Summer’s Eve Feminine Cleansing Cloths Review

Summer’s Eve Feminine Cleansing Clothes are flushable wipes that can be used during your period, after exercising, or in the place of toilet paper. They are gentle enough for sensitive skin and are alcohol free. You can buy them in individually wrapped packages or in a large soft pack dispenser. The individually wrapped packages are perfect for traveling or tucking in your purse while out during the day. I no longer use the wipes, but when I did, I used them during my period as well as once in a while when I felt the need to freshen up. They are also great to wipe with if your anal or vaginal area becomes sore from too much wiping with toilet paper.

Although this product is gentle enough to not cause irritation on the skin, it is not gentle enough for people who are prone to vaginal infections. After using the cloths for a few months, they began to upset the pH in my vagina. I am very prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs) as well as yeast infections, and the cleansing cloths seemed to cause another cycle of  infections. I stopped using the Cleansing cloths and began using unscented baby wipes. This seemed to drastically help reduce the infections. I would not recommend Summer’s Eve Feminine Cleansing Cloths to those prone to yeast infections, bacterial infections , or UTIs. If you are not prone to these types of infections, they may work fine for you. Summer’s Eve products can be purchased at drugstores, grocery stores,  super stores, and online. For about $2.99, you can get a box of 16 individually wrapped cloths.

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Summer’s Eve Feminine Deodorant Spray

Summer’s Eve Feminine Deodorant Spray neutralizes odor and absorbs moisture. It can be sprayed on undergarments, pantyhose, and pads/pantyliners as well. The spray comes in a couple of different scents, tropical rain, island splash, baby powder, and ultra extra strength. I began using this spray because I remembered my mother using it during her period when I was a child. No matter what scent you buy, Summer’s Eve has a very distinct smell. It sort of lingers in the air after you’ve sprayed it. I used it only during my period to spray a light mist on my pads and pantyliners each time I put a new one on. I wanted to smell as fresh as I possibly could during my period. I didn’t seem to have much of a problem using the spray in my teens. It did the trick as far as keeping me fresh down there.

Once I got older and into my 20s, I found I could no longer use the spray because it always seemed to cause a yeast infection. If you are prone to yeast infections, I would not recommend using this product. The spray can encourage your pH balance to be off. The vagina is a delicate part of your body as it is, and those who have an extra sensitive vagina should not use this. For those who are able to use it, Summer’s Eve products can be purchased at drugstores, grocery stores, and super stores. You can also find it online. It costs about $4-$5 for a 1.5 oz spray bottle and that will last a while.

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Vagisil Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes Review

Vagisil Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes are medicated individually wrapped wipes. They help relieve exterior vaginal itching and burning. The wipes have an odor blocking formula and are flush-able.  These wipes are useful for vaginal itching associated with yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, as well as itching caused by clothing or chafing. The wipes do not cure or treat a vaginal infection and should never be inserted into the vagina. They are however very helpful during treatment for yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Vagisil Anti-Itch Wipes can be used in conjunction with yeast infection suppositories/creams. Check with your doctor first before using them with treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

I began using Vagisil Anti-Itch Wipes when I started getting yeast infections after my period ended every month. I used them in conjunction with the 7 day suppository treatment. They are also great for anal itching. Some women experience itching around the anus during a yeast infection in addition to vaginal itching. Just be sure to either use separate wipes for the anus and vagina area or wipe from front to back with the wipe. My doctor later prescribed Diflucan to be taken once a month at the end of my period. Although this seemed to help keep the infections away, I still experienced an itching sensation for a few days at the end of my period. I continued to use the wipes because of this and they provided much relief. They are discrete and easy to carry. I found they soothed the itching and burning sensation immediately, and I never experienced any irritation. Usually towards the end of my period the odor down there is stronger and the wipes also helped with that. Once I stopped having yeast infections, I didn’t use the wipes for a while. Then one day I was experiencing some chafing in the vaginal area due to sex, and I bought the wipes again. I wasn’t sure if they’d work on this type of iritation, but they did. This is a wonderful product. You don’t have to deal with the mess of an external anti-itch cream.

