Too embarrassed to discuss with your best friend or even your doctor about the annoying intimate area issues? You are not alone; we have gathered some important questions and answers that might help you to better understand your issues.
If I experience feminine discomfort, should I use a special cleanser?
If you have feminine discomfort, a mild cleanser, such as one of Intimore™ feminine Wash series, may help you feel more comfortable than cleansing with a harsh cleanser or soap. A harsh cleanser or soap may dry the skin of the vulvar area and actually cause discomfort. Intimore™ products are free of preservatives: Free of Paraben and SLS/ SLES (sodium Laureth) and are safe for daily use.
What is a Douche and Should I douche to feel clean and fresh?
The term douche refers to a device used to introduce a stream of liquid into the body for hygienic purposes. The liquid is typically either water, a combination of water and vinegar, or antiseptic chemicals. Moreover, the body part most commonly associated with douching is the vagina. It is also sometimes referred to as “vaginal irrigation” or “rinsing of the vagina”.
Moreover, it is not necessary to use douche to feel clean, since the vagina cleanses itself there is no need to insert products or douches into the vagina for cleansing. Many doctors and health professionals feel strongly against douching. They claim that the process is dangerous because it interferes with the natural cleansing of the vagina and bacterial culture. The interference can often lead to irritation, mostly in the form of a yeast infection (bacterial vaginosis). You can feel clean and fresh by using a mild cleanser, such as one of Intimore™ feminine Wash series with the special formulation that protect you against odors and vaginal discomfort and to wash the external vaginal (vulvar) area. You can also use Intimore™ To-Go wipes on a daily basis while at work, outdoor activity, trips, sports and so on.
How does Intimore™ different?
Intimore™ products are hygienic and medically oriented for external use. They include feminine washes; lubricate gels, and cleansing wipes.
Intimore™ products contain ingredients like Lactic Acid and allantoin, which enhance the vaginas natural protection instead of taking away what the body needs. The products are for external use and not internally used, so they do not cause yeast infections or irritation. They rather prevent an imbalance of vaginal organisms, which could lead to infectivity. The products are also free of chemical preservatives: Free of Paraben and SLS/ SLES (sodium Laureth) and finally are for daily use.
What does it mean vaginal pH balance?
The normal, healthy vagina contains both good and bad bacteria. Normally, the healthy bacteria predominate and they keep the vaginal pH between 3.8 to 4.5 levels. But sometimes, women’s are going through things that can cause the bad bacteria to overgrow. When this happens the bad bacteria “over controlled” and bacterial vaginosis (BV) may occur. With BV the vaginal pH is usually goes higher to 5.0 to 6.0 levels or even or higher in some cases.
Overgrow of the bad bacteria can happen because improper hygiene, during menstruation periods, other risk factors for BV include a new sexual partner or multiple partners, tightens cloths, use of antibiotics and more.
Intimore™ products formulated in level of 3.5 pH levels. The pH in Intimore™ products is derived from the Lactic Acid ingredient and the total formulation. This fairly low pH does not favor the growth of bad bacteria. Using Intimore on daily basis, with a pH balanced wash for your genital area may narrow the bad bacteria activity during those days you may feel discomfort.
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 our body's own way of cleansing itself. If a discharge has an unusually foul, fish-like odor, abnormal color or thick curd-like consistency, you should see your doctor since it could be a vaginal infection.
What is the best way to get rid of odor associated with vaginal infection or overgrow bacteria?
Feminine odor is entirely normal and many women experience it. However, every woman has some degree of vaginal discharge, which may have a distinct odor. To feel fresher and drier from normal discharge and odor take these steps:
- Practice good hygiene with daily showering and washing the genital area with a mild wash such as one of Intimore™ Feminine Wash with Lactic Acid that keeps your pH balance and gives you Odor protection.
- Wear cotton underwear and make sure panyhose have a cotton crothch.
I am experiencing a fishy smell odor, especially after sex or just after my period. Is this normal?
No, it is not normal to have a fishy odor. An unpleasant or fishy odor is a symptom of a vaginal infection. If you are unsure, whether you have a yeast infection or something else that would require a doctor's visit. If you do think your infection is yeast and this is the first time you have had a vaginal infection, you should see your medical provider.
How can I feel clean and fresh during my period?
Using Intimore™ feminine Wash when you shower can help you feel clean and fresh. To help maintain that clean, fresh feeling in your outdoor activity, use Intimore ™ To-Go wipes that Contains Lactic Acid to enhance the vagina’s natural protection and Allantoin to soothe your skin.
I get itchy sometimes right before my period. Is that normal?
Yes it is. More than likely it happens because there is more blood flow into the vaginal area before your period. Proper daily hygiene routines, with one of Intimore™ feminine wash that may help resolve the discomfort. If the itchiness does not go away once your period is over however, you may have an infection that would require a doctor's visit. Also, if this is the first time you have had a yeast infection, you need to see your doctor.
I have been experiencing vaginal irritation but show no signs of a yeast infection. What could be causing this?
This condition is very common and can cause by:
- Tight clothing, perspiration
- Monthly hormonal fluctuations
- Allergic reaction, dermatological causes
- Vaginal dryness, sexual activity
How do I know if I am experiencing vaginal dryness?
Discomfort may be felt internally, externally or both. Many women first notice vaginal dryness when intercourse becomes uncomfortable or in menopause stage in women’s life. Feminine Moisturizer can be used to help relieve vaginal dryness and make intimate moments more pleasurable. Additionally, a use of Intimore™ Plus B3, with vitamin B3 Moisturizer, can help prevent vaginal dryness and irritation. The product is Suitable for daily use and maintains external intimate hygiene. Vitamin B3 (also known as: Niacinamide) has been used in skin care products, including moisturizers, anti-aging products, and rosacea treatments. B3 / Niacinamide have demonstrated anti-inflammatory actions which may be of benefit in patients with inflammatory skin conditions. For more information: http://blog.intimore.com
Remember : Intimore™ Products - Hygienic medically oriented products that:
- Help maintain acidic pH. Contains lactic acid to encourage the natural vaginal acidity
- Calm the Vaginal Discharge symptoms such as: irritations, infections etc.
- Help women to avoid re appearance of Vaginal Discharge
- Help to prevent strong and unpleasant odors
- Long lasting antibacterial action, as it maintains the natural flora and normal pH
- Tailor the right preparation to the women’s needs
- Are manufactured by a pharmaceutical company.