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Answers to your intimate questions? All the information you need

Get the clarity you need: Gynofit has the answers

This is where we answer all your common questions on vaginal care and treatment for vaginal problems. A woman’s intimate area should not be a taboo subject. Every woman should know her body, and know it well enough to feel confident and in control. This page is here to help you do that.

Bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection?

Distinguishing between bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection is not easy – some of the symptoms are very similar. Typical symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are a ‘fishy’ smell and an increased discharge, often accompanied by itching and burning. A yeast infection, by contrast, is often characterised by itching and a thick, white discharge. There may also be redness or swelling. More than 60% of vaginal problems are caused by a bacterial infection. Yeast infections are responsible for 25%. The remaining 15% are caused by a combination of the two, or the cause is unclear.

Unpleasant odour?

Every woman has her own individual smell – and that goes for her intimate area too. Distinguishing between a normal odour and an abnormal, disease-related odour can be difficult. If the odour is perceived as unpleasant, this can be a serious problem for the person affected. With an infection such as bacterial vaginosis, however, there is an unmistakable ‘fishy’ smell. A change in discharge accompanied by itching and burning is also an indication that something is wrong. In this situation, Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel can help get the vaginal environment back to normal. The hygienic single-use applicator delivers the gel right where it’s needed. The gel sticks to the lining of the vagina and balances the vaginal flora.

Intimate odour, itching or burning after sex?

Semen has to be naturally alkaline to neutralise the acidic vaginal environment. As a result, there is a temporary shift in pH after sex. This makes life easier for bacteria, and the vagina becomes more susceptible to infections and symptoms such as an unpleasant smell, burning or itching. Harness the benefits of Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel. Use it for prevention, or after sex, to help maintain the natural balance of your vagina.

Do Gynofit products affect hormonal contraceptives?

No. Gynofit products do not contain any hormones or other ingredients that could affect hormone levels.

Can I use Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel as a contraceptive?

No. Gynofit products do not contain any spermicidal substances and have no contraceptive effect.

Can I use Gynofit vaginal gels during menstruation?

Gynofit vaginal gels can be used during menstruation.

Can I use Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel for prevention?

Yes, this makes a lot of sense, particularly where there are external factors which predispose to infection. Using Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel is highly is recommended when the vaginal environment is weakened before and after your period, sex or swimming. The gel should be used for 1 to 2 days in the evening.

Can I use Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel in combination with antibiotics?

Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel is suitable for use in combination with antibiotics.

What's the best time of day to apply Gynofit gels?

Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel is best used in the evening to allow it to take effect overnight. Gynofit Moisturising Vaginal Gel is best applied during the day, daily if necessary.

How do you use the Gynofit applicator?

Each applicator contains one application quantity. The gel is inserted into the vagina directly from the specially shaped applicator.

  1. Shake the contents toward the tip of the applicator
  2. Break off the seal by turning it
  3. Insert the applicator into the vagina
  4. Press the entire contents into the vagina
At what time of day can I use Gynofit vaginal gels?

Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel: Preferably use before going to sleep.

Gynofit Moisturising Vaginal Gel: Daily as needed, ideally during the day.

For how long can I use Gynofit vaginal gels?

Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel: Use 1 applicator for 6 to 12 days until the symptoms have disappeared. If the symptoms are not relieved even after being used correctly, please contact your doctor or pharmacist after 12 days of continuous use at the latest.

Gynofit Moisturising Vaginal Gel: Use one applicator daily as required and depending on dryness. Gynofit Moisturising Vaginal Gel can be used for up to 30 consecutive days. There should then be a break of several days before recommencing use.

What side effects can Gynofit vaginal gels have?

The composition of Gynofit vaginal gels is such that side effects are not to be expected when used properly. In predisposed people, especially in the case of predamaged vaginal epithelium, for example, inappropriate care, hygiene or local contraceptives may result in mucosal irritation or allergic reactions in individual cases. The occurrence of side effects extending beyond initial but reversible burning and/or itching is not expected. Should this occur, the use of Gynofit vaginal gels should be discontinued. You should also not use again at a later date.

Can Gynofit vaginal gels cause allergies?

If you know that you have an allergy to one of the ingredients, you should not use Gynofit vaginal gels. Should such reactions be triggered, you must stop using the gels immediately. Consult a doctor if necessary.

Do I need to wear a sanitary towel after applying a Gynofit gel?

No. Gynofit gels are highly viscous, ensuring that they remain just where they are needed. They do not drip out.

How does Gynofit Probiotic work?

Taking probiotic lactic acid bacteria orally (by mouth) can also help get your vaginal flora back to normal. The match between lactic acid bacteria in the gut and in the vagina is up to 80%.

Why does the vagina become drier after the menopause?

Hormonal changes often cause the lining of the vagina to become drier. Gynofit Moisturising Vaginal Gel moisturises the vagina quickly and hygienically. The gel is hormone and fragrance-free. It can be safely used for extended periods.

Do Gynofit products contain hormones?

Gynofit products do not contain any hormones.

Do Gynofit Smartballs Duo contain latex?

Gynofit Smartballs Duo are made of medical grade silicone and are 100% latex free.

What temperature should I store Gynofit gels at?

Store Gynofit gels at room temperature (15–25°C). Do not use Gynofit products after the expiry date.

Is Gynofit a Swiss brand?

Yes. Tentan AG is based in Itingen, in the canton of Basel-Country. All Gynofit products have been developed and tested here.

What is a medical device?

Gynofit Lactic Acid Vaginal Gel and Gynofit Moisturising Vaginal Gel are class lla medical devices. Requirements for medical device certification are extremely strict. Manufacturers have to demonstrate to the licensing authorities that their products are effective, well-tolerated and safe. Our Gynofit gels meet all of these requirements.

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