Canesten

18 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
SKINNY jeans have become a bit of a staple in most of our wardrobes – and it looks like they’re here to stay. But experts warn that wearing them could actually be dangerous for your lady bits. Skinny jeans could be causing problems for your vaginal health Tight or synthetic clothing, including skinny jeans and leggings, can restrict the flow and circulation of air around your groin. This can trap heat and moisture in your vagina, creating the perfect environment for bacteria. So, while skinny jeans may look sexy on, they may contribute to some not-so-sexy conditions. Dr Shirin Lakhani, an aesthetic physician based in Kent, says that for that reason, skinny jeans shouldn’t be worn every day. Instead, she says you should just let your vagina breathe – and give the jeans a rest. Christine McGuinness is a fan of the skinny jean and recently stepped out in this white pair Dr Lakhani told MailOnline: “It’s important to give that area room to breathe. “Wearing tight or synthetic clothing, such as leggings, skinny jeans, gym clothing and swimming costumes, can create an environment where problems like thrush are much more likely to develop.” That means rotating in some loose-fitting trousers or skirts every now and again – for the sake of your vagina. If you’re someone who wears them constantly and you’ve been suffering with problems down below, maybe you haven’t even realised your clothing choice is to blame. These are just four of the signs your skinny jeans might be causing harm to your privates… 1. Thrush Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point in their lives. Signs you could be suffering thrush including itching and soreness down there, pain during sex and a stinging sensation when you pee. It can also cause swelling and inflammation. Those suffering for the first time, pregnant women, and those who’ve suffered two bouts of thrush within six months should speak to their doctor. And those with sores on the skin around their vagina, and abnormal bleeding should also seek medical advice to rule out STIs. Gynaecologist Dr Anne Henderson, on behalf of Canesten, said: “Women can be prone to vaginal problems such as thrush especially those who wear tight fitting leggings. “This can result in a sweaty environment in the crotch area which can result in an the environment for thrush to thrive. “My best advice would be to wear loose clothing, wash the vagina with just water, make sure it’s dry after and try and wear loose underwear”. 2. Urinary tract infection Urinary tract infections (UTI) like cystitis happen when bacteria gets in the urethra – where the pee comes out. A typical case starts when a woman finds she needs to wee more than usual, and that going for a wee is difficult – it is slow to start and the stream is reduced. As the infection progresses, it can lead to pain and burning when going for a wee and a general feeling of discomfort around the bladder. You don’t always need to go to the doctors for one, as cases typically clear up by themselves after a few days. When antibiotics are needed doctors are advised to prescribe the shortest course to prevent the infection becoming drug resistant in the future. It may be a good idea to get a back-up prescription to use if your symptoms do not clear up within 48 hours or get worse. 3. Vulvodynia Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome of the vulva affects roughly 16% of women for three months or more. The pain can be characterised as burning, irritation, stinging or sharp pain. Most cases of vulvodynia are defined by a pain lasting for years, though some cases report intermittent pain. It can occur after using tampons, having sex, or when pressure is applied to the vagina through long periods of sitting or bike riding, for example. [boxout headline=”Vaginal fads to keep away from”]It’s not just skinny jeans that are getting a bad rep when it comes to vaginal health. Other trends have been doing the rounds lately – from the Gwyneth Paltrow–inspired steaming and jade eggs to random herbs and glitter. Doctors have previously warned that putting parsley inside your vagina is highly dangerous. Some women have also used Vicks Vaporub to “tingle and cleanse” their vaginas, as well as disguise odour, but experts warned it would do more harm than good. A company called Pretty Woman launched a glitter bomb last year, to put some sparkle in your sex life. But doctors warned they could cause STIs and “vaginal sunburn.” Aubergine bath bombs were a recent addition to the bathing market, with some wondering if they could be used as a sex toy. But Dr Vanessa Mackay warned they should not be placed inside the vagina. Meanwhile, women have been advised against trying to make ‘yoghurt tampons’ to treat thrush. In previous interview with The Sun, Dr Mackay said: “ “There have been suggestions that probiotics like yoghurt can help in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and vaginal thrush, however, there is not enough robust evidence to support this. Putting yoghurt on the vagina may disrupt the vagina’s good bacteria which are there to protect it and this may lead to infection and inflammation.” [/boxout] The syndrome can be treated by doctor-prescribed medications like creams and ointments. Aside from treatments, vulvodynia could benefit from lifestyle changes including using lubricant during sex and wear cotton underwear. Counselling and physical therapy has also been found to be beneficial. 4. Jock itch Okay, so this one may sound like it only affects blokes, but you may be surprised to hear women can get jock itch too. It’s caused by a type of fungus, called dermatophyte, which doesn’t discriminate. Also known as tinea cruris, it’s characterised by a red rash that often looks similar to ringworm and can become scaly and very itchy. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH” term_id=”13025″ posts_number=”12″ /] Yeast is normally present in small amounts in your skin but if you produce too much it can cause an infection. You may notice moist, shiny areas on your penis and white stuff in the folds of your skin, along with a rash. Anti-fungal creams are best form of treatment, but if the problem persists see your doctor. [bc_video video_id=”6029828511001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Women are sticking garlic cloves into their vaginas and it’s really not a good idea”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? 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18 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
