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Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

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

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Are feminine wash same as douches?

Are feminine wash same as douches?

Not the same: Douching is to introduce a stream of water in the body for medical or hygienic reasons, it usually is used for vaginal irrigation but it may be used for rinsing any other body cavity. The feminine washes are marketed as a way of cleaning the inside og vaginal wall and can be harmful, as they contain oerfumes and other ingredients which can change the ph of the vaginal fluids and lead to complication. ...Read more

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Is toothpaste safe as feminine wash?

Is toothpaste safe as feminine wash?

toothpaste use: Toothpaste is designed for cleaning teeth only and should not be used in other orifices.. ...Read more

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Can we use toothpaste as a feminine wash?

Can we use toothpaste as a feminine wash?

No: Toothpaste is meant for use in your mouth only. It has ingredients that may irritate you if used on other body parts. ...Read more

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A vicious cycle: clean vagina, sex, infection, antibiotics, monistat, douche, clean vagina, etc?

A vicious cycle: clean vagina, sex, infection, antibiotics, monistat, douche, clean vagina, etc?

Be seen: It sounds like you have a resistant infection, or something else, going on. Though i would be cautious about douching, as it has a tendency to upset the balance of the ph of your vagina, and can be contributing to this situation. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

No: If by "intimate" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. ...Read more

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Are scented feminine products (pads and tampons) bad for you?

Could be: Scented feminine products have chemicals tht could irritate or even cause abnormal tissue changes. That is why is recommended to use everything un scented. ...Read more

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Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

No: For the vast majority of women, these products have more potential for harm than good. You should be able to maintain your own hygiene and ph without help of pharmaceuticals, however if you're having a problem see a gyn rather than using those products. ...Read more

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Is using feminine washes good or bad ?

Is using feminine washes good or bad ?

Bad: Not needed, your vaginal will clean itself. Just take a shower and use soap and water to clean the outside. ...Read more

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What type of feminine hygiene products are healthiest?

Don't recommend: douches. Are you asking about brands? Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care. ...Read more

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Is dove soap for men good moisturizer soap to avoid itching ?

Is dove soap for men good moisturizer soap to avoid itching ?

That is a better: choice then the other soaps you brought up earlier. ...Read more

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Colgate white is advisable for feminine wash?

Colgate white is advisable for feminine wash?

NO: Toothpaste is for teeth not for vaginas. Do not use products in the vagina which were not made for that purpose. ...Read more

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Oral hygiene - which is most important: brushing teeth, flossing, or brushing the tongue?

Oral hygiene - which is most important: brushing teeth, flossing, or brushing the tongue?

All: Brushing removes plaque from your teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease. Flossing aids in removing plaque between your teeth preventing gum disease. Brushing your tongue improves home care by removing sulfer producing bacteria implicating in causing bad breath. ...Read more