What exactly is the vaginal flora and how to take care of it? The vaginal flora is the bacteria that lives inside the vagina. This flora is formed by several microorganisms known as ‘lactobacilli’, which help maintain the balance of the health of the vagina, producing lactic acid, among other substances to prevent the growth of other unwanted bacteria. The ideal pH of the vagina should be around 4, which helps protect the intimate area of any infection.
Why it is important to take care of the vaginal flora
If the vaginal PH is altered, what may appear in a ‘bacterial vaginosis’. It is an alteration of the vaingla flora and a loss of lactobacillus microorganisms. In addition to being unpleasant, it can make the vagina more susceptible to contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a reproduction of bacteria that normally exist at lower levels within the vagina. Therefore, when the lactobacilli decrease, these bacteria take control and lead to an alteration of the vaginal flora.
The most characteristic of bacterial vaginosis is odor. This type of smell tends to be more present after sex, especially when no protection is taken, such as: condoms. Although semen is not the problem of the appearance of this smell, but usually appears more in lesbian sex.
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How to take care of your vaginal flora
Normally, if you suffer an alteration of the vaginal flora, an adequate treatment, prescribed by the specialist doctor can make everything return to normal. For lactobacillus microorganisms to return to their natural state, many experts recommend suppositories and probiotics. All these treatments maintain in their natural state the microorganisms that make up the vaginal flora. The results are usually positive, but if symptoms persist, doses of probiotics should be taken because they help improve vaginal health.
Intimate hygiene should be a daily routine for all people as it will keep your intimate areas clean. Being clean is a healthy habit that should be done every day such as brushing your teeth, washing your hair, cleaning your body, the use of deodorant and above all, have a proper genital hygiene. If you do not, you can have some consequences due to bad intimate hygiene such as an unpleasant odor in your flow.
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Consequences of bad intimate hygiene
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