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  • Can I use Lactacyd to cure a vaginal infection?

    Lactacyd alone will not cure an infection. Its acidic formulation helps to keep your vagina at its natural acidic condition, therefore it aids in prevention of infections.

  • How is Lactacyd different from so many of the feminine washes out there?

    What’s special about all Lactacyd products – its combination of lactoserum and lactic acid can protect you from irritation and odour. You can always keep yourself clean and fresh, and at the same time be worry-free about your vagina’s health. This is because, every Lactacyd has mild and natural ingredients which are lactoserum and lactic acid. This gives each user an assurance that she’s only getting the favorable treatment her most intimate area deserves. To add to its value as a quality feminine wash, when it comes to feminine hygiene. It is also one of the trusted brands* in personal care here in Singapore and in other countries.
    * Nielsen retail audit data for feminine hygiene category, MAT Feb 2017

  • Can I use Lactacyd if I am pregnant or have irritation / infection?

    Currently, we don’t have any studies on pregnant women. It is best to consult your obstetrician or gynecologist before using Lactacyd.

  • How long should I use Lactacyd? And how many times should I use it?

    You should use Lactacyd regularly much like any feminine wash. It is mild to use daily and/or for every bathing occasion or twice a day.

  • Can Lactacyd be used on children?

    This product is not tested on children.

  • Can Lactacyd be used on the face or other parts of the body?

    Lactacyd range has not been tested to use on the face. However, it has been dermatologically tested safe for the skin.

  • Isn’t soap enough for external genital wash?

    1. Majority of soaps have a pH within the range of 9-10. Use of soap with high pH causes an increase in skin pH, which in turn causes an increase in dehydrative effect, irritability and alteration in bacterial flora.1 Experts have also warned that using soap or shower gel could put you at risk of developing sexually transmitted infections.2
    2. Even body washes that claim to be good for your skin is a not a good idea to use. Find out why

    Reference:
    1. NCBI. Evaluation of pH of Bathing Soaps and Shampoos for Skin and Hair Care. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4171909/. Last accessed March 2017.
    2. Dailymail UK. Women who wash intimate areas with shower gels and soaps 'increase their risk of sexually transmitted infections’. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2296929/Women-wash-intimate-areas-shower-gels-soaps-increase-risk-sexually-transmitted-infections.html. Last accessed March 2017.

  • Isn’t water enough for cleaning external genital area?

    Water alone removes only 65% of oil and dirt from the skin.3 Water may also increase the skin pH to a limited extent. So water alone is not enough in cleaning the external genital area.

    Reference:
    3. Nutrition Issues In Gastroenterology, Series #76, Carol Rees Parrish, R.D., M.S., Series Editor, https://med.virginia.edu/ginutrition/wp-content/uploads/sites/199/2014/06/DixonArticle-09.pdf. Last accessed March 2017.

  • I’ve been using liquid soap (shower gel) and soap bars for years to wash my vagina with and I’ve not have any trouble yet. Do I really need to use feminine wash?

    Lucky for you, you haven’t had any problems yet using those harsh substances for your vagina. Or probably, you’re just not showing symptoms of bacterial infection even if you really have it! Remember, almost 50% of women are asymptomatic when it comes to bacterial vaginosis (BV).4 Soaps in any form (liquid or bars) usually contain high pH values that are very far from the vagina’s own natural environment. Products like these will only damage the vagina’s natural acidic layer which serves as its protection from bad bacteria. Frequent use of irritant chemicals like soap will gradually destroy the vagina’s sensitive environment, so only the gentler kind of cleansing is needed. Do not ever put your vaginal health at risk. Use only the right feminine wash everyday.

    Reference:
    4. Medscape. Vaginitis Clinical Presentation. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/257141-clinical. Last accessed March 2017.

  • What is lactic acid?

    Lactic acid is produced by lactic acid bacteria which are actually probiotics.5
    Lactic acid keeps the vagina within an acidic pH between 3.5 and 4.5. This makes it possible for these bacteria to produce large amounts of lactic acid, which maintains an acidic pH, and creates a good environment for your vagina.6

    Reference:
    5. Beneficial Effects of Lactic Acid Bacteria on Human Beings. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49687659_Beneficial_effects_of_lactic_acid_bacteria_on_human_beings. Last accessed March 2017.
    6. Haya, J., García, A., López-Manzanara, C., Balawi, M. and Haya, L. (2014) Importance of Lactic Acid in Maintaining Vaginal Health: A Review of Vaginitis and Vaginosis Etiopathogenic Bases and a Proposal for a New Treatment. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 787-799. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojog.2014.413109. Last accessed March 2017.

  • How do I choose the best feminine wash out there?

    Easy. Find one that: is doctor prescribed and has natural ingredients (such as lactoserum and lactic acid). Health care professionals usually follow these criteria in buying and using a feminine wash because doing so guarantees your vagina’s safety, your money’s worth, and your personal satisfaction. Try Lactacyd. It’s made especially for every woman’s intimate needs.

  • Is the Lactacyd range dermatologically tested?

    Yes, Lactacyd range is dermatologically tested safe for normal skin and daily use.7

    Reference:
    7. Lactacyd product information (Malaysia: http://lactacyd.com.my/)

  • How do I use Lactacyd?

    Using Lactacyd is easy. Just apply a thumb-sized amount each time and remember never to mix it with any water or soap. Find out in detail the do’s and don’ts when using Lactacyd here.

  • How often should I use Lactacyd?

    You should be using it daily of course! Find out why

  • How does yeast infection happen?

    When the balance of organisms in your vagina gets affected, yeast can grow and cause symptoms. Taking antibiotics sometimes cause this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused by pregnancy or hormone therapy can also cause it.7

    Reference:
    8. Webmd. Women’s Health, Vaginal Yeast Infections - Topic Overview. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview#1. Last accessed March 2017.

  • How do I keep my vagina healthy?

    Proper care should be given to your vagina no matter what. And to keep it healthy, what you eat, wear, your lifestyle and how often you wash are important. And if you want know what is a healthy vagina, click here.

  • I have a rash in my vagina, what should I do?

    Once you experience prolonged itch, sores or odour in your vagina, seek medical attention right away. Not only does it give you faster relief, you will also take a shorter time to recover and spend less on medication.

  • When my vagina smells bad, does it always mean there’s an infection or something is wrong?

    No. However, if the odour smells like dead fish and comes with yellowish or grayish vaginal discharge, it means bad bacteria in the vagina has grown out of control and you have an infection. Go see your doctor immediately. Sometimes, bad odour from your vagina simply means you’re eating the wrong kinds of food with odorous oils that end up secreted with sweat. Excessive perspiration can also add to vaginal odour. Natural vaginal secretions, sweat plus some urine leakage can also give you a rather nasty odour by the end of the day. To prevent and get rid of this smell, you can use a suitable feminine wash at the beginning and end of the day, and cleaning with feminine wipes while on the go.

  • How should my vagina discharge look like?

    Vaginal discharge is common. But it’s important to know what are the different types of discharge and which ones are good news and bad news. Find out here to know more about your vaginal discharge.

  • Is whitening my vagina a good thing?

    It’s common to have darkened area around your vagina. This is sometimes due to the type of pants or underwear you wear.8 Which is why, many women would opt for feminine washes that have whitening properties such as Lactacyd White Intimate.

    Reference:
    9. Yogawiz.com. Causes & Home Remedies for Vaginal Skin Discoloration And Pigmentation. Available at: http://www.yogawiz.com/blog/home-remedies/dark-vaginal-skin-discoloration-causes-and-treatment.html. Last accessed March 2017.