Lactic Acid Treatment

For reducing vaginal complaints and preventing bacterial vaginal infections

Most women recognise that unpleasant sensation of itchiness or burning in their intimate area, signalling an uncomfortable few days to come. The ins and outs, however, of what’s happening in their body are not always commonly known. The pH of a healthy vagina ranges between 3.8 – 4.4 and is noticeably more acidic than the pH of the skin (which is around 5.5). The increased acidity forms a natural protective shield to prevent harmful germs and other micro-organisms from intruding. Lactic acid supports the maintenance and restoration of a naturally healthy vaginal flora. The ELANEE Lactic acid treatment helps to alleviate vaginal complaints and guard against vaginal infections.

Features

  • For the Stabilisation and maintenance of a healthy vaginal flora
  • Vaginal complaints can be alleviated and recurring bacterial vaginosis can be combated
  • Lactic acid supports a healthy vaginal environment
  • Free of artificial fragrances and dyes
  • Easy administration of the gel with optimally sized vaginal applicators

DESCRIPTION

Content:

  • 1 lactic acid gel in 20 ml tube
  • 7 separately packed applicators with 2.5 ml fi lling volume
  • 1 instructions for use

Pharmaceutical registration number (PZN): 13748711

AREAS OF APPLICATION

ELANEE lactic acid treatment is particularly suitable for women with a known vaginal imbalance (vaginal pH value > 4.4), with a tendency to vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis) and following a treatment of a vaginal infection with antibiotics or subsequent to a vaginal mycosis. Restoring a well-balanced and healthy vaginal flora prevents of the symptoms vaginal infections such as itching, burning, abnormal discharge or unpleasant smell.

FUNCTIONALITY

Lactic acid bacteria ensure a healthy vaginal flora in the vagina and prevent accumulation and propagation of harmful bacteria. If the count of lactic acid bacteria in the vaginal area is too low, it will lead to an increase in the vaginal pH value and bacteria can settle and propagate faster. Bacterial vaginal infections are accompanied by many complaints such as itching, burning, dryness, increased vaginal discharge or uncomfortable odour. Severe and untreated infections may lead to inflammations and to infertility. Increasing infections may trigger early labour, ruptured membranes and premature birth in case of pregnant women. ELANEE lactic acid treatment has a pH value of below 4.0 and allows the vaginal flora to normalize. In addition, the body has sufficient time to form and generate its own lactic acid to regenerate the healthy vaginal flora.

Usage:
1. Ensure clean conditions (e.g. wash your hands).
2. Unscrew the gel tube and pierce the seal of the tube with the cap placed upside down.
3. Remove the applicator from the packaging shortly before use and screw the applicator into the gel tube.
4. Squeeze the lactic acid gel slowly out of the tube until the stopping point on the screw-on applicator (approx. 2,5 ml = 1/2 an applicator filling.) WARNING! Do not push any gel past the plunger. Carefully unscrew the half-full applicator from the tube.
5. Position yourself in supine position, preferably in the evening before going to sleep, with legs pulled in a little towards the body and a hand towel below the pelvic floor area.
6. Guide the filled applicator approx. 2-3 cm into the vagina just like a tampon.
7. Press the gel completely from the applicator into the vagina by slowly pressing the plunger. In case of sensitive mucous membranes the gel may cause a slight short-term burning feeling due to its low pH value.
8. Dispose the used applicator into houshold waste and repeat the above steps with a new applicator in the following days.
Tip: It is reccommended to use a slip insert/sanitary towel after using the lactic acid gel, because it may lead to increased vaginal discharge.
Picture 1:
Remove the applicator from its wrapping just before use and screw it onto the opened gel tube. Squeeze the lactic acid gel out of the tube right up to the stop of the screwed-on applicator.
Picture 2:
Insert the filled applicator about 2-3 cm into the vagina, just like a tampon. Sqeeze the gel into the vagina by slowly pressing the applicator’s plunger; dispose of the used applicator.

MATERIAL AND CLEANING

ELANEE Lactic acid treatment consists of Aqua, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate and Lactic Acid
The applicators is made of Polyethylene (PE).

Storage and shelf life
Keep the lactic acid treatment out of the reach of babies/toddlers. The aluminium tube must be kept away from direct sunlight and stored and transported within a temperature range of between 5°C and 25°C. The lactic acid gel has a minimum shelf life indicated on the packaging.

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