Intimate Hygiene

Intimate Hygiene

Intimate hygiene should be a part of every woman’s and girl’s regular hygiene. Proper and thorough intimate hygiene protects and maintains the balance of the vaginal flora, thereby providing a protective barrier against various infections and viruses.Proper care for our intimate parts contributes to our:
  • overall health,
  • to problem-free sex life.
Why to use an intimate hygiene specially developed products and not ordinary soap?Special products for an intimate hygiene are recommended for women of all ages. Ingredients help prevent the entry of harmful microorganisms into the vaginal environment, keep the acidic environment of the vagina and some ingredients reduce drying of the vagina and improving vaginal comfort.Intimate hygiene products:
  • will adjust the pH,
  • contain disinfectant ingredients with anti-inflammatory and soothing effects for burning and itching.

Recommendations and Tips

What are the principles of proper Intimate Hygiene?
  • Do not use perfumed bubble bath, soaps, shower gels and foams that are not intended for intimate hygiene.
  • Avoid bathing and shower instead.
  • Sponges and washcloths aren’t suitable for washing your intimate parts.
  • Dry yourself after any swimming (in a swimming pool, water tank or pond).
  • After using the toilet, always wipe yourself in the direction from the vagina towards the anus.
  • Pay attention to hygiene after intercourse.

Of interest

Did you know, that the pH of the male sperm is much higher than the pH of female vaginal flora?Vaginal environment interferes with sexual intercourse. Although sex for most of us a pleasant time, for vagina it means a disturbance of the natural equilibrium environment. This environment is often disrupted mechanically, might happened some small injuries, for example, when there is not enough of moisture of vagina. Also, this environment is violated by bringing various of other bacteria that live on a partner, or after ejaculation is changed by the presence of sperm. Male sperm reaches pH 7, while healthy vaginal environment has pH 4-4,5. Alkaline environment that creates sperm is suitable for formation of infection. Therefore is important to wash after intercourse.

Girls and Intimate Hygiene

We shouldn’t neglect correct intimate hygiene beginning during the neonatal period. Mothers should:
  • Pay particular attention to the cleanliness of external genitals of girls.
  • During daily bath, you should slightly open the labia and also clean the area of the vaginal opening. Do not be afraid of this manipulation – some mothers are afraid that it might hurt the girl, but the opposite may be true.
  • Always wash genitals in the direction from the urethra towards the anus and never the other way round.
  • Sanitary wipes are only recommended in cases when it is not possible to wash using water.
  • After a bath it is advisable to lightly wipe the intimate parts using a towel or a piece of cellulose and again slightly open the labia and vaginal opening.
Neglecting this area can lead to health problems in the form of adhesions of the opposing vaginal mucous membranes. The cause of this tends to be insufficient hygiene of a girl’s intimate parts. Little girls should be taught to proper intimate hygiene and proper hygiene after urination and defecation from early childhood. GYNELLA Girl Intimate Wash is special intimate hygiene suitable for girls from the age of 3 years of age.

Why GYNELLA Intimate

Why to use GYNELLA Intim products?
  • Product developed by Czech company which is many years active in the field of Gynecology.
  • Products specially developed for intimate hygiene with adjusted pH for women and girls.
  • Product line where can choose every woman the right product for herself or for daughter or grand daughter.
  • Dye-free and dermatologically tested.
What kind of ingredients are in the products? Lactic Acid
  • Lactic Acid balances the correct pH level.
  • Contributes to maintaining a protective layer against external influences such as bacteria and infection.
  • It has hydrating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
Aloe vera
  • People have been using it for its curative properties, and some nations even worship it. Native Americans consider it one of the sacred plants. Egyptians nicknamed it divine blood or the plant of immortality, and Egyptian queens even used it for skin rejuvenation.
  • It has healing and hydrating properties.
Panthenol (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Is a type B vitamin designated as vitamin B5.
  • It is important for the effects of certain enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism. It is important for the effect of a number of enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and sugars, the production of glucocorticoids and sex hormones.
  • It helps to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. For this reason, it is mainly used in dermatology and as part of cosmetic products.
Bisabolol
  • Is the one of the main ingredients of chamomile.
  • Is anti-inflammatory, soothes and regenerates irritated skin.
Allantoin
  • Is known for protective and restorative effects.
  • Support of healing of the skin and mucous membranes.
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
  • Essential oils contained in the pine limit growing of different species of bacteria.
  • It has antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, healing and deodorizing effects.
  • Usually used in the products of personal hygiene.
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Vaginal Infecion

Vaginal Infecion

Natural balance

In vagina of healthy woman are included a various types of bacteria. These healthful bacteria represent a healthy vaginal flora. Vaginal flora is different for each individual woman and is fully developer at the age of adult. One gram of vaginal secret includes around hundreds of million bacteria, which are representing mix of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. If are these microorganism perfectly balanced, a woman is protected from developing of vaginal infection.Natural vaginal balance may affect:
  • everyday activities,
  • hormonal changes,
  • disease and using of medicaments – especially antibiotics.

Interest

Did you know that you can disrupt your vaginal microflora by using medicaments?Using an antibiotics can be one of the reasons of vaginal infection. Antibiotics acting against bacteria but also can destroyed some microorganisms which keep your vagina balanced. That balance is disrupted by antibiotics, number of yeasts is much higher which can affect your vagina by mycosis. After that you can observe some symptoms as discharge, burning and itching of the vagina. In this case should be the natural balance treated by Lactobacilus.

Vaginal Infections

Vaginal infection is characterized by a disturbance of the balance of the vagina which can be caused by many factors.
External factors :
  • using antibiotics,
  • diseases or disorders of the immune system,
  • excessive use of soaps,
  • chlorinated water,
  • wearing impropriate or too tight clothes,
  • sport, stress, nervousness,
  • unprotected sex.
Internal factors:
  • hormonal changes (pregnancy, lactation or menopause).

What is happening during the vaginal imbalance?

During the vaginal imbalance may be the different pH of the vagina which means from the acidic pH becomes alkaline pH. In this pH the healthful bacteria are not able to live and stay in balance. Alkaline pH is suitable for bacteria, viruses, mildew which are ideal for the formation of the vaginal infection. The very first symptoms of infection are burning, itching, vaginal discharge, etc.

Types of Vaginal Infections

Healthy vaginal environment is inhabited by Lactobacilli which provide a protective function against harmful microorganisms. Vagina has amazing self-cleaning effect that helps keep it clean.

Did you know that

discharge is normal for her and when it is increased. < The fluid should be clear or milky white and odourless. Vaginal discharge changes according to the menstrual cycle – for example, more discharge is produced during ovulation and before the beginning of menstruation. It also reacts to hormonal changes such as lactation and to sexual arousal.The cause of inflammatory diseases of the vagina is the <disappearance of Lactobacilli, distortion of the vaginal pH environment and propagation of harmful microorganisms. If the vaginal flora is disturbed, it leads to infection, which is often accompanied by burning, itching or vaginal discharge.

What are the most common vaginal infections and how you can recognize them?

Yeast Infection (colpitis mycotica)

Is the most frequently caused by Candida albicans. Infection usually occurs after the use of antibiotics, which disrupt the natural vaginal environment.Showed up as:
  • itching or genital redness,
  • curdy or watery discharge without smell,
  • it might contain burning during urination or coitus.
The presence of yeasts in the vaginal secretion is confirmed by laboratory test. It’s important to know that certain part of this finding is a usual part of women genitals and it doesn't mean disease. If the freely available product are not helpful and the infection is showing up again, you should contact your doctor.

Bacterial Infection (bacteriosis vaginalis)

It is caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria to the detriment of the friendly Lactobacilli. Disturbed vaginal environment shows in laboratory tests as an increased pH of vaginal secretions.Typical symptom is:
  • watery discharge with fishy odour,
  • other symptoms are usually missing because there are no signs of local inflammation.
Because of this infection is not accompanied by other symptoms as itching or burning, a lot of women often don’t know that they are affected by bacterial infection. How to resist this infection?It‘s appropriate to use a product which is suitable to recovery of natural microflora, because includes enough of Lactobacillus (e.g. medical device Vagilact).

