Life stages

Menstruation

Which products can be used during menstruation?

Under the influence of hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle, the natural balance of your intimate zone may be temporarily disrupted. If this happens, Lactacyd Pharma with Antibacterials can help to restore the balance.

How can I feel clean and fresh during my period?

Using Lactacyd when you shower can help you to feel clean and fresh. Lactacyd products have a balanced pH that respects the natural acidity of the vagina. To help maintain that clean, fresh feeling during outdoor activities, use Lactacyd Wipes, which contain lactic acid to enhance the vagina’s natural protection and allantoin to soothe your skin.
Change sanitary napkins and tampons frequently.

I sometimes get itchy right before my period. Is that normal?

Yes it is. More than likely, it will happen because there is more blood flow to the vaginal area just before your period. Daily intimate care with one of the Lactacyd feminine washes can help to resolve any discomfort. However, if the itchiness does not go away once your period is over, you may have an infection that would require a visit to the doctor or gynecologist.

Pregnancy

Can Lactacyd be used during pregnancy?

Lactacyd is completely safe to use. It is mild, soap-free and tailored to your intimate zone. During pregnancy, your intimate zone is particularly vulnerable. Use Lactacyd Pharma with Antibacterials, which helps protect against the proliferation of bacteria and maintain the natural balance of your intimate zone.

Can you use Lactacyd on a regular base if you want to become pregnant?

Absolutely. Using Lactacyd has no effect on your fertility or the potency of sperm.

What if I’m pregnant and I have a vaginal infection (which is common in most pregnant women), is it safe to take oral and topical medications at this time?

It is always safer to ask your gynecologist for advice about medication for vaginal infections during pregnancy. If you suspect that you have a vaginal infection while pregnant, visit your doctor immediately so he or she can examine you and give you the right instruction about which medications to use.

If I’m pregnant and I get a vaginal infection, should I worry about my baby?

Most vaginal infections in pregnant women will not hurt the baby. Yeast infections during pregnancy do not normally travel up into the uterus to harm the baby in any way. Any concerns related to these infections have mainly to do with the mother’s discomfort due to itching and soreness.
Recent research has shown that bacterial vaginosis (BV) increases the chance of premature birth or miscarriage1. If you suspect that you have a vaginal infection while pregnant, see your doctor.
Pregnant women are ten times more prone to vaginal infection than are non-pregnant women. Hormone levels go up during pregnancy, which disrupts the normal vaginal environment, enabling the growth of bad bacteria. So if you’re expecting, visit your doctor regularly for prevention or immediate cure of any vaginal infection.

1https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bacterialvaginosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Menopause

Which products can be used during menopause?

When your body enters menopause it produces less estrogen. This causes the vaginal walls to become thinner and drier, and a reduction in lubricant production by your mucus membranes results in vaginal dryness. Due to the decrease in estrogen the pH of your intimate zone goes up. This reduces the vagina’s natural acidic protection and makes you more vulnerable to irritation and itching. Your intimate zone needs extra care.
Lactacyd Pharma Moisturizing has an adapted pH and contains moisturizing ingredients to bring extra hydration to the intimate zone.

Does every woman who goes through menopause experience vaginal dryness, or is this just a myth?

Vaginal dryness among menopausal women is not a myth. When you go through menopause, you will experience a hormonal shift that includes a drop in estrogen levels.
A drop in estrogen levels causes the vaginal walls to get thinner and drier. A reduction in lubricant production by your mucus membranes results in vaginal dryness.
Some women take hormone supplements to rebalance after this shift. Lactacyd Pharma Moisturizing has an adapted pH and contains moisturizing ingredients to bring extra hydration to the intimate zone.

I’ve been having excessive vaginal discharges ever since I’ve entered menopause. Is this normal?

Excessive vaginal discharge can be a sign of a vaginal infection. This is particularly common among menopausal women due to hormonal imbalances that make the vagina more prone to bacterial infection. Ask your doctor or gynecologist for advice about medication for vaginal infections.

How do I know if I am experiencing vaginal dryness?

Discomfort may be felt internally, externally, or both. Many women first notice vaginal dryness when intercourse becomes uncomfortable or when transitioning into menopause. A feminine moisturizer can be used to help relieve vaginal dryness and make intimate moments more pleasurable. Lactacyd Pharma Moisturizing has a balanced pH and contains moisturizing ingredients to bring extra hydration to the intimate zone.