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Whats The Best Way To Wash My Vagina
Try Kegels: Kegel muscles refer to the internal muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles help control the integrity of the vagina/bladder/rectum. Kegel exercises may help. Stopping your urine midstream uses these muscles. Tighten and relax them throughout the day. Some say it helps/ others not. Additionally, "sweeze" your partner's penis when inside the vagina during sex. That's a good way to test kegels. ...Read more
Vagina self cleans: Your vagina cleans itself through natural secretions. Douching is not recommended, as it washes away 'good' bacteria, protective secretions and changes the ph, thus making it easier to develop irritations and infection. Wash the vulva or outer genitalia with a washcloth and mild cleanser. ...Read more
How to care for vagina? (Female, 21yrs old) want to know what are some tips to keeping clean& fresh smelling?
Best way to keep vagina healthy
Vaginal "freshness"?: The best method of cleansing the vulva is to wash with a mild soap such as Dove, Caress, or Ivory ONLY on the outside. The vagina itself is self-cleaning, unless infected because it has a pH "balancing bacteria" if it is not disturbed. Please leave all the "vaginal freshness" products such as douches and sprays on the shelf of the pharmacy, otherwise you will be seeing your MD more often. ...Read more
What is the best way and best product to use for washing the vagina and keeping it from having an odor?
Yogurt: A simple regimen for vaginal hygiene is to place plain yogurt in the vagina during a shower or bath once weekly. Rephresh, which a ph of 4.0 will also help but plain yogurt is cheaper. The idea is to set the vaginal ph to normal at 4.0 once weekly. ...Read more
With a razor: Up to you and those who will see it and your/their preferences. ...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'm 21, and I have been shaving my vagina for about 5 years now. Ever since then I have red spots/dots there. What's the best way to remove it?
See below: Prevention: 1. Wash the area with mild soap and water before shaving 2. Dry thoroughly 3. Use a shave lotion/cream or other lubricant. 4. Shave in one direction only - don't go over the area again. 5. At the end, apply a mild astringent, aftershave=type product, or diluted rubbing alcohol to tighten the pores 6. Keep the area clean and dry for at least a day. ...Read more
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