How To Use Balance Activ BV

Are you using your Balance Activ BV properly?

Balance Activ BV Gel and Pessaries are a fast and effective way to treat BV – but only if you use them properly. Here’s an easy to understand guide to help you to get the best results from your Balance Activ BV products.

How to use Balance Activ BV Gel

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Step one

Balance Activ Vaginal Gel comes in hygienic single-use tubes. To use Balance Activ, simply twist off the cap of the tube.

Step two

Insert the neck of the tube into the vagina, and squeeze out the contents. It is most effective if it is used at bedtime as the risk of leakage is reduced. The tube can then be removed and disposed of.

How often?

Depending on whether you are using the product to relieve symptoms, or prevent symptoms from occurring or recurring, it should be used in different amounts and for differing lengths of time.

For Rapid Relief

Maintenance and Prevention

How to use Balance Activ BV Pessary

Balance Activ BV Vaginal Pessaries come in hygienic single-use foil strips.

Step one

To use Balance Activ BV Vaginal Pessaries, wash hands a remove a single pessary from the foil wrapping.

Step two

Remove a single pessary from the foil wrapping.

Step three

Sit or lie down with knees bent and legs apart.
Gently insert the pessary into the vagina as far
as is comfortably possible using your fingers.

Step four

Wash hands again. Remember, the pessary should not be divided as it is intended for single use.

How often?

Depending on whether you are using the product to relieve symptoms, or prevent symptoms from occurring or recurring, it should be used in different amounts and for differing lengths of time.

Maintenance and Prevention

  • To maintain the natural pH balance and prevent recurrence of symptoms, use one pessary daily for four to five days.
  • To help maintain the pH level during a course of antibiotics, use one pessary every three days for three months.
  • If you notice a recurrence of symptoms around the time of your period, you should use one pessary at the end of you period for one to two days.

Symptom Checker

Have you got vaginal discharge?

Is the discharge

Thick, white
and curd-like?
Yellow/green
and frothy?
White, grey
or thin?

Is there an unpleasant 'fishy' odour?

Are you suffering from itching or soreness?

Are you suffering from itching or soreness?

Are you experiencing soreness, swelling and pain during or after urination or intercourse?

Are you experiencing soreness, swelling and pain during or after urination or intercourse?

Do you have a feeling of irritation or discomfort around the vaginal area?

Do you have a feeling of irritation or discomfort around the vaginal area?

Are you suffering from soreness or discomfort?

Are you suffering from soreness,
swelling or pain after urination?

It sounds like you might have thrush – although thrush is not usually accompanied by vaginal odour.

Thrush is a yeast infection and is the second most common cause of a vaginal discharge (the most common being Bacterial Vaginosis). It is caused by yeast called candida, small amounts of which commonly live on the skin and around the vaginal area.

This candida may invade the vagina and, under suitable conditions, can multiply, causing the unpleasant symptoms of thrush.

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It sounds like you have thrush.

Thrush is a yeast infection and is the second most common cause of a vaginal discharge (the most common being Bacterial Vaginosis). It is caused by yeast called candida, small amounts of which commonly live on the skin and around the vaginal area.

This candida may invade the vagina and, under suitable conditions, can multiply, causing the unpleasant symptoms of thrush.

There are many effective treatments for thrush. Visit your GP or pharmacist and they will advise you on the correct one.

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It sounds like you may have thrush – although thrush is usually accompanied by itching and often soreness.

Thrush is a yeast infection and is the second most common cause of a vaginal discharge (the most common being Bacterial Vaginosis). It is caused by yeast called candida, small amounts of which commonly live on the skin and around the vaginal area.

This candida may invade the vagina and, under suitable conditions, can multiply, causing the unpleasant symptoms of thrush.

There are many effective treatments for thrush. Visit your GP or pharmacist and they will advise you on the correct one.

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It sounds like you have trichomoniasis (also known as Trich or TV).

Trich is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects the vagina and urethra.

Caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis, the condition can be difficult to diagnose because it rarely displays symptoms.

Symptoms that do occur can be easily confused with symptoms of other conditions.

You should visit your GP or GUM clinic, they will advise you on the correct treatment.

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It sounds like you may have trichomoniasis (also known as trich or TV) -although this is usually accompanied by soreness and swelling.

Trich is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects the vagina and urethra.

Caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis, the condition can be difficult to diagnose because it rarely displays symptoms.

Symptoms that do occur can be easily confused with symptoms of other conditions.

You should visit your GP or GUM clinic, they will advise you on the correct treatment.

Find out more

It sounds like you may have trichomoniasis (also known as trich or TV).

Trich is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects the vagina and urethra.

Caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis, the condition can be difficult to diagnose because it rarely displays symptoms.

Symptoms that do occur can be easily confused with symptoms of other conditions.

You should visit your GP or GUM clinic, they will advise you on the correct treatment.

Find out more

It sounds like you may have trichomoniasis (also known as trich or TV) - although this is usually accompanied by a distinctive odour, soreness and swelling.

Trich is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects the vagina and urethra.

Caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis, the condition can be difficult to diagnose because it rarely displays symptoms.

Symptoms that do occur can be easily confused with symptoms of other conditions.

You should visit your GP or GUM clinic, they will advise you on the correct treatment.

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It sounds like you have Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).

BV is a vaginal infection caused by an imbalance in the pH levels in your vagina.

It´s the most common vaginal infection and almost twice as common as thrush. It's also the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age.

You can treat and prevent BV with Balance Activ, which works quickly to restore your vagina's natural pH balance while treating and relieving symptoms

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It sounds like you have Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) – although it is normally accompanied by a distinctive 'fishy' odour and, in some cases, irritation.

BV is a vaginal infection caused by an imbalance in the pH levels in your vagina.

It´s the most common vaginal infection and almost twice as common as thrush. It's also the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age.

You can treat and prevent BV with Balance Activ, which works quickly to restore your vagina's natural pH balance while treating and relieving symptoms.

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It sounds like you may have a retained tampon or foreign body in the vagina, which may cause odour or irritation.

This is very common and can be easily rectified by your healthcare professional.

It´s important that you consult with your GP or GUM clinic.

Your vaginal health is important, and any kind of irritation or discomfort should be checked immediately by your healthcare practitioner.

Please consult with your GP or GUM clinic.

It sounds like you have a normal healthy vagina.

Factors can cause your pH balance to be disrupted from time to time. In order to maintain the healthy pH balance of your vagina, you may wish to use 1-2 tubes of Balance Activ each week.

This will help to maintain your vagina's natural pH balance while preventing, treating and relieving symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.

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If you are under 16 you should always speak to you parent, carer or GP if you have any concerns over your health.