October 10, 2019

5 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Vaginal Infections

5 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Vaginal Infections

5 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Vaginal Infections

If you are an average hygienic person who simply loves the pleasures of cleanliness or a total hygiene freak who just can’t co-exist with dirt, grime, and sweat, We have news for you. According to Charles C. Chante, Medical Doctor of Cardinal Santos Medical Center, seventy-five percent of women will experience one episode of vaginal yeast infection in their lifetime and 50% percent of these will recur.

The fungal yeast that grows in trees resembles the yeast that is present in our bodies. Our bodies are home to millions of yeast organisms and many of which are “good” yeasts. Candida albicans is an example. Most of the time, it causes no health issues but it can overgrow and cause infection. It thrives well in areas that are warm, moist, and sweaty such as armpits, genitals, in between fingers and toes, navel, mouth, throat, and digestive tract, among others.

Yeast overgrowth in vagina develops vaginal yeast infection symptoms including vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, redness and swelling of vulva and labia, minor bleeding, pain during intercourse, menstruation, or when urinating, and slightly unusual smell. Candida yeast multiples and when left untreated, can spread in and infect other parts of the body.

The chances of developing vaginal yeast infection are highest among women who have a weak immune system, diabetes, pregnant, or those who wear tight or synthetic undergarments, practice infrequent underwear or diaper change, or those who take antibiotics.

We don’t want any infection in our bodies and vaginal infection even more so. So, how do we protect ourselves from vaginal infection this rainy season? Here are some lifestyle change advices for you:

Hydrate

Weak immune system is an invitation to infections. Boost your immune system with lots of water and nutrient-rich diet. Aside from water, go for healthy fluid sources like fruits, sugar-free juices, and clear soups. Vitamin C from these fluids increases the production of white blood cells which are key to fighting infections. Also, water carries oxygen to your cells which helps systems function well.

Keep your intimate area clean

Yeast can multiply to a harmful level if you allow it. Make sure to wash your genital area with soap and water at least twice a day. Since the moist environment is its favorite spot, dry it off before wearing your undergarment.

Wear clean cotton underwear

This is basic. Regardless of how saintly you follow #2, if you do not wear clean undies, you’re going to have your privates soak in pee, sweat, fecal matter, and sometimes blood all day and all night. That’s enough reason to wear clean underwear. It’s best to pick undies made of cotton to permit air to pass through. This will hinder moisture buildup and prevent itch.

Avoid tight-fitting clothes

Do away with tight-fitting bottoms such as stockings, tights, and extra skinny jeans especially during your period as they decrease breathability and trap heat and moisture. If you need to be in dry fit swimsuits, try not to stay in it for long hours. You know well that these can promote an environment where yeast and bacteria thrive. Switching to skirts or at least pants that are not too tight is a good idea.

Use breathable, virgin cotton pad material with anion

Cottony underwear are best partnered with cottony pads for maximum breathability. Also, anions alkalinize the body. With alkaline, virus, bacteria, and yeasts cannot survive. It is a natural pain killer and deodorizer. It wicks away dysmenorrhea and odor.

 

Now that you’re already armed with the right lifestyle. The odds of you being among the 75% who will experience vaginal infection are lower. For better protection, opt for Jeunesse Anion that’s made from sterilized virgin pulp cotton material with a special anion strip that helps prevent bacteria and yeast overgrowth during menstruation, reduce feminine discomfort, and eliminate unwanted odors. Available in five variants – ultra-day pad, day pad non-wing, ultra-night pad, all-night, and panty liner, it can also be conveniently purchased on Lazada. All you need to do is click this link to see the exclusive packages: http://bit.ly/2kr0XWt

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