Lots of my patients suffer with BV after their periods or after sex, but many don’t notice any particular trigger for it to return.
I’ve tried lots of ways to treat the condition; antibiotics are the most common treatment and work well, but many of my patients are back within a couple of months as BV has returned yet again. Plus, an antibiotic won’t prevent recurrence.
Balance Activ BV Gel offers everything I need to give a patient to manage her condition. It’s not an antibiotic but is just as effective in treating BV, and it’s safe for a woman to use as often as she likes. I’ve found, in our chronic BV clinic, that most women are using it just before their period or after sex to prevent recurrence. For the women who haven’t worked out their trigger, they can use it as soon as they notice their symptoms returning, some just for one day, and it keeps it at bay.
It’s really easy to use, and it’s great that it’s available for women to buy rather than having to have a prescription. It means that they can take it away on holiday with them – we get requests for prescriptions prior to women taking a holiday ‘just in case’.
Most of my patients love it – in fact, one patient recently referred to it as her miracle cure. It’s great for me too – now I don’t see the same faces in clinic month after month. I’ve finally been able to help them.