Rules for Vaginal Health
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
All women should be concerned about their vaginal health, but where do you start? What does a healthy vagina look like? For some of us, we don’t know too much about this part of our bodies. But a healthy vagina is slightly acidic, and takes care of itself (most of the time). Keep reading to learn more about the vagina and what you can do to keep it healthy.
Skip the Soap
We’ve been raised in a hyper-clean world. Germs are everywhere and many of us are better at washing our hands than finding our way through the house in the dark. While we support hand-washing and general cleanliness, our vaginas are a little more laid-back. In fact, most of the time our vaginas don’t need to be cleaned at all.
Yep, douching or washing with soaps can actually cause your vagina to lose its ideal pH, which might mean an impending infection. Stop using anything of the sort inside the vagina, and let your vagina take care of itself.
Switch out Your Underwear
If you’re hitting the gym, bring an extra pair of underwear. Sweat or extra moisture can spell trouble for the vagina. In fact, if you don’t wear cotton underwear, you might find that your vagina isn’t too happy. Switch to cotton underwear for most of the time, and save your silky, lacy underwear for nights out.
Eat for your Vagina
Food is an important part of health, and your vagina can benefit from the right foods, too. Probiotic-rich foods like kimchi or greek yogurt can provide your vagina with beneficial probiotics to help keep it healthy. Also, you might have heard of cranberry juice as being good for UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections), so don’t be afraid of incorporating some of these health foods into your diet.
See a Doc
If you have itching or burning, you might automatically assume it’s a urinary tract infection or a yeast infection, which might not be the case. If you find you have a recurring issue, it will help to see a doctor. It might actually be an STI at work, or bacterial vaginosis.
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