Feminine Hygiene is a part of a woman's health that should be paid special attention to so that the occurrence of various vaginal infections and genital disorders can be prevented. Some factors that may affect a woman's vaginal health include unprotected sex, pelvic fractures, certain health conditions that cause vaginal dryness (ex. Diabetes and Sjogren's syndrome), medications such as antibiotics, feminine-hygiene products (ex. Tampons, douches), birth control products, pregnancy and childbirth, age, and change in hormone levels.
Complications that a women may encounter when she does not practice good feminine hygiene include infections and irritations, Toxic shock syndrome, vaginal dryness, and STI transmission.
It is best to see your doctor if you notice any of the following:
Changes in the color, odor and consistency of vaginal discharge
Painful urination and blood in urine
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Vaginal creams and gels for infections and irritations
Vaginal antiseptics and disinfectants