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How to limit fungus and itching in private areas in women

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PT Health Life – Women’s private areas are always wet, susceptible to bacterial attacks and infections. Therefore, women need to distinguish itchy private areas due to improper hygiene from warning signs of gynecological diseases to avoid dangerous complications.

1. Causes and signs of itching and fungus in private areas

The vagina is structured as a fibromuscular tube, lined by a mucosal layer of non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium. The surface cells of the epithelium contain abundant glycogen. The epithelial layer is influenced by genital endocrine status.

Women need to distinguish between itchy private areas due to improper hygiene and warning signs of gynecological diseases to avoid dangerous complications. Illustration photo.

Vaginal secretions include: secretions from the uterine lumen, cervix and vulvar glands, sloughed surface cells of the vaginal epithelium, and osmotic fluid from the layers below the squamous epithelium. vaginal mucosa.

When the balance between bacterial groups is disrupted, vaginal infections will easily occur. The most common vaginal fungi are Candida (albican or non-albican) and Trichomonas vaginalis.

The causes of fungus are improper hygiene of the private area, hormonal changes, unhealthy sex, prolonged stress, vaginal infections and fungal infections, biological herpes, genital warts…

Symptoms of vaginal fungus are easily confused with other gynecological diseases, but there will be typical signs, which are:

  • Vaginal discharge is abundant, yellow, green, or thick, or thin, frothy.
  • Vaginal itching, swelling, and sharp pain.
  • The private area has a foul odor.
  • During sexual intercourse, there is sharp pain and abnormal bleeding.
  • Frequent, painful urination.
  • Tiny red pimples appear in the private area.

2. Ways to limit itching and fungus in the private area

  • Do not douche your private area

Douching removes some of the normal bacteria in the vagina, helping to protect you from infection. About 80% of bacteria in the vagina are beneficial bacteria that need to be protected.

  • Do not use foaming shower gel products or sprays with strong detergents for private areas.
  • Change sanitary napkins, pads and underwear regularly. Do not wear underwear, tight pants, pants or jeans. These can increase body temperature and moisture in your genital area, increasing your risk of developing fungus.
  • Drink enough water every day. Drink 2 – 3 liters of water every day, good for health and gynecological area.
  • Choose underwear with a cotton crotch. Cotton underwear keeps you dry, not warm and moist.
  • Exercise to increase the body’s resistance. The general immune system will help protect the vagina from harmful factors such as bacteria and fungi.
  • Always pay attention to choosing a safe cleaning solution for the vagina, with the criteria to protect the vaginal flora, help them develop well and protect the vagina from fungi and harmful bacteria. Physiological pH 3.8 – 4.5.
See a doctor immediately when vaginal itching causes discomfort, affecting work, life, and daily activities. Illustration photo.
  • Maintain proper hygiene in the private area as follows: use clean warm water to wash the private area, then wipe with a soft towel. Choose a cleaning solution with a suitable and benign pH level, avoid products with fragrance or toxic chemicals.
  • When having vaginal itching, women should not scratch because accidentally it can cause damage to the skin, creating conditions for harmful bacteria and fungi to grow stronger.
  • See a doctor immediately when vaginal itching causes discomfort, affecting work, life, and daily activities. Choose a reputable medical facility for the best treatment and health protection intervention.
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