When should you use a feminine wash, what soap should you wash your vagina with and how much sugar you should eat so as not to cause vaginal infections? 5 myths about the most intimate areas and the correct answers.
Every woman knows about these intimate problems and is generally just too embarrassed to ask. We are talking about things like feminine Itching, burning sensation and even pain of the most private areas. So should you go to the doctor each time you face these unpleasant issues? What is the most appropriate treatment? Here are 5 Myths that everyone should be aware of.
It is important to know that many of the feminine problems are caused by the disruption of the natural balance of vaginal bacterial environment (flora).
Myth #1 – Intimate cleanse should be done without soap
That is partially true.
We all know that scented soap can be indeed great fun, but might cause health problems. Scented soaps in particular, can cause an imbalance of the PH level of the vaginal flora. So it is advisable to use lotions specially adapted to the vaginal PH levels.
Changes in PH or the use of plain soap and lotion may disrupt the living conditions of the beneficial bacteria that prevent the growth of disease-causing bacteria and fungi.
The Imbalance may cause many issues. For one, the PH becomes acidic, the vagina becomes sensitive and unprotected, a condition which certainly requires attention and care.
There are many dedicated feminine wash products that you can use.
Myth #2 – Intimate Feminine wash should be used daily
It is highly recommended to use vaginal wash during the six hours after having intercourse, and no more than twice a month. More frequent washing can cause problems such as dryness, itching and even an allergic reaction.
You should know that vaginal sprays might have significant chemical effects. Some women can also develop an allergy to rubber contraceptives like condoms, cosmetics or detergents materials (like soap).
Myth #3 – Medication affects the PH level of the vagina
The use of various drugs, such as analgesics, antibiotics, steroids and birth control pills, all those can damage the body PH balance, and with it the natural balance of the vaginal flora. Using probiotics concurrently to the medication intake can maintain vaginal flora balance.
Myth #4 – Emotional stress and an unbalanced diet affect the vaginal environment
Emotional stress, general stress, poor diet saturated with sugars, salts, food coloring and carbohydrates affect the vaginal environment. One of the more common imbalances outcomes is the development of Candida fungus.
The women who tend to suffer from this problem evidenced itching, discharge, burning and sometimes unpleasant odor and multiple discharges. Usually the problem will not go on its own and you should see a doctor.
Myth #5 – Candida is a sign of poor hygiene
Candidiasis (thrush) is vaginal infection caused by candida fungal infection. These fungi grow in the intestines, mouth, skin and vagina. Healthy woman would have bacteria and fungi living in a natural balance. Under certain circumstances fungi may be more violent and penetrate the tissues and cause an infection.
This infection often happens when the cells of the vaginal wall contain a lot of sugar. This happens in the second part of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and use of birth control pills. Diabetic women also are more susceptible to Candida infection.
In any case, this is not as a result of hygiene rather the natural course of bacteria that thrives under certain conditions.