Maybe it’s our culture, maybe it’s our personality…but Filipina women tend to ignore this problem of vaginal dryness. They would rather suffer in silence than consult their doctor for this seemingly trivial problem.
Worldwide, 40% of women are affected by vaginal dryness. It does not only occur during the menopausal age but also in younger women who have fluctuations in hormonal level or hormonal imbalance.
It is such a common problem, that in other countries vaginal preparations are available not only in the drug stores but in supermarkets, as well. You walk down the aisle of WalMart or Ralphs and you see K-Y Jelly Mint Flavor right beside the aisle of body lotion and napkins.
Recently, a new formulation has been introduced to the local scene. It is called Mithra Intim. It is a 3-in-1 product containing (1) a hydrating gel called polycarbophil, (2) a healing component in the form of chamomile oil and (3) lactic acid for optimum vaginal pH. It promises to solve several issues not only limited to vaginal dryness.
Due to the gel preparation, Mithra Intim stays in the vaginal canal longer (almost 3-5 days) making daily, uncomfortable re-applications unnecessary. It is also acidic therefore prevents the recurrence of vaginal itchiness and discharge.
Very often, I get visits from patients complaining of vaginal discharge and itchiness almost 2-3 times in a year. But the pap smear reveals nothing but inflammation. This new formulation promises be a better alterative to prevent these symptoms rather than giving of antibiotics all the time.
Finally, lactic acid is a natural component of the vagina. It’s presence in the 3-in-1 gel will further protect women from harmful bacteria and other organisms.
Mithra Intim comes in a 20-gram tube with applicator. The recommended usage for both vaginal dryness and maintenance of optimum vaginal pH is 2 applications per week. One tube costs Php 500 in all Mercury Drugstores and it should be good for 8 applications or 1 month.
Vaginal dryness is a real problem. It will not go away in time. In fact, it can only get worse as we age. Many products are out there to solve this issue. Mithra Intim is the latest one to be introduced to the Philippine market so don’t just take my word for it. Try it out!