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Here are 4 signs that you’ve been neglecting vaginal hygiene

These 4 signs point to poor vaginal hygiene that can lead to medical problems such as infections and skin irritation.
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Aayushi Gupta Published: 2 May 2021, 14:00 pm IST
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Poor feminine hygiene can lead to many issues such as fungal infections, reproductive issues, and urinary tract infections. These medical problems won’t only affect you physically but can also affect your emotional and mental well-being. Menstruation blood, vaginal discharge, odour, and itching around the vagina can improve our understanding of our intimate health.

There are certain signs and symptoms which can alert us about poor hygiene practices. These are the signs which can tell us that we need to step up our intimate hygiene in order to steer clear of medical problems.

Here are 4 signs of poor hygiene all women need to look out for:

1. Vaginal Odour

We know the vagina is self-cleaning but poor hygiene practices can cause odour. Vaginal odour is the first sign that you’re not paying proper attention to hygiene. It occurs typically due to inflammation of the vaginal area. Inflammation of the vagina can eventually lead to infection. To resolve the issue, start practising good hygiene and clean the area down there with warm water daily.

2. Skin irritation

Lack of personal hygiene can be detected if you’re experiencing skin irritation such as itching. Irritation on the skin doesn’t just cause discomfort but also points to a possible infection. It can possibly result in dermatitis, a medical condition that is characterised by swelling, rashes and itching. Other reasons for skin irritation include thrush, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections (STI).

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3. Not peeing after sex

Not peeing after sex is the most serious mistake you can commit. It is a sign that you’re not really aware of good hygiene practices. If you don’t urinate post-sex, bacteria around your vagina can multiply and result in infection. Peeing after sex helps to flush bacteria out of your body.

4. Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis is caused by poor hygiene practice. It’s a common condition that affects women and girls of all ages. It primarily occurs due to the transfer of faecal bacteria to the vagina. Its symptoms may also include unusual vaginal discharge, itching, and irritation.

Ladies, take care of your vagina to avoid these medical problems!

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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