The vagina is the most mysterious and sensitive part of the body, which makes it vulnerable to many different conditions. You should always be careful what you use in your vagina because some things can cause side effects. While it can be helpful to try the solutions offered on social media for vaginal problems, sometimes blindly trusting them can cause problems. There are many things that can cause a vaginal infection, and it is important to know your risk factors.
The vagina needs to be cleaned regularly, so you need to be careful what you use in there. According to Dr. Nupur Gupta, Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis, Gurugram, there is no harm in using regular soap to clean the genitals. But if the soap is full of chemicals and has a strong scent, it can dampen the pH level in the vagina, causing itching, inflammation, and rashes around the vagina.
Although we all know that the vagina has its own smell. But its smell is constantly changing, especially during menstruation. If you think that you can put perfume on your genitals to get rid of this smell, then you are very wrong. Scented sprays, perfumes, and sanitary napkins are not the best solution because they are full of chemicals and preservatives, which can breed bad bacteria inside your genitals and cause recurrent vaginal infections.
Do you really believe in using a toothbrush to clean your vagina? If you do, you should be prepared for serious trouble out there. According to Dr. Aruna Kalra, Senior Obstetrician-Gynecologist at CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram, there is no benefit. On the contrary, it can be really harmful in such sensitive areas. A toothbrush in the vagina can damage the vaginal mucosa and cause infection.