How to avoid vaginal infections this monsoon
The monsoon season brings with it both positives and negatives into our lives, which includes wider scope for infections and bacteria to grow and infest with that humidity in the air. We see people falling ill one after the other, that is because infections tend to stay alive for much longer than usual in an environment that is much better for them to grow in. The rainy season also has a greater number of patients with vaginal infection (or vaginal yeast infection) on its case.
Bharathi Ramesh, doctor and Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospitals, says: "Women need to be extra careful during the rainy season as the chances of viral, fungal, and bacterial diseases increases. Hence, it is important for women to pay attention to their vaginal hygiene during monsoon season. If you do not take timely action, you might have to spend the monsoon in a lot of pain and discomfort."
"As we know that with the rain comes humidity and with that comes a lot of infections. The privates of women are already very moist and the added moisture and humidity in the environment only adds to that and causes accelerated infection in the vaginal area. It is also said that the pH levels of the vaginal during monsoons (humidity) drop which in turn increases the chances of a female getting a vaginal infection. With the monsoon, getting caught in a situation where you might get drenched is high and wearing clothes that are wet and are touching your privates for a long time becomes an invitation for bacteria and infection to infest and there is a higher percentage of catching an infection."
Here are some common symptoms of vaginal infection:
How can women prevent themselves from infection during monsoon season? The doctor suggests:
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