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Old 04-19-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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Feminine Soap?

Which feminine soap do you use in the vaginal area? I use Summers Eve but I have a slight odor still lingering.

 
Old 04-19-2006, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Feminine Soap?

I use summers eve as well, theres not really much to choose from, I guess I would get the "odor" checked out to make sure its not anything other than just an odor.

 
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Re: Feminine Soap?

I don't use soap "down there." At a docs appt once, she told me it isn't really necessary. I just rinse really well when I shower.

 
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I don't use soap "down there." At a docs appt once, she told me it isn't really necessary. I just rinse really well when I shower.



 
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Re: Feminine Soap?

That's what my doc suggested. All of the soaps I've ever tried left me irritated.
I don't smell!!

 
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That's what my doc suggested. All of the soaps I've ever tried left me irritated.
I don't smell!!

Soap kills bacteria, water doesn't.

 
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Re: Feminine Soap?

I wash in the shower with Lever 2000 and it works well...no odors down there.

 
Old 04-20-2006, 12:22 PM   #8
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Re: Feminine Soap?

You don't want to kill the bacteria down there. That is what causes yeast infections, an imbalance of bacteria.

Do whatever works for you. You shouldn't put others down for what they do and what works for them.
I was just adding my .02.

 
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Re: Feminine Soap?

yeah, some bacteria is good!

if i feel the need to use soap in that area, i only use dove bar soap. its the only soap that doesnt irritate my skin.

that area is naturally self-cleaning, so usually just rinsing with plain water is best.

 
Old 04-20-2006, 04:29 PM   #10
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Re: Feminine Soap?

There are non scented soaps and even baby soap used on little newborns would be better than nothing.

 
Old 04-20-2006, 05:07 PM   #11
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I've also heard that chewing chlorophyll tablets (Yes chlorophyll like you find in plants) can help with odour "down there" ... not sure exactly how that works but apparently it does... you can get them at any health food store.

 
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You do not have to douche, but use soap to cleanse yourself it makes it smell better. If you have a really fishy small and it will not go away please go to your GYN, if it is not an infection then you need to wash twice a day.

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:25 PM   #13
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I don't know what you're talking about, but the so-called "feminine" washes/soaps are the absolute WORST products to use! You should wash yourself, and especially all the sensitive parts, with the most gentle, fragrance free products available. All the "feminine" products marketed by the big companies are garbage. Just use a regular gentle soap--I love Dr. Bronner's soaps, especially the peppermint and lavender ones from a health food stores-- and you'll be fine. That area shouldn't really have any unpleasant odor, unless you have an infection of some sort.

 
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