My main symptoms have been soreness and the fishy odour, which makes me very self-conscious. I have probably made things worse myself as I have used douches and intimate hygiene products. I am now trying to change my habits, as I understand that over cleaning your intimate area can remove good bacteria leaving you more susceptible to BV.
I have previously been prescribed antibiotics, and although they do work, they have awful side effects. For example, the taste is vile and they make me feel sick. They do work but are short-term and my BV comes back soon after.
I have used Balance Activ BV Gel as an alternative and I really like it. It feels really soothing and treats in the same time as the antibiotics. The first time I used it, I went back to the clinic after the course of seven tubes and the tests showed it had successfully treated my BV. I now use it to prevent recurrence.
It is really good news that Balance Activ BV Gel is going to be made available in shops. I travel a lot with work and when I have BV abroad it can cause me problems as getting treatment can be difficult. Taking Balance Activ BV Gel with me when I travel should help no end.