The vagina and vulva need daily care to prevent sinusitis and other infections in the region.
The bay has a self-defense system, which means that some of the functions carried out in order to remain healthy and clean. When you feel that you need to do something to freshen sensitive area, such as at the end of the period, after s-ex or after the sea then you can clean it with water and a special product with very light composed so as not to disturb the normal flora of the area.
Tips for hygiene and intimate care
1. Cleaning: The most basic, as we know, hygiene and intimate care is none other than the correct cleanliness. So to do this, first you must choose – in consultation gynaikologo- suitable for your needs cleanser for the sensitive area. In it it will take into account the age and your situation (eg puberty, pregnancy, menopause, etc.). Common soaps and shower gels body is good to avoid. Also, it is useful to follow a thorough cleaning every day but without excesses (once a day is enough). If cleaning the area daily become too regular will lead to destruction of the natural flora of the region. To mention at this point that the proper cleaning should be done towards the bay backward and not vice versa, to avoid infections. Always wipe your hands, not only after but also before the toilet. This will avoid carrying germs from your hands into the vagina. Never sit when using toilets in public places. Ending with the cleaning issue, to say that the best is standing bathroom (shower) and avoiding bubble bath soaking in the bathtub, because there is a possibility various germs from the body to disturb the sensitive area or to enter the bay.
2. Avoid moisture: Every time you clean the sensitive area, it is essential after cleansing to wipe well the area with a cotton towel, because if moisture remains allows microbial growth. That is why in the summer when we go to the sea should not be left with damp swimsuit dries on us but it is essential to change to something dry and wipe dry. – Moisture offers the best environment for the proliferation of germs, so I’ll have to avoid. This means that you should change underwear after gymnastics and wear dry swimwear when you exit the pool or the sea.
3. Underwear-clothing: It is important for hygiene and intimate care to watch the underwear and the clothes we wear. So it is advisable to prefer cotton pants that allow the skin to breathe and usually washed at higher temperatures while avoiding other fabrics. It is also best to avoid too narrow and tight clothes especially during the summer months in the heat to sweat more.
4. Period: During the season it’s good to change periodically the pad or your tampon (every 3-4 hours) after the end of the period you can not do a vaginal wash to remove residues.
5. Sea: During the summer months when visiting the beaches should be quite cautious and do not come into direct contact with the sand, the mat or lounger. It is essential to use a towel, not only to avoid moisture as mentioned above, but also to sit on it, if it is clean and dry, and do not sit directly on the sand or in other places that can fill your germs and cause infections, etc.
6. Erotic contact: During intercourse do not forget to use a condom every time (apart from the serious and well-known reasons) to prevent infections being passed and after contact always be sure to follow cleaned.
7. Medical check-prevention: Finally, be sure to hygiene and intimate care, regularly visit your gynecologist if you have not only a nuisance and a problem, but preventive and a general control. Do not neglect your visits and do not put off because you run the routine or because they feel uncomfortable. If you see any symptoms such as redness, increased secretion of vaginal fluids often change color or have an unpleasant odor, stinging, swelling, itching, pain in the lower abdomen or during se-x-ual intercourse, the visit to the doctor should be scheduled immediately.
Correct Washing: Be sure to buy a special hypoallergenic soap, which helps to avoid irritations from fragrances or other chemicals. Do intravaginal washes without the advice of your gynecologist.
Use lukewarm water and simply wash the area. After bathing, make sure to gently wipe with a cotton, clean towel region. Dry the area completely and then wear cotton underwear. After se-ix do not forget to shower.
Moreover, in the days of the period, you should be doubly careful. Regularly wash and change every three hours a napkin.
Proper care of the sensitive area with the right products, not only for hygienic reasons (eg smell) but also to safeguard the flora and the skin of the area forming a protective shield of the vulva and vagina from bacteria in the area. Thereby strengthened the defense of the sensitive area, which in turn protects you from any irritations and infections (eg vaginitis, fungal infections, etc.).
It is essential, therefore, to know some “rules” and the correct way in which all women must care for and protect the sensitive area.