HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY AREA DOWN BELOW
Vaginal infections can be discomforting and embarrassing. Imagine putting in so much effort to look good and sleek for a friend’s birthday party; you arrive at the event and lucky you! It’s time to shake the dance floor plus you can’t wait to show everyone how much of a hot stepper you are. Immediately, your favourite song comes on, you own the stage as if you were born to do this.
Just then your cookie begins to act funny. You start getting the tingling sensation, itching and hurting at the same time. Your steps begin to look funny and you end your wonderful showoff giving the impression you were born with two left legs.
The truth is, most women will have vaginitis at some point in their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages, races and backgrounds. For every 100 women who do have symptom such as pain, itching and discharge, 40 to 45 have bacterial vaginosis, 20 to 25 have yeast infection and 15 to 20 have trichomoniasis.
You might think you know everything about keeping your vagina happy and in shape, but you could be wrong. Below are a few ways to maintain a healthy vagina.
- The first thing you should know is that the vagina is the cleanest and most sensitive part of the female body. The vagina cleans itself naturally in the form of normal vaginal discharge. Avoid douching because these products can upset the ph level of the vagina.
- Use only warm water to wash the vagina
- Use mild soap for washing underclothes. Do not use detergents.
- Rinse underclothes carefully after washing.
- Do not use soap when washing the vagina
- Avoid wearing thongs
- Use soft toilet tissue
- Always go for annual vagina test like (high vaginal swap or urine micro culture sensitivity test)
- Do not vigorously rub a towel back and forth down there
- Avoid sitting around in sweaty workout clothes for too long
- Embrace your vagina’s natural scent
- Love your labia
Incase you notice a change in your discharge, offensive smell from vagina or you start itching please see a gynaecologist immediately.
FACT: 75% of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime.