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is it safe to douche with alum?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bad idea?!: One website writes this description: "potassium alum is also known as potash alum or tawas. It is aluminum potassium sulfate. This is the type of alum that you find in the grocery store for pickling and in baking powder. It is also used in leather tanning, as a flocculant in water purification, as an ingredient in aftershave and as a treatment to fireproof textiles." sounds like a bad idea?!

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Can you tell me how safe is it to use an "alum douche"?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
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No studies: I am not aware of studies conducted with scientific rigor on this subject, but I can empathize with then content of the website below. http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/askquestion/16582/tips-to-tighten-vaginal-walls-about-how-does-one-u.html

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