Most ladies don’t think about the idea that things that we use on daily basis like the tissue/toilet paper can be dangerous to our genital health.
You can take certain precautions to reduce the risk of va ginal infections, which include, practising good hygiene, keeping the genital area clean, wearing clean underwear, avoiding tight jeans and clothing that may hold in heat and moisture and so on.
Here are few things that tissue paper may do to your genital area:
Irritation ‘down there’
The scented toilet paper is bad for your va gina, says doctors. It can cause minor irritations like itching, and if care is not taken, it can lead to serious infections.
It may result to yeast infections
Experts noted that this particular infection may be caused by little chemicals lingering around in your tissue paper. These could also mess with your pH levels.
An important part of keeping everything in balance “down there” is the va ginal pH and when your pH becomes unbalanced, odour-causing microorganisms can flourish causing odour and discomfort.
Itchy, puffiness and rashes
You may experience this if you are allergic to the chemicals in the tissue paper or if you wipe too hard. If you do it hard, you can actually make that area swell a little bit, making it puffy or painful.
It may get stuck
Your tissue paper can get stuck inside of you and around that whole area, which can be embarrassing. This can sometimes happen from rough or super soft toilet paper.
You may get Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
If you don’t know how to wipe correctly with tissue paper, you may get UTI. Always wipe from front to back after using the bathroom. Doing it the opposite way increases the chances of bacteria from your butt region moving to your va ginal region.
The best hygiene for all the genital areas is to clean once or twice a day using mild soap and water.