Our bodies are home to probiotics that are valuable to the body. They are living beneficial organisms (usually bacteria).
Under healthy conditions, probiotics in our intimate area environment can maintain optimal pH balance, support and restore immune functions and prevent unfriendly organisms from thriving.
Prebiotics are non-living ingredients that promote the growth of probiotics.
Probiotics need prebiotics to grow quickly and reduce growth of unfriendly organisms.32
BETADINE® Daily Intimate Wash helps to maintain a healthy probiotic balance in your body.
A healthy vaginal pH is somewhere between 3.5 to 4.5. The vaginal pH is mainly regulated by the “good” bacteria called lactobacilli that rule the vaginal ecosystem. When your pH is imbalanced, you will most likely notice an unpleasant odour and/or irritation of the vulva which are signs of an imbalance like bacterial or fungal infection.32,38-40
BETADINE® Daily Intimate Wash helps to maintain your vagina’s essential PH balance.
“Flora” is the term used to describe the microorganisms (friendly bacteria) that live in and on our bodies. In the intimate area, the normal flora actually helps to prevent infection. The normal flora that lives in our intimate area are called lactobacilli. If the intimate flora becomes unbalanced, it makes it more likely for you to feel discomfort in your intimate area.
Most regular soap & shower gels may disrupt your pH level and upset the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina. This is due to their alkaline pH between 9-10, making it more likely for you to feel uncomfortable
In case of an emergency, a well-stocked first aid kit should be on hand, so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries at home. Here are some suggested items you can include:20
Try to separate everything into pouches to keep things organised in case of an emergency. Also, remember to regularly check the expiry dates on your products and replace when necessary. Keep a list of everything in your first aid kit to make it easier for restocking.20
The active ingredient in BETADINE®, povidone-iodine , is naturally a dark/reddish brown colour. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair, although you will be able to see see where it’s been applied on the skin.20
If you accidentally get BETADINE® on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE® can normally be washed off with the help of a stain remover.12,33,34
CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.20
Unlike most antiseptics, the BETADINE®Wound Care range uses a povidone-iodine solution to rapidly kill the bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause wound infections. BETADINE® antiseptic is relatively free of irritation or stinging, making it easier to use on your kids, in comparison with other alcohol antiseptics.36
Application to large areas of broken skin should be avoided as excessive absorption of iodine may occur.6,20,21,22
Water only removes physical debris lodged in the flesh. An antiseptic such as a BETADINE® Wound Care product (our BETADINE® Antiseptic Ointment and BETADINE® First Aid Cream) is used to kill surface germs and prevent infection.20
Additionally, the use of tap water to cleanse the wound would not be recommended in a country where a constant supply of potable drinking water is not available.