Vaginal dryness – what are the symptoms?
Having dry mucous membranes in your genital area can cause many discomforts. In addition to dryness, you may experience discomfort during intercourse, a burning sensation, itching and irritation. You may also experience odours, which can be a hindrance to you. It is therefore important that you avoid using perfumed soap during intimate care and that you change your panties frequently.
To ensure that your genitals are resistant to bacteria, it is important that you alleviate any discomfort and at the same time prevent problems in the future. For this, you can choose to use our own Femi Daily, which is a gel that both relieves and prevents discomfort in your genital area in a gentle but effective way.
Also, keep the following 5 things in mind if you want to avoid dryness and discomfort in your genital area.
1. Be gentle with your intimate hygiene
While it's good to stay clean and wash your genitals thoroughly, excessive and frequent washing can actually have the opposite effect on the balance of your genitals.
If you're too heavy-handed with the soap, it can create an incorrect PH value, which destroys your natural environment. So remember, don't overdo it and don't be too heavy-handed with your intimate hygiene.
2. Hormal changes can cause dryness
If you've given birth or are breastfeeding, this creates a hormonal change in your body. The imbalance in hormones can cause vaginal dryness and irritation, so it's important to maintain balance by using a hormone-free gel.
3. Are you on birth control or other medication?
Another thing that can cause an imbalance in your bacterial flora is if you're using birth control pills or other medication. Medication can cause your vaginal pH to rise, which can cause problems in your genital area.
Therefore, be aware of which contraceptives and general medication you use in your everyday life.
4. A changing body
If the body's oestrogen level drops, as it does when a woman goes through menopause, it can cause problems such as dry mucous membranes. There can also be other reasons why your oestrogen levels drop, so it's important that you take good care of yourself on an ongoing basis.
5. Vaginal thrush causes dryness
If you experience dryness, itching or other discomfort in your genital area, it could be caused by vaginal thrush or bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal thrush is something all women can get, and fortunately, it's easy to treat.
You can keep your genital area in balance by preventing vaginal thrush with the use of a hormone-free intimate gel.