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Hi my name is Peggy Francis and I am a nurse practitioner here at Northwoods Urology. And I want to take a minute today to talk to the ladies in the audience about vaginal health. Often in the urology office and in the gynecology office, we see patients with symptoms of infections that are actually related to over-cleansing of the area between your legs.
I call this my “leave your crotch alone” speech. Down between your legs, that area, does not need to see any soap, so no soap, no body washes, no feminine washes, no wipes, sprays, wash clothes, scrub brushes, loofahs. Just water and your fingers. Now sometimes in the summer time when we perspire, you can use a wash cloth or some soap on your groin area or maybe back to your rectum. But that tender tissue at the opening of your vagina does not need to see a cleanser. And often when we wash away all of that natural lubrication that protects the tissue, we have symptoms of a urinary tract infection or of a vaginal infection.
So if you have any questions about whether you have a vaginal infection or whether your irritation is related to over-cleansing, come in, let’s do an exam. Let me look under the microscope and determine if this is your issue.