You can treat Bacterial Vaginosis through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes to correct the balance of bacteria in the vagina.

Medications such as Balance Activ are available in the form of pessaries or gel and work to provide relief from vaginal discharge, odour and discomfort. These medications act to restore the natural pH of the vagina thus relieving BV.

For more problematic episodes of BV you should see you GP who may prescribe you a short course of antibiotics (metronidazole).

It is also important to wash your genital area with plain soap and water during an episode of BV as perfumed soaps or washes can make the infection worse.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 26, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 26, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm