THE VULVA AND THE VAGINA CARE

Hello,

Since I promised that this blog will include health tips, I’ll be talking about the woman and her health particularly the “vulva and vagina” and I hope every lady understand what that means???

Many women experience uncomfortable vaginal infections (vaginitis) at one time or another. The area around the entrance to the vagina is the vulva, and both can be irritated. Steps can be taken to relieve and prevent discomfort and infections.

To clean the Vagina and the vulvar;

  1. Use only warm water to wash the vulvar (no soap or disinfectant pls). Dry thoroughly with towel or a dryer(set on cool).
  2. The vagina cleanses itself naturally in form of vaginal discharges. Avoid using douches unless it’s been prescribed by your physician. Because these products can upset the natural balance of the normal flora (microorganisms) in the vagina.
  3. Avoid washing with soap most especially antispetics
  4. Wear only 100% cotton underwear. Avoid wearing nylon, acetate or other man-made fibers
  5. Use mild soap for washing underclothes. Do not use detergents or fabric softeners.
  6. Use soft toilet tissue (white only) on the vulva
  7. Do not use deodorant tampons, do not leave tampons in for a long period, do not leave tampons in the vagina all night. ( change sanitary pad frequently)
  8. Avoid wearing thongs ( G-strings).
  9. Avoid wearing nylon pantyhose or panty girdles. Because they trap heat and moisture, providing an ideal breeding environment for microbes to grow.
  10. Avoid feminine hygiene products which can irritate the vulva e.g spray,oils, deodorants,greases, powder etc .                                       Yours faithfully,                         Adenike.
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