Discomfort in the intimate area - a common phenomenon

Redness, irritation, itching and burning in your intimate area: almost any woman will recognise these symptoms and many are dealing with them constantly. Keeping silent about them due to embarrassment is misplaced. It is best by far to seek information and openly discuss these ‘intimate’ questions, because there is often a way you can prevent or alleviate the symptoms yourself.

There are many causes of vaginal infection and other discomfort in your intimate area and you should discuss any questions and symptoms with your gynaecologist. You will also find plenty of useful information on the subject of “A healthy intimate area” on these pages.

Vaginal Dryness

The feeling of dryness in the genital area combined with itching, burning or pain – vaginal dryness affects almost one out of every two women. Read more about the causes and the symptoms!

Vaginal flora and vaginal infections

An imbalance in the vaginal flora can occur for a variety of reasons and can result in vaginal infections. Read more about possible causes!

The external genital area

A protective film made up of the skin's own lipids and moisture-retaining substances is present on the skin in the external genital area: the hydrolipidic film, also called the acid mantle. Find out how problems in the external genital area can occur and how you can maintain the natural protection.

When should I see my gynaecologist?

You can often do things yourself to prevent or alleviate the symptoms in the genital area. However, it is useful in some cases to consult your gynaecologist. Read more here!