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Douching with chemicals

Is douching with a capful of bleach a month harmful?
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yes that sound harsh your vaginia is very sensitive girl
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plus u should only douch once every three months its not good to douch a lot
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its bleach!...its not good to douch anyways. your vagina has natural bacteria that cleans itself out
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I would not use bleach.  The vaginal skin is so thin and chemicals are readily absorbed by it.  It may very easily enter into your system and could very well create other problems.  

To my surprise, my gyno told me it's best and much healthier not to douch at all because it only pushes germs/bacteria further up.  

The Gyno told me that douching actually increases the incidence of unbalanced ph, odors, yeast infections, etc.; but, if I felt it absoultely necessary to douch, then it should be with just plain water - nothing added.  

She mentioned that women who douch in an effort to combat vaginal odor actually end up encountering more frequent problems regarding vaginal odors, due to disrupting the natural ph by medicated douches; thus, creating a vicious ongoing cycle.

I'm 45 yrs. old.  I've followed her advice and do not encounter vaginal odor, yeast infections, nor bacterial infections.  I suffered only one yeast infection in my lifetime and that was merely due to birth control pills I was prescribed temporarily, for treating endometriosis, that caused an inbalance.  The birth control pills were discontinued per doctors instruction and never had another yeast infection.

I hope this helps.  Have a great day.    

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