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What is bacterial vaginosis?

If you have noticed a ‘fishy odour’, it could be bacterial vaginosis.

Bacterial vaginosis, also known as ‘BV’, is the most common vaginal infection,
affecting approximately 12% of Australian women.

Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with BV
symptoms, and can soon get back to feeling fresh and confident again.

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How does Fleurstat BVgel treat bacterial vaginosis?

Fleurstat BVgel is a bacterial vaginosis treatment that works to relieve BV symptoms. It treats BV by disrupting the attachment of BV-causing bacteria to the vaginal lining. It is not an antibiotic.

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Where can I buy Fleurstat BVgel for bacterial vaginosis?

Fleurstat BVgel is an over the counter BV treatment and is available from most leading pharmacies without prescription. A pharmacist must decide whether Fleurstat BVgel is right for you before you can purchase it.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need a prescription for Fleurstat BVgel?

You do not need a prescription for Fleurstat BVgel, but you should ask your pharmacist or doctor if this treatment is right for you.

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis, or ‘BV’, is a common condition caused by an imbalance of the ‘good’ bacteria and ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria that naturally occur in the vagina.

Normally, your vagina is slightly acidic, which is the perfect environment for the good bacteria to live and keep things normal. However, a range of factors can lead to depletion of the good bacteria, and the vagina can become less acidic. In this environment, the ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria thrive, affecting the health of the vagina and causing the symptoms you experience when you have BV.

What is the difference between BV and thrush?

Despite the fact that thrush is more well-known than bacterial vaginosis, BV is actually more common. There are a number of distinct differences between BV and thrush.

BV is caused by an imbalance in the naturally occurring bacteria inside the vagina. Thrush, however, is caused by infection with a yeast called Candida, which is not a bacteria, but actually a type of fungus.

The signs and symptoms of BV and thrush are quite different. Click here to find out more.

How do I use Fleurstat BVgel?

Apply one applicator full (approx. 5g) of Fleurstat BVgel into the vagina once daily, preferably at bedtime, for 7 days.

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