When you’re not feeling quite right ‘down there’, your quality of life can be significantly impacted. Whether you’re suffering from minor discomfort or possibly an infection, you’ll be keen to deal with your symptoms promptly and ensure they don’t return.
Maintaining good personal hygiene can be a key step when it comes to reducing your risk of infection or uncomfortable symptoms. It also may help to enhance your overall health and wellbeing – and it’s pretty simple and straightforward to do.
Some of the best ways to ensure healthy, hygienic habits down below include:
While many of us associate perfumes and scented sprays with cleanliness and freshness, they’re not that useful down below.
In fact, women are often warned against douching (‘douche’ is the French term for wash), using feminine hygiene sprays and applying powders because these activities may interfere with the vagina's pH levels, reducing its acidity and providing an ideal home for infections.
If you are experiencing recurring symptoms despite making your best efforts to stay clean and hygienic, it’s important to consult your healthcare professional.
There could be an underlying urinary tract or other issue that needs looking into, and the longer you leave it the worse it may become. Also, if pain or irritation persists for more than 48 hours you should consult your doctor. If there is blood in your urine you should see your doctor immediately.
Most of the time these types of urinary tract health issues can be easily dealt with – and by proactively looking after your urinary health, you can help to see that they don’t reoccur often.
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