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Vaginal Infection

Symptoms and Causes
Vaginal infection or inflammation, is caused by organisms such as bacteria, yeast, or viruses, as well as by irritations from chemicals in creams, sprays, or even clothing that is in contact with this area. 

The symptoms of a vaginal infection can vary depending on what is causing it. Some of the more common symptoms of an infection include:

• Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odour.

• Burning during urination.

• Itching around the outside of the vagina.

• Discomfort during intercourse.

Treating and preventing vaginal infections
Just as you maintain a daily routine to keep your face and body clean and fresh, it’s important to maintain a daily intimate hygiene routine too. You could use the Clean & Dry intimate wash, foam or powder. They have special properties that keep the pH balance of the skin in check and keep the vaginal area free of yeast and other infections. Unlike soap, they are also extremely gentle on the skin in the genital area.

 

 

The doctor recommended Clean and Dry Cream provides gentle and effective relief from burning, itching, irritation and other vaginal infections. It also fights Vaginitis. Regular application can cure Vaginitis in a week to ten days.



FAQ for vaginal infection

1. How do I know if I have a yeast infection or some other kind of vaginal infection?
Not all vaginal infections are yeast infections although they may have the same symptoms. The primary symptoms of the different vaginal infections can be:

• Yeast — Itching and cottage cheese like discharge. There can be lots of vulvar irritation.

• Bacterial vaginosis (BV) - Unusual discharge and fishy or foul odour. There may be some itching.

• Trichomonas (sexually transmitted infection) — Lots of discharge, which may have an unusual colour and sometimes a foul or even fishy odour.

2. How can I treat these vaginal infections?
• Yeast can be treated with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream like Clean & Dry Cream.


• BV and Trichomonas need to be treated by a medical professional, consult your gynaecologist immediately.

3. Can a yeast infection be passed back and forth between partners?
Yeast infections can leave the vaginal area inflamed and susceptible to stress. It can make sex painful and irritate both partners. And so, although it cannot be sexually transmitted from woman to man, it is still advisable to clear up the infection before resuming sexual intercourse.

 

3. Can a man get a yeast infection in his mouth if he performs oral sex on a woman who has one?
It is unlikely, but it is possible. Therefore, oral sex is not recommended when you have a yeast infection.

4. What is the best way to get rid of odour associated with any STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) or vaginal infection?
Every woman has some degree of vaginal discharge, which may have a distinct odour. To feel fresher and drier, maintain a daily feminine hygiene routine.

 

• Shower daily and wash the genital area with a mild wash such as Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or the Clean & Dry Foam.

 

• Wear cotton underwear to keep the area cool and dry.

 

• Sprinkle Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Powder in panties, on pantyliners or pads to help absorb wetness and eliminate odour.

Itching and/or Irritation
Over 50% of women suffer from intimate vaginal irritation and discomfort. One of the triggers can be using regular soaps, perfumed soaps and shower gels that alter the natural pH balance of your vagina.

 

Itching and/or irritation can also be caused by factors such as hormonal fluctuations, your period, tight clothing, a wet bathing suit, allergic reaction, sexual activity, vaginal or vulvar dryness.

 

Shower daily and wash the genital area with a mild wash such as Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or the Clean & Dry Foam. They have special properties that keep the pH balance of the skin in check and keep the vaginal area free of yeast and other infections that cause itching and irritation.

 

In case the itching and irritation do not go away, it can be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. This can be treated with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream like Clean & Dry Cream. If the itching persist, please see your doctor.



FAQ
1. I get itchy sometimes right before my period. Is that normal?
This is completely normal. More than likely it happens because there is more blood flow into the vaginal area before your period.

 

Shower daily and wash the genital area with a mild wash such as Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or the Clean & Dry Foam. They can keep external factors that cause itching and irritation in check.

 

If the itchiness does not go away once your period is over, however, you may have an infection. The Clean and Dry Cream can help relieve the itch and discomfort. If the itching persists, you must see a doctor.


2. I have been experiencing vaginal irritation but it shows no signs of a yeast infection. What could be causing this?
Vaginal irritation is very common and can be caused by any of these factors:

 

• Tight clothing

 

• Perspiration

 

• Antibiotics

 

• Monthly hormonal fluctuations

 

• Allergic reaction

 

• Vaginal dryness, sexual activity

 

If you experience vaginal irritation and itching, apply the Clean and Dry Cream on the affected region. If symptoms don't improve within 7 days, check with your doctor.

 

Daily use of the Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or Foam will keep your intimate skin soft, healthy and itch free.

Burning Itch
Symptoms and causes of a burning itch
A vaginal burning sensation is usually a sign of a vaginal infection and occurs with other symptoms. For example, if the burning itch is accompanied by a thick, white vaginal discharge with a texture that resembles cottage cheese, you may have a yeast infection.
 

Treating and Preventing, burning itch
The doctor recommended Clean and Dry Cream provides gentle and effective relief from burning and itching. It also fights vaginal infections. Regular application can cure infections in a week to ten days.

Odour
Symptoms and causes of Odour
Feminine odour is entirely normal and many women experience it. Odours can come from sweat, bacteria and hormonal fluctuations.


Though, if you have an unusual or strong odour, this can be a sign of a vaginal infection.

Treating and Preventing odour
Daily washing or showering with warm water (not hot) and a mild, non irritating cleanser, such as Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash, will also give your vagina all day freshness. Its vitamin and Aloe Vera extracts protect and cleanse the vaginal area and maintain its necessary pH balance.

 

The Clean and Dry daily intimate powder absorbs wetness, resulting from discharge and perspiration, and reduces odour. It keeps the vaginal area clean, sweat-free and fresh all day.


If you have a problem with too much wetness, discharge, sweating or odour you can apply the Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Powder daily or sprinkle it on your panties, pantyliners or sanitary pad. The powder helps prevent wetness and odour caused by vaginal discharge.



FAQ
1. Is feminine odour normal?
Feminine odour is entirely normal and many women experience it. Odours can come from sweat, bacteria and hormonal fluctuations.

2. What can I do about the odour?
If you have an unusual or strong odour, this can be a sign of a vaginal infection.

 

Daily washing or showering with warm water (not hot) and a mild, non irritating cleanser, such as Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash will give it all day freshness. Its vitamin Aloe Vera extracts protect and cleanse the vaginal area while maintaining the necessary pH balance of the skin.

 

If you have a problem with too much wetness, discharge, sweating or odour, you can apply Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Powder daily or sprinkle it on your panties, pantyliners or pad. The powder helps prevent wetness and odour caused by vaginal discharge.


If you have a problem with too much wetness, discharge, sweating or odour you can apply the Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Powder daily or sprinkle it on your panties, pantyliners or sanitary pad. The powder helps prevent wetness and odour caused by vaginal discharge.

 

3.  My feminine odour smells fishy, especially after sex or just after my period. Is this normal?
No, it is not normal to have a fishy odour. An unpleasant or fishy odour could be a symptom of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).

 

BV is the most common form of vaginal infection and carries a strong fishy odour that’s more noticeable just after your period or after having sex. It also has other symptoms like a thin discharge and sometimes itching. Douching, a new sexual partner, multiple sexual partners and an intrauterine device are some factors that could cause BV.

 

If you have these symptoms, the Clean and Dry Cream fights bacterial and fungal vaginal infections. Regular application can cure vaginal infections in a week to ten days.


But, if this is the first time you have had a vaginal infection, you should see your doctor.

Discharge
Symptoms and Causes
Vulvo-vaginal discharge or white discharge, is part of normal vaginal health. It is your body's own way of cleansing itself. This discharge is usually clear, milky white or slightly yellow/straw in colour and doesn’t have an unpleasant odour. Normal discharge may be heavier at certain times of the month, particularly mid-cycle in ovulating women.

 

But if this discharge smells fishy or rancid, it could be a sign of an infection.

