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How to clean your vagina?

How to clean your vagina?

Self-cleaning: Your vagina doesn't need much in the way of cleaning, it's designed to table care of itself. Water, a soft washcloth, & maybe some gentle soap is all you need. Too much scrubbing or harsh chemicals create more problems than they solve, & douching destroys the natural balance & protection. ...Read more

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How to clean semen out of your vagina?

How to clean semen out of your vagina?

Options: Try the shower, a bidet, douche, or simple soaking in the tub. Low-tech works just fine in this case. ...Read more

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How to make your vagina not smell bad?

How to make your vagina not smell bad?

Vaginitis: If your vagina has a bad smell, you may have a vaginal infection. You should get checked out and have it treated, rather than trying to hide the smell with peroxide. ...Read more

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How to remove oder from your vagina?

How to remove oder from your vagina?

Get checked: Vaginas have a smell, but don't usually smell bad. If you're noticing an odor that bothers you from the vagina, it could be bacterial vaginosis. Not a std, but an overgrowth of normal bacteria. You can see a doctor and get tested, or try an over the counter probiotic like luvena. Best is to figure out what may have triggered change in your flora! ...Read more

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How to keep the vaginal heahly?

How to keep the vaginal heahly?

Safe Sex: Your body will keep your vagina healthy, unless you expose it to stds. ...Read more

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How to properly clean the vulva? Do women need to clean vagina too?

How to properly clean the vulva? Do women need to clean vagina too?

No!: The vulva can be washed with simple gentle soap and water. No harsh soaps. The vagina never ever needs to be cleaned. In fact cleaning it will harm it. As long as woman has good diet, exercise, and sleep then vagina takes care of itself. Sometimes medical conditions like diabetes can make risk for yeast infection in vagina higher. Stds can cause infections in vagina --- and these must be treated. ...Read more

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What can vinegar do to ur vagina?

What can vinegar do to ur vagina?

It lowers the pH,: Making it more acidic &, therefore, more resistant to bacteria. I don't treat adults, so i can't speak to the efficacy in post-pubertal women. In pre-pubertal girls, the vulvar lining is only a few cell layers thick. Wiping back to front brings bacteria forward. Bubble baths or sitting in a tub with dissolved soap make the area more alkaline. Baths with 1cup of white vinegar to 6" water help. ...Read more

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How to reduce vagina wetness?

How to reduce vagina  wetness?

GYN: First- make sure that the "wetness" is nothing more than normal female sexual mucous- some women secrete more than others. Second- get checked by your gyn for infection. I would advise the use of vaginal pads instead of tampons and strongly urge the need for a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What soap can you use to clean your vagina that wont make it smell?

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What soap can you use to clean your vagina that wont make it smell?

Douche: Do betadine douche twice weekly till the smell goes away. ...Read more

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How do you properly wash the vagina.

How do you properly wash the vagina.

Just the outside: The outside is the "vulva" and can be be gently washed during baths and showers. The inside is the vagina. Vaginas are not meant to be washed. That means washing vaginas is not natural, and can mess up the inside, balanced conditions of the vagina. The more thoroughly one tries to wash a vagina, the more likely she will irritate the vagina. ...Read more

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How to put your fingers in your girlfriends vagina?

How to put your fingers in your girlfriends vagina?

Not appropriate: It is not appropriate for doctors on Healthtap to instruct you on sexual techniques of any type. I suggest you consult a sex therapist for this type of question. ...Read more

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How to stick your finger in your vagina?

How to stick your finger in your vagina?

Not a correct way: It is not clear from your question why you need to do this. There is not a right way or a wrong way. You may place a digit into your vagina in any way you like as long as it is comfortable. ...Read more

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How do you insert hydrogen peroxide in vagina to cure bacterial vaginosis?

How do you insert hydrogen peroxide in vagina to cure bacterial vaginosis?

You don't: Hydrogen peroxide is not a treatment for bv. Bv is treated with metronidazole, Clindamycin or tinidazole. You could try oral and/or vaginal administration of lactobacillus containing probiotic preparations which have had variable sucess. ...Read more

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How to prevent pregnancy if you think a sperm entered your vagina?

How to prevent pregnancy if you think a sperm entered your vagina?

Depends on timing: If it just happened then Plan B can prevent implantation. If the sexual encounter occurred more than three days ago, it's too late if you're pregnant to do anything but abortion. Next step is to do a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. If your period comes as always, then you're not pregnant. Please use birth control if you don't wish to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What can you do to get the wetness of your vagina back?!?!?!?

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What can you do to get the wetness of your vagina back?!?!?!?

Age, other issues?: Most simple scenario: if you are post-menopausal, there are local creams with estrogen to help you. Make sure there is no other cause ( infection, inflammation, systemic disorders) and see your obgyn. ...Read more

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How can you make your vagina tighter?

How can you make your vagina tighter?

Loose vagina: The only real answer is to surgically correct things. I am not so sure that is truly what you need, but no exercises or other over the counter type options will work. Some may recommend laser or thermal procedures as well. At the age of 17 though, there should really be no problems. If you think there is, or are being told there is a problem, you need to see the Gyn. ...Read more

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How to get vagina wet naturally?

