Maintaining good feminine hygiene is important to women’s health. This is especially true during menstruation when they are more prone to infections. Many women do not realize that this risk exists.
During a woman’s period, the vagina’s pH level becomes elevated by menstrual fluids, which contain blood that has higher pH. Tampons and sanitary napkins absorb menstrual fluid, potentially contributing to even higher pH levels in the vagina since the menstrual fluid is in contact with the vaginal tissues for an extended time. 1 Imbalance in the pH level changes the ratio of beneficial/harmful organisms in the vagina that can result to minor vaginal infections.2 Because of this, most women can experience vaginal infections or vaginal symptoms (redness, discharge, itchiness or foul odor) at some point in their lives. When this happens, it is important to consult a health care provider for diagnosis or treatment. Women should also use a trusted feminine wash that can protect the vagina from harmful microorganisms especially during their periods.
Washing the intimate area with Povidone‐Iodine, BETADINE® 7.5% feminine wash during menstruation is a good way to clean and eliminate harmful microorganisms in the vagina. BETADINE® 7.5% feminine wash kills bacteria, viruses and fungi that can cause vaginal infections and eventually restore the friendly bacteria that enables it to police itself.
1. http://empowerher.com/providers/article/vaginal ‐pH‐delicate‐balance
3. Mayer DA, et al. Povidone-Iodine and wound healing: A Critical Review: Wounds: A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice. 1993: 5(1), 14-23
4. Remington, “The Science & Practice of Pharmacy” 20th Ed, William K. Nichols, PhD. Anti-infectives, Chapter 87:1516.
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