Bacterial Infection (colpitis bacterialis)

The causative agents tend to be strains of bacteria such as Streptococci, Staphylococci, Enterococci or E. coli. In certain cases, purulent inflammation of the vagina accompanies other infections, e.g. vaginal mycosis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhoea and others. Treatment should be initiated based on bacteria susceptibility testing to antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents that are administered locally or globally.Symptoms include:
  • typical strong vaginitis with purulent discharge.

Protozoan Infection (trichomoniasis vaginalis)

It is an < span class="font-vi">inflammation of the vagina caused by Trichomonas vaginalis (Trichomonas vaginalis). Mainly transmitted by coitus.The main symptoms of infection include:
  • thin often frothy discharge,
  • itching of the vulva,
  • pain in the lower abdomen,
  • painful coitus,
  • often accompanied by a urinary tract infection.
Vaginal pH increases. When this infection occurs, all sexual partners should be treated.

Viral Infection (colpitis virosa)

The main causes are herpes viruses and papillomaviruses. The simultaneous involvement of vulva and vagina is very common.The course of a papillomavirus infection is painless. Herpetic infections:
  • are very painful,
  • symptoms are burning and itching,
  • the main symptom is the formation of multiple blisters.
It is a sexually transmitted infection, and in pregnancy, the foetus is in danger as well. Herpetic infections are treated with antiviral medication prescribed by a doctor. .

Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydiae are intracellular parasites and differ from both viruses and bacteria.They manifest themselves by:
  • purulent mucus, brownish, creamy or greenish discharge.
According to the doctor’s diagnosis, redness and swelling on the cervix is usually confirmed. This type of infection is usually accompanied by bleeding after intercourse. Only laboratory tests can provide an accurate diagnosis.

Prevention and Tips

How to behave to protect me before vaginal infection?

  • Do not use perfumed bubble bath, soaps, shower gels and foams that are not intended for intimate hygiene.
  • Avoid bathing and shower instead.
  • Sponges and washcloths aren’t suitable for washing your intimate parts.
  • Only wear cotton underwear.
  • Dry yourself after any swimming (in a swimming pool, water tank or pond).
  • Change from wet swimsuit into dry clothes.
  • After using the toilet, always wipe yourself in the direction from the vagina towards the anus.
  • Do not use perfumed tampons or pads.
  • Do not used perfumed or coloured toilet paper.
  • Limit the number of sexual partners.
  • Take care of your hygiene after every coitus.
  • Pay attention to hygiene after intercourse.
  • Limit excessive consumption of sweet food.
  • Pay attention to intimate hygiene, but do not wash yourself excessively
  • Try to avoid stress and stressful situations.
  • During the use of antibiotics that disrupt the vaginal microflora, it is recommended to use vaginal tablets containing Lactobacilli.

Self-Medication and When to Visit the Doctor

In the first phase of infection as itching, burning and white creamy discharge is good to have a products for intimate problems and try to react as fast as you can to stop these problems and treat them.The most often infections are caused by yeasts and Candida. In this case you don‘ t need to be worried about self-treatment. Follow the instruction on the package of the vaginal caps and také the entire dose to prevent the re-infection. If symptoms do not improve within 5 days, you need to consult it with your gynecologist. Do not use the vaginal caps during the period. During treatment do not use tampons because they may absorb the active substances contained in products. For these reasons is not recommended to use condoms. If it‘ s possible do not touch the affected areas, not scratch, it could spread the infection to other part of your body. After successful treatment, it is recommended to wait with coitus at least another two days. Candidiasis may have other sexual partners without any symptomsbut they might to transfer the infection.You can try to use the vaginal caps or vaginal gels:

Which one to use?

  • Nagyn: candidiasis
  • Vagilact: infection
When it comes to more serious symptoms as infection Papillomavirus, Herpes, Chlamydia Infection, do not wait and visit your doctor immediately during the first symptoms.
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Products

GYNELLA Girl Intimate Wash

GYNELLA Girl Intimate Wash is an intimate hygiene cleanser gel specially developed for girls from the age of 3 to the first menstrual period. This is a period of age when the ovaries do not produce female hormone (estrogen). The composition has a specially adjusted pH (neutral pH) corresponding to the non-hormonal age of girls. The gel is gentle on the sensitive skin of the skin and protects it from infections.

