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Resulting in an embarrassing smell and discharge from the vagina, bacterial vaginosis is a common problem that can destroy the happiness of women. There is no need to suffer the symptoms of this illness alone – we can offer high performance bacterial vaginosis treatment that works.
Also known as BV, bacterial vaginosis is the result of an imbalance of bacteria that is always present in the vagina. Whilst these bacteria are a vital part of keeping the vagina healthy, an increase in the levels of bacteria can lead to an unusual vaginal discharge that may smell unpleasant.
Whilst bacteria vaginosis may seem embarrassing and often leaves women feeling isolated, the problem is very common, affecting around 10-30% of women in the UK.
If you have been diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, you should first avoid all the triggers for bacterial vaginosis as listed in the next paragraph.
In addition, seek an antibiotic medication that can help your body to fight the infection. Usually, Metronidazole tablets can be prescribed to be taken over a period of seven days, although some women find that Clindamycin cream inserted into the vagina can also help to clear the symptoms at speed.
Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection, but it does occur more often in women who are sexually active. Usually, the vagina produces lactic acids that help to regulate bacteria, but in the case of BV, the vagina does not produce enough of these acids. This is what results in the imbalance of vaginal bacteria.
In addition, bacterial vaginosis is more common in black women. The explanation for this is as yet unknown.
Some factors that can increase the risk of contracting bacterial vaginosis include:
The main symptom of bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal discharge, which can be watery and thin and whitish or greyish in colour. This discharge is usually characterised by a distinctive smell, often described as ‘fishy’, that worsens after sexual intercourse.
These symptoms can be very upsetting and damaging to your confidence, but there are treatments available that can help you to remedy the problem.
Prescription2Home offers a safe and reliable service, run by UK registered doctors and pharmacists, to provide consultations that may lead to a private prescription for Bacterial Vaginosis treatments.
At Prescription2Home you can take an online consultation that, if approved by our doctors, will lead to a private prescription. Our doctors will review your consultation responses to ensure that your chosen treatment is right, and safe, for you. On approval, we send the approved prescription electronically to our partner Pharmacy for dispensing and fulfilment. Prescriptions sent electronically to the Pharmacy before 3.30pm on working days can be despatched direct to your home for next day delivery.
You may review mor detailed information on a Metronidazole by clicking on the treatment images on this page. If you require any advice or clarification from our doctors, please leave your questions here.
When you have considered the full range of treatment options and think you know which treatment is right for you, please select one of the treatments from this page and progress to the online consultation.
Available as an easy to manage tablet, metronidazole is a fast way to treat bacterial vaginosis. Within as little as a week, this medicine can clear the infection and allow women to return to their normal, healthy sex lives.