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Preventing Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Prevention is a crucial part of bacterial vaginosis management.

Many women who have BV are likely to re-develop symptoms within 3 months of treatment. Taking the right precautions can help limit re-infection.

While bacterial vaginosis is extremely common, it is not that well understood. That being said, there are a number of factors that are likely to cause you to develop BV.

Take the following precautions in order to prevent bacterial vaginosis:

  1. Avoid scented soaps and detergents

    • When it comes to cleaning your vagina, you should only be using water or mild soaps

  2. Do not douche

    • This practice removes the natural bacteria in the vagina that prevent you from developing infections

  3. Practice safe sex

    • Always use condoms. Not only does this lower your risk of developing BV, but it prevents

  4. Limit your number of sexual partners

    • Women with a higher number of sexual partners are more likely to develop bacterial vaginosis

  5. Always wipe from front to back

    • This prevents spreading bacteria from the anus to the vagina