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webGP -Getting help for bacterial vaginosis from your pharmacist

If you are unfamiliar with the various treatment options for bacterial vaginosis then check out our self-help page. Remember to always discuss over the counter treatment with your local pharmacist so they can check if it is suitable for your condition and safe for you to take.

Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with antibiotiocs. There are over-the-counter treatments which either alter the acidity in your vagina, thereby making it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow. There are also 'probiotic' treatments which alter the balance of bacteria in your vaginal tract. There is no proven evidence to suggest these treatment actually work so do discuss with your pharmacist before selecting the most appropriate treatment for you.

The following bacterial vaginosis treatments are available over the counter from your pharmacist

Treatment How it works
Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Vaginal Gel Works by altering the acidity (pH) of the vaginal tract, thereby making it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow
Balance Activ BV vaginal pessaries Works by altering the acidity (pH) of the vaginal tract, thereby making it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow
Canesflor Probiotics for Vaginal Use Probiotic treatment that alters the balance of bacteria in your vaginal tract