Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis - how can I get rid of it?

Bacterial vaginosis, also known as Gardnerella vaginalis, is one of the most common vaginal infections. Approximately one in three women is affected by it at least once in their life. The likelihood of developing bacterial vaginosis is particularly high for women of reproductive age.

Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis

  • A change in odour (typically a ‘fishy’ smell)
  • Increased discharge
  • Changes to the colour and consistency of discharge (usually grey/white and thinner)
  • Burning, pain and/or itching

The causes of bacterial vaginosis

The various lactic acid bacteria, the lactobacilli, have the important job of creating and maintaining an acidic environment in the vagina. However, there are many factors that can contribute to reducing the number of lactic acid bacteria in your vagina. As a result of this, germs that cause diseases can multiply there and cause infections.

These factors increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis:

  • Taking antibiotics or the contraceptive pill
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Excessive feminine hygiene
  • Emotional strain such as stress
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal fluctuations
Strengthening the vaginal flora Expert advice


Tips for preventing bacterial vaginosis

  • Gentle washing of the intimate area – with a special feminine wash or water
  • Maintain vaginal flora – no excessive feminine hygiene
  • Replace tampons and pads regularly

Treating bacterial vaginosis

If you notice the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, we recommend treatment with Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal-Gel. It helps your body to restore the natural pH of your vaginal area.

Lactic acid bacteria for a strong vagina

More Gynofit feminine hygiene products

Gynofit helps you protect your intimate area and prevent problems from arising. Whether you have an unpleasant smelling discharge, dryness, irritation or susceptibility to yeast or other infections – our range of products extends from our popular Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel to our smartballs for a strong pelvic floor. Our care and medicinal products promote a natural balance and relieve discomfort and symptoms.

A selection of our products

Feminine care oil
Mild feminie washes
Wash foam
Intimate spray
Intimate care wipes

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