 

Look out for unusual discharge that is:

 

- Heavier than usual, lumpy (like cottage cheese), grey, yellow, green or bloody

 

- Causes burning or pain during sex or urination


Treating and preventing abnormal discharge
Don’t panic if you have a heavy discharge. It can be cured. Just consult your doctor or sprinkle Clean & Dry powder on your vaginal area, panties, pantyliner or sanitary pad. The powder prevents wetness and odour caused by vaginal discharge. 
Abnormal discharge could be a sign of vaginitis. The doctor, recommended Clean and Dry Cream fights vaginitis. Regular application can cure it in a week to ten days. 

FAQ
1. Is it normal for women who are not sexually active to experience vaginal discharge?
Yes, all women will experience some degree of vaginal discharge due to the normal rise and fall of hormones. Normal discharge is your body's own way of cleansing itself.

2. What should I do about unusual discharge?
If a discharge has an unusually foul, fish-like odour, abnormal colour or thick curd-like consistency, you should see your doctor, since it could be a vaginal infection.

Chafing
Symptoms and causes of chafing
Chafing is caused by skin rubbing against skin, clothing or a sanitary pad. The most common causes of vaginal chafing are prolonged sexual intercourse, rough intercourse or constant rubbing of the outside of the vagina during masturbation. Tight clothes, obesity, and moisture from sweat make the problem worse.

 

Chafing usually comes on suddenly and announces itself with a painful stinging or burning sensation. If not treated, the inflamed surface skin can actually get rubbed away and the area will begin to ooze.

 

Here are some quick suggestions to help you treat chafing:

 

• If your vagina is chafed, you'll need to give it a couple of days to heal. Take a break from the activity that is causing the problem in the first place.


• To prevent chafing avoid extremely tight and synthetic clothing.


• Loose-fitting cotton underwear is best for chafe-prone skin, especially during the summer.

 

• If your chafing is caused by excessive sweating during exercise, you might want to confine your workouts to cooler morning and evening hours; avoid long walks in the heat.

 

• Once you are chafed, treat the area like an open wound. Wash and clean with mild antiseptic as often as possible to prevent it from becoming inflamed.

 

• To prevent chafing caused by sex, use a proper lubricant.


Treating and preventing chafing
Make Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Wash or Clean and Dry Daily Intimate Cleansing Foam Wash a part of your daily bathing routine. It protects and cleanses the vaginal area while maintaining the necessary pH balance. They keep away itching, irritation and other infections, giving your sensitive area all day freshness.

 

You could also use Clean and Dry daily intimate powder. It keeps the vaginal area clean, sweat-free and fresh all day. And protects the vaginal area from chafing, itching, burning, sanitary pad rashes and other problems.

Rash
Causes of vaginal rash
If your vagina is red with blisters or sores or bumps, it may be a case of rash. You may also experience other symptoms, such as discharge, pain, burning with urination or itching.


Most often, vaginal rashes are due to sexually transmitted infections. Other factors that cause a vaginal rash are:

 

• A razor burn from shaving or bikini waxing

 

• Irritation from soap or detergent

 

• Allergic reaction to clothing / medication

 

• Contact dermatitis


Treating and preventing a vaginal rash
Apply the doctor recommended Clean and Dry Cream to get effective relief from burning and itching caused by vaginal rashes and vaginal infections.

 

Use the Clean and Dry Intimate Wash or Clean and Dry Intimate Foam daily to protect and cleanses your vaginal area. The vitamin and Aloe Vera extracts are gentle on the skin and help maintaining its pH balance. The gentle wash keeps away itching, irritation, dryness and other infections, giving it all day freshness and confidence.

 

Clean and Dry daily intimate powder keeps the vaginal area clean, sweat-free and fresh all day. Sprinkle it on your vaginal area, panties, pantyliner or sanitary pad to protect it from chafing, itching, burning, rashes and other problems.

Urine Leakage
Causes of Urine Leakage
Urine leakage is common problem among women, especially during pregnancy and peri and post menopausal years. It’s usually caused by weakened pelvic muscles or overactive bladder muscles and can also occur with a laugh, cough or sneeze.

Treating and preventing Urine Leakage
Consult your gynaecologist or urologist to make sure there is nothing serious causing the problem.


Common problems associated with urine leakage are odour and infection, if the vaginal area is not cleansed regularly.

