The BV Clear is a strong formula designed for clearing BV. The trade-off is that older women after menopause may feel burning due to vaginal atrophy. Thus, we do not recommend postmenopausal women to use BV Clear. If they have BV, they can treat it with milder products. This article is helpful: Is BV after menopause treated differently?
Most premenopausal women can tolerate BV Clear without a problem. Yet, if these women are on birth control pills, IUD, breastfeeding, or hysterectomy, or they are close to or at the peri-menopausal age (40-50), they might feel burning. The reason is that these conditions might cause vaginal atrophy. Or they may have inflammation that sensitizes the tissue.
To avoid irritation, younger women with these conditions may use milder products. They can use NeuEve Silver and move up to Gold in 1-2 months. These products are milder and will not cause irritation. They can clear BV and reverse vaginal atrophy. Once their BV clears, they can continue using NeuEve Gold for maintenance to stop BV from coming back.
If you used 1 BV Clear suppository and felt burning, you may choose a milder product for clearing BV in the future. Yet, you can still use the remaining suppositories.
If irritation is not tolerable, you can wash the vagina to remove the ingredients as much as you can. After irritation quiets down in 2-3 days, you can continue using BV Clear. Yet, you will need to reduce the dosage. You can cut the suppository into two halves lengthwise with a pair of scissors. You can use one-half suppository every other day.
Tips: Inserting the suppository in the daytime can cause the melted liquid to leak out. The leaked-out ingredients can cause burning to the skin outside. The tissue inside is not sensitive. The skin outside is. Thus, you need to insert it at bedtime and insert it deep inside and in a laying down position before sleep. This way, it can stay inside for the whole night. On the second day, it will no longer be irritative because ingredients diffuse with time.
Finally, the suppository delivers nutrients to the atrophied vaginal tissue. Even though some of the nutrients may cause irritation, nothing is harmful. Comparing to mouthwashes like Listerine, the irritation of NeuEve occurs much less. The discomfort, if any, will reduce with time. Please do not worry about it.