A 21-year-old member asked:
Does apple cidar vinegar kill bad bacteria in the vagina?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Unnecessary: Douching is totally unnecessary and in fact contraindicated. You do not want to change the bacteria in the vagina without a good reason to do so. If you have bacterial vaginosis there are antibiotics that your ob/gyn will treat you with. Do not use apple cidar vinegar.
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Dr. Margot Watsonanswered
Gynecology 56 years experience
No: Don't ever douche or squirt anything non-prescription into your vagina (except otc antifungal creams); doing so can cause infections. If you have a vaginal infection, it needs to be treated properly.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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