SKINNY jeans have become a bit of a staple in most of our wardrobes – and it looks like they’re here to stay. But experts warn that wearing them could actually be dangerous for your lady bits. Skinny jeans could be causing problems for your vaginal health Tight or synthetic clothing, including skinny jeans and leggings, can restrict the flow and circulation of air around your groin. This can trap heat and moisture in your vagina, creating the perfect environment for bacteria. So, while skinny jeans may look sexy on, they may contribute to some not-so-sexy conditions. Dr Shirin Lakhani, an aesthetic physician based in Kent, says that for that reason, skinny jeans shouldn’t be worn every day. Instead, she says you should just let your vagina breathe – and give the jeans a rest. Christine McGuinness is a fan of the skinny jean and recently stepped out in this white pair Dr Lakhani told MailOnline: “It’s important to give that area room to breathe. “Wearing tight or synthetic clothing, such as leggings, skinny jeans, gym clothing and swimming costumes, can create an environment where problems like thrush are much more likely to develop.” That means rotating in some loose-fitting trousers or skirts every now and again – for the sake of your vagina. If you’re someone who wears them constantly and you’ve been suffering with problems down below, maybe you haven’t even realised your clothing choice is to blame. These are just four of the signs your skinny jeans might be causing harm to your privates… 1. Thrush Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point in their lives. Signs you could be suffering thrush including itching and soreness down there, pain during sex and a stinging sensation when you pee. It can also cause swelling and inflammation. Those suffering for the first time, pregnant women, and those who’ve suffered two bouts of thrush within six months should speak to their doctor. And those with sores on the skin around their vagina, and abnormal bleeding should also seek medical advice to rule out STIs. Gynaecologist Dr Anne Henderson, on behalf of Canesten, said: “Women can be prone to vaginal problems such as thrush especially those who wear tight fitting leggings. “This can result in a sweaty environment in the crotch area which can result in an the environment for thrush to thrive. “My best advice would be to wear loose clothing, wash the vagina with just water, make sure it’s dry after and try and wear loose underwear”. 2. Urinary tract infection Urinary tract infections (UTI) like cystitis happen when bacteria gets in the urethra – where the pee comes out. A typical case starts when a woman finds she needs to wee more than usual, and that going for a wee is difficult – it is slow to start and the stream is reduced. As the infection progresses, it can lead to pain and burning when going for a wee and a general feeling of discomfort around the bladder. You don’t always need to go to the doctors for one, as cases typically clear up by themselves after a few days. When antibiotics are needed doctors are advised to prescribe the shortest course to prevent the infection becoming drug resistant in the future. It may be a good idea to get a back-up prescription to use if your symptoms do not clear up within 48 hours or get worse. 3. Vulvodynia Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome of the vulva affects roughly 16% of women for three months or more. The pain can be characterised as burning, irritation, stinging or sharp pain. Most cases of vulvodynia are defined by a pain lasting for years, though some cases report intermittent pain. It can occur after using tampons, having sex, or when pressure is applied to the vagina through long periods of sitting or bike riding, for example. [boxout headline=”Vaginal fads to keep away from”]It’s not just skinny jeans that are getting a bad rep when it comes to vaginal health. Other trends have been doing the rounds lately – from the Gwyneth Paltrow–inspired steaming and jade eggs to random herbs and glitter. Doctors have previously warned that putting parsley inside your vagina is highly dangerous. Some women have also used Vicks Vaporub to “tingle and cleanse” their vaginas, as well as disguise odour, but experts warned it would do more harm than good. A company called Pretty Woman launched a glitter bomb last year, to put some sparkle in your sex life. But doctors warned they could cause STIs and “vaginal sunburn.” Aubergine bath bombs were a recent addition to the bathing market, with some wondering if they could be used as a sex toy. But Dr Vanessa Mackay warned they should not be placed inside the vagina. Meanwhile, women have been advised against trying to make ‘yoghurt tampons’ to treat thrush. In previous interview with The Sun, Dr Mackay said: “ “There have been suggestions that probiotics like yoghurt can help in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and vaginal thrush, however, there is not enough robust evidence to support this. Putting yoghurt on the vagina may disrupt the vagina’s good bacteria which are there to protect it and this may lead to infection and inflammation.” [/boxout] The syndrome can be treated by doctor-prescribed medications like creams and ointments. Aside from treatments, vulvodynia could benefit from lifestyle changes including using lubricant during sex and wear cotton underwear. Counselling and physical therapy has also been found to be beneficial. 4. Jock itch Okay, so this one may sound like it only affects blokes, but you may be surprised to hear women can get jock itch too. It’s caused by a type of fungus, called dermatophyte, which doesn’t discriminate. Also known as tinea cruris, it’s characterised by a red rash that often looks similar to ringworm and can become scaly and very itchy. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH” term_id=”13025″ posts_number=”12″ /] Yeast is normally present in small amounts in your skin but if you produce too much it can cause an infection. You may notice moist, shiny areas on your penis and white stuff in the folds of your skin, along with a rash. Anti-fungal creams are best form of treatment, but if the problem persists see your doctor. [bc_video video_id=”6029828511001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Women are sticking garlic cloves into their vaginas and it’s really not a good idea”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? 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Pharmacy Connection