Use the Clean and Dry Intimate powder daily to keep the vaginal area clean, sweat-free and fresh all day. Sprinkle it on your vaginal area, panties, pantyliner or sanitary pad. It absorbs irritating wetness and deodorizes so you feel dry and fresh all day.

 

Use the Clean and Dry Intimate Wash daily to protect and cleanse your vaginal area of urine leakages. The vitamin and Aloe Vera extracts are gentle on the skin and maintains its pH balance. The gentle wash keeps away itching and irritation giving you all day freshness and confidence.


FAQ
I experience urine leakage. What can I do to feel clean and get rid of the odour?
Urine leakage is a common problem among pregnant women after childbearing and during the peri and post menopausal years.

 

There are a couple of things you can do to feel clean and fresh:

 

• Use the Clean and Dry Intimate Wash daily during a shower to protect and cleanses your vaginal area of urine leakages. The vitamin and Aloe Vera extracts are gentle on the skin and maintaining its pH balance. The gentle wash keeps away itching and irritation giving you all day freshness and confidence.

 

• Use the Clean and Dry Intimate Powder daily to keep the vaginal area clean, sweat-free and fresh all day. Sprinkle it on your vaginal area, panties, panty-liner or sanitary pad. It absorbs irritating wetness and deodorizes so you feel dry and fresh all day.

Vaginal Dryness
Symptoms and Causes
The tissues in the vaginal and genital areas have estrogen receptors, and estrogen keeps them healthy, supple and able to lubricate. If the estrogen is unavailable, then the tissues become thin, atrophic and dry. You will probably first experience vaginal dryness during intercourse.
Vaginal dryness can be caused by low estrogen due to menopause, nursing, certain medications, stress, chemotherapy, anorexia or contraceptives. It may make you uncomfortable both internally and externally.

Treating and preventing vaginal dryness
Remember, at certain times of the month you will be "drier" than other times. If the dryness is making you uncomfortable during sex, using a proper lubricant might help.

 

Use the Clean and Dry Intimate Wash daily during a shower to protect and cleanses your vaginal area. The vitamin and Aloe Vera extracts are gentle on the skin and maintain its pH balance, keeping it soft and moisturized.


FAQ
How do I know if I am experiencing vaginal dryness?

You might notice vaginal dryness when intercourse becomes uncomfortable.


I am a new mother and I am taking an anti-depressant for postpartum depression as prescribed by my doctor. However, I am experiencing vaginal dryness and a lack of sexual drive. What can be causing this?
If you are breast feeding and not getting your period, it is very common to have vaginal dryness from lack of estrogen. Certain anti depressants can diminish sexual drive and therefore lubrication can decrease as well, causing vaginal dryness.

 

It is important to remember that it does take time to adjust to a new baby, sleepless nights, and the many aspects of parenthood. All of these can also put a strain on intimacy between partners. It is important to communicate with each other about these concerns and seek help if necessary.


I am experiencing vaginal dryness after chemotherapy and hysterectomy. What can be causing this?
Both chemotherapy and hysterectomy (with the removal of both ovaries) are procedures that put you into menopause, lowering your estrogen level. Lower estrogen results in vaginal dryness.

 

The tissues in the vaginal and genital areas have estrogen receptors and estrogen keeps them healthy, supple and able to lubricate. If the estrogen is unavailable, then the tissues become thin, atrophic and dry.


Is there something wrong if a woman cannot produce enough lubrication while having an intercourse?
Assuming you are not in menopause, you will lubricate more readily if you are aroused and also comfortable mentally and physically, both before and while you are having sex.

 

Though, at certain times of the month you will be "drier" than other times. That is normal.

 

If you are taking certain drugs, such as antihistamines, some cough/cold medications or some oral contraceptives, it could cause vaginal dryness.

 

Menopause and the resulting decrease in estrogen is also responsible for vaginal dryness.

 

Use a proper lubricant during intercourse if necessary. However, if it is persistent problem, do consult a medical practitioner.

PAIN DURING URINATION
Painful urination could be a sign of a Urinary Tract Infection or any other type of infection.
You should see a health care provider.