Philippines: Women Should Skip Underwear at Home

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Philippines: In a recent press conference, former Health Secretary and current House Deputy Majority Leader, Dr. Janette Garin, made a surprising recommendation for women during the hot season. She advised women to avoid wearing underwear at home to prevent fungal infections, which are more common in the summer due to increased heat and humidity.

Dr. Janette Garin explained that fungal infections are not sexually transmitted diseases but are caused by the overgrowth of normal flora in the intimate areas. “When it is a little wet and sweaty and the weather is hot, that is a perfect petri dish for our fungi to multiply,” she said. The fungus Candida albicans, which naturally resides on the skin, can multiply under these conditions, leading to itchiness. She cautioned against scratching, as it can exacerbate the itchiness.

To prevent or alleviate fungal infections, Dr. Janette Garin emphasized the importance of keeping the area dry. “That’s why sometimes, especially during the hot season, without any malice intended, it’s quite advisable not to wear underwear at home but just wear pajamas or shorts. The ventilation is effective against fungal infection,” she advised.

She also reassured that these infections are not contagious and there is medication available for treatment.

In addition to her advice on personal hygiene, Dr. Janette Garin also urged the public to stay hydrated to prevent heat stroke. She recommended avoiding sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense.

Dr. Janette Garin expressed concern about the current outbreak of pertussis cases in the Philippines and urged the government to catch up on its vaccination drives. However, she expressed uncertainty about whether the government has enough vaccines in stock. She attributed the situation to poor planning by previous heads of the Department of Health.

As Health Secretary from 2015-2016, Dr. Janette Garin led the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine campaign. Some groups have cited this campaign as causing a vaccine scare in the Philippines, especially after drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur advised that the vaccine could increase the risk of severe dengue fever in some patients.

In conclusion, Dr. Janette Garin’s advice serves as a reminder of the importance of personal hygiene, especially during the hot season, and the need for effective health planning and vaccination campaigns.

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