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Fragrance Soaps, Hygiene Products & Your pH

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Fragrance Soaps, Hygiene Products & Your pH

You've probably seen lots of feminine care products lately like scented sprays, fragrance soaps and douches that claim they'll make your vagina better-smelling, cleaner and healthier. While these products may seem appealing, the truth is they aren't necessary and can actually contribute to problems like vaginal infections. The Vagina is Self-Cleaning and Self-Balancing The vagina naturally maintains a healthy pH and bacterial environment with vaginal discharge. Estrogen helps maintain the lining of the urethra, vaginal walls, and uterus as well as vaginal lubrication. It also encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli which maintain the vagina's slightly acidic pH....

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How Sex Affects your Vaginal pH

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How Sex Affects your Vaginal pH

The vagina naturally maintains its own healthy pH level, encouraging good bacteria like lactobacilli while discouraging harmful bacteria from growing out of control. Many things can affect this natural balance, however, including sex. What Is Normal Vaginal pH? What constitutes a normal pH level will vary slightly from woman to woman depending on their stage of life. You can expect, however, to be somewhere between 3.8 and 4.5, which is fairly acidic. During the reproductive years of 15 to 49, your vaginal pH should not be any higher than 4.5. Just before menstruation and after menopause, however, a healthy pH...

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Chronic Yeast Infections & BV - Is There Hope?

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Chronic Yeast Infections & BV - Is There Hope?

There is no doubt about how frustrating vaginal infections can be, especially if you’ve tried everything - from prescription medication to natural remedies like garlic cloves or tea tree oil. If you’re here, we’re going to go out on a limb and assume you’re dealing with a chronic vaginal infection caused by either BV or yeast (Candida). So, is there hope? The short answer is yes. But for a more detailed explanation, we are going to look at: How to tell if your infection is chronic The number of women affected by BV or yeast infections Why infections become chronic...

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The Rundown on Bacterial Vaginosis

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The Rundown on Bacterial Vaginosis

Talking about your vaginal health can be uncomfortable, so when you start noticing worrisome signs down there like a pungent “fishy” odor, unusual discharge, or general discomfort, you might feel embarrassed or alone. It’s natural to feel this way, but we want you to know that you are absolutely not alone. You might be suffering from a common vaginal infection known as bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short. If you don’t know what BV is, it is a mild vaginal infection caused by an imbalance of the beneficial and anaerobic bacteria found in the vagina. Under normal circumstances, beneficial bacteria...

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Boric Acid: A Technical Report

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Boric Acid: A Technical Report

Boric acid, also known in scientific circles as boracic acid or orthoboric acid, is an inorganic acid chemical. Boric acid comes in several forms, the most common as a white powder. It is also available in granular, and crystalline forms. Actual boric acid vaginal suppositories available for purchase, have to be uniquely put together, and compounded by a pharmacy. Boric Acid & Vaginal Infections Boric acid has been a popular option for the treatment of vaginal infections for a period that spans more than 100 years. Research studies suggest that boric acid contains antifungal and antiviral properties1. Boric acid has...

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