Glossary

    Atopic dermatitis

    Atopic dermatitis affects between 15 and 20% of babies. It is a type of eczema that generally occurs between three and six months after birth. Symptoms include redness, itchiness and dry skin. In some cases, weeping or crusted sores may appear. Atopic dermatitis can also affect adults; however, it is less common. If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, you should avoid harsh cleansers and use soap-free bars or foam cleansers instead. After washing, pat your skin dry without rubbing and apply a soothing product. We recommend you consult your doctor.

    Chicken pox

    Chicken pox is an infection caused by the herpes virus that generally occurs between 3 and 10 years of age. It is the most contagious childhood illness. To soothe itching associated with chicken pox, take a hot bath using a gentle soothing cleanser, then dry the skin before applying a calming product. We recommend you consult a doctor

    Cystitis

    Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. It mainly affects women, and is caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and reach the bladder. If you get cystitis, drink plenty of water to help flush out the urinary tract. To wash intimate areas, use a cleansing product that soothes irritations. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

    Intertrigo

    Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition affecting skin folds (the armpits, groin, navel, under the breasts or between the buttocks), commonly caused by excessive perspiration. Nappy rash is a form of intertrigo. Products that absorb dampness, protect skin and soothe irritations can help treat intertrigo. We also recommend you consult a doctor.

    Leukorrhoea (white or yellowish discharge)

    Leukorrhoea is a white or yellowish discharge secreted by the vagina or cervical mucus. Some leukorrhoea is normal. If it bothers you, you can use mild intimate wipes to gently refresh and clean. However, if the discharge becomes abundant, coloured or foul smelling, it is generally caused by a bacterial, mycotic or parasitic infection of the vagina. If this is the case, consult your doctor.

    Menopause

    Menopause is the period of life when ovaries no longer secrete sufficient sex hormones. This process begins between 45 and 55 years of age, and marks the end of menstruation. Hormonal changes mean that menopausal women are the first concerned when it comes to vaginal dryness. It is important to clean intimate areas with a suitably mild cleanser, and not wash these areas more than twice a day.

    Mycosis

    Mycosis is an infection caused by fungus or yeast. Many factors can lead to vaginal mycosis: the pill, progestins, antibiotics, frequent showering, synthetic underwear, tight trousers, etc. If you get vulvar or vaginal mycosis, you should use a cleanser with an alkaline pH to reduce fungi, in addition to medication prescribed by your doctor. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

    Nappy rash

    Nappy rash is a rash in the nappy area that often affects the skin of newborn babies. It is caused by prolonged exposure to a wet or dirty nappy. If your baby gets nappy rash, you should change his nappy as often as possible (at least eight times per day), so his bottom stays as clean and dry as possible. You should also apply a product that absorbs damp and protects and soothes the skin in the nappy area. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

    Pruritus (itchy skin)

    Pruritus is an uncomfortable skin irritation. If it lasts, it can lead to lesions from scratching. Pruritus can be caused by many things: inflammatory skin conditions, skin lesions, etc. If you suffer from pruritus, use a product to soothe and calm the skin. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. .

    Vaginal or vulvar dryness

    Vaginal or vulvar dryness can be the result of stress, lifestyle factors (such as drinking or smoking), medication or some contraceptive pills. Fluctuating hormonal levels during menopause are another frequent cause of vaginal dryness. If you suffer from dryness, wash intimate areas with a hydrating cleanser a maximum of twice daily, then apply a soothing cream. You should also consult your doctor.

    Vulvovaginitis

    Vulvovaginitis is an inflammation of the vulva and vagina. It is the most frequent cause of itchiness in the vulva area in women. It may be accompanied by a whiteish discharge and lead to painful intercourse. Causes of vulvovaginitis include microbial, mycotic (fungal) or parasitic infections. If you experience mycotic vulvovaginitis, wash intimate areas using a soothing cleanser with an alkaline pH to help stop fungi from reproducing. We recommend you consult a doctor