Most women unknowingly indulge in habits that are unhealthy for their private parts. These galling practices can cause your vagina to itch intensely, while also giving off a smelly discharge.
Take note of these four habits to avoid exposing your privates to infections and allergies, try to observe proper personal hygiene tips.
Wearing pads for too long
Avoid wearing one pad for longer than 7 or 8 hours, doing this will expose your vagina to infections. Change your pads regularly. Don’t wear back used pads that you removed and kept for up to 10 minutes because it has already been exposed to infection. Maintain hygiene and follow tips which are good for your vagina.
Wearing tight pants and wrong undergarments
Putting on tight leggings or jeans can cause vaginal discomfort and infection due to lack of proper ventilation. Tight pants causes heat and moisture to accumulate in your vagina, which is a perfect breeding place for bacteria to form. Allow your skin to breathe, this will keep your vagina healthy and will help you to reduce foul odour.
Instead wear a fabric, both for your undergarment that allows ventilation to keep your female part dry and comfy.
Wearing sweaty clothes for too long
Avoid wearing your sweaty gym clothes for too long because they tend to trap in more sweat and this can be unhealthy for your vagina. The excessive moisture can cause yeast infection. So, immediately change out of your sweaty clothes after exercise.
You disregard that vaginal discomfort
No woman should ever overlook any form of vaginal discomfort, no matter how slight it is. Consult your gyneacologist immediately if you notice signs like;
- itchy vagina
- smelly or unusual discharge
- Swollen vagina
- Boils, open sores, inflammations, in or around the vagina
- Foamy urine, and other abnormalities
Ignoring these symptoms could mean you left the condition untreated, which could result to a more severe complication. Go for regular check-ups and consult your doctor concerning issues which are a concern to you.
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