Both bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections share some common symptoms which could make it hard on us women to know what kind of infection we’re dealing with and how to treat it.
The main difference between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, is what causes it. BV is caused by overgrowth of harmful, bad bacteria while yeast infections are a result of yeast overgrowth.
It’s important to get the correct diagnosis so that you can target the infection with the correct treatment. Bacterial vaginosis will be treated using a week’s long antibiotic treatment while yeast infections will be treated by a one-dose pill called Diflucan.
Bacterial vaginosis symptoms include:
Burning, itching, and overall discomfort.
Abnormal discharge that is usually described as thin gray, yellow, or greenish.
A fishy or bad odor that becomes stronger after sex and doesn’t go away.
An elevated pH level of above 4.5
Yeast infections symptoms include:
Burning and itching, especially during urination and sex.
Redness and swelling around the vaginal opening area.
A white, “cottage cheese-like” vaginal discharge.
The vaginal pH level will usually stay normal during a yeast infection (between 3.5 – 4.5).
The causes of both yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis vary and can be very confusing for us women to navigate and figure out. BV happens because of a high pH level and there are many triggers that can cause an elevated pH level such as: tight clothes, diet, antibiotics, sex, IUDs, lubricants, and the list goes on! Yeast infections occur because of an overgrowth of Candida – a type of fungus that we have in our body. Candida overgrowth may result from high blood sugar, antibiotics, birth control, hormonal imbalance, and even pregnancy!
If you’ve had bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection in the past, it will probably be easier for you to know which infection it is, if it comes back. However, the most accurate diagnosis will come from your doctor after they would take a swab and send it to a lab.
One of the biggest issues many women are dealing with is recurring bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Without knowing the root cause of why these vaginal infections keep coming back, it makes it very hard to stop them from recurring.
The most vicious cycle out of all is the recurring use of antibiotics to treat bacterial vaginosis. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria, so while they clear the BV infection, they do not provide a long term remedy to the issue because they can easily trigger a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis over and over again.
Here at V-Luxe, we believe that the solution is to provide women with tools and ways to strengthen their immune system and enhance their body’s natural defense system. You see, good bacteria are the gate keepers that help us women avoid common infections like bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. The good bacteria are responsible to keeping our vaginal pH level extremely balanced (between 3.5 – 4.5) and thus prevent bad bacteria and yeast overgrowth. However, after any antibiotic treatment, the good bacteria in our body dies and we are left completely defenseless.
That’s why we created a winning probiotic formula to help women prevent bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Our probiotic formula includes all of the needed benefits that every woman needs to keep her body and especially vagina healthy! V-Luxe probiotics make a great natural remedy for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.
Our probiotics include 8 live strains of good bacteria that are scientifically proven to help women prevent common vaginal infections. More than that, our probiotic strains are resistant to both extreme weather (so they don’t die off during shipment and storage) and your stomach acid. We can confidently guarantee that our probiotics will stay alive through the expiration date of the product. Lastly, we already include prebiotic in our formula, prebiotic is the food good bacteria loves to eat! This great food helps the good bacteria grow and develop extremely fast so you can be protected from the harmful bacteria and yeast. You can purchase our most popular probiotic formula here.