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Douching (Overview)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain out of the vagina.


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Should girls douche?

Should girls douche?

No: Douching is not recommended, as it can interfere with the normal flora (bacteria) of the vagina, and result in yeast infections, irritation and discomfort. The body of a woman was designed to cleanse itself. ...Read more

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Douching (Overview)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain out of the vagina.


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What is douching for?

What is douching for?

Cleaning: It's used for cleaning the vagina but it's not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is douching safe to do?

Not really : Douching is not recommended. It kills off the natural bacteria that protects and cleans the vagina by maintaining normal pH balance. Douching sets you up for frequent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is douching bad for you?

Yes: Generally, douching is not necessary an can be harmful as it disrupts the normal flora of the vagina. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for you?

Likely yes.: This helps clean things out, and as long as other things, like showers are done should be no trouble as long as it is done correctly, according to instructions. Good personal hygiene, along with regular and appropriate visits to the doctor is likely the best way to be safe. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for women?

Is douching safe for women?

Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women. ...Read more

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Is anal doucheing dangerous?

Is anal doucheing dangerous?

= enema: Enemas have been used for 100s of years to help soften constipated stool. Unless high pressure, large volumes or abnormal substance used--not likely a problem. Hopefully this answers your question. ...Read more

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Does douching cause problems?

Does douching cause problems?

Yes: Douching increases the risk that the normal vaginal environment will be disturbed, leading to abnormal and symptomatic vaginal discharges and infections. The vagina is self cleaning, the vulva may be washed (the outer lips and genitals) with water and mild soap, and eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are all that is needed. ...Read more

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How common is douching in us?

How common is douching in us?

Common: It's common but not good for most women, because it increases risk of vaginal infection. You kill off the good bacterial that lives in the vagina. I don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche with alum?

Is it safe to douche with alum?

Bad idea?!: One website writes this description: "potassium alum is also known as potash alum or tawas. It is aluminum potassium sulfate. This is the type of alum that you find in the grocery store for pickling and in baking powder. It is also used in leather tanning, as a flocculant in water purification, as an ingredient in aftershave and as a treatment to fireproof textiles." sounds like a bad idea?! ...Read more

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What is the purpose of douching?

Douching: is used to clean or "freshen" the vagina. But, douching with different products can lead to alteration in vaginal pH & bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of douching?

What are the dangers of douching?

Infection: Douching destroys the normal bacteria balance in the vagina which can then lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginitis. ...Read more

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How effective are vaginal douches?

How effective are vaginal douches?

Not recommended: Can cause infections, can cause bact to be pushed up the cervical os into the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche just one time?

Douching: In general - douching can be harmful to vaginal health. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of a vaginal douche?

What's the purpose of a vaginal douche?

Misguided hygiene: The concept is that it cleans the vagina. Unfortunately it disrupts the natural vaginal balance, does nothing to treat infections, and may actually cause irritation. The best that can be said is that sometimes it causes no harm. ...Read more

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What can you expect from a vaginal douche?

What can you expect from a vaginal douche?

More infections: If you need to have temporary relief of vaginal infections, this is something you can do. Regular douching is not recommended due to increasing your risk of frequent vaginal infections. Your vagina is self cleaning and needs acidophillus bacteria to be healthy. You can find this probiotic at gnc and it can be used vaginally. ...Read more

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Are there any risks of using ''vaginal douche'' ?

Are there any risks of using ''vaginal douche'' ?

Yes: It can cause infections or sometimes bacteria can get pushed up into the urterus to cause a uterine or tubal infection, so you should douche as little as possible, if you are trying to get rid of an odor you need to see your gyn for an exam and cultures and get the proper diagnosis so you can get the right txment. ...Read more

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Is douching bad? Is there any safer way to cleanse?

Is douching bad? Is there any safer way to cleanse?

It is bad: We are being told since years douching would remove the good bacteria from the mucosa and add to the risk of getting yeast infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: douching?

What is the definition or description of: douching?

Internal rinsing: This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain out of the vagina. ...Read more

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Can I use summer eve douche' while on my menstural ?

Can I use summer eve douche' while on my menstural ?

Just an opinion.....: I hope you can find a way to avoid it at any time. It is not necessary if you wash well and perhaps use a pleasant smelling body oil and it can be damaging to your body's natural chemistry. Read about the pros and cons and consider it for yourself. If you decide to continue use, i don't think it would be more of a problem during your period. ...Read more

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What is douching? I've heard it's something women do what is it and why do it?

What is douching? I've heard it's something women do what is it and why do it?

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