What Do You Know About Bacterial Vaginosis Prevention

Health woman with no bacterial vaginosis

Health woman with no bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection in the vaginal tract that commonly occurs in women aged 20 to 30. Bacterial vaginosis is a result of the imbalance between healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the vaginal tract.

Common BV symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include itching, excessive white or grey vaginal discharge and pain during urination or sexual intercourse. The most common problem with bacterial vaginosis is that women who have once been diagnosed with it often experience it again.

BV is one of the vaginal yeast infection

BV is one of the vaginal yeast infection

Here are a few tips to prevent bacterial vaginosis from recurring.

  • Maintain proper hygiene. The easiest and most logical way to prevent unhealthy bacteria from causing infection in the vaginal tract is probably to wash at least once a day. Make sure that you wash using water and mild soap or an antibacterial feminine wash. See to it that you wipe from front to back to avoid bacteria from the anus from entering the vaginal tract and causing more problems. It is also a good practice to wash up after sexual intercourse to flush out bacteria. Even urinating after sex can help flush out bacteria!
  • Stick to one partner. One common cause of bacterial vaginosis is having multiple partners and thus having more chances of contacting bacteria. Although bacterial vaginosis is not passed between men and women, changes in the normal environment of the vaginal tract by having multiple partners will most likely lead to bacterial vaginosis.
  • Avoid douching. Douching interferes with the normal environment of the vagina.
  • Opt for cotton panties.
  • Do not wear tight jeans or shorts.

Hope these tips can help you away from BV infection. However, home remedies for BV prevention can be found by clicking here.

Comments

  1. Your tips and suggestions here regarding how to get rid of bv
    are truly been helpful to me but also to many women out there who are suffering from bv. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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