Preventing Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is caused by many different factors- such as taking antibiotics or using regular soaps for the intimate area- so many women find they suffer from BV. Have a look below for our top tips on how to prevent BV.

Top tips for preventing BV infections:

  • Avoid using deodorants or perfumed products in and around your vaginal area
  • Avoid over-washing
  • Avoid using strong detergent to wash your underwear
  • Change your tampons or pads frequently
  • Ensure you wipe from front to back after going to the toilet
  • Dry your vaginal area after washing, swimming & working out
  • Change your underwear after swimming & working out

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Don't douch

Vaginal douching is a cause of BV and may even increase your risk of STIs or other vaginal infections.

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We are experiencing ongoing supply issues on the following Canesten products ; Canesten Soft Gel Combi, Canesten 500mg pessary, Canesten 200mg, Canesten Duopak. Canesten Combi is back in the market since mid October and Canesten 200mg is due back by mid December. Canesten 500mg and Duopak will not be available until early 2019. Supply of Canesten 2% Thrush cream and Canesten 1% cream is unaffected by the supply issue. This website will be updated as further updates come through. Apologies for the inconvenience this is causing to pharmacies and our customers.

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