pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is. The normal pH for intimate skin is less than 4.5 and is regulated by good bacteria in the vagina called lactobacilli. If the pH balance is altered, lacobacilli can reduce in numbers of alter in efficacy and other bacteria can multiply leading to vaginal infections and irritations.
Hormones at puberty, before menstruation and the menopause can alter pH. Pregnancy and breast-feeding can affect pH levels, as can sex, semen is alkaline and so can raise the pH. Heat and sweat, tight fitting underwear and perfumed panty-liners are all culprits too at affecting your natural pH.
Itching is the most common symptom of a change in your pH levels so a soap free, pH balanced wash like Femfresh can help ease the irritation. Bacterial Vaginosis is a little known about but extremely common infection that can occur, Canestest can help you diagnose the problem and Canesbalance can help treat it if you get a positive result for BV.
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