Wellness 15 June 2021

Cystitis and Intimate Hygiene

Index:

  1. What is intimate hygiene
  2. Cystitis and intimate hygiene: links
  3. Cystitis and intimate hygiene: what to do

 

Hello Friend,

In our daily lives, we perform a series of actions automatically, without thinking about it.
Our brain has memorized the gestures, and we act accordingly.

When you’re about to leave the house: you grab your keys, lock the door and turn the key?

We all do this without thinking about it in those few minutes, and it just comes to us. It’s routine. We often leave that space for the mind to let other thoughts in!
“I have to go this way, do this! Ah, then go over to the other side and I’m late!” 😂

Why am I telling you this?
You must think I’m crazy, but I’ll try to explain myself better!

Intimate hygiene is a bit like a door lock.😄
The attention and care we give to our intimate hygiene are often taken for granted, simply out of habit.

Intimate hygiene, especially for those with cystitis, is a little talked about topic that may seem superficial or stupid but requires extreme attention!

PS: remember you can always write to me and ask me questions you want.💙

What is intimate hygiene?

Intimate hygiene is essential for us women: we are unique!

The expression “intimate” means the area below the navel, between the first pubic hair and the thighs.

A particularly delicate and sensitive area that requires the attention and cleanliness we deserve. 🥰

Your vagina is unique!

The most important area of our intimate parts, is called the Vulva, and is the set of external female genitalia, in which they are located:

  • the labia majora and labia minora.
  • the clitoris, our most sensitive organ.
  • the vaginal opening.
  • the hair.
  • some sebaceous glands (tiny sacs that produce sebum, which makes the skin moisturized and soft).

Be proud of your body and talk about it openly. It allows you and us to be ourselves, to be Women!

Just think that 34% of us feel a sense of embarrassment when conversations focus on the Vulva and 25% of the Italian population doesn’t even know what it is. 😮

But exploring our bodies and understanding them is one of the most powerful things we can do.

Cystitis and intimate hygiene: links

A thoughtful routine” allows you to prevent infections, including cystitis, and gives you the ability to monitor for irregularities!

Improper hygiene habits can, therefore, increase the likelihood of encountering urinary tract infections.

This is because bacteria are equipped. They are strong and multiply quickly: the intimate area is a villa with a swimming pool in which to sit.

If the practices you use are not the best, the bacteria’ ascent up the urethra to your bladder becomes, for them, a free ride. 🤦♀️

In women, the entrances of the urethra (the channel that connects the bladder with the outside), the vagina and the rectum are very close: we are more exposed and sensitive to cystitis.

The more regularly you check your vulva, the more you’ll be able to notice if something is wrong and talk to your doctor about it. 😘

Cystitis and intimate hygiene: what to do

Proper intimate hygiene helps prevent irritation and infections, such as cystitis!
During the journey of being a woman, it becomes even more important. ❤️

The phase of the menstrual cycle or menopause, sexual activity, the use of contraceptives and pregnancy, expose us more to the risk of encountering bacteria.

But we don’t want to make friends, right?

What to do, then?

I’ll explain it to you right now:

  • Try to cleanse twice a day, in the morning and at night.
    Don’t overdo it: alternate cleaning with gentle products and plain water (you can also use baking soda).
    Be sure always to wash and clean your hands after any sexual intercourse before any contact with your vagina!
    Remember, though, that your vagina is self-cleaning and insisting on intimate hygiene could be counterproductive.
  • Choose an intimate cleanser that is fragrance-free and antibacterial-free, has an acidic pH and contains lactobacilli. I suggest you do not use non-specific cosmetic products or spray deodorants to prevent further irritation.
  • Wash first in front and then back to the anus to prevent bacteria from the intestines from being carried into the urinary tract area.
  • Dry yourself(with your towel!) by dabbing slowly and not rubbing, and also avoid colored or scented toilet paper. 👍
  • Don’t abuse tampons ( stay away from them if you can ) and change your external tampon or panty liner often.
  • Change your underwear every day and prefer cotton as a material. Also, try not to wear jeans and pants that are too tight, and if you want to “steal” some clothes from your best girl’s closet, always make sure they are clean!
  • Get regular checkups with your gynecologist. Always schedule an annual checkup!
  • Apply Dimann Candida Moisturizing and Soothing Cream. Its natural formulation (it doesn’t just treat Candida symptoms) can help protect you from infection in your daily routine! 🤩

These are habits that can help you prevent cystitis.
It’s simpler than it looks!

And then there’s Dimann, who supports you every day in taking care of your feminine hygiene and always stands by your side: we listen to you and talk openly with you. 😊

Celebrate the freedom of being a woman and never forget to celebrate your femininity!

 

A virtual hug!

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