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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to put vinegar in your bath while pregnant to relieve itching?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Of course Mild Acid: Vinegar is a mild/weak solution of acetic acid. Acid suppresses the growth of a variety of fungus ; bacteria. Several species of bacteria commonly growing in vaginal secretions (called lactobacilli - for Lactic Acid production) produce acids which suppress fungal growth. Antibiotics killing off these bacteria commonly leaves the territory open for fugal/yeast growth with resulting problems.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
You may find: That baking soda is better. No treatment of that type always works anyway.

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