Washing your private parts, even after using the wash room, should be a regular habit to reduce the risk of infection, inflammation, redness or itching.
- Wash your vagina daily with water and a mild antibacterial soap.
- The movement with which you wash is really important - move your hand from the vagina to the anus and not in the opposite direction. The reason for this is that there may be a bacteria in the anal region that can get into your urinary tract through your vagina and cause infection.
- Washing your vagina during periods is also very important. The moisture trapped inside and the rubbing against the surface of the pad can inflame the sensitive skin and cause itching and red bumps. Change your pad frequently, use absorbent pads instead of cloth ones and wipe the area dry with a cleansing wipe or tissue paper to eliminate odour and uncomfortable stickiness.