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A 21-year-old female asked:

I would ask about how can i care of vagina ? i heared about water with vinegar doush? is this wrong?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Vaginal health: Generally speaking, the vagina takes care of itself and douching is not recommended. In some cases, vinegar and water can help restore normal balance when there is a problem.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
If i jus spray the outside of my vagina wit a squirt bottle but the water still goes inside my vagina is that still douching?
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Urology 36 years experience
No. Douching is when fluid goes in the vagina to wash it out
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A 25-year-old female asked:
I want to know why it is wrong to apply pure white vinegar and two eggs nonoxynol-9 inside the vagina.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Does vinegar help cleanse the vagina if applied tropically and washed off?
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Sure, but: Vinegar would somewhat cleanse the vagina and some women douche with half strength vinegar. But a mild soap and plain water outside the vagina and pl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How does vinegar help tighten the vagina?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It doesn't: Some women use douches containing vinegar. However, douches can be associated with yeast infections and are not necessary.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Is a vinegar douche good for vagina tightening?
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 42 years experience
No: The vagina is built to take care of itself less is better.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2015

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