While the weather outside is so hot that it melts asphalt, there is nothing like leaving yourself in the cool waters and drying in the sun.
But sitting in a wet swimsuit for a long time; It may not be as enjoyable as the cocktails, music listened to, games played, and conversations after the pool or sea, and may cast a shadow on the summer pleasure.
Experts' opinion; Sitting in a wet swimsuit can cause many health problems.
The biggest problem; fungal and bacterial infections.
Pool and sea temperature; It slows down the blood flow on the body surface and our defense system begins to weaken. This makes us more vulnerable to infections. No matter how clean the water is; Factors such as poor functioning of the circulatory system, decreased blood flow, humid air and cold contact create grounds for existing microbes to settle.
Chlorine, especially used in pools, disrupts the balance of vaginal flora and destroys beneficial bacteria.
When precautions are not taken; It can progress to cystitis, fungal and various urinary tract infections and even kidney problems.
How to detect urinary tract infection?
Common symptoms include a burning and painful feeling while urinating, a feeling of not being able to finish, a constant desire to go to the toilet, turbidity in the urine, bleeding, heavy and bad odor, pain in the groin and radiating from the groin to the back of the back, and fever.
The incidence of urinary tract infection varies depending on gender and age.
Since the external urinary tract of people whose biological sex is female is shorter than that of men, the distance that bacteria must travel is reduced and this causes urinary tract infection to be more common in women.
While urinary tract infection is rarely seen in young and adult men, it begins to increase in older ages. The probability is higher in women. 1 in 3 women experience cystitis at least once in their lives.
How to recognize fungal infections?
Vaginal itching, swelling around the vagina, redness, vaginal rash and pain, and gray dense foul-smelling discharge are among the most common symptoms of fungal infection.
75% of women experience at least 2 fungal infections at some point in their lives.
It is better not to underestimate it. If you have suspicious symptoms, expert support is required without wasting time.
Although it is "painful" to experience fungal and urinary tract infections, they can be easily treated in a short time with prescription/non-prescription medications.
What should be done to protect from infections?
- Drink plenty of water to both eliminate fluid loss in the body and cleanse the urinary tract.
- If you have a choice, choose the sea instead of the pool. Otherwise, choose to be in the pool during calmer hours.
- After leaving, be sure to take a shower and change your wet swimsuit.
- Pay more attention than ever to hygiene in common areas. Use beach items such as towels individually, not shared.
- Make sure that the sun lounger cushions are not damp.
- Keep your genital area clean and dry. Avoid using cosmetic products.
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Let's be together this summer; From hot sands to cool waters, menstrual swimsuits to totos.