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Is douching safe to do?

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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Douching (Definition)

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 ...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 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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Is it safe to douche just one time?

Douching: In general - douching can be harmful to vaginal health. ...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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Hi i just purchased a bottle of medline pvp scrub solution and was wondering if it was safe to douche with this product?

No: This is much too strong to use as a douche. I am very hard pressed to think of any situation where douching would be recommended. It does not "clean" you and can cause irritation and make you more prone to infections by disrupting the normal balances in your vagina. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how safe is it to use an "alum douche"?

Can you tell me how safe is it to use an "alum douche"?

No studies: I am not aware of studies conducted with scientific rigor on this subject, but I can empathize with then content of the website below. http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/askquestion/16582/tips-to-tighten-vaginal-walls-about-how-does-one-u.html ...Read more

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Is anal douching safe?

Is anal douching safe?

Depends: Anal douching would be similar to daily enema use. Safety depends on what you are using to rinse with as well as how it is applied. Some instruments can cause anal / rectal irritation and even ulcers. So be careful what you use and how you use it. Recommend you consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is daily anal douching safe?

Not safe: No. Destroying your natural rectal and colon environment leads to increasing risk or more dangerous infections or bacteria. Frequent douching increases HIV risks. I know of no physician that would recommend even one douching let alone repeated douching. ...Read more

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