Some tips to maintain good vaginal hygiene

There are certain things that are absolutely private and are not often talked about

The term "Feminine Hygiene" refers to regular cleaning of vaginal and breast areas. Vaginal hygiene is a part of feminine hygiene.
As a girl grown up, she is taught to take care of her family, her dreams but there are very few who discuss how to take care of her intimate body parts.
For every girl, her vagina is an extremely important body organ that should be kept neat and clean and free from infections.
In order to take care of our vagina, the basic thing which definitely all can do is to wear a cotton undergarment or a cotton panty. As these panties are made of lightly-woven fibre, they allow the exchange of air to happen which means there is no chance for the dirty micro-organisms to grow.
There is less sweating as a result, there are fewer rashes and less infections.
Making sure to trim the pubic hair at regular monthly intervals is extremely necessary. Most doctors do not recommend waxing on your genital areas as it seems to be very violent and might be painful at times. The vaginal skin is very fragile, sensitive and thin and needs delicate care.
Whenever we use an intimate hygiene wash, it mainly reaches and cleans only the valva and not the vagina or vaginal canal. So, it is absolutely fine to use a mild soap along with water for that purpose.
Whenever we use an intimate hygiene wash, it mainly reaches and cleans only the valva and not the vagina or vaginal canal. So, it is absolutely fine to use a mild soap along with water for that purpose.
Representational image.
Image: Representational image.
Vaginal discharges is a common issue which a lady or a girl might face. At times vaginal discharge can be a reason for getting irritated and uncomfortable at times. In order to get rid of this discharge, one can use a panty liner.
Pantyliners are small cotton pads that can be stuck to the panty in the same way just as pads are done. It keeps one away from the feeling of wetness caused by the wetness. Panty liners can even be used during the pre-period days to avoid direct spotting on the panty.
Doctors say that the only way to avoid ingrown hair is to gently buff the skin. An old towel can be used for this purpose which has little exfoliating bits which can gently buff up the skin.
A regular pap smear is advised to monitor the condition of the cervix. Pap smear is a simple test that can be conducted by a gynecologist. During this test, a speculum is inserted into the vagina, open it up gently and look at the cervix which is the entrance of the uterus.
Pap smear is the test that can detect cervical cancer which is the most common cancer in rural India.
The most important thing to remember that vagina is a self-caring organ. We do not need to clean it by water and soap. Nothing goes inside the vagina. Vagina keeps itself clean on its own. Vaginal discharge is a natural procedural consequence of this happening and this is how the vagina maintains its hygiene.



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