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Experiencing feminine problems?
Here’s what you need to know
Why should you use a feminine wash instead of soap and body wash?

Regular soap can upset the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina, making it more likely for you to feel discomfort.

Why should you use a feminine wash instead of soap and body wash?
Regular soap can upset the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina, making it more likely for you to feel discomfort.
What’s the natural vaginal flora and why is it important?

“Flora” is the term used to describe the microorganisms that live on or in our bodies. Some flora actually has a positive effect on our health, while others can multiply to become harmful. In the vagina, the normal flora actually helps prevent infections. The normal flora that live in our vaginal area is called lactobacilli. It protects women against infections in the feminine intimate area and keeps the normal vaginal flora intact. 
 
Sometimes, the vaginal flora becomes unbalanced, making it more likely for you to feel discomfort in your intimate area.

What’s the natural vaginal flora and why is it important?

“Flora” is the term used to describe the microorganisms that live on or in our bodies. Some flora actually has a positive effect on our health, while others can multiply to become harmful. In the vagina, the normal flora actually helps prevent infections. The normal flora that live in our vaginal area is called lactobacilli. It protects women against infections in the feminine intimate area and keeps the normal vaginal flora intact. 
 
Sometimes, the vaginal flora becomes unbalanced, making it more likely for you to feel discomfort in your intimate area.

Why is the BETADINE® Feminine Care range effective?

BETADINE® Feminine Care products are specially formulated to maintain vaginal hygiene and protect against vaginal infections. They help keep the normal vaginal flora intact.
 
To manage vaginal cleanliness and prevent issues, it’s important to maintain the normal vaginal flora. BETADINE® Feminine Care products helps soothe, care and protect your intimate area to prevent harmful bacteria or fungi from dominating the flora, keeping the natural balance.

The Tri-Care formula with prebiotics in both BETADINE® Feminine Wash liquid and foam provides daily protection from unwanted symptoms associated with pH imbalance in the vagina. An imbalance in vagina pH could lead to discomfort and infection.

Meanwhile, povidone-iodine, the active ingredient in both BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products, has proven to be effective against a wide spectrum of microorganisms that cause vaginal infections. However, the eradication of a specific microorganism may result in a gap in the make-up of the flora that may then be replaced by harmful surviving or dormant microorganisms. The good news is: BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products do not target just one type of microorganism, but cleanse all the bad germs and allow the normal vaginal flora (good bacteria) to return.

Why is the BETADINE® Feminine Care range effective?

BETADINE® Feminine Care products are specially formulated to maintain vaginal hygiene and protect against vaginal infections. They help keep the normal vaginal flora intact.
 
To manage vaginal cleanliness and prevent issues, it’s important to maintain the normal vaginal flora. BETADINE® Feminine Care products helps soothe, care and protect your intimate area to prevent harmful bacteria or fungi from dominating the flora, keeping the natural balance.

The Tri-Care formula with prebiotics in both BETADINE® Feminine Wash liquid and foam provides daily protection from unwanted symptoms associated with pH imbalance in the vagina. An imbalance in vagina pH could lead to discomfort and infection.

Meanwhile, povidone-iodine, the active ingredient in both BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products, has proven to be effective against a wide spectrum of microorganisms that cause vaginal infections. However, the eradication of a specific microorganism may result in a gap in the make-up of the flora that may then be replaced by harmful surviving or dormant microorganisms. The good news is: BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products do not target just one type of microorganism, but cleanse all the bad germs and allow the normal vaginal flora (good bacteria) to return.

How do I know which feminine care product to use?

For daily use:

Both BETADINE® Feminine Wash foam and liquid are to be used every day to support your vagina's natural pH balance for natural protection.

Directions:
Dispense BETADINE® Feminine Wash foam or liquid onto your moist hands. Apply on your intimate area, then rinse thoroughly.

For feminine issues and discomfort:

BETADINE® 7.5% Feminine Wash is a rinse-off formula for cleansing and relief of general itching and irritation in the intimate area. For external use only.
 
Directions:
Pour 2-3 small drops and dilute with a palmful of water.
Apply on the external part of your intimate area for 15 seconds or less.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
Use in the morning and evening during the indicated periods only.
If it’s used as a regular wash for protection, use only twice a week.
 

BETADINE® 10% Vaginal Douche is a rinse-off formula for cleansing and treatment of vaginitis due to fungi, protozoa, unknown bacteria or a combination of bacteria. For intravaginal use.
 
Directions:
For treatment of vaginitis, use once daily in the morning for 14 days including days of menstrual cycle.
If it’s used as a regular wash for protection, use twice weekly or as prescribed by your doctor.

How do I know which feminine care product to use?

For daily use:

Both BETADINE® Feminine Wash foam and liquid are to be used every day to support your vagina's natural pH balance for natural protection.

Directions:
Dispense BETADINE® Feminine Wash foam or liquid onto your moist hands. Apply on your intimate area, then rinse thoroughly.

For feminine issues and discomfort:

BETADINE® 7.5% Feminine Wash is a rinse-off formula for cleansing and relief of general itching and irritation in the intimate area. For external use only.
 
Directions:
Pour 2-3 small drops and dilute with a palmful of water.
Apply on the external part of your intimate area for 15 seconds or less.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
Use in the morning and evening during the indicated periods only.
If it’s used as a regular wash for protection, use only twice a week.
 

BETADINE® 10% Vaginal Douche is a rinse-off formula for cleansing and treatment of vaginitis due to fungi, protozoa, unknown bacteria or a combination of bacteria. For intravaginal use.
 
Directions:
For treatment of vaginitis, use once daily in the morning for 14 days including days of menstrual cycle.
If it’s used as a regular wash for protection, use twice weekly or as prescribed by your doctor.

What are the Dos and Don'ts to manage vagina odour?

Do:
Identify the cause – is it an infection or maybe a pH imbalance in your intimate area?
Check for foreign objects like tampons or condoms after intimate sessions.
Wear cotton undergarments to encourage airflow and allow your vaginal area to breathe.
 
Don’t:
Use fragrant body washes and soaps as it can disrupt the pH balance of your vagina.

What are the Dos and Don'ts to manage vagina odour?
Do:
Identify the cause – is it an infection or maybe a pH imbalance in your intimate area?
Check for foreign objects like tampons or condoms after intimate sessions.
Wear cotton undergarments to encourage airflow and allow your vaginal area to breathe.
 
Don’t:
Use fragrant body washes and soaps as it can disrupt the pH balance of your vagina.
What is vaginitis and what are the symptoms?

A vaginal infection (your doctor may call it bacteria vaginitis, yeast vaginitis, trichomoniasis vaginitis) is an infection that results in minor inflammation and other symptoms in and around your vagina. It may cause redness, swelling, irritation or even pain, abnormal vaginal discharge and odour. In some cases, when left untreated, this can result in serious complications.

What is vaginitis and what are the symptoms?
A vaginal infection (your doctor may call it bacteria vaginitis, yeast vaginitis, trichomoniasis vaginitis) is an infection that results in minor inflammation and other symptoms in and around your vagina. It may cause redness, swelling, irritation or even pain, abnormal vaginal discharge and odour. In some cases, when left untreated, this can result in serious complications.
What causes vaginal infections and irritations?

Vaginal infections are very common – it’s estimated that 75% of women have had at least one at some point in their lives. They occur when infectious bacteria, viruses or fungi grow in or around the vagina.

Bacterial infections are the most common cause, accounting for up to 50% of the cases. They happen when there are changes in the types and amounts of bacteria normally found in the vagina.

Fungal infections like candida albicans are probably the next most common cause. Fungal infections are often called vaginal yeast infections.

Other possible causes of vaginal irritation include:

  • Tight nylon underwear that doesn’t provide good ventilation, resulting in perspiration and lack of air circulation
  • The use of contraceptives
  • The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for the treatment of other infections
  • The use of vaginal deodorants
  • The lack of personal hygiene

What causes vaginal infections and irritations?
Vaginal infections are very common – it’s estimated that 75% of women have had at least one at some point in their lives. They occur when infectious bacteria, viruses or fungi grow in or around the vagina.

Bacterial infections are the most common cause, accounting for up to 50% of the cases. They happen when there are changes in the types and amounts of bacteria normally found in the vagina.

Fungal infections like candida albicans are probably the next most common cause. Fungal infections are often called vaginal yeast infections.

Other possible causes of vaginal irritation include:

  • Tight nylon underwear that doesn’t provide good ventilation, resulting in perspiration and lack of air circulation
  • The use of contraceptives
  • The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for the treatment of other infections
  • The use of vaginal deodorants
  • The lack of personal hygiene
Who should not use BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care range?

Pregnant and lactating mothers are encouraged to avoid using the BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care range due to the potential risks to the fetus/baby. There is a possible chance that the fetus/baby may be at risk of reversible hypothyroidism. Even though hypothyroidism is reversible, it might still lead to future metabolic conditions.

Women who suffer from hypothyroidism should also avoid using the BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care range.

Who should not use BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care range?

Pregnant and lactating mothers are encouraged to avoid using the BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care range due to the potential risks to the fetus/baby. There is a possible chance that the fetus/baby may be at risk of reversible hypothyroidism. Even though hypothyroidism is reversible, it might still lead to future metabolic conditions.

Women who suffer from hypothyroidism should also avoid using the BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care range.

Why do BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products have a slight brown colour?

Povidone-iodine, which is the active ingredient in BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care, is naturally golden brown in colour. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair.
 
BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products can also be washed off even if they comes into contact with your clothes. If you accidentally get some on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, it can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.
 
CAUTION: Immediately wipe up spills on plastic floors.

Why do BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products have a slight brown colour?

Povidone-iodine, which is the active ingredient in BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care, is naturally golden brown in colour. It will not stain your skin, fingernails or hair.
 
BETADINE® PVPI Feminine Care products can also be washed off even if they comes into contact with your clothes. If you accidentally get some on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, it can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.
 
CAUTION: Immediately wipe up spills on plastic floors.