How Do You Prevent BV (Bacterial Vaginosis)?
• See you health care provider if you suspect you may have BV. Women who have BV should be treated to avoid further difficulties. A doctor can prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. Be aware that BV still raises many questions among scientists, and the best way to prevent the infection remains a mystery. However, it is known that BV is linked with having a new sex partner or having multiple sex partners. The following steps can help reduce the risk of distressing the essential balance of bacteria in the vagina and developing BV: • Be abstinent. • Limit your number of sex partners. • Do not douche. • Use all medications prescribed to you by a doctor, even if the signs and symptoms disappear. • Do not use an intrauterine device (IUD) unless absolutely necessary.