Dr HANX: BV 101

Our HANX Fix vaginal health service is here and we’re all about keeping you babes informed, so here’s the lowdown on the condition that also happens to be the most talked-about topic on HANX Life… bv, begone!

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒇𝒇 π’Šπ’” π’ƒπ’‚π’„π’•π’†π’“π’Šπ’‚π’ π’—π’‚π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’π’”π’Šπ’”?⁠
Bacterial Vaginosis (also known as BV) is a common vaginal condition, caused by :sparkles:gardnerella vaginalis​:sparkles:, the most common type of bacteria in your vagina. ⁠
Approximately 50% of BV-havers are asymptomatic (no symptoms, baby :frowning_face_with_open_mouth:) and might not even know they have it, but BV often causes strong think fishy-smelling, often watery vaginal discharge. You’re just going to have to follow your nose with this one… (sorry). :fish: :nose:⁠
𝒀𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 π’Žπ’π’“π’† π’π’Šπ’Œπ’†π’π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’ˆπ’†π’• π’Šπ’• π’Šπ’‡:⁣⁠

  • You’re sexually active (although it’s not strictly an STI.):eggplant:⁠
  • You use vaginal douches and vaginal washes. :sweat_drops:⁠
  • You take baths: keep those heavily perfumed soaps and shower gels away from your vajayjay.⁠ :soap:⁠
    π‘―π’π’˜ 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 π’Šπ’•:⁠
    When treating BV, you can use antibiotics or lactic acid gels (inserted vaginally) as seen in our new HANX Fix service, which delivers treatments straight to your door after just a few clicks*. :sparkles:

WBU? Has lockdown given you more time to think about what’s really going on down there? (Spoiler alert: if it smells β€˜fishy’ that’s a key symptom…) Let us know below. :point_down:

⁠*If unsure of your condition, please seek advice from your GP/medical professional before purchase.

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