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Risks Of Using Dettol For Douching
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
Yes: It can cause infections or sometimes bacteria can get pushed up into the urterus to cause a uterine or tubal infection, so you should douche as little as possible, if you are trying to get rid of an odor you need to see your gyn for an exam and cultures and get the proper diagnosis so you can get the right txment. ...Read more
Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.
? on antibacterial: Many studies have been coming out recently questioning the "antibacterial" label on products, including soaps, mouthwashes, etc. As far as mouthwashes, most companies are distributing the products as alcohol-free. Hard to say what the dangers are unless you are ingesting. To be safe, i would go with the ones without alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Probably not: Probably not. The use of soap in general and certainly douching is not generally recommended. In most cases it is not good to interrupt the bacterial flora present in the normal state in the vagina. Always seek balance and although ph is important in the vagina using a ph balanced soap is not likely to assist or help in anyway. ...Read more
Cyteal vaginal antiseptic for external use composed of chlorhexidine and hexamidine,is it safe during pregnancy?
Caution: I would suggest avoiding any vaginal antiseptics unless prescribed by your physician. ??Why are you using these products? ...Read more
Bad bugs...: There are many bugs that are transmitted fecal-orally. In other words, when another person wipes then touches something in the bathroom, they could spread a bug. Wash your hands well after every trip to the bathroom, dry with a paper towel, and use the towel to turn off the water and open the door on your way out. ...Read more
Controversial: Studies have shown different results, but an analysis of the existing data concluded that "the lack of an additional health benefit associated with the use of [antibacterial] soaps over regular soap, coupled with laboratory data demonstrating a potential risk of ... Drug resistance, warrants further evaluation by governmental regulators regarding antibacterial product claims and advertising.". ...Read more
IT IS SAFE BUT: Tempons are safe but there is risk of toxic shock syndrome, as these are highly absorbent and absorp vaginas natural misture and upsetting the balance which enables toxic shick to occur if follow the instructions, choose the lowest absorbency for ones flow, change tempons at least 4to6 hours, alternate between tempons and pads, avoid tempons overnight or when sleeping, incidence of tss very low in us. ...Read more
Triclosan risks: At this time, the fda is unsure of the risks triclosan poses to humans. If ingested, it might adversely effect thyroid function. Their is also a theoretical risk of triclosan combining with chlorine in drinking water to form chloroform, a probable cancer causing agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: All soaps work the same way, by dissolving salts and oils. Whether the soap is liquid or bar they do the same thing. ...Read more
Probably fine: A vinegar douche is often available as an over the counter product for a womens hygiene.As far as helping you conceive a girl, it is unlikely to bring your chances above 50%. Neither this, teas or potions, sexual positions or any other of the myths out there will change your chances. ...Read more
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Vaginal yeast infxn.Took isoconazole.What is the propr method of cleaning the genital area?Shud i clean frequently using soap or shud i avoid soap?
Gentle soap / water: Don't change your normal routine.Get a more detailed answer ›