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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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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

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Hi I am 19 yrs old and I had sex last night. After my vagina burned bad when I douched?

Hi I am 19 yrs old and I had sex last night. After my vagina burned bad when I douched?

Vinegar: Most douches contain vinegar and after sex (which causes friction) the douche would very likely burn. If it does not contain vinegar it may contain another ingredient that burns. The principle is the same. ...Read more

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