Let’s take care of our secret place! No itching anymore!!
Why do women itchy? What are the methods of private care?
Previously, we introduced the detailed structure of women's private parts, today we come to know the secretions of private parts. What is the relationship between vaginal pH and vulvar itching? How should women's private parts be maintained?
Vaginal secretions mainly come from the uterus, cervix, and vaginal epithelium. During sexual excitement, there will be a small amount of vaginal secretions secreted by the Pap glands. A small amount of secretion can maintain vaginal moisture, which increases during sexual excitement, before or during menstruation, and during pregnancy. Menstruation is the regular release of blood and mucosal tissues from the endometrium, which is discharged to the outside through the vagina.
In fact, everyone's secretions change during the physiological cycle. For example, at the time of ovulation of the ovary, the secretion usually becomes thicker than usual, even to a consistency like raw protein. If you see some white crumbs on the wrinkles of the labia minora, it is normal if you don't feel itchy. At different stages and ages, vaginal secretions also change, such as during pregnancy, after giving birth, before and after menopause, etc. The secretions will be different. Many manufacturers will intimidate you into saying that there is a problem with changes in secretions, and what products to buy. In fact, there is no need to worry about changes in the normal range.
How to identify harmful secretions
Most vaginal discharge is due to normal body functions, such as menstrual periods or sexual excitement. But abnormal secretions often mean disease.
Normal vaginal discharge includes blood or menstrual blood that is excreted from the uterus. Clear fluids may be the result of sexual stimulation or cervical secretions. Other non-infectious causes include dermatitis. Secretions from non-sexually transmitted diseases may be vaginal bacterial hyperplasia, thrush, or candidiasis. Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia infection, or trichomoniasis can also have secretions. Thrush is a slightly pungent white liquid, and trichomoniasis is a malodorous green liquid.
Healthy secretions should meet the following two conditions:
1. Does not have a strong taste. A little taste is normal.
2. No color other than transparent or pale white unless it is menstrual blood before and after the physiological period.If you just feel that there are a lot of secretions and you feel a little uncomfortable, this is still an acceptable phenomenon. However, if itching or soreness, or obvious changes in color and taste, you should first see a doctor to confirm whether there is any infection. It is definitely not the first option to buy any private care products to use!
Normal bacteria in the vagina Cong
The environment inside the vagina is not solely based on the secretions of the human body. In fact, there are many bacteria that also play an important role in it. These bacteria are called "symbiotic bacteria", that is, a variety of bacteria that naturally exist in the vagina under normal conditions. Without them, the vagina cannot maintain a healthy and normal operation.
In fact, it is not just the vagina. In the entire digestive tract of the human oral cavity to the rectum, each paragraph also has its own symbiotic bacteria, even on skin. Therefore, you must not be scared to hear the bacteria. In most cases, the presence of these bacteria is harmless to the human body, and even contributes to normal balance..
Good bacteria in the vagina will have the following characteristics:
- Dominate in quantity and make yourself more than other potentially harmful bacteria.
- Balance the pH of the vagina. This will also maintain a healthy balance of vaginal colonies.
- Make bacteriocin, a substance produced by bacteria that can reduce or kill other bacteria that enter the vagina.
- Manufacture substances that can prevent invading bacteria from adhering to the vaginal wall, thereby preventing them from invading the vaginal tissue.
Importance of Vaginal pH value
Healthy women of childbearing age have an acidic vagina and a pH generally between 3.8 and 4.5. This is the lactase secreted by Lactobacillus casei that degrades glycogen to lactic acid. This is a symbiotic symptom of the vagina. Acidity prevents the growth of strains of pathogenic microorganisms.
Therefore, the ideal environment for the vagina is weakly acidic. For women, changes in vaginal pH are like a barometer of reproductive health, but they are often overlooked by most women. Some external factors and bad habits can cause subtle changes in pH, which can cause various gynecological diseases and affect women's reproductive system health.
