Due to the specific anatomical and histological structure of the vulva and vagina throughout the prepubertal period result in their increased exposure to bacterial infections. In case of a female neonate, still under the influence of estrogens from the intrauterine life, the vaginal pH remains acidic following the vaginal colonisation by acid forming bacilli. During the following months of the life of a girl, the estrogen level declines gradually. Throughout the period of the so-called estrogen silence, until puberty, the pH becomes neutral. This is when the mixed bacterial flora, consisting of cocci and bacilli, begins to develop. Within this particular stage of life, the vaginal tightness, close proximity of its walls, the presence of the hymen, constitute a mechanical protection in the light of no protective mechanisms related with lack of acid-forming bacilli.
What is more, the low level of estrogens also causes a slight redness of the vulvar vestibule, which may be erroneously interpreted as a pathological sign. The period of puberty (adolescence) is associated with increasing estrogen level - the vaginal epithelium becomes thicker. Cells begin to contain glycogen, which enables the development of lactic acid bacilli and prevents the occurrence and development of pathogenic microorganisms. Further preventive agents occur only in later stages of life, in mature women
The most frequent reasons underlying intimate infections in girls include bacteria and fungi. Such infections may also be occasionally caused by viruses or parasites.
Intimate areas of a little girl are highly sensitive. Irritation in the intimate area may be caused by tight underwear made of synthetic fibre. Washing the intimate areas too often with inappropriate agents anticipated for adults, along with soap that dries the skin, can have a negative impact on intimate areas of a little girl. That is why it is very important to use exceptionally delicate intimate wash products
Antibiotic therapies may lead to intimate infections in little girls. Antibiotics may not only cause the deregulation of proper bacterial flora in the intestinal tract, but they may also deplete the area surrounding the external urethral orifice. Vagina loses its natural microflora as a result of implementing an antibiotic therapy, and that is why a long-term treatment of a little girl is frequently the cause of fungal infections.
In general, only 3-year-olds are ready to sleep without a nappy. It is crucial to focus on a frequent change of panties from the very beginning of using the underwear - immediately in case when the girl wets her panties even with the slightest amount of urine. Urine residues become a perfect breeding ground for bacteria causing infections.
Girls have an incredibly delicate skin. The epithelium is very sensitive and therefore prone to micro-injuries and traumas, and even the slightest infection may result in an inflammation. Intimate areas of a little woman have not protection in the form of pubic hair and acidic vaginal pH. That is why it is crucial to ensure proper hygiene from early on and establish a habit associated with proper care of the intimate areas.
Feminine hygiene gels tend to be delicate for the mature skin. Nonetheless, some ingredients used in these products may cause irritations in children, as the epithelium within the intimate area of little girls does not have a fully developed protective barrier, and therefore it is exposed to the activity of external factors. This is why it is vital to use extremely delicate gels with carefully selected ingredients. An intimate wash gel for girls should not only cleanse, but it also has to strengthen the natural skin barrier and hence provide protection against irritations.
Activities related with intimate hygiene should be performed with great care and delicacy, as the skin of a little lady still remains incredibly delicate.
The girl should have her own towel and an intimate wash gel.
Wash your hands carefully before washing your child.
When washing a girl, please remember to maintain a proper direction of washing, namely "from front to back", which will prevent bacterial transfer from the anus to the vagina.
Do not use sponges, as they could host various bacteria and fungi, it is best to wash your child with a hand.
Do not allow the intimate wash gel penetrate inside the vagina.
The underwear should be made of a natural, soft fabric, preferably cotton, as underwear made of synthetic fibre will successively block airflow around the skin, which may lead to inflammatory conditions.
Clothes should be loose, they should not cause abrasions and they should be washed with the use of a separate laundry detergent, without any aromatic substances, which could cause allergies.
Preschoolers should be reminded that in case of wetting their panties, they should talk to the nursery teacher, who will change their underwear. Wearing wet underwear provides conditions, which may lead to irritations of intimate areas and creates perfect conditions for bacteria to develop.
That is exactly why our product, iladian for girls, contains only the active components with documented mild effects, as this is the optimal solution for the delicate and sensitive skin of a child.
Iladian for girls provides intimate care, along with practice of proper intimate hygiene for girls and protection against irritations.
Iladian for girls is a hypoallergenic bubble intimate wash gel, which meets the needs of young girls. It delicately cleanses and cares for intimate areas, providing optimal hydration and protecting the area against irritations. Its formula soothes irritations and relieves the itch, restoring comfort to the irritated skin.
What is more, iladian for girls, contains oat oil, which strengthens the protective barrier of children's skin.