Product Type: Femfresh Bath / Shower
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I wouldn't recommend it!
Femfresh Soap Free Wash
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Femfresh Soap Free Wash
Disadvantages: Waste of money!
I suffer constantly from something called Bacterial Vaginosis. Even with good vaginal hygiene and treatment, it constantly comes back. More about bacterial Vaginosis below. This is a very embarrassing problem and not an easy review to write. I read using fem-fresh to wash with can stop the infection from returning, so I thought I'd give it a try!
Please note this is joint to a review of fem-fresh!
***What is Bacterial Vaginosis? (BV)***
The vagina normally contains mostly good bacteria and fewer harmful bacteria. When there is an increase in harmful bacteria this can lead to the infection known as bacterial vaginosis. It can effect any woman at any age. Once you have had the infection, you are more likely to get it again.
Abnormal discharge with an unpleasant or fishy smell. This smell is normally worse after sex or during a period. Discharge may be milky white, gray and thin. Other symptoms can be a burning sensation when urinating, and itching/irritation around the vagina. Some woman show no symptoms at all.
***Is it catching?***
Woman cannot catch it from toilet seats, bedding, swimming pools or from touching objects, however if you have got this infection you are more prone to contract Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. It can also make you prone to HIV infection.
Douching, which is washing the inside of the vagina with a stream of water. Having sex with a new partner or having multiple sex partners or even a female sex partner and using a intrauterine device for contraception. Semen exposure can also affect the vaginal bacteria balance. I also got advised that some soaps and body washes can cause this infection as well as over-washing that area!
Woman who have never had sexual intercourse are rarely effected, but on the other hand, even virgins are known to suffer from it.
Bacterial vaginosis sometimes clears up with no treatment, if your lucky enough. In other, most cases treatment is required. Usually anti-biotics are an effective cure. How-ever they do have a vaginal gel, which is to be used for 7 days, with no sex during the course of any of the treatments!
I have had BV, 3 times, and I have been with the same partner for 4 years. I noticed an unpleasant discharge and a unpleasant odour just after my periods. I have had treatment three times for BV, but I seem to get it back again.
***Advice from my doctor***
When I went to see my doctor she advised me that over washing that area can cause BV, as well as some shower gel's and soaps.
***Fem-Fresh Intimate Gel**
I normally use normal body wash, but have decided to start using fem-fresh intimate wash which has been specially formulated for intimate use. It has an anti-bacterial agent and is odour free.
Use everyday as part of your personal freshness routine. Dermatogically and gynaecologically tested.
***Where can I buy it from***?
Fem-fresh intimate gel comes in a 150ml bottle. It is a clear gel with a hint of peach colour to it, but not much. It's pretty much fragrant free. Available from Boots, Superdrug, Chemists and other good stores, this cost's around £2.49. It's normally found near the sanitary towels and tampons.
***Using the product***
It smelt pretty much fragrant free and lathered up a bit. I have used the gel a few times now and noticed that this hasn't made any improvements to the BV, in fact I'm sure it's made it worse. It didn't really make me feel clean, but I think this is probably because the product is fragrance free.
I think the price is reasonable, its pretty much fragrant free and is available in many supermarkets and chemists. If you suffer from BV, I definitely wouldn't use this wash. I'm not too sure I'd use this wash even if I didn't have BV! I'm going to stick with washing with water, this does the trick and will help reduce the chance of getting BV again.
***Other fem-fresh products***
Fem-fresh also do intimate wipes and a deodorant spray intimate spray. I have not used the other products in the range.
(review also on ciao)
Summary: An intimate wash that doesn't prevent things!