A Medical microbiologist, Dr Tony Mbume, on Sunday advised females to cease wearing tight jeans, synthetic panties and leggings to forestall vaginal infections.
In accordance him, most Nigerian females put on these synthetic pants, leggings and tight jeans in the name of style, with out contemplating the health implications.
Mbume, who works with CIAGIN Medical Laboratory, Oke-Afa, Isolo, told the News Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that synthetic wears precipitated the vagina to ‘overheat’, which might disrupt its ecosystem.
He stated that underwears fabricated from latex, nylon or polyester and synthetic materials might entice moisture and heat, making the vagina weak to infections.
“Synthetic panties may cause the vagina area to overheat and this could typically trigger burning sores, itching or irritate the delicate pores and skin, as well as inflicting blisters.
“The friction caused by strolling in tight pants and jeans can irritate the skin, ensuing in the formation of blisters,’’ he stated.
Mbume stated that the vaginal burning and itching was often accompanied by discharge and unhealthy odour.
He additional stated that such infections might be harmful if left untreated, as it would result in infertility on account of harm of the reproductive organs.
The microbiologist, however, recommended cotton underwear, to ventilate the vagina and get rid of infections, including that wearing cotton underwear helped to maintain the vagina freed from extreme moisture and allows the area to breathe.
“Use cotton menstrual pads too. Cotton absorbs extra moisture and removes buildup warmth from the area. It’s the solely supplies that may turn out to be stronger when moist and is well sterilised after use.
“Keep away from sleeping with pants at night time, to maintain the vagina space dry all through the night time,’’ he stated.
Mbume stated that the vagina needs to be shielded from any type of illnesses, as it’s a sacred and extremely respected organ of God’s creation.
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