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    What conditions should I ensure in my vaginal area to stay healthy?

    During the appearance of the first period until the end of the last period, in the area of the vagina prevail specific conditions that ensure the physiology of the area. These conditions are:

    1. the presence of normal flora with dominant microorganisms lactobacilli which are the first line of defense for the area and prevent the growth of pathogenic microorganisms,
    2. the production of glycogen from the vaginal mucosa which is the nutrient for the survival and maintenance of lactobacilli,
    3. the release of lactic acid by lactobacilli as a result of the metabolism of glycogen they consume and the creation of an acidic environment, pleasing to the acidophilic normal flora with vaginal pH values of 3.5 to 4.5.
    4. the moisture of the vaginal mucosa

    With the presence of these conditions, a balance prevails that protects women of all ages from the possible occurrence of infections or discomfort in the wider area.

    Why should I use specially designed cleansers on the sensitive area daily? From what age should I use special products?

    The sensitive area (external genitalia) is a particularly vulnerable part of the female body. It consists of different tissues (skin, mucosa) with different needs, which are faced daily with factors that tend to upset the balance of the area (secretions, urine, synthetic underwear, fragranced panty liners, swimwear, tights, etc.). For these reasons, the adoption and observance of daily care and hygiene is required. Cleansing using only water is not recommended as secretions that can be a means of growing pathogenic microorganisms are not effectively removed. At the same time, the pH of the water disturbs the normally acidic pH of the skin and mucous membranes of the area, creating a feeling of dryness, thus enhancing the appearance of disorders. Also the use of cleansers for the rest of the body or hair (foam baths, shampoos) are not recommended due to the strong cleansing agents, soaps, colors and fragrances that they mainly contain.

    Specially designed for the sensitive area, soap-free cleaners and strong cleaning agents, respect the physiology of each different tissue without drying out and changing its acidic pH. At the same time the absence of artificial colors and fragrances reduces the likelihood of irritation and allergies. Their enhanced compositions with ingredients with natural antimicrobial protection enhance local protection and care for the area.

    Specially designed daily cleansing products:

    • must not contain: soap or strong cleansers, antiseptics, artificial colors and fragrances
    • should offer: gentle cleansing with the use of mild cleansing agents, acidic pH, ingredients with hypoallergenic properties and natural mode of action which enhance the natural antimicrobial protection of the area while at the same time taking care of it.

    The use of specially designed cleaners needs to be adopted from a very young age (even shortly after birth) by choosing the right product for each age.

    What is vaginitis?

    Vaginitis is characterized by inflammation of the vaginal mucosa, i.e. the lining that covers the inner surface of the vagina.

    What are the symptoms of vaginitis?

    The main symptoms of vaginitis, regardless of its etiology, are the presence of pruritus (itching), irritation, burning and excessive secretions of a different texture, smell and color from the normal ones. Pain during sexual intercourse and urination can often coexist.

    What are the most common causes of vaginitis?

    The most common causes of vaginitis are bacteria and fungi and can often be caused by a lack of estrogen or allergies (e.g. from the use of condoms or other intravaginal products). However, it is not uncommon for inflammation to occur but without finding a specific cause. These cases are characterized as non-specific vaginitis and are usually attributed to hormonal imbalance (common during pregnancy). 

    How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis?

    Bacterial vaginitis is the most common vaginitis. Symptoms that usually predominate are pruritus (itching), irritation, burning and the appearance of excessive secretions of thin texture, strong odor (fishy) that may intensify after sexual intercourse or period, and has a gray color.

    However, special care is required as there are sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria such as vaginal trichomonas infection.

    In any case, the correct and safe diagnosis and treatment is performed only through the gynecologist after a series of diagnostic tests (colposcopy, vaginal discharge culture, etc.), a practice that is recommended to follow every time you notice changes in the wider area.

    How do I know if I have fungal vaginitis?

    Fungal vaginitis is the second most common vaginitis. It is not a sexually transmitted disease and cannot be transmitted as fungi are part of the normal flora of the vagina, where they remain normal in low populations. Common causes of their overgrowth that can lead to vaginitis are conditions that lead to a decrease in lactobacilli in the vagina and the predominance of other microorganisms in the area (e.g. after taking antibiotics for any reason, use of inappropriate and strong antiseptic vaginal solutions, etc.).

    Symptoms that are usually predominant are intense pruritus (itching), irritation, burning and the appearance of excessive secretions of viscous texture and white color characterized as leukorrhea, without the presence of a characteristic unpleasant odor.

    In any case, the correct and safe diagnosis and treatment is performed only through the gynecologist after a series of diagnostic tests (colposcopy, vaginal discharge culture, etc.), a practice that is recommended to follow every time you notice changes in the wider area.

    How can I relieve the symptoms of vaginitis?

    Depending on the symptoms that concern you there are product options that can relieve you. However, complete relief from the cause of inflammation can not be achieved without first diagnosing it and receiving appropriate treatment from your gynecologist.

    In case of bacterial etiology of vaginitis you can combine (scheme for bacterial vaginitis)

    In case of fungal etiology of vaginitis you can combine (scheme for fungal vaginitis)

    In case of non-specific etiology of vaginitis you can combine (figure for atypical vaginitis)

    How can I prevent the appearance of a vaginitis?

    The appearance of a vaginitis can be prevented if the normal flora of the area is maintained with the predominance of lactobacilli, the acidic environment of the vagina (pH 3,5-4,5) in the presence of lactic acid and the necessary moisture for the tissues. Securing these factors prevents the development of infections. In case their presence is disturbed, appropriate product options such as probiotics, vaginal pH regulators and hydrating products can help to restore and maintain them and prevent infections.

    Indicatively you can combine (scheme for prevention of vaginitis and enhancement of natural balance)

    Tips:

    • You can adopt the daily intake of probiotics by mouth through special supplements with lactobacilli to easily and naturally strengthen the flora of the vagina
    • You can use daily special cleansing fluids for the sensitive area with enhanced composition for protection against microorganisms.

    I often get vaginitis shortly after my period. Why is this happening to me? What can I do?

    The transition to reproductive age is marked by the periodic appearance of bleeding that lasts for a few days and usually occurs every 24 to 28 days. The presence of blood in the vaginal area -although normal- can lead to minor disorders in the vaginal environment affecting the vaginal pH and the presence of lactobacilli as the blood has a neutral pH. This effect, combined with the fact that blood is an excellent nutrient medium for fungi normally present in the vagina, often leads to the body's inability to control the overgrowth of fungi that eventually cause inflammation in the area.

    Enhancing the normal mechanism of removal of bleeding residues and the immediate restoration of vaginal pH to its normal acidic values can reduce the occurrence of vaginitis after the end of the period.

    Indicatively you can combine (scheme for prevention of vaginitis and enhancement of natural balance after period)

    Tips:

    • Prefer the use of a panty liner with a cotton cover which you change regularly in relation to the tampons
    • You can use daily special cleansing fluids for the sensitive area with enhanced composition for protection against microorganisms.
    • You can adopt the daily intake of probiotics by mouth through special supplements with lactobacilli to easily and naturally strengthen the flora of the vagina

    I often get a recurrence of vaginitis due to fungi. Why is this happening to me? What can I do?

    Fungi, although natural colonists of the vagina, very often lead to infections and there are specific reasons that reduce the likelihood of successful reduction and relief from the manifestations of vaginitis. As a result, the recurrence of symptoms of fungal vaginitis is often recorded very soon from the previous episode, which is characterized as a relapse. The main reasons are the development of resistance to the usual medications, the incomplete diagnosis, the self-diagnosis, the non-observance of the treatment regimens, etc.

    In any case, the correct and safe diagnosis and treatment is carried out only through the gynecologist after a series of diagnostic tests (colposcopy, vaginal fluid culture, identification of responsible strains, selection of effective active each time, etc.), a practice that is recommended to follow whenever you notice changes in the wider area.

    Scrupulous adherence to treatment regimens and the adoption of tactics that directly enhance the local balance and defense of the area are the means to successfully reduce relapses.

    Indicatively you can combine (scheme for prevention of vaginitis and enhancement of natural balance)

    Tips:

    • choose cotton underwear and limit the use of tight synthetic underwear
    • avoid the daily use of panty liners
    • change your swimsuit immediately and do not sit directly on the sand of the sea
    • generally avoid tight clothing and anything that can significantly increase the humidity and temperature of the area
    • use daily special cleansing fluids for the sensitive area with enhanced composition for protection against fungi.

    When can I do a vaginal douche?

    Rinsing and cleansing the vaginal mucosa with special devices can be done whenever you need to get rid of annoying secretions and odors, relieve symptoms such as itching and burning sensation or want to enhance the feeling of comfort and rejuvenation of the area.

    Why is vaginal washing beneficial? Why avoid home-made solutions? Why avoid antiseptic solutions for vaginal washing?

    Applying vaginal douches is beneficial (when the conditions of use are met) as they enhance and accelerate the ability of the vagina to self-cleanse, freeing it from bleeding residues, normal or abnormal secretions while relieving discomfort such as itching, irritation, burning or unpleasant odors.

    When their application precedes the application of other intravaginal preparations, they maximize the effectiveness of their action, contributing substantially to the successful therapeutic management of pathological conditions.

    Intravaginal application of home-made solutions is best avoided mainly due to the unstable content of their composition as well as the non-specific devices commonly used, which favor injuries, the transport of pathogenic microorganisms to the cervix and uterus and the possibility of re-infection.

    Respectively, when there is no specific etiology, strong antiseptic agents should be avoided, which negatively affect the normal flora and the integrity of the vaginal mucosa.

    How often can I do a vaginal douche?

    The frequency of vaginal douches depends on the reason for their use.

    Under normal conditions where the application of vaginal washing is aimed at maintaining the hygiene and comfort of the area, the repetition of the application is recommended no more often than every 3 days.

    When there are special reasons e.g. removal of bleeding, leukorrhea or relief of irritation, the application can be repeated once a day for 2 to 3 consecutive days or depending on the recommendation of the attending physician.

    Why should I not use the same vaginal douche more than once?

    Vaginal douches should be performed under conditions of maximum hygiene so as not to increase the likelihood of vaginal imbalance, which can lead to serious infections. Especially in cases where the vaginal lavage is performed to relieve the symptoms of a vaginitis, repeated use of the same device may lead to re-infection due to contamination of the device or solution.

    In which cases are vaginal washings not preferred?

    Vaginal douches are not recommended in cases where there is no complete sexual intercourse or during pregnancy. Exceptions are the cases where there is a recommendation of the gynecologist.

    What are probiotics?

    Probiotics are living microorganisms that do not cause disease in the human body and contribute in many ways to ensuring its health, e.g. inhibiting the growth of other pathogenic microorganisms, contributing to digestion in food, etc.

    Why are they considered necessary especially in cases of vaginal or other infections?

    Normally, in most cavities of the human body as well as in the skin, there is a flora, i.e. microorganisms that over the years have managed to coexist harmoniously with humans and develop a mutually reciprocal relationship with them (microorganisms find suitable soil to survive and at the same time strengthen the first line of defense of the human body). In case there is a disturbance of the normal flora e.g. from taking antibiotics then it is easy to give pathogenic microorganisms the opportunity to grow and cause infections. The most immediate restoration of the normal flora with the use of probiotic preparations contributes to the effective reduction of pathogenic microorganisms and to the inhibition of the growth of new ones.

    Why should I prefer specially designed probiotics for the vaginal flora?

    The normal flora that can colonize different cavities of the body varies significantly from point to point, depending on the age of the person, his eating habits, his lifestyle, etc. For the vaginal cavity the microorganisms that have prevailed over the years and Lactobacilli contribute significantly to maintaining the balance of the area. This type of bacteria needs to dominate every time, especially during the reproductive age of the woman, in order to maintain the acidic environment in the area. If the lactobacilli population is disturbed, the possibility of pathological conditions increases. The probiotic preparations that work effectively to revive and restore the vaginal flora are those that contain a large amount of lactobacilli - the type of bacteria that normally prevail in the vagina and form the desired acidic environment and pH of vaginal fluid.

    Why should I prefer probiotic strains in the form of seed?

    There are bacterial strains used as probiotics which by their nature have the ability to take two forms depending on the prevailing conditions:

    -the seed form, a resistant form that preserves the micro-organism when environmental conditions endanger its viability,

    -the germinal form, which enables the microorganism to grow and multiply when conditions are favorable.

    The choice of probiotic preparations offered by their bacterial strains in the form of a seed ensures that the microorganism reaches the desired target tissue alive despite all the processing it has undergone during the production, packaging, storage and transport stages. This achieves the maximum efficiency of their use.

    Why are there small color differences between the vaginal suppositories of eva intima biolact ovules?

    As an eva intima biolact ovules contains populations of live lactobacilli in the seed form, there may be slight changes in the color of the suppository (from whitish to light gray-beige), which is considered normal as it depends on the culture materials used each time for the growth of these bacteria.

    How often can I apply probiotics to the vaginal area?

    Applying vaginal suppositories is beneficial as often as you choose to do it without any restriction on the frequency of use. However, when it comes to restoring the flora after infections, it takes at least 8 days for a strong and complete lactobacillus population to re-form in the area.

    Why is it important to get significant amounts of lactic acid in the vagina at any age?

    Lactic acid is the factor that shapes the acidic environment in the vagina.

    During reproductive age it is released by the lactic acid bacteria of the normal vaginal flora after the metabolism of the glycogen they use as food. The acidic vaginal environment is pleasant and enhances the action of lactobacilli while at the same time limiting the growth of other pathogenic microorganisms.

    However, beyond the reproductive age, such as during menopause, maintaining acidic conditions in the vagina can be a means of preventing infections. At this stage of a woman's life, vaginal pH regulators that provide ready-made lactic acid and directly form the required acidity in the vagina can help immediately.

    The area of my vagina presents an intense itching, irritation and a burning sensation. What may it be?

    Pruritus (itching), irritation and burning sensation are clinical manifestations that can be observed in conditions of different etiology in the vaginal area. They are usually observed in cases of infection of various etiologies that coexist there with increased vaginal secretions with or without odor. The presence of these symptoms without the presence of hypersecretion may be due to the occurrence of vaginal dryness.

    In any case, the correct and safe diagnosis and treatment is performed only through the gynecologist after a series of diagnostic tests (colposcopy, vaginal discharge culture, etc.), a practice that is recommended to follow every time you notice changes in the wider area.

    The area of my external genitalia presents an intense itching, irritation and burning sensation. What may it be? How can I be relieved?

    The external genitalia are the most exposed area of our genital system.

    There are many factors in our daily lives that can upset the balance of the area which may be abnormal such as the use of inappropriate cleansing fluids, synthetic underwear, fragranced panty liners, swimwear, heavy sweating, increased temperature. In addition, the onset of these symptoms as a result of infections such as fungal overgrowth should not be considered unlikely.

    In any case, the correct and safe diagnosis and treatment is performed only through the gynecologist after a series of diagnostic tests, a practice that is recommended to follow every time you notice changes in the wider area.

    Relief of these symptoms regardless of the cause of their appearance can be achieved through eva intima medival which is an anti-itch cream with a natural mode of action specially designed for the relief of the external genitalia. Diagnosing and treating the cause of these symptoms is crucial for definitive relief from these symptoms.

    What is vaginal dryness and vulvovaginal atrophy? What are the most common causes of vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy?

    Vaginal dryness is a consequence of the lack of necessary moisture in the vaginal mucosa. The most common causes for the appearance are the decrease of estrogen due to age, breastfeeding, the use of cleansing fluids that contain strong cleansing or antiseptic agents, smoking, diabetes, etc. Symptoms of vaginal dryness are itching, burning, irritation without the presence of hypersecretion and the appearance of difficulty and pain during sexual intercourse.

    Vaginal atrophy is a consequence and continuation of vaginal dryness. The intensity of the symptoms is greater while the surface of the vaginal epithelium is so fragile that it is very easily injured resulting in bleeding.

    How can I relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy without the use of hormones?

    Relieving the symptoms of vaginal dryness or atrophy as well as slowing their progression, if the cause is aging, can be achieved by using products that ensure locally high levels of moisture. The most popular and very effective factor that naturally achieves high levels of moisture and contributes to the regeneration and enhancement of the healing capacity of tissues is the hyaluronic acid that normally exists in our body. As a hydrophilic substance it retains a large amount of water creating a film on the surface of the vaginal mucosa. In this way it relieves for a long time from the manifestations of dryness while at the same time it acts as a catalyst for the repair and regeneration of the tissues.

    For how long can I use products to relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness or vaginal atrophy safely?

    Products that exert their action through the use of ingredients that do not have hormonal or pharmacological action can be used for as long as possible and desired, without requiring any interruption or concern for their safety.

    A key factor for maximum effectiveness and satisfaction from the use of products in this category is the consistency in the regular application according to the instructions for use of each product.

    Insufficient vaginal lubrication & pain during intercourse. What should I look out for when choosing a personal lubricant?

    Insufficient lubrication and pain during sexual intercourse are conditions that can be observed in both young and older women. The causes can be of different nature and are usually related to intercourse stress or the presence of vaginal dryness. Using a lubricant significantly improves the problem. It is important, however, to use lubricants that closely resemble the composition of normal vaginal secretions so as not to disturb the natural balance of the area. For this reason their composition should be based on water and not on petroleum products such as Vaseline and paraffin oil, not to have artificial colors and fragrances as well as preservatives.

    Hot flushes. What are they and how can I reduce them in a non-hormonal, natural way?

    Hot flashes are the sudden feeling of rising body temperature that is mainly associated with menopause and mainly affects women.

    During menopause, hot flashes are usually more intense on the face, neck and chest and can cause redness of the skin. They may be accompanied by increased heart rate and intense sweating followed by a feeling of cold. Their frequency varies from person to person, but they generally last a few minutes and occur mainly at night. The exact cause remains unclear, but is believed to be the result of hormonal changes in menopausal features and increased sensitivity of the body temperature control system, which becomes more sensitive to small changes.

    However, in both women and men, the problem can also be associated with real diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, prostate cancer, or diseases related to the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. Hot flashes can also be caused by cancer treatments.

    Reducing hot flashes as well as night sweats can be achieved by using dietary supplements of plant-based ingredients that contain phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens mimic the good effects of estrogen effectively and safely without any side effects as they have no estrogenic effect.

    It can be used without interruption for as long as desired.

    In any case, the correct and safe diagnosis and treatment is performed only through the gynecologist after a series of diagnostic tests, a practice that is recommended to follow every time something worries you in your body.

    Why use a special detergent for washing my underwear?

    The sensitive area of the external genitalia is faced daily with many factors that can upset its balance. One such factor is the artificial fragrances that are contained in both the cleansing fluids of the sensitive area and the detergents that we wash our underwear and can act just as aggravatingly when using underwear. To avoid possible irritations due to detergents, special detergents were created for women's underwear with hypoallergenic fragrance, which are more easily rinsed leaving no residue that can cause irritation and allergies in the area.

    How can I reduce ingrown hair and the appearance of folliculitis after any depilation method?

    Regular exfoliation is the practice that reduces the inclusion of hair after any hair removal method. The easy and practical option is to use eva intima bikini ingrow in the places where the hairs are usually trapped.

    Constipation. How can I be relieved immediately and safely? Is there a risk of tolerance? Is effervescence noticeable during use? If I have hemorrhoids or stretch marks how can I use it?

    Constipation affects a large part of the female population. The fastest results in terms of relief are achieved by topically applied products such as douches and suppositories.

    Eva lax can relieve you in just 10 minutes from the very first application, reducing to a minimum the feeling of pain and irritation that may exist due to incomplete evacuation of stool. Its action is achieved thanks to the gentle effervescence it causes, which although it is not felt during use, immediately facilitates the movement of feces while the chamomile extract it contains can soothe the affected area and reduce tension. It can be used by all women at any stage of their lives and without the worry of tolerance from use. In case of difficulty during application for any reason, wetting with olive oil or water can facilitate installation.