Bacterial Vaginosis?

It may be unpleasant and prevent you from living your life to the full, but don’t stress it’s treatable and very common - Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) affects up to 1 in 3 women of childbearing age. BV is a vaginal infection caused by bacteria rather than by yeast (which is the case for thrush) and occurs when there is an imbalance of microflora in your vagina.

Normally your vagina is acidic, which stops bad bacteria from overgrowing and helps maintain a healthy level of good bacteria. However, sometimes the conditions in your vagina can change. It can become less acidic, which leads to the growth of bad bacteria causing bacterial vaginosis.

You are more likely to get BV if:

  • You are sexually active (but women who have not had sex can also get BV),

  • You have changed your partner,

  • You have an IUD (a contraception device),

  • You use perfumed products in and around your vagina,

  • You are on your period,

  • You are taking certain medications, such as antibiotics.

Bacterial Vaginosis symptoms

How to treat Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is easy to treat at home with over the counter solutions. Your pharmacist can recommend the best formula to help you quickly treat your bacterial vaginosis symptoms. Effective course of over the counter treatment for BV should provide the following benefits:

  • Quick odor relief,
  • Relieve greyish, watery discharge,
  • Hampers the growth of bad bacteria that cause the infection,
  • Encourage the growth of good bacteria.

Alternatively, your doctor can prescribe antibiotic treatment. If you suffer from the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis the first time, it is best to consult your doctor.

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Bacterial vaginosis prevention

Prevention is always preferable to treatment, and it’s much easier to prevent BV by following some simple rules. First of all, you should remember that your intimate area is more delicate that the rest of the body so you shouldn’t use the same soaps or shower gels because they can upset the pH balance in your vagina. Canesfresh Daily Foaming Wash has been specifically designed to protect your intimate area and maintain your pH balance. It is also recommended to take showers instead of baths.

Other tips to prevent bacterial vaginosis from recurring:

If you suffer from recurring thrush or bacterial vaginosis, you can consider buying Canesflor Probiotics for Vaginal Use. This convenient capsule delivers probiotics, the good bacteria lactobacilli to the vagina. Canesflor helps restore the pH level of your vagina’s microflora and fight the reoccurrence of the infection.