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Wt r sum household things to douche wit to rid ur vagina of odors n discharge?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No need to douche
The vagina keeps itself clean without using any douches.
In fact, douching can predispose to infection (such as bacterial vaginosis). You can clean the outside of the vagina with gentle soap or water. If vaginal discharge is copious, green, or has a fishy odor, it could be a sign of an infection. In this case, you might consider making a doctor's appointment.

In brief: No need to douche
The vagina keeps itself clean without using any douches.
In fact, douching can predispose to infection (such as bacterial vaginosis). You can clean the outside of the vagina with gentle soap or water. If vaginal discharge is copious, green, or has a fishy odor, it could be a sign of an infection. In this case, you might consider making a doctor's appointment.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bad idea
Douching is not a good idea.
It destroys your vaginas ability to clean itself. Odor and discharge are not normal and need to evaluated in the office. This usually means you have a vagnal infection which will need to be treated.

In brief: Bad idea
Douching is not a good idea.
It destroys your vaginas ability to clean itself. Odor and discharge are not normal and need to evaluated in the office. This usually means you have a vagnal infection which will need to be treated.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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