Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

BV can be a very unpleasant condition that prevents you from living your life to the full. BV is a common condition and can be easily treated. It can affect 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 the microflora in your vagina. 

BV is not a sexually transmitted disease, but it can be passed onto another person with a vagina during sex. You should also be aware that treatments like antibiotics and BV creams can affect condoms and other contraception. 

Your vagina is naturally 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,

  • If you have multiple sexual partners,

  • You have an IUD (a contraception device), 

  • You use perfumed products in and around your vagina.

Bacterial Vaginosis symptoms

How to treat Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis can be easily treated with an internal gel like Canesbalance. If you visit your doctor, they may want to give you a course of antibiotics.

Canesbalance starts working immediately to relive the unpleasant intimate odour and it's clinically proven to treat the symptoms of BV effectively. It contains triple benefit formula that will help you treat your bacterial vaginosis symptoms effectively. Canesbalance is a 7-day course of treatment, available in a vaginal gel or vaginal pessary format that:

  • Provides immediate odour relief,

  • Relieves greyish, watery discharge, 

  • Hampers the growth of bad bacteria that cause the infection and, 

  • Encourages the growth of good bacteria.

While BV can sometimes go away on it's own, without treatment you may be at risk of more serious health risks. This includes being more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, which in turn can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

How to prevent BV

There are steps you can take to prevent BV and take control over your intimate health. 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.

Other things you can do to stop BV from recurring: