How To Deal With Sweat Around Vagina

Sweating is uncomfortable especially if it happens around the vagina.

What To Do If You Face Issues Such As Sweaty Vagina?

The First Step Is Always To Understand The Cause

Hair follicles and sweat glands just like other parts of the body surround the vaginal area. Most of our body is covered with eccrine gland that produce watery sweat. However, in a few parts of the body such as armpits odour producing apocrine glands is present.The female vaginal area has both the types of sweat glands. How To Deal With Sweat Around Vagina

Sweating is a natural way of your body to cool itself. Whenever, it is hot it is very normal to sweat. However, some people sweat more than others do. Most of the female experience crotch sweat around vagina during intense exercise, warm temperatures and by stress. Sweat around vagina is very normal but it may cause discomfort especially if the sweating is excess. In fact, some females also experience vaginal odour caused due to crotch sweat but it is usually harmless. However, if your vagina smells funkier it may be a sign of bacterial vaginosis or sexually transmitted infection.

How To Deal With Sweat Around Vagina

Wear Sweat Wicking Underwear

Sweat wicking underwear has been a staple of athletic wear but is also available for you. Sweat wicking underwear is made up of the fabric that pulls the moisture away from the skin out to the exterior of the fabric keeping the fabric dry from inside. Some of the sweat wicking underwear also contains odour-absorbing molecules to keep you smelling fresh throughout the day. Deal With Sweat Around Vagina

Wear Flowing And Loose Fabrics

If you experience excessive sweaty vagina you should opt for loose and flowing fabric instead of skinny jeans. Tight clothing in the crotch area raises the temperature and rubs against your skin causing friction that builds heat. The heat get, trapped under your tight clothes and leads to sweating. Loose clothing allows the air to flow through and keep the intimate area dry. Wear Flowing And Loose Fabrics

Say Yes To The Cotton Clothes

Cotton clothes absorbs sweat and keeps the body cool. On the other hand, the synthetic materials like polyester do not breathe and do not allow the sweat to evaporate out holding the sweat in against your skin. Opt for natural fabrics such as cotton. The only downside of cotton clothes is that cotton retains moisture for a longer time in comparison to sweat wicking fabrics so before things dry out you may experience little bit wetness.Say Yes To The Cotton Clothes

Change Your Clothes If It Is Wet Or After Every Sweat Sesh

This will be the best step to avoid any kind of yeast infection. Yeast thrives in moist and warm environment. Spending the whole day in a wet underwear provides the yeast with an opportunity and favourable environment to grow out of control leading to vaginal infection that causes burning and itching. Do change your sweaty clothes especially after intense exercise as soon as possible to reduce the risk of yeast infection. It is always advisable to carry an extra pair of underwear in your purse especially during hot weather or if your underwear gets wet during an average day.

Avoid use of Deodorant Around The Vaginal Area

The skin around the vaginal opening is very sensitive and delicate. Use deodorants and antiperspirant, only for your armpits and not anywhere below the belt. Washing intimate areas with warm water is enough to wash away sweat and oil. Avoid use of deodorant around the vaginal area

Consider Hair Removal

Pubic hair reduces the friction from the tight clothing and also traps good bacteria against your skin. No doubt good bacteria prevents the over growth of yeast but when the bacteria gets mix with sweat it produce odour. Considered hair removal if you sweat a lot in the vaginal area.

Keep Feminine Hygienic Wipes Handy To Clean Sweat

If you sweat a lot use moist toilet paper wipe to clean off the sweat anytime in the middle of the day. Better avoid antibacterial wipe or it may also kill the good vaginal bacteria.

If the above measures are not working probably, you are suffering from hyperhidrosis. If the sweating is persistent or if you notice unusual odour better see your doctor

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.