Is it bad to douche?

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A douche  comes in the form of a bottle or a bag, and it sprays water into the vagina.  In the past, people have used a douche to ” clean” the vagina.  Using a douche is no longer recommended.  This is because vaginas are self cleaning  organs. Discharge is a fluid that leaves the vagina and it is how the body naturally cleans itself.

Using a douche can get rid of the healthy bacteria in the vagina, which can cause vaginal infections.  It can also cause any present infections in the vagina to spread.  Recommended vaginal hygiene really just includes washing the vulva with mild soap and water.

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