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Balance Activ BV Treatment Gel FAQs
Balance Activ BV is an over-the-counter product designed to help ease the symptoms associated with Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). Balance Activ gel can also be used to help maintain the natural pH balance in the vagina, which will help prevent recurrence of BV symtpoms.
The ingredients in Balance Activ BV are;
Lactic acid, glycogen, propylene glycol, methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium lactate, water, pH 3.8.
In order to gain a firm diagnosis, a small sample of the vaginal discharge may be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Other tests may be carried out to rule out other possible causes. However, in many cases, the symptoms can be recognised and the condition self-diagnosed. If in any doubt, it is always recommended to consult with your GP.
No, Bacterial Vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. Male sexual partners will not require treatment after penetrative sex with a BV sufferer. Also, a woman does not need to be sexually active to suffer from Bacterial Vaginosis.
Yes, Balance Activ BV has been tried and clinically tested. These trials have proven that both the gel and pessary are safe and effective
Yes, it is recommended to use the entire contents of the 5ml tube.
Bacterial Vaginosis is usually associated with hormonal changes, such as those that occur during menstruation. As soon as a woman starts to experience monthly periods, Balance Activ BV is safe to use.
It is always recommended to consult your doctor if you present with a vaginal infection during pregnancy. However, once given the official ok, Balance Activ BV is safe to use during pregnancy.
Yes, Balance Activ BV is safe for use whilst breastfeeding.
Yes, Balance Activ BV actually works well with tampons, especially towards the end of menstruation when bleeding is light. It is recommended to squeeze the contents of a 5ml Balance Activ tube onto the end of the tampon before insertion.
It is better to use Balance Activ BV after bathing or swimming. If used before, there is a risk that some of the product will be washed away by the water, making it less effective. The ideal time to apply Balance Activ BV is at bedtime.
The empty tubes of Balance Activ BV should be disposed of in accordance with your local refuse and recycling scheme.
Balance Activ BV should be stored at room temperature.
It is not recommended to use Balance Activ BV whilst trying for a baby. The gel has a low pH, which makes the vagina's environment less hospitable for sperm. However, Balance Activ BV should not be used as a method of contraception.
No, Balance Activ BV does not affect the effectiveness of oral contraception.
Balance Activ BV will not help treat thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection and will need to be treated using antifungal medicines, such as clotrimazole or fluconazole. However, Balance Activ BV will help maintain good vaginal health, which will help prevent fungal infections like thrush from developing in the first place.
Yes. If these unpleasant symptoms recur around the time of your period, using Balance Activ BV towards the end of menstruation can help maintain a natural vaginal pH, which will help prevent these symptoms from reoccurring.
The best time to use Balance Activ BV is at bedtime. It is recommended to use the gel along with a pantyliner, as it is not uncommon to experience a small level of leakage.
This burning sensation can occur if the user has small abrasions in the vaginal tissue. These abrasions are often caused by a vaginal infection. Under this circumstance, the burning sensation will only be temporary. If, however, the burning sensation persists, it is advised to go and see your doctor.