Well today we are going to share about something intimate, What You Need To Know About Your V Zone Health. This is important to all women. Do you find yourself cringing from the sensation of daily wetness around your V-Zone? Any woman would agree it’s unpleasant to say the least, but most prefer to stay hush hush and not really talk about it… why?
What You Need To Know About Your V Zone Health
If you experience daily wetness, this is perfectly NORMAL. That’s because your V-Zone is cleansing itself. Just like any other part of our body, the intimate area has sweat glands and hair follicles that cause wetness through sweat.
Discharge is a natural secretion which helps to keep the vagina clean and lubricated, maintaining an optimal pH level (between pH3.8 to pH4.5) in order to protect the good bacteria which helps to keep the intimate area healthy. Not many girls realize even our normal toileting habits are also one of the main sources for daily wetness.
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Recently Kotex® Malaysia invites women to take action and arm themselves with knowledge to protect their intimate health via the new Kotex® Liners #HariHariFresh Campaign for V-Zone health.
Kotex® Ambassador and campaign supporter Amyra Rosli feels strongly that V-Zone health shouldn’t be a taboo among women. “Things like daily wetness and the consequences of poor hygiene should be discussed openly among women – after all, we need to be informed about our own bodies and how to care for it, especially our V-Zone. As for me, I’ve found Kotex® liners to be incredibly comfortable – I use them every day to keep me feeling fresh as I run around from one appointment to another.”
Our normal discharge looks clear or slightly yellowish. When the V-Zone is not healthy, you may experience abnormal discharge which could include bleeding or increase in volume; cheesy or curd-like texture; unpleasant odour and colour; swelling; and pain, itching or a burning sensation during urination. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consult a doctor.
To maintain the health of your V-Zone, hygiene and proper care is essential as moisture from sweat and daily wetness is the leading cause of symptoms like rashes, itching, and bacterial, viral or fungal infections.
Practice good habits like these to help prevent discomfort and infections while protecting the health of your V-Zone:
• Wear a panty liner every day as part of your daily V-Zone hygiene routine, not just pre- and post-period, to stay clean and comfortable; for optimal freshness, change to a new liner every four hours.
• Use breathable cotton underwear; change to a clean pair at least once a day and as soon as possible if you’ve been perspiring heavily or drenched in the rain.
• Wash your intimate area properly with water and pat dry gently without rubbing. After using the toilet, wipe dry with soft tissue to ensure all water residue is wiped away.
• Trim the hair around the intimate area.
• Consult a doctor if you notice redness, rashes, itchiness and abnormal discharge.
So don’t suffer in silence! V-Zone health is important, and the only one who can take charge is you. If you have any questions, visit the Kotex® website, www.kotex.com.my/hariharifresh to ask questions anonymously.
|Dr Norleen Mohd Salleh, a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist|
The top frequently asked questions will be answered by Dr Norleen Mohd Salleh, a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who will dispel myths and address any concerns you might have about V-Zone health.
Hope that this little girl to girl sharing helps and if you need more advise please do not hesitate to head over to their website for more. Have a happy day!