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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 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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Is it safe to douche with pure water and a probiotic to put good bacteria in the vagina?

Is it safe to douche with pure water and a probiotic to put good bacteria in the vagina?

No: Douching is not recommended except is very specific rare situations. The reason is that studies show that douching increases risk of pelvic infections. This is because the flow of the fluid pushes bacteria from the vagina into the cervix, up into the uterus and out the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. This can cause severe infections and peritonitis. ...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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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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What is the best way to clean my vagina after sex? (i cannot douche since I am pregnant)

What is the best way to clean my vagina after sex? (i cannot douche since I am pregnant)

Not needed: You don't need to clean your vaginal vault after sex. Wiping off the outside should be more than enough. Douching get is almost never a good idea. It rinses out healthy bacteria which prevent you from getting an abnormal vaginal discharge...Ie...It makes the problem you are trying to avoid happen! use a panty liner and wipe the outside as needed. ...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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