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September 14, 2020 2 min read

Cold Therapy is one of the oldest, safest, fastest and most effective natural ways to relieve pain.  Though a specific date cannot be referenced, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics indicate that cold therapy was used by medical professionals of the time by immersing the body of patients in cold water.  Applying an ice pack reduces: swelling, tissue damage, possible blood clot formation, inflammation, itching, and pain. At the same time the “cold exposure” improves the flow of nutrients into the area, increases strength, and stimulates healing. 

If you have a yeast infection the application of of an ice pack over the vaginal area will decrease blood flow to the area, which in turn will reduce the urge to itch thus reducing inflammation to the soft tissue of the labia. Cold Therapy can be used immediately at the first stages of discomfort (itching & burning feelings), pain, or injury. And cold therapy may help your body maintain a balanced vaginal pH. Always remember to consult your physician if pain and itching persist. 

During childbirth it is quite common for the vagina area to swell, most of the time the swelling is caused by an excess of fluid in the genital area which will dissipate with a few days after delivery.  The application of of an ice pack over the vaginal area will decrease swelling that may have occurred during delivery, which in turn will reduce inflammation to the soft tissue of the labia. In the event of an episiotomy the use of an ice pack will promote healing and reduce pain experienced by the new mother.  Cold Therapy can be used after delivery and at the first stages of discomfort (soreness).


During a sports injury, (i.e. a kick to the groin, bicycle bar or seat injury, balance beam injury, rough intercourse, etc.) the labia and/or vaginal opening can be injured potentially causing uncontrolled swelling. The swelling itself can cause additional damage of the initial injury and delay the healing time. Applying an ice pack will immediately reduce the amount of swelling and may aid in the amount of pain sufferer. 

The most important thing to know about using “cold therapy” is not to overdo it.  Medical professionals recommend using cold packs as a method of providing relief from pain, but not to freeze the area where the ice pack is applied.  Be sure to stagger use as directed by your medical professional. 

Ask your Doctor or medical care specialist about using VagiKool if you have any questions about the effects of cold therapy and your specific medical condition.

 

Steven Peisner
Steven Peisner



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