I'm not quite sure why it's been taken off the market but I do know that douching is not good for you. My mother has done if for years with no problems, but it can cause infections, such as Pelvic Inflammotory Disease. Some women are more prone to infections than others, but I would advise to stop douching. Our vaginas have natural cleansers inside. Better safe than sorry.
douching isnt healthy for you. im not sure why women do douche. if we have an odor and that is why we need to see a dr. if its for after our period well let nature take its course. vaginas are self cleaning. (sounds like an oven haha) is that the stuff they used to call monkey juice? red? i read a study that said constant douching could be linked to cervical cancer. be careful.
my gp told me years ago to douche with betadyne because of recurrent yeast infections. i have to say that it really did help. i know i've heard recently that you aren't supposed to douche. why don't you check with you doc and see what he or she says?
Betadine douching is sometimes recommended by doctors (though it's apparently a relatively old-fashioned approach, these days). It can be used to treat BV, and patients are sometimes directed to use betadine douches prior to vaginal medical procedures. Generally, though, it doesn't seem like the best idea in the whole world to use a betadine douche--or, as others have suggested,*any* douche--routinely. Betadine could disrupt the naturally occuring flora in the vagina, which isn't a good idea if you don't have a very good reason for risking that. All that said, if you really do feel very strongly that you want, from time to time, to cleanse your vagina above and beyond what the body itself manages, why not try a plain water douche? I think you can still find reusable douche bags in some drugstores, though they certainly aren't as common as they used to be. (Fashions in healthcare change almost as rapidly as other fashions do, it seems!)
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