It is essential to maintain good personal hygiene. Except that most of us opt for products packed with aggressive toxic chemicals for the vagina, especially in cases of infection. Besides douching there are many other everyday actions that can alter your personal hygiene. If you want to preserve the health of your vagina, here are four things to be avoided.
While useful and very practical, tampons increase the risk of certain diseases and cause health problems. The tampons can cause toxic shock syndrome, a disease characterized by the appearance of bacteria in the cervix and vagina, which secretes excessive amounts of toxins in the blood, which can then degrade the state of the reproductive organs. Opt for sanitary napkins or a menstrual cup, much less dangerous than tampons!
Fingers, sex toys, penis (of course), vaginal suppositories, lubricants, and menstrual cups are the only objects that you can insert into your vagina. Fruits and vegetables are not suitable and can cause an infection inside your vagina!
There are many products on the market that can help you get rid of unwanted odors, but according Constance Young, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, these products will make the vaginal microflora more prone to infections. The vagina needs to clean itself; it does not require the use of chemicals or perfumes.
Douching will not help you improve your personal hygiene. They neutralize the natural acidity of the vagina and hinder the ability of your body to self-clean.
To clean your vagina, simply use water! Rinse your private parts with warm water once a day, and then dry thoroughly.
While some natural remedies can help prevent some diseases and health problems related to your private parts, don’t expect to use them in “self-medication”. You should avoid using natural remedies for your vagina without the approval of your gynecologist.
How to take care of your vagina with food?
The health of your vagina also involves your diet. To have a healthy vagina, choose a healthy balanced diet and promote hydration of your body (at least 6 cups of water per day).
Choose foods rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins such as dried fruits, fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system and improve the functioning of all body processes.
Remember that cranberry, including cranberry juice is effective to fight bacteria and prevent infection. Rich in enzymes, cranberry juice is highly prized for its curative action against infections that can affect your private parts, including the urinary tract.