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is rephresh clean balance safe to use?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Since it is a douche: preparation, just be careful that you do not use it too often (more than once a week), since excessive douching is a reason for frequent vaginal or urinary tract infections in women. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Rephresh safe to use: Yes - as long as you don't use it on a regular basis as a source of vaginal hygiene. It should not be used more than twice a week. it contains non toxic ingredients
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not: Many experts advise against douching due to the fact that it disturbs the regular protective vaginal bacterial populations. Instead, start a probiotic supplement. That's "putting points on the scoreboard" by adding healthy bacteria that naturally produce a healthy vaginal ph.
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid: Rephresh clean balance and other douches should be avoided: they don't treat vaginal infections and they remove the body's own natural defenses. On the other hand, occasional use of their gel may be helpful in preventing frequent infections, but not for treatment. There isn't any good evidence that probiotics taken by mouth (and yogurt) will prevent vaginal infections--probably a myth.

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