The obstetrician-gynecologist Tatiana Rumyantseva noted: intimate hygiene products are divided into products with an acidic pH value (pH) (about 3.5) and products with a pH close to the pH of the skin of the intimate area (about 5).
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1. Gels with acidic pH
Their doctors recommend the use of women suffering from bacterial vaginosis.
Bacterial vaginosis – what is it? This is an infection that occurs when too many certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina.
One study confirms: a gel with an acidic pH combined with a standard treatment for bacterial vaginosis helps to reduce the number of relapses.
But there are situations when such gels can deliver discomfort:
• inflammatory diseases of the vulva and vagina;
• allergic reactions in the genital area;
• damage after shaving / hair removal
In all these cases, the acid will get on the inflamed / damaged skin, causing burning and pain.
Therefore, all women gynecologist does not recommend the use of gels for intimate hygiene.
2. Gels with a neutral pH (about 5)
Apply them or not – this is completely your decision. Neither harm nor benefit for intimate health, they should not bring.
But the gynecologist remarks: no reputable medical organization recommends any of the gels for the intimate hygiene of women.
Why you should not use gels for intimate hygiene
But it is important to carry out water procedures at least once a day.
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