I’ve heard of some people using these every day, but I would be hesitant to do this simply because I don’t like the idea of using something medicated on my vaginal area every day. The active ingredient is Pramoxine Hydrochloride, which is a topical anesthetic. My only concern would be that it might become less affective, if used every day. Experiencing vaginal itching on a daily basis is a sign of an underlying condition. It’s best to seek the advice of a doctor if this is the case.

Vagisil Anti-Itch Medicated Wipes cost between $6 and $7 for a box of 12 individually wrapped wipes. I consider that reasonably priced, considering they’re medicated and provide such great relief. You can purchase these wipes online or in the feminine hygiene section of most drugstores, grocery stores, and superstores.

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Vagisil Screening Kit Review

The Vagisil Screening Kit helps you determine whether or not you have a yeast infection or something else. It says on the box that it is not to be  used for diagnosis but may be helpful when discussing your symptoms and pH with your doctor. Although it says this, most people, including myself, use this product and don’t visit the doctor unless the results say it could be something other than a yeast infection. The kit comes with 2 pH wands along with a guide to match your color to a pH which then matches what type of infection you may have. Only touch the wand by the thick end. Do not touch the end where the circles are because this end will be inserted into the vagina to get your pH reading. If you touch it, it may interfere with your results.

Next, insert the thin end of the wand into the vagina and press against the vaginal wall for 5 seconds. Then take the wand out and compare the circle to the colors on the pH sheet. pH levels vary from 4.5 to 7.5.  A reading higher than 5.0 may be a sign of a trichomonosis or bacterial vaginosis infection and you need to make an appointment with your Gynecologist. These types of vaginal infections must be treated with a prescription. A pH level of 4.5 indicates you may have a yeast infection, if you have symptoms of itching, burning, and cottage cheese like discharge. If you have had a yeast infection before, then you may proceed with over the counter treatment. The wand should not be used during your period or just after having sex. Wait at least 5 days after your period, and 48 hours after sex. A new wand must be used every time you test.

I purchased this product because the previous month I had been treated for a bacterial infection, and I wanted to make sure the symptoms I was experiencing were caused by a yeast infection and not another bacterial infection. The test strips were easy to use and reassured me it was a yeast infection. I proceeded with a yeast treatment, which was successful. I have not purchased this product again because I haven’t had symptoms of an infection. It can be purchased at most U.S. Food, Drug, and Mass Merchandise stores in the feminine hygiene section and costs about $15-$20. Vagisil Screening Kits are a little pricey, but I would use it to save myself an unneeded trip to the Gyno just to find out I have a yeast infection I can treat myself.

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Ciprofloxacin Review

Ciprofloxacin  (also referred to as Cipro) is classified as an antibiotic. It treats various types of bacterial infections and can also be used to slow/prevent anthrax after exposure. It can be taken with or without food but should not be taken with dairy products such as milk, yogurt, or calcium fortified juice. The reason for this is because it can make the medicine less effective. Dairy products can be eaten during the day, just not at the same time you take the medicine. Ciprofloxacin was prescribed to me by my Urologist. I had been suffering from recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) and was put on Macrodantin for 6 months. Ciprofloxacin was to be used in case of an emergency where the Macrodantin was not doing its job of keeping the UTIs away. I was also instructed to use Ciprofloxacin for UTI flare ups once my six months on Macrodantin were up. Some side effects of Ciprofloxacin are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, headache, rash and abdominal pain.

The only side effects I experienced while on this medicine were restlessness and nausea. It was always necessary for me to take Ciprofloxacin with food. The medicine was extremely effective in treating UTIs. I had several flare ups during the six months I was on Macrodantin and one or two, once the six months were up. Ciprofloxacin took care of them right away. I usually only had to use the pills for a day or two and then I was symptom free. The instructions my Urologist gave me were to take a pill at the first sign of a flare up and continue taking the pills until the symptoms were gone and then stop. Others who are prescribed Ciprofloxac for a one time UTI may be instructed to continue taking the pills until the bottle is finished. Be sure to take the medicine just as your doctor prescribed.  Without insurance, Ciprofloxacin costs about $26 for thirty 250mg pills. With insurance, it costs about $5.

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