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We all know the secret tips to have a healthy hair, nails and skin. Ever thought about the health ‘down there’?
Yes, there is a proper way to maintain a clean and healthy vagina.
Although, our vagina has an innate ability to clean itself, we still need to do our bit to keep it away from any infections because vaginal infections occur when bacteria and fungi grow in an uncontrolled manner.
Here are some easy methods to keep your vagina clean. Follow them to maintain your vaginal hygiene.
- Wash it with warm water
Clean the vagina with soaps or cleansers to prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria. Make sure you rinse the complete area with warm water. Water should not be too hot; keep it lukewarm. No traces of soap should be left behind and harsh cleansers should not be used as they can result in an infection.
- Don’t use sprays
Don’t use spray products that claim to clean the vagina and promise to deliver a flowery smell. There’s no such thing as a non-smelly vagina. A vagina has a distinctive natural odor.
Stop using scented creams for your vagina. They have a high chemical quantity that can cause irritation and wash out all the healthy bacteria.
- Say no to shaving
Pubic hair is a protective cover for your vagina. So, always trim it to a manageable level. Shaving can lead to infections. Do not use hair removal creams as well because the area around the skin is very delicate and sensitive, and it can react negatively to the chemical content of cream.
- Don’t scratch your intimate area
Never scratch your intimate area as it can damage the skin and could result in increasing the itchiness. If you ever experience an itch, clean the area with warm water, but if it persists, visit a gynaecologist.
- Practice safe sex
Some bacteria may enter your vagina while having sex which can cause fatal diseases like HIV, warts, syphilis and herpes. So, protect yourself from such diseases by using a condom every time you have sex.
- Intake of a proper diet
A healthy food regime along with the consumption of lots of liquids are vital to maintaining a good vaginal health. Cranberry juice and yogurt can possibly help avoid yeast related diseases. Consume ample quantity of soy items, which contain a frail type of estrogen. Garlic has anti-fungal properties, hence having 2-3 cloves of garlic everyday can prevent vaginal problems .
Don’t ignore any burning or itching, large amount of discharge, abnormal bleeding or dry vaginal conditions. Immediately, contact your gynaecologist to prevent any infections. Taking care of your vagina is as important as taking care of your overall health.
Have a healthy life!!