body when away -- Would you pLease clarify what I need to do next- I am a little confused by what is for GBS and what is for the UTI.

lysine, zinc acetate, vitamin C? More?

THANK-YOU so much for your answer.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

It is a matter of application and timing that makes it effective. For example the proper dosage I used for amoxicillin, is not 3 times a day, it is hourly doses for 4 doses for only one day. And the sea salt is taken before amoxicillin is taken by 30 minutes, and the reason why they get infected too easily is the lysine deficiency, such as 1000 mg every hour for four hours for a week maximum. The mannitol can be taken at the same time amoxicillin is taken, at least alternatively between amoxicillin doses. I usually rarely use antibiotics beyond days. It is usually given one day and that's it. If you want to ensure amoxicillin works make sure vitamin C and lysine taken hourly for 4 doses for 2 days, then start amoxicillin, however the lysine and vitamin C is continued for one week. A strict no carbohydrate, no fruit, no honey be done during the entire week of treatment. The sea salt is taken 1 teaspoon first thing in the morning for the week also. It is the timing and frequency and combination of therapies that make them effective.

One thing to kill the bacteria, is zinc acetate (but zinc gluconate will do I guess) is taken at 20 mg a day for a week is needed.

I have treated a women of urinary tract infection that has been in her with her for 20 years (yes been through all the hospitals), but it took about 1 1/2 months, and that one was the toughest one I seen. Maybe I'm an optimist.

The lysine is taken to help build up the collagen walls in the bladder for quicker healing. the best way that I prefer, in healing of the bladder especially the women with a 20 year infection I mentioned is she took it for 3 months, which is long after the infection is gone! Aloe vera oil or beta sitosterol (25 mg) is needed for healing also. If it doesn't heal it will get reinfection. And drink 1/4 teaspoon a day of sea salt long after they are gone because salinity is needed to prevent reinfection.


Replied by Kate
Ontario, Canada

Hi Ted,

Can you please specify your exact protocol for clearing Group B Strep?

I, like Hollie above, have been suffering from a GBS infection that causes me to have an extremely itchy, sore vulva/vagina with lots of yellow discharge. However, it doesn't seem to present as a UTI and yeast and bacterial vaginosis have been ruled out.

I suffered with it the whole 9 months I was pregnant and tried everything under the sun to cure it naturally- vaginal probiotics, garlic suppositores, ACV internally and externally, boric acid suppositories, many different strains of high quality internal probiotics, the list goes on and on. Finally, when my son was 4 months old, I couldn't bare it any longer and I took a round of Keflex antibiotic and that cured it. However, now 5 months later, it's back again and another round of Keflex did nothing. I really don't want to take anymore antibiotics as I'm hoping to get pregnant again this month or next but I can't go on like this for much longer - it's seriously affecting my quality of life...

Any sage advice you have to knock this GBS out once and for all will be eternally appreciated.

Sincerest thanks,


p.s. It showed up as soon as I got pregnant and then again when I stopped breastfeeding my son at 9 months - is it possible it's linked to my fluctuating hormones?

Replied by Kat
Santa Maria

What remedies can I use to treat group B strep in the bladder? I'm not pregnant. thank U