3 Feminine Hygiene Tips To Minimize Problems

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Feminine hygiene is often a sensitive topic. With numerous products on the market, it is easy to contribute to gynecological problems by being obsessive about your hygiene. Keeping your feminine care simple can reduce the instance of bacterial and/or yeast infections.

Use The Right Soap

Nothing beats soap and warm water to clean yourself. You may want to have a separate type of soap that is specifically used to wash your vagina. Use unscented feminine washes to keep the area clean. Since these products are pH balanced, they will minimize the chance of upsetting your natural pH, which could lead to irritation or yeast infections. Ideally, you should avoid using body washes and/or antibacterial soap near your vagina. A major concern with antibacterial soaps is they can kill healthy bacteria, which may lead to overgrowth of yeast or harmful bacteria. You may also want to use your hand or a separate washcloth for cleaning your vagina.

Skip The Douche

Unless your gynecologist recommends douche for a specific problem, there is no reason to use douche. Your vagina cleans itself, and douching is another way to upset the normal balance of your body. If you happen to be in the early stages of a bacterial or yeast infection and use douche, you will do nothing more than force the infection further into your body, making the problem worse. Sometimes women feel the need to use douche because they may not understand what is normal for their body. Concerns like vaginal discharge may be normal and fluctuate throughout the month. As long as the discharge is not profuse and does not have an offensive smell or an usual color, it is typically normal.

Be Mindful Of Deodorants

Many feminine hygiene products contain some form of deodorant, such scented sprays, tampons, or pads. Do not use scented sprays. These can contribute to vaginal irritation. Many women use scented sprays to mask the scent of their vagina, even when it is perfectly normal. The vagina may be odorless or have a mild scent, not odor. If you engage in regular bathing and have an odor, this is a concern that should be addressed with your doctor. Odors are associated with infections that need to be treated promptly. Just as scented sprays can cause irritation, so can scented tampons and pads. If you are concerned with the smell associated with your menstrual period, wearing unscented tampons are ideal. Using scented tampons and/or pads can make the smell more noticeable.

Having good feminine hygiene can seem complicated, but it is not. Using simple feminine care methods and basic products is adequate and will help you minimize the chance of irritation or infection.


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