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Cleansing of vagina!: Usually done with sexual activity or when discharge is present. Also done after menstuation, for "odor" issues. Frequently overdone. There are cultural reasons as well. It is usually not a requirement for vaginal health! ...Read more
Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation , how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it
Generally bad: The vagina is an amazing organ- it keeps itself clean without the help of any soaps or douches. There are "good" bacteria in the vagina that help keep out the "bad" bacteria, and douching too much can lead to a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This can predispose to infections such as bacterial vaginosis. You can clean with water and gentle soap around the outside of the vagina. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy: Regular oral contraceptives, taken as directed, are quite effective (99%), and the "morning after" pill (emergency contraception) is up to 89% effective if taken within 72 hours of intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Douching is not effective. If contraceptives have been used and a period is missed then urine pregnancy tests are about 97% accurate if done correctly. ...Read more
Douche: Yes. You may have a problem with that. Finding an alternate may be difficult. If your symtoms are very mild or more theoretical than real you may be able to by with using this method. ...Read more
Had sex after 5 days of using Monistat 1 (tioconazole) and it burned my husband and then 15 minutes later started burning my cervix. How do I safely douche it out?
Doesn't treat infxn: Vagisil has several different products, but it contains benzacaine, a topical anesthetic. Some people are allergic to benzacaine.There is also a serious medical adverse reaction called methemoglobinemia in which some people's blood reacts and the lips, skin, or fingernails turn blue/gray. In addition, it doesn't treat any vaginal infections, and may cause burning in some people.I suggest avoiding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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