Keep intimate embarrassments away and stay clean, confident and fresh

When it comes to intimate issues, germs are a source of discomfort. The best way to protect yourself is to stop them before they can spread.8

Don't let a little discomfort get in your way!

All kind of germs like bacteria, viruses, protozoa and/or fungi can cause itchiness, discomfort and/or odours.8

Take care of yourself and be at your best every day.

Be sure about your intimate care


Good hygiene
Taking care of your most intimate areas is important






Many factors can be the source of embarrassments9
Sweat, menstruation, soap, antibiotics, hormonal fluctuations, bubble bath, synthetic underwear…




Discomfort
Bacteria, fungi and viruses can be the cause of intimate infections8,41




Experiencing intimate issues? Here’s what you need to know.

Why should you use a specific intimate wash instead of soap and body wash?

Regular soap and body wash won’t eradicate the infection and it can cause more harm as it can imbalance the pH of your skin.41

What are the main symptoms of an infection?

Itching, burning, unusual discharge, bad smell, redness, liquid leaking, painful urination, dryness or pain. All those conditions might be caused by an infection.

You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

Can I have sexual intercourse when I have an infection that affects my private intimate areas?

It is preferable to wait until the infection has resolved or use barrier protection methods to prevent spread from one partner to the other. Your partner could become an asymptomatic carrier who could cause re-infection.

Seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist.

What about my partner?

Communicate with your partner about your infection and perhaps advise them to seek medical attention if symptomatic or if there is a concern regarding possible infection.

How to avoid re-infection?

Complete the recommended course of medication and treat your partners as well, as they could be asymptomatic. Good hygiene practices are key, and in women regular Pap smears according to the screening guidelines.45

What can trigger the imbalance of the urogential area?
  • Soap
  • Tight clothing and synthetic underwear
  • Antibiotics
  • Intercourse
  • Menstruation
  • Tampons
  • Menopause and pregnancy
  • Over-douching
How can I prevent or reduce risk of infections?
  • Use protection during intercourse
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Wipe the perineum from front to back to prevent the germs from the intestinal tract being transferred through the perineum and beyond
  • Only use medicated douches49
  • Use pH sensitive soap
What are the main symptoms of an infection that affects my private intimate areas?

Itching, burning, unusual discharge, bad smell, redness, liquid leaking, painful urination, dryness or pain. All those conditions might be caused by an infection.

You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

What can trigger infections in the private intimate areas?48
  • Soap
  • Tight clothing and synthetic underwear
  • Antibiotics
  • Intercourse
  • Menstruation
  • Tampons
  • Menopause and pregnancy
  • Over-douching
What are the do’s and dont’s of managing odour as a result of infections in the private area?

Do’s40:

  • Identify the cause – is it an infection or maybe a hormonal imbalance or pH imbalance or flora imbalance? Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
  • Check for foreign objects like tampons or condoms after intercourse.
  • Wear cotton underwear to encourage airflow and allow your private area to breathe.
  • If you douche for cleansing and deodorising purposes, only do so once or twice a week.

 

Dont’s40:

  • Avoid using fragrant body washes and soaps as they can disrupt the pH balance of your private area.
  • Avoid eating food that contains a lot of sugar and yeast as it can increase the amount of yeast, leading to a yeast infection. 

At the first sign of discomfort, use BETADINE®

 

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Contraindications: Sensitivity to iodine. Hyperthyroidism. Pregnancy and breast-feeding.

 

Always use BETADINE®  as prescribed in the package leaflet.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

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