Itching, burning, irritation or hypersensitivity at the vaginal area can be very uncomfortable for women. It is always recommended that women consult with a physician to determine the underlying source of the sensitivity, so that it can be adequately treated. However, once the tissues are sensitized from whatever source, irritants in common hygienic products including soaps, body rinses, detergents, anti-cling agents, fabric softeners, vaginal lubricants, etc can exacerbate the problem. There are a number of products on the market for vaginal sensitivity.
The vagina is a very sensitive part of the body, especially the opening, known as the vestibule. Care should be taken when purchasing products that may come in contact with this area. It is important to avoid hygiene products that have a lot of chemicals and preservatives, as these can potentiate and perpetuate irritation.
Causes of vaginal sensitivity
Vaginal sensitivity at the opening or externally on the labia is often the result of adverse conditions in the vagina such as altered vaginal micro-flora as well as yeast. However, once the external tissues get sensitized, other irritants can perpetuate the problem even though the underlying condition may have been treated and resolved. That’s why it’s important that women practice proper vaginal hygiene. This includes using neutral, hypocontactant, hypoallergenic products and keeping the vaginal area free of secretions in the labial crevasses. The peri-vaginal tissues are particularly susceptible to bacterial and yeast overgrowth that can accumulate naturally in the labial crevasses. This provides the ideal environment in which bacteria and yeast thrive.
FeminaRx Pure Skin Care Collection
Dr. R. Stuart Fowler of Fowler Gyn International (FGI) has researched and refined a combination of hygiene products over the past 20years, which are specially well suited for women with vaginal sensitivity. This collection of skin care products is known as the FeminaRx Pure Skin Care Collection. The kit includes hypoallergenic body soap, moisturizing lotion, genital skin rinse, gentle shaving cream, an emollient to reduce friction of tissues and vaginal lubricant