Sage extract provides microbial protection for the skin. Bisabolol and allantoin have soothing and regenerative effects. Dermatologically tested.

Application

Moisten the skin, apply the gel in the required amount, gently shake, then rinse thoroughly.

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GYNELLA Intimate Wash

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GYNELLA Intimate Wash is an intimate gel for regular women's intimate hygiene. Intimate gel is suitable for daily intimate care thanks to balanced pH and enriched lactic acid. It is suitable for women with sensitive skin with a tendency to vaginal infections. The cleansing gel can also be used to shave intimate areas. Dermatologically tested.

Application
Apply in the required amount, gently trowel and rinse thoroughly.

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GYNELLA Intimate Foam

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GYNELLA Intimate Foam is a fine shower foam designed for washing and shaving intimate areas. GYNELLA Intimate Foam gives the skin long-lasting freshness and protection due to its composition with aloe vera and panthenol. Lactic acid also helps to balance the natural pH of intimate areas. It is suitable for women with sensitive skin with a tendency to vaginal infections. Dermatologically tested.

Application
Moisten the skin, apply enough foam to the body, spread it gently, and then thoroughly rinse.

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GYNELLA Silver Gel

GYNELLA Silver Gel is a medical device acting as a coadjutant in the prevention of recurrent herpes simples 2 (HSV-2), in the treatment of bacterial, mycotic and viral infections such as candidiasis and warts and as adjuvant in the treatment of post-partum lesions.

GYNELLA Silver Gel is a cream-gel based on a TIAB, a complex of titanium dioxide functionalized with covalently linked monovalent silver, whose primary action is to constitute a barrier that protects the tissues and create the best condition to prevent recurrences of bacterial, mycotic and viral infections, in particular herpetic.

GYNELLA Silver Gel exerts dual action:

isolates the area of application from external microbial aggression;
limits microbial colonization in the area of application, creating the best possible conditions for tissue regeneration.

For the proper use of the GYNELLA Silver Gel intimate gel, read the recommended use and dosage.

Before use read the leaflet. Apply vaginal gel once a day for 7 days. Wash your hands and genital area thoroughly before use. Clean and thoroughly dry the area before vaginal gel treatment. Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected area. Let it naturally dry out so that the gel can form a thin protective layer. The gel is applied to areas affected by bacterial, fungal or viral infections before their active symptoms or initial companion marks appear.

Contact a doctor for long-term use.

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Nagyn

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Nagyn is used to support the treatment of bacterial, viral and fungal vaginal infections, such as prevention in susceptibility to inflammation of various origins. It also serves as a support for postpartum, gynecological surgery or surgery.

Before using Nagyn, read carefully the package leaflet. Nagyn is not covered by public health insurance and is freely available in the pharmacy.

It is recommended to use one vaginal capsule Nagyn a day, preferably at bedtime for 7 days.

Contact a doctor for long-term use.

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Vagilact

Vagilact supports maintaining balance of vaginal flora and prevent feelings of discomfort in intimate areas. Vagilact contains Lactobacilli, Lactic Acid and Soy Isoflavonoids. Vagilact relieves unpleasant sensations in intimate areas (itching, burning, dry feelings etc.),  supporting recovery of native vaginal microflora, eg before and after taking antibiotics or feeling dry in the vaginal mucosa (menopausal women).

Before using a medical device Vagilact carefully read the leaflet. Vagilact is not covered by public health insurance and is freely available at the pharmacy.

Apply 1 vaginal tablet for 10 days deep into the vagina. It is best to use at bedtime.
Maximum length of use without consultation with a doctor is 20 days.

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Who we are?

Heaton is a company with exclusively Czech capital operating since 2002 on the pharmaceutical market. The company is the owner of registration decisions for more than 20 molecules. The portfolio includes medicinal products from the field of gynecology, oncology, transplantology, urology, nephrology and the hospital segment of antibiotics.

What we do?

The company is represented in 3 countries of the European Union in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Romania, where it has its own team promoting its products. In other countries such as Croatia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Moldava and the Scandinavian countries, the company promotes its products through partners.
In addition to the promotion and sale of pharmaceuticals, the company is engaged in research and development of innovative medical devices, food supplements and cosmetics.