I would be careful and make sure it's not the vanilla extract that's mostly alcohol. That sounds painful. Although, I've heard people say mouthwash too, and that can have alcohol too. I heard someone say tic tacs and tried those, but they didn't help much. I like the hydrogen peroxide mostly because it works better for me than anything else I tried (plus it's clear, so if I spill a little when I stumble into the bathroom in the middle of the night, it doesn't make a mess).
Vanilla is kind of expensive...... guess you could also try other extracts -- orange, peppermint, etc, kind of a poopourie (sorry, just couldn't stop myself
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery