The Vagina Feels Sore When Exposed To Soap?
Hello, want to ask. Why yes, if I take a shower and use the soap usually the soap hits the water, continues to run into the vagina and feels sore. But after rinsing, it’s not painful anymore. And if you don’t pee, it doesn’t hurt either. How is that?
Hello Jihan, thank you for asking us the team of doctors on the HealthReplies.com website
As we all know, the vagina is an important area for women, and there are many nerve fibers that function in providing stimulation during intercourse, so the vagina is also a very sensitive area. The vaginal lining, besides containing many nerve fibers, is also covered by skin cells which are more susceptible than skin cells in other parts of the body. This can cause the vagina to become easily irritated, if exposed to irritants that cannot be overcome by the skin lining of the vagina. One of the vaginal protectors is an acidic pH, which can prevent the proliferation of bacteria or parasites that can infect the vagina at any time.
Pain that appears in the vagina, is a sign that there is interference with the skin layer in the vaginal area that is very sensitive. Causes that can cause discomfort include:
there is inflammation of the vulva (outer lips of the vagina) which can also be called vulvitis, a viral infection of the vagina / genital herpes, an infection or inflammation of the vagina / vaginitis, irritation due to the use of feminine / bath products such as shampoo, soap. And it could also be due to activities carried out in public places (soaking / swimming) can cause the female area to become irritated there are hormonal changes in menopausal women, thereby causing the female area to become more sensitive and feel pain / tenderness. Or it can be irritated due to the use of pants that are too tight so that it disturbs the pH and humidity in the female area. Because of the possible causes of the complaints that you feel quite a lot, then to make sure is to check yourself directly to the doctor. In addition to examining medical interviews and physical examinations, doctors may require additional examinations such as laboratory examinations so that the probable cause of your complaint can be established. Without a direct examination of yourself, it is very difficult for us to provide appropriate treatment related to the complaint that you experience.
While what you can do to reduce complaints of vaginal pain include:
stop habits that are likely to irritate your female area such as wearing pants or underwear that are too tight. Replace your pants or underwear with soft and lightweight materials such as cotton, and with a loose size. change your underwear as soon as possible after you do heavy outdoor activities and increase vaginal moisture, such as swimming or exercising. avoid washing or washing your woman's area with ingredients that contain detergents, fragrances / perfume especially alcohol use pads wisely, i.e. when the menstrual period is complete, you should not use panty liners or pads in your daily activities. So that we can convey, hopefully useful. Thanks.