The vagina is the most mysterious and sensitive part of the body, which makes it vulnerable to many different conditions. You should always be careful with what you use in your vagina because some things can cause side effects. While it can be beneficial to try the solutions offered on social media for vaginal problems, blindly trusting them can sometimes cause problems. There are many things that can cause a vaginal infection, and it’s important to know your risk factors.
- Perfumed soap
The vagina needs to be cleaned regularly, so you need to be careful with what you use there. According to Dr. Nupur Gupta, Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis, Gurugram, there is no harm in using ordinary soap to clean the private parts. But if the soap is full of chemicals and has a strong smell, it can inhibit the pH level of the vagina, causing itchiness, inflammation and rashes around the vagina.
Although we all know that our vagina has its own smell. But its smell continues to change, especially during menstruation. If you think that you can apply perfume to your private parts to get rid of this smell, you are very wrong. Sprays, perfumes, and scented sanitary napkins aren’t the best solution because they’re all full of chemicals and preservatives, which can breed bad bacteria inside your genitals and cause recurrent vaginal infections.
Do you really believe in using a toothbrush to clean your vagina? If you do, you should be prepared for serious problems there. According to Dr Aruna Kalra, senior gynecologist and obstetrician at CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram, there is no benefit. On the contrary, it can be really harmful in such sensitive areas. A toothbrush in the vagina can damage the vaginal mucosa and cause infection.