Vaginal infections are a common occurrence during monsoon given increased humidity and frequent usage of damp clothes. Mid-Day Online spoke to city-based gynaecologist who offers clarity over severity of such infections and measures to prevent them
Women become more susceptible to vaginal and urinary infections as the increasing humidity accelerates bacterial and fungal growth. Image for representational purpose only. Photo Courtesy: istock
Monsoon leads to a surge in the number of water-borne diseases, allergies and infections caused by increasing humidity, accumulated water and constant dampness around. Among the common diseases, vaginal infections are some of the lesser-discussed monsoon health problems.