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Balance Activ BV Treatment Gel Kit – 7 Days
These gel inserts are designed to treat Bacterial Vaginosis. This occurs when your pH in your vagina changes which can happen during Menopause. It can also happen for a whole other number of reasons including pregnancy, tiredness and stress. Vaginal pessaries use lactic acid to restore the vagina’s natural pH and vaginal flora, and to relieve BV symptoms. They also contain glycogen, which provides nutrients to encourage the growth of lactobacilli, a protective bacteria that helps to maintain a healthy balance inside the vagina. These gels are hormone and paraben free, so you can be sure that you are staying safe and avoiding nasty side effects.This treatment gel can be used whilst you are taking other medication and also whilst you may be bleeding and still be effective . Consider it a probiotic treatment for your vagina. This a different condition to thrush – where there is often no smell and intense itiching. BV gels are more gentle to your vagina than hydrocortisone cream or a canesten type product.
What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
BV is a change in your vagina’ pH – our vaginas are home to a species of bacteria, lactobacillus (lactobacillus rhamnosus), which produces lactic acid and helps to control the growth of other more harmful micro-organisms. If these deplete, your vagina can become less acidic and more prone to infections such as BV. Studies have shown that during and after going through the menopause, the level of lactobacillus in the vagina decreases, and the vaginal pH becomes less acidic, increasing the risk of infections. It can cause the following symptoms
- A fishy smelling discharge
- A thin, watery or grey discharge
- Discomfort brought on by abnormal discharge.
- Painful to urinate and stinging
BV is totally normal and natural. It can be caused by lots of things including:
- Internal washing – this can upset your vagina’s natural balance (using perfumed washes)
- Perfumed ‘intimate hygiene’ products like sprays or scented liners
- Periods – a cycle can upset the balance of you pH
- Semen – with a slightly more acidic pH than your vagina it can upset your vagina
- Coil/ IUD
Who are Balance Activ?
Balance Activ are specialists in vaginal health. Their products mimic what the body does naturally and offers a dependable alternative to prescription medicines such as an antibiotic. Looking after your vagina as naturally as possible helps maintain its natural pH, fragrance and moisture. These products can be used with a water based lubricant such as yes yes water based lubricant to help ensure you don’t experience painful sex or dryness.
How to use
Each box of Balance Activ contains 7 gel tubes, used every day for a 7 day period. Use before bedtime.
Lactic acid, Glycogen, Propylene glycol, Methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, Sodium lactate, Water
Size and Dosage
7 Gel Tubes 7 single Uses
Safety and Contraindications
Balance Activ® BV treatment gel is safe to use during pregnancy, however, you should consult your doctor, if you think you may have a vaginal infection during pregnancy. Avoid using Balance Activ® BV treatment gel if you are trying to conceive. Do not use if seal is broken or damaged. Do not use if product has expired. Keep out of reach of children. Not suitable for children. Results vary from person to person