Vagina care should be an essential daily routine in every woman’s life.
There isn’t any secret for keeping the vagina clean.
Washing it regularly with water and a gentle soap should keep you comfortable in your skin.
What goes in and close to the vagina is as important as what comes out of the vagina.
In fact what goes in your body and around your valve area determines what come out.
A vagina well taken care of will only have scentless natural body fluids to discharge according to your menstrual cycle.
One of the things that interact with our vaginas on a daily basis are panties.
I know there are girls who go around ‘pantyless’ because they don’t want panty lines showing in their outfits.
Your fashion concern is important yet the best solution to an outfit with no panty lines showing is not to entirely take panties out of your wardrobe.
Other women try to solve this fashion crisis with G-strings.
There are some girls who have only G-strings, which is also known as thongs in their panty drawer.
This is by no means a good thing.
G-strings are trendy yet health professionals caution that it be worn once is a while only.
Experts say that because a G-string is a close-fitting strip of fabric, it can easily transport bacteria and fecal matter from the rectum/anus to the vagina and the urinary tract if it slides forward.
According to WebMD Women Health, if you are having issues with diarrhea or other gastrointestinal trouble, it may be particularly wise to save the thong for another day.
Also, leaving a tampon in your vagina for longer than eight hours according to experts can lead to toxic shock syndrome (TSS), an infection caused by bacteria.
Symptoms of TSS include, high fever, lightheadedness or fainting, a sunburn-like rash, vomiting or diarrhea, severe muscle aches or muscle weakness, redness in the eyes, mouth, throat and vagina; headache, and disorientation.
Menstrual pads must be changed every four hours to avoid irritation and other infections.
Douching is not recommended by doctors.
Apart from the fact that it changes the pH balance of your vagina, which can lead to yeast infections, “it may also spread an infection to your uterus and increase your risk of PID, an infection of a woman’s pelvic organs”.
The vagina has its natural smell.
If you keep your vulva and vulva area clean, you would have nothing to worry about.
Any odor you notice maybe because of an infection or that your vulva area needs better cleaning.
Just use water and a gentle soap.
You should talk to a doctor when you notice anything unusual with your vagina.
The vagina is not a hard thing to keep clean, don’t stress yourself doing all sorts of needless things to it.
Source: The Globe