All women ought to be anxious about their private part health. A healthy private part is, of course, acidic and contains rich quantities of useful bacteria that help avoid infections and maintain a normal ph level. A healthy vaginal also can secrete little amounts of discharge to keep itself clean, very much like saliva is produced to assist cleanse your mouth. Any interference with these normal conditions and you may face vaginal irritation or infection. Here are 7 tips to keep your vagina healthy.
- MINIMIZE SUGAR INTAKE, AND MAXIMIZE YOGURT INTAKE
Why yogurt? The bacteria in your vagina are a certain type that is in only in some foods that you can find in the grocery store. It just so happens, though, that yogurt contains good bacteria called acidophilus. Meanwhile, sugar promotes the type of bacteria that the yogurt bacteria, if you will, try to kill off. So, minimize sugar intake, and maximize yogurt, sugar-free preferably.
- BATHE AND SHOWER REGULARLY
Bathe regularly and try to keep “down there” as clean as possible, without using a douche.
A) A simple washcloth, with a small amount of mild unscented soap and water, works fine, but do not wash inside.
B) The vagina is constantly flushing itself. So allow it to work the way it was designed.
Always use condoms; as having unprotected sex often can lead to vagina problems as well as the obvious STDs
- WEAR COTTON UNDERWEAR
Cotton underwear provides a soft comfortable feel. It is very breathable if you will, and allow the vagina to get air circulating around it.
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- OLD PADS AND TAMPONS
Take out your old sanitary pads and tampons. Leaving old tampons and pads in your vagina too long, more than 6 hours, is a very bad idea. It can cause serious irritation to the skin on and around the vagina. It can also cause a toxic syndrome (TSS), as well as some very disgusting build up. Use smaller size and change sooner.
- SPRAYS AND SCENTED SOAPS
Avoid sprays and scented soaps “down there” as much as possible. They can get caught in the festering and crevices of the vagina. This can cause an infection of the vagina in no time. Sprays and scented soaps, though, are more damaging, as they are designed to leave a bit behind the scent. Soaps and bubble baths can also worsen vaginal dryness.
- RINSE WELL
While showering or taking a bath, endeavour to rinse your vagina with lots of water, especially if you use soap. Rinsing will help remove any “build-up, discharge, etc”
You should not use washes or soaps. These will dry out the mucous membrane of the inside of your vulva which may cause serious irritation and toxins that may be present in some products which are more easily absorbed through the mucous membrane.