Dos & Dont’s
Do wash your hair in the sink or shower
Do wash your underwear with non-biological detergent
Do wear underwear that is made from 100% cotton
Do use non-fragranced sanitary products and toilet roll
Do wash your hands before going to the toilet if you have been in contact with any chemicals
Do use non-fragranced water or silicone based lubricants during sex
Do thoroughly dry your genitals before putting clothing on
If you have sensitive skin, you may wish to apply Aqueous cream (or E45) over the genitalia before you have a shower and wash it off with the water. This serves as a soap substitute, a barrier cream and moisturiser all in one.
Don’t wash genital skin with perfumed soaps or shower gels
Don’t wash your hair in the bath to avoid shampoo coming into contact with your genitals
Don’t use disinfectants on the genitals unless prescribed Don’t use fabric conditioners on your underwear
Don’t shave your pubic hair or use hair removal creams/wax. Trimming is better
Don’t use flavoured condoms or lubricant (lube’)
Don’t use feminine hygiene wipes or sprays (for women)
Never ‘douche’ inside the vagina (for women)
Don’t wear daily panty liners or pads, these draw natural oil and moisture from the skin causing dryness and irritation (for women)
Follow Up Discussion
If you have any concerns after your procedure, we can arrange a follow up discussion with a clinician without delay.
You will unlikely need any further visits. If this is appropriate, we will discuss it in the appointment with you.