Bacterial vaginosis or BV (vaginal dysbacteriosis)
Wet wipes, flavored soaps or shower gel and synthetic lingerie can cause a disease that affects half of all women, but not everyone is trying to talk about it – vaginosis or BV.
What causes, how to prevent, treatment
Bacterial vaginosis or BV (vaginal dysbacteriosis) is not a sexually transmitted disease. This infection is associated with a change in the natural vaginal bacteria balance, say the doctors. – The vagina is not sterile – it contains many different bacteria. According to the number of bacteria, the vagina goes down only by the intestine. But the key here is the balance of different bacteria. When it changes, from acidic to alkaline, problems begin.
One of three women afflict this disease, and about 50 percent of all women are affected by it. Despite such an extent, women themselves do not dare to talk about it, they do self-healing, they are delayed to go to the doctor, and the disease goes on for longer.
– Itch and itchiness;
– Burning sensation;
– Fish smell discharges;
– Gray homogeneous secretions.
The discharge is not a symptom of illness, and every healthy woman has them, and it is entirely natural for them to have 3-5ml vaginal discharge every day, but it is not normal if they are not entirely present, too much or changes in color. It is important to remember that healthy woman secretions are odorless, uniform consistency, the color may vary from transparent to whitish.
Bacterial vaginosis can also be the first symptom of diabetes mellitus: “Hyperglycemia becomes a great medium for bacteria, and usually the first signal is grayish secretion.”
BV causes antibiotics, frequent changes in sex partners, smoking, and improper vaginal washing.
Reasons for decomposing microflora are:
– perfumed soaps, shower gel
– fragrances of damp napkins
– fragrance pantiliners, tampons
– synthetic lingerie.
How to prevent BV?
– Dry well the genital area well after taking a bath.
– Sleep without underwear.
– Wash only the external genital organs.
– Use hygiene products with a pH of 3.5-4.5.
– Swap tampons every 3-4 hours.
– Use a condom during sexual intercourse.
Although BV sometimes passes without any treatment, women with BV symptoms should be treated to avoid complications. Sexual partner men do not need a simple treatment, but BV can spread among female partners. Treatment is essential for pregnant women.
All pregnant women who have experienced preterm labor or have given birth to a low-birth-weight infant should be examined to determine whether BV is present irrespective of the presence of symptoms, and when treatment with BV is established.
All pregnant women with BV symptoms should be tested and treated. Some doctors recommend that all women undergoing uterine discharge or abortion should be treated with BV before the procedure, regardless of symptoms, to prevent possible infection.
Most of the time BV is treated with antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.