Under normal circumstances, a large number of microbiota reside in the vagina, of which more than 90% are lactic acid bacteria, lactic acid bacteria are also known as vaginal guards. Kill the harmful bacteria entering the vagina within 24 hours, and play a role in preventing the invasion of pathogenic microorganisms. Conversely, if the vaginal pH value increases (usually 4.5 or higher), the decrease in lactobacillus greatly reduces the natural defense ability of the vagina, causing the bacteria to multiply and triggering various gynecological inflammations. pH imbalance will not only bury the hidden dangers of gynecological diseases, but also affect reproductive function. When the pH value is between 2 to 9, it is not conducive to the "activity" of sperm, and may even cause the possibility of infertility.
If the ladies' vulva feels uncomfortable irritation and itching, we call it vulvar itching, and many vulvar diseases have this symptom. The most common disease is "candidal vulvovaginitis", which is a fungal infection. About 75% of women have had a candida infection, and nearly half of women have been infected more than twice in their lifetime. Vaginal infections can also cause vaginal and uterine secretions. Some secretions can cause irritation and pruritus when in contact with vulvar tissue. Irritation, itching, and pain caused by secretions can also cause inflammation such as vaginitis or vulvovaginitis. Shaving may lead to endogenous hair and cause conditions such as hair follicle infections, folliculitis, or pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB). Genital lichen planus is another relatively rare inflammatory disease. One serious variant of this is "Ulvovaginal-gingival syndrome", which can cause vaginal stenosis or vulvar destruction. Some cancers may also cause inflammation of the vulva. Health measures of the vulva can help prevent some diseases, including Candida infections.
Caring on the private place
The vagina is self-cleaning and therefore usually requires no special maintenance. Doctors generally discourage flushing. Because a healthy vagina is a symbiotic flora (vaginal flora) that protects the vagina from the entry of pathogenic microorganisms, attempts to disrupt this balance can have many adverse consequences, including abnormal secretions and candidiasis.
If you really want to give special care to the vulva, basically just choose the ingredients that are not too fancy, do not have flavors, colorants, irritating ingredients, or products containing preservatives that are prone to mucous membrane irritation, so you can Already. Most people use ordinary cleaning products, and there will be no problem. Unless you are a particularly sensitive person, you will feel dry, itchy or otherwise uncomfortable because of using general products. Otherwise, you don't have to use special cleaning products.
In addition, a too hot environment can actually cause itching in the vulva and even rash. Therefore, wearing a more airy skirt and avoiding wearing underwear that only looks good but the material is prone to friction with the vulva is also the key to good vulva maintenance. Cotton underpants are usually a good choice and are relatively cheap and safe. Ladies and gentlemen, there is some underwear that looks good and is particularly attractive. You can wear them while you are having foreplay with your partner. We are not forbidden to wear them, but from a health perspective, it is better to return to normality.
How to clean or maintain the vagina: do not need special lavage, do not use any seasoning
As mentioned earlier, the various secretions of the vagina, as well as the normal bacteria, match the structure of the vagina, in fact, have the ability to self-regulate. The best situation is not to disrupt the normal balance.
Many girls will feel menstrual blood, so during menstruation, they will especially want to rinse the vagina, and even buy some lavage items, such as vaginal irrigators, but this is not necessary. In fact, menstruation is the product of endometrial ablation, it and cervical secretions, as well as other vaginal secretions, are part of normal metabolism. The process of expulsion from the vagina is actually self-cleaning.
In addition, many girls will worry that their vagina tastes bad, but normal people's vaginal secretions will have a faint, sour taste. If you want to pursue a particularly charming taste, they usually just make it awkward. In this regard, a British professor Lamot made a lot of sense: "If nature wants to have a rose or lavender fragrance in the vagina, then it will give a rose or lavender fragrance in the vagina." Especially perfumed products, Paying no attention to vaginal health, it may destroy the natural balance of vaginal health.
I hope everyone starts to know more about women's private parts and learn how to take care of "her" and love "her".
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