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A 42-year-old member asked:

is toothpaste good to use for vagina?

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 32 years experience
No: Tooth paste have different detergents and antibacterial ingredients specifically tailored to control harmful bacteria of the mouth. The vaginal tract has its specific bacterial flora which protects the vagina. Tooth paste may destroy this balance, and you may end up with an infection of an opportunistic bacteria.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Only: Only if you want to run risk of 1). Infection, and 2). Topical irritation.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it safe for my husband to breathe near my vagina?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: It is safe your your husband to breathe near your vagina. You should avoid forcing air or breath into your vagina at any time, however. There has been a reported case of complications during pregnancy due to this although it is incredibly rare.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the vagina?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Tube to the uterus: The vagina is tube that connects the vulva (the outer part of the female genitals) to the uterus, or womb. It is between the urethra (where urine comes out) and the anus (where bowel movements come out). When someone talks about a woman having sex, they are often referring to penetration (with a penis, finger, or sex toy) of the vagina.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How far n does Monistat cream have to go into ones vagina?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Follow the direction: With the med , it should tell you how far to insert the applicator, needs to get far enough up to stay in but you do not want to go too far or you can hurt yourself.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is using toothpaste in my vagina good or bad?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Save it for ur teeth: I am unaware of any reason one might want to use toothpaste in that region of the body, but the abrasive nature of the toothpaste and other ingredients may irritate those tissues substantially. For whatever your reasoning, use a product formulated for that reason.
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A female asked:

Good eve. What is the side effect of toothpaste on vagina? How to stop that liquid that comes out from vagina?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vaginal discharge: Unusual vaginal discharge may signal infection, and should be evaluated by a health care professional. Toothpaste coming in contact with the vagina may cause irritation and pain.

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