Gian asked in HealthWomen's Health · 5 years ago

Should vinegar ever be used as a douche? Is it a sympathetic pH?

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    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as well as most physicians recommend that women avoid douching. Douching can change the delicate balance of vaginal flora (organisms that live in the vagina) and acidity in a healthy vagina. One way to look at it is in a healthy vagina there are both good and bad bacteria. A balance of the level of bacteria types helps maintain an acidic environment. Any changes can cause an overgrowth of bad bacteria which can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Plus, if you have a vaginal infection, douching can push the bacteria causing the infection further up into the uterus, fallopian (fuh-LOH-pee-uhn) tubes, and ovaries.

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