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Should I Douche With Iodine Or Vinegar I Want Something Natural
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I know a lot of OBGYNs are against douching, but I wanted to know is it ok to use natural ones like Wise Ways Sweet Annie Vinegar Douche?
Douching: Even natural douches may change your vaginal ph and lead to other problems. ...Read more
You don't: Normally you don't need to clean it. The reason is that it is normally populated by acid producing bacteria . They are producing the acid and thus creating environment where pathogenic bacteria do not thrive .When you dush you wash off the good bacteria and the environment they maintain. You can eat yogurt , kefir or take acidophylus culture to support that good bacteria and vaginal health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a colposcopy and the doct used vinegar and iodine solutions. I have a brown coagulated tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long should this last?
Normal: It was vineger and iodine to make the lesions show up better, then after the put an orange-colored rusty substance to help stop bleeding. You can gently rinse it out in the shower with a finger and water and then you won't have a week or more of random orange-staining goo coming out. Good look, and ALWAYS were condoms so you won't have to go through this again. ...Read more
Colposcopy done with vinegar and iodine solutions. 2 biopsies taken. Having brown coagulated and tissue-like discharge. Normal? How long will it last?
See answer: Vinegar douche has been used to treat Candida yeast infections, by restoring the normal acidic vaginal pH. However, douching has many undesirable consequences and unlikely to cure yeast vaginitis. Women who douche have more bacterial vaginal infections, a higher incidence of PID, more difficulty getting pregnant. SEE > http://wb.md/1RIByhY and http://wb.md/1jTeuzk ...Read more
How often should a woman douche? How important is it? Does it matter if it is scented or should I purchase the vinegar douche only?
Personal pref.: Overall, douching is not necessary as it can get rid of natural bacteria and components that are often "healthy" in a normal vagina. If you feel the need to douche due to odor or feeling uncomfortable with your vaginal area, than no more than 3-4 times a year should be done, because as stated, you do not want to disrupt the normal vaginal flora that helps keep your "balance."scented or reg up 2u. ...Read more
Recommendations vary: The advice will vary on using 2 tablespoons in either 1 or2 quarts of water. Prolonged use may cause irritation and the practice is somewhat controversial. ...Read more
Not recommended: Generally douching doesn't work very well to cure a bacterial vaginosis infection. And studies show that women who douche double their chance of getting bacterial vaginosis infections. Likely this is because douching can disturb the normal bacteria that live in the vagina. The presence of your normal bacteria helps prevent vaginal infections. ...Read more
You can: I don't recommend it. Your body cleans itself. If you were to believe everything you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. ...Read more
I accidentally douched with apple cider vinegar before I knew it was bad for you. Prior to this I have never douched before. I don't feel as wet now. ?
No: This will have no effect on fibroids, but typically is not a good idea. ...Read more
No.: The sugar and acid in apple cider vinegar will change the "good" bacteria in your vagina, disrupting the normal natural balance. It can lead to infection and pain. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and does not need any internal cleansing; douching in general is not recommended except in specific circumstances when a doctor recommends it. I would advise you NOT to do this. ...Read more
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