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21 May 19
The Sun
WE all get an intimate itch from time to time. Whether it’s a new washing powder or too-tight briefs, who hasn’t needed to have a scratch down below? Desperate for a scratch? Well, it might be time for a little trip your GP… But itchy balls can sometimes a be problem. Aside from being pretty uncomfortable and embarrassing, chronic itching can be a sign that something’s not right. There are a number of reasons your testicles might be more itchy than normal and as with anything, it’s crucial to know what’s causing the itch so you can treat it more effectively. First things first, if you are worried about anything down below, visit your GP ASAP. In the meantime, here are nine of the most common reasons your balls might be itching: 1. Chlamydia Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the UK, with almost seven in every ten people diagnosed with the condition being under 25-years-old. If you have chlamydia you may experience pain when you wee, discharge from your penis and pain and swelling in the testicles. But it can also go undetected because it doesn’t always cause symptoms, so it is important to get tested every year. Treatment: Your GP or local GUM clinic can give you antibiotics to deal with the infection. 2. Genital warts Genital warts are small fleshy growths that appear on or around the genital area or bum. In England, they’re the second most common type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) after chlamydia. They are a viral skin infection caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). And although warts are usually painless and harmless, they can cause itching for some people. It can take months, or even years, for warts to develop after infection with HPV. Treatment: There are creams that can be applied, or you can have warts cut, lasered or frozen off by a doctor or nurse. 3. Herpes Loads of us have the herpes virus in our system – it’s the same one that gives you cold sores. But sometimes, it can result in painful, itchy blisters forming on the genitals and areas surrounding them. Because it’s a chronic condition, the virus remains in your body for the rest of your life – meaning that it can become active again. Treatment: There is no treatment and symptoms usually clear themselves up although you can get prescribed cream for the pain. 4. Gonorrhoea Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection that is passed on through discharge from the penis or vaginal fluid. The most common symptom of gonorrhoea is a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis. But it can also cause some itching down there. It can also cause a burning sensation when you wee, tenderness in the testicles and swelling of the foreskin. It’s a particularly nasty STI because it can cause infection in the testicles and prostate gland which can cause fertility problems if left untreated. Treatment: you need to be prescribed a short course of antibiotics. 5. Fungal infection Most fungi are almost invisible to the naked eye and fungal infections can easily develop around your testicles if you have unprotected sex or poor hygiene. The most common infection is called candidiasis, caused by the candida fungi which live in or on your body. When it grows out of control, it can cause your balls to become itchy. Other symptoms can include pain while you pee, swelling and burning around your scrotum and penis, funky smell and dry or flaky skin. Treatment: An anti-fungal cream like Canesten can attack the infection. 6. Jock itch A different type of fungus, called dermatophyte, can cause a similar infection called jock itch. Also known as tinea cruris, jock itch is quite common among blokes who exercise a lot. It’s characterised by a red rash that often looks similar to ringworm and can become scaly and very itchy. Yeast is normally present in small amounts in your skin but if you produce too much it can cause an infection. You may notice moist, shiny areas on your penis and white stuff in the folds of your skin, along with a rash. Treatment: Again, anti-fungal creams are best 7. Crabs or pubic lice Much like head lice, pubic lice can cause unbearable itching downstairs. Pubic lice are tiny parasitic insects that live on coarse human body hair. They are spread through sexual contact but it can take several weeks before symptoms appear. Once symptoms appear you will likely experience itching, inflammation caused by scratching and blue spots or small spots of blood on your skin caused by their bites. Itching is the most common symptom of pubic lice and is an allergic reaction to their saliva, and it usually gets worse at night, when the lice are most active. Treatment: Pubic lice can be treated at home with insecticide cream, lotion or shampoo. 8. Contact dermatitis Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema triggered by contact with a particular substance like washing powders. It causes the skin to become red, blistered, dry and cracked, according to the NHS. This reaction usually occurs within a few hours or days of exposure to an irritant or allergen. Treatment: Change whatever you’re washing your body and clothes with. 9. Chafing We’ve all had chafing at some point. Chafing can occur anywhere on your body, but the thighs, groin, underarms and even your nipples are particularly vulnerable. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON HEALTH” term_id=”13286″ posts_number=”12″ /] If your balls are getting sore, it could be your underwear rubbing too much, or the actual balls rubbing against each other. It’s nothing to be too concerned about though. Treatment: Make sure you’re always dry and that you’re not wearing too-tight clothes. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours