We recently received a query from of one of our members on how to maintain vaginal hygiene. Yes, this is a topic that is not discussed openly or seldom talked about and mostly not discussed at all. We posted this query in our forum and got some great responses. It is imperative to take care of vaginal hygiene and here is what one needs to do as suggested by some of our moms.
Clean the area with a vaginal wash like 'Vwash' twice a day. The bad odour is a result of increased acidity/toxins in and around the area. A vaginal wash helps to increase the alkaline factor and thus controlling the development of germs.
CLEANSE WITH WATER
Plain water cleansing and wiping after urination.
Carry tissues, wipe the groin, underbelly creases, as well as the vulvar area.
PANTY LINERS DO HELP
Use chemical free panty liners during the day .’Carefree’ is a good time
Trim/cut or wax the pubic hair.
VISIT THE TOILET FREQUENTLY
Visit the loo frequently even if there is no real urge to go to minimize leaking.
CARRY TOILET PAPER WHEN OUT
Carry toilet paper or small roll when you are out. Wipe yourself dry with toilet paper preferably after cleaning with water. Don’t let urine drop in your panties.
Start Kegel exercise. Very good for uterus and urinary bladder control
Use an absorb powder as it very helpful in keeping the area dry.
GET SOME AIR
Don’t wear panty at night as the area needs to be aired, so sleep in nightgown and avoid pajamas or shorts
WET WIPES ARE HANDY TOO
Keep a pack of wet wipes Dettol handy
SEE A GYNAECOLOGIST
Visit a Urogynaecologist to get your sugar levels checked and bladder/uterus positioning and sort out leaking problem or incontinence
Avoid using soaps or vaginal douches as it may cause itching and irritation. You may use a mild baby soap if you have to. Wear cotton panties and avoid synthetic ones.A bit of a smell is natural so avoid going overboard with excessive cleaning or using deodorants
We thank all our members for their valuable inputs