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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?

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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