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Does Caress Soap Good For Your Vagina
I know you do not put soap inside vagina. But what is best soap/body wash for outside area? Castile soap? Just water isn't good enough for me
No need to change...: There is no need to change soaps when showering. A woman or girl can just use the same mild shower soap that she washes everywhere else with, and just gently rub the places between the big labia and her thighs, and between the big labia and her small inner labia, and around the clitoris. That should gently remove excess oils (sebum) and stuff. Of course, "over-cleaning" can lead to rashes. ...Read more
Can caress bar soap (brown soap with beads on the soap) cause you to be itchy and uncomfortable if you use the soap on and inside your vagina?
Yes: All soaps that are scented and colored contain added chemicals to make them look/smell that way. These additives can cause irritation to skin. The vagina is a very thin sensitive area of skin and is more susceptible to irritation. ...Read more
What kind of soap is good to help with a vaginal infection? Or is soap bad? Plz recommend me something to keep vagina clean and odorless.
Be careful: With soaps as they can change the pH of the vagina and natural flora (as in the normal microorganism that are found in that area - yes we all have micro-organism, almost everywhere). If you must, consider soaps along the lines of Dove, Ivory, Cetaphil. Also avoid soaps with fragrances and parfumes and color additives if possible. ...Read more
You don't need to: Put soap or any other chemicals into the vagina to wash it. ...Read more
Squeaky Clean: Don't go overboard on cleaning your vagina. Don't use regular soap inside the vagina. Http://www. Nhs. Uk/Livewell/vagina-health/Pages/keep-vagina-clean. Aspx ...Read more
In general ladies should not put any direct detergents or soap to their genitals. Lather up
your hands and wash externally. The vagina should not be washed. This may sound dirty, but the truth is that if you wash the inside of your vagina, you may develop a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. We have healthy flora in the vagina and therefore, should not disturb it. ...Read more
I notice that anytime I use any scented soap for long I start getting terrible hitches in my vagina and It becomes dry. What can I do to stop the hitc?
Vaginal itching: Stop using the soap that's causing the problems. If you are currently having itching, you can try applying some over the counter hydrocortisone to the outside. Additionally you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg to stop the allergic reaction. Also taking a warm bath without any additives in the water may help. ...Read more
No: You should not be using soap in or on your vagina. Soap is for skin, not mucous membranes. ...Read more
What is the best soap to use for a fresh clean vagina without disturbing the PH balance?? Dial soap is too harsh for me.
Any without. .: Color or perfumes added. That being said you should only be using it to clean the outside of the vagina, the folds of the labia. You should not be inserting soap inside the vagina. There is no need to and it can cause significant irritation. The vagina cleans itself and any "cleaner/douche" shouldn't be used internally as it can cause problems. ...Read more
Recently I was told by a friend that it's bad to wash my vagina with soap, that I should just wash it with water. Is that true?
Shower soap is fine: A woman can just use the same mild shower soap that she washes everywhere else with, and just gently rub the places between the big labia and her thighs, and between the big labia and her small inner labia, and around the clitoris. That should gently remove excess oils (sebum) and stuff. Of course, "over-cleaning" can lead to rashes. The actual vagina is inside the body and does not need washing. ...Read more
Sometimes I have a light odor smell of my vagina that comes and goes is there anything I can use such as soaps or powders or anything.
Odor: There should be a normal odor- if bad, you may have an infection and you should see your doctor. Don't use any products without evaluation. ...Read more
Once a nerve is damaged that leads to the vagina and cause burning how long does it last! It's been two years! I will change soap! Thanks a bunch!?
An itch, with burny sensation in the external vagina to, and including the external rectal area. No discharge or odor. Haven't changed any soaps.
Clean acne on vagina: Best to use a non oily cleaner e.g. Cetaphil to keep from plugging up the hair follicles. ...Read more
Cleanness: Good healthy hygiene of the area. Keep dry. Make sure you don't have infections. Any soap that agrees with you should be fine. ...Read more
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