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Is it ok to wash the female intimate area(vulva and vaginal area) with soap?Is soap harmful there?Or just water is enough for cleaning down there?
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Dr. Phanindra V V
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Luke warm antiseptic soap water followed by plain water is advised
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Dr. Hitesh Shah
Sexologist 27 yrs exp Mumbai
External genitals or the labia should be washed with any bath soap and preferably warm water liberally. Do not use anything including douches for inside vagina.
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Dr. Sujoy Dasgupta
Gynecologist/Obstetrician 9 yrs exp Kolkata
No soap or cosmetic materials should be used in vagina, because they can cause irritation and even infection. Cleaning with water is enoug.
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If you feel need of cleaning, do not use ordinary soaps as these will kill the good bacteria living in the vagina. Use medicated (lactic acid containing) soaps.
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