Personal Wellness Tips

Personal Wellness Tips

- Keep the vaginal area clean and dry.

- Avoid using perfumed soaps or antibacterial soaps.

- It's best to use only water to clean your vaginal area as soaps can disrupt the ph balance and cause infection.

- Avoid wearing tight-fitting pants or underwear.

- Avoid using deodorant pads or tampons.

- Avoid using scented toilet paper.

- Avoid douching or using feminine sprays or powders.

- Be sure your partner uses condoms when you have sex to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.

- Be sure to use lubricant to protect the delicate tissue from irritation.

- We encourage regular self breast exams.  Your provider can teach you how.

- Schedule a yearly pelvic exam.

- If you are 40 years of age or older, schedule a yearly mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

- If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, please notify you provider as screening for breast cancer should begin earlier.

"Don't compromise yourself.  You are all you've got."
- Janis Joplin