Actually, there are bacteria in the vagina, 95 percent are good bacteria and the remaining bacterial pathogen. To be balanced ecosystem, required level of acidity (pH balance) in the range of 3.8 to 4.2. With the level of acidity, lush lactobacilli and pathogenic bacteria will die.
Many factors cause vaginal ecosystem imbalance, such as oral contraceptives, diabetes mellitus, use of antibiotics, menstrual blood, semen, spraying the liquid into the vagina (douching) and hormone disorders (puberty, menopause or pregnancy). Under normal circumstances the vagina has a characteristic odor. However, if there is an infection or abnormal vaginal discharge can cause odors that bother you, like a bad odor, stinging, and fishy caused by fungi, bacteria or other germs. If the infection in the vagina is left, can go up into the uterus.
To maintain the cleanliness and off bad bacteria in the vagina is available cleaning products female intimate areas. Of the many brands on the average have three basic ingredients.
First, derived from extracts of betel leaf (Piper betle L) is very effective as an antiseptic, eradicate the fungus Candida albicans and reduced the secretion of fluid in the vagina. According to research conducted by Amir Sharif from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, the use of betel leaf in the treatment of vaginal discharge, 90.0 percent of patients declared cured.
Unfortunately, if the cleaners made from betel leaf is used for a long time, all of the bacteria in the vagina those killed, including lactobacilli bacteria. So the balance of ecosystems to be disrupted.
Second, feminine cleansing products that contain ingredients Povidone lodine. This material is an anti-infective for the treatment of various fungal and bacterial. The side effects of products containing this ingredient is a contact dermatitis to severe allergic reactions.
Third, the product is a combination laktoserum and lactic acid. Laktoserum is derived from fermented milk and contains compounds lactate, lactose and nutrients necessary for vaginal ecosystem. While lactic acid serves to maintain the pH level in the vagina.
According to dr. Junita Indarti, SpOG, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology disease RSCM, milk contains active substances that can be extracted into lactic acid and laktoserum, and is clinically proven to reduce the complaints of itching, burning and vaginal discharge.
\ "As many as 70 percent of patients who came for treatment, complaining only about whiteness. Having patients treated by administering a solution of lactic acid and laktoserum twice a day for two weeks, the healing rate of 80 percent, only 5.4 percent experienced side effects such as skin rashes \ "he explained.
The combination of lactic acid and laktoserum as cleaning the female organs are natural because they do not kill bacteria but increase the growth of lactobacilli. One woman cleaning products containing this ingredient are Lactacyd, which currently can be purchased at the drug store outlets.
Before deciding to choose a product, according to Junita there are some things you need to consider, among other grievances felt anything at the moment and as much as possible to choose the product that it contains substances that are good. \ "For the long-term use should choose a product that can keep your natural vaginal ecosystem. Products containing bacteria killer should only be used for short term or when there are issues, \" added Junita.
Virulence hygiene, including cleanliness sexual organs or reproduction, is the beginning of efforts to maintain our health. If awake balanced vaginal ecosystem, we will automatically feel more clean and fresh and certainly more comfortable doing everyday activities.