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Intimate Hygiene: The mistakes not to commit

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15 Aug 2019
Intimate Hygiene: The mistakes not to commit

Taking care of yourpersonalhygieneis a dailygesture of comfort and a good remedyagainstunsightlyodors. Having good personalhygieneis not only important for yourpersonalcomfort, but especially for yourhealth. Howeveryou must becareful as certain practices or actions can have adverse effects on health, especially if they are practicedeveryday.

Here are somemistakes to avoid:

Wipe from the back to the front:

Afterurinating, avoidwipingfrom the back to the front. You riskmigrating intestinal bacteria (E. coli) to the vulva and increase the risk of infection. It isalso not recommended to wipewhilerubbingwithtoiletpaper, especially on fragile vulvae.

Keep a tampon all night:

Wearing a tampon all night canincrease the risk of StaphylococcalToxicShock Syndrome (SCT), as itfacilitates the entry of the TSST-1 toxinthatdevelopsinto the vagina and passes into the bloodstream. It isbetter to change every four hours or simplyopt for a sanitarynapkin at night.

Not going to the bathroom after sex:

Toilet passage afterhavingsexismandatory to avoid the risk of urinary tract infection. Urinatinghelps to wash the urethra by eliminatingbacteriathatmay have entered.

Vaginal douches:

Cleaning the inside of the vaginais not appreciated by gynecologists as itmayeliminatelactobacilli, the good germsaround the vagina, and disrupt the natural pH of the vaginacausing a risk of vaginosis.

The washcloth :

Using a glove to wash the private parts is a verybadidea. It isbetter to apply an intimate hand gel with the hand thenrinse.

Use the same gel for the body and vagina:

To wash the private parts, gynecologistsoftenadvise to opt for a gynecological soap at basic pH to avoidproblems of dryness, irritation, cracks and vulvovaginitis.

Wear panty liners everyday:

The panty liner is an important element to maintain a fresh and clean feeling throughout the day. But wearingiteverydaycan cause irritation and allergies as itis full of chemicals. Sinceitis not as ventilated as a pantybottom, itcan cause cystitis.

The use of personal wipes in everyday life:

Stuffedwithchemicals, intimatewipescanalsobeirritating. Its use must remainoccasional not to cause irritation.

Systematic self-medication:

The systematic use of antimycoticeggs, which are sold in pharmacies, with the slightest irritation, is not always a good idea. It isbetter to consultyourgynecologistwhowilldetermine the cause of yourinconvenience. In case of mycosis, an antimycoticproductwillbeprescribed and a gel in case of vaginosis.

Complete waxing and the razor:

Complete hairremovalis not alwaysrecommended, especially for thosewithdermatologicalproblems. This action canbe a factor of irritation. The use of the razorcanbeevenworsebecauseitincreases the risk of ingrownhairs and causes micro-cutsthusrisk of infections.

Use any personal hygiene products:

Gynecologistsadvise to opt for productswith the words "high dermatologicaltoleranceproduct", dermatologicallytested "or" hypoallergenic "Alwaysopt for intimate gels, bio sanitarynapkins and tampons sold in pharmacy or drugstores.