How to get vagina wet naturally?

Arousal: You will have significant lubrication during arousal phase. If not using olive oil could help moisturize and lubricate. ...Read more

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Can I douche to clean inside my vagina?

Can I douche to clean inside my vagina?

Douching itself: Douching is not necessary to "clean" the vagina as it is like a "self cleaning oven". The more you disrupt the normal vaginal fluids that keep the ph(aciditiy/alkalinity) balance constant the more you set yourself up for serious vaginal infections or worse. So, please stop the practice. ...Read more

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Should I douche to clean the inside of my vagina?

Should I douche to clean the inside of my vagina?

Not recommended: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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Why must I avoid when using a douche to clean my vagina?

Why must I avoid when using a douche to clean my vagina?

Douching itself: Douching is not necessary to "clean" the vagina as it is like a "self cleaning oven". The more you disrupt the normal vaginal fluids that keep the ph(aciditiy/alkalinity) balance constant the more you set yourself up for serious vaginal infections or worse. So, please stop the practice. ...Read more

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How do I convince my kid sister to get treated or douche her vagina?

? symptoms?: Why do you want her to get treated? I am going to make an assumption that she has an odor and/or discharge. Douching is not recommended. It can cause spread of infection and can cause imbalance in normal vaginal bacteria. If she has a problem you are worried about, then she needs to get checked or future ability to have children can be at risk. ...Read more

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I used douche for the first time and it burned really badly, is something going on with my vagina or is it because douche is bad?

I used douche for the first time and it burned really badly, is something going on with my vagina or is it because douche is bad?

Douching is bad.: The vagina has many organisms that colonize or live there. The balance of the types of organisms is very important for the health of the vagina. In general, douching is not recommended, because this delicate balance is destroyed. Therefore, we don't recommend douching. ...Read more

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Is a vinegar douche good for vagina tightening?

Is a vinegar douche good for vagina tightening?

No: The vagina is built to take care of itself less is better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to douche to clean inside my vagina?

Is it safe to douche to clean inside my vagina?

No: Douching is rarely recommended. The vagina will clean itself. Douching can lead to infections. ...Read more

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Can douching help treat the odor from my vagina?

Can douching help treat the odor from my vagina?

Not a good idea: It may, but douching can often times cause a vaginal infection by changing the normal flora of the vaginal, and sometimes the bacteria can be pushed up through the cervical opening into the uterus and cause a more severe infection. You should see your gyn so an exam and culture can be done and you receive the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using a douche to clean the vagina?

What are the risks of using a douche to clean the vagina?

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

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What is another way of cleaning the vagina without douching, or causing more problems.? I am looking for a more natural way.

What is another way of cleaning the vagina without douching, or causing more problems.? I am looking for a more natural way.

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

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Wt r sum household things to douche wit to rid ur vagina of odors n discharge?

Wt r sum household things to douche wit to rid ur vagina of odors n discharge?

No need to douche: The vagina keeps itself clean without using any douches. In fact, douching can predispose to infection (such as bacterial vaginosis). You can clean the outside of the vagina with gentle soap or water. If vaginal discharge is copious, green, or has a fishy odor, it could be a sign of an infection. In this case, you might consider making a doctor's appointment. ...Read more

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My vagina is itchy and irritated, why? I've hadf sexs on 2/18, and also douche the right after,

My vagina is itchy and irritated, why? I've hadf sexs on 2/18, and also douche the right after,

Often : Often times when you douche you disrupt the natural flora of your vagina making you more prone to infection. It sounds like you are dealing with a yeast infection. You can try an over the counter yeast infection cream for 3 or 7 nights and if this does not work you should see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will it be considered douching by taking a shower and washing your vagina with water a little bit inside and out?

Well: Technically cleaning with water can be douching. However, most often the term is used when a product is used to clean the vagina (i.e.mixes of water &b vinegar, baking soda, or iodine.) ...Read more

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What are the positive and negative effects of douching how long after doch before the vagina returns to its normal ph, if pH is off will u get infecti?

What are the positive and negative effects of douching how long after doch before the vagina returns to its normal ph, if pH is off will u get infecti?

Don't douche. : When you flush the vaginal vault with water, commercial products etc, you upset the normal balance of bacteria. This can set you up for a yeast infection or bacterial overgrowth like BV (bacterial vaginosis). If there are positive effects of douching, I have yet to hear them. ...Read more

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What is a very bad smell from the vagina area? I have a very bad smell from my vagina area and I've tried douching amoung other things. What would you recomendi do?

What is a very bad smell from the vagina area? I have a very bad smell from my vagina area and I've tried douching  amoung other things. What would you recomendi do?

I : I recommend you get a proper examination, and testing by a medical professional. Vaginal odor can be caused by infections like bacterial vaginosis and even foreign bodies left in the vagina (i.e. Tampon). The only way to find out the cause and get treated is by seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bad oder of the vagina without douching?

How do you get rid of bad oder of the vagina without douching?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmit disease. The vaginal ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. Ask to be tested for bv. Other infections are possible so get tested. ...Read more