How to Keep Unwelcome Bacteria Around Your Vagina At Bay

There are loads of bacteria in and around our vagina, so get familiar with what works for you and what doesn’t. Many of those microorganisms are good, and we need them. Our vagina has a unique way of functioning optimally. 

However, with all the different scented products out there and tight clothing, it can cause issues chucking everything out of balance. Below are some tips on how to manage your lady garden and to keep it fresh and to prevent infections and discomfort.

Tips for vulvar care

  • Stick to cotton underwear
  • Avoid douches unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Wash new underwear before wearing
  • Use soft unperfumed toilet paper
  • Don’t stay in your yoga pants for longer than you need to 
  • Ditch your undies at nighttime

Your vagina needs good bacteria in it to stay healthy, and ward of infections so fomented foods with high probiotic content, like yoghurt, can help prevent yeast infections. Bacteria thrive in moist environments, so don’t stay in sweaty gym gear or swim stuff for longer than you need.

Wipe back to front

Wiping from back to front lessens the odds that bacteria from your rectum will wind up near your vagina. It can lead to infections and irritation. You should see your doctor if you notice a sudden change in vaginal odour or if you notice a strong smell.

The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection or thrush may include:

  • Itching
  • Discharge
  • Pain during intercourse

There is nothing worse than a water infection thrush and that burning feeling as if everything on fire down there. Avoid using deodorants around this area and high sugared foods as all this can irate it.

There are so many things on the market to help you. Hence, there is nothing to feel embarrassed about and Boots or Superdrugs sell items like Thrush Duo made by Canesten, and it treats both the internal infection and calms down the external symptoms, like itching.