Probiotics are super in right now—but they're just for your gut health , right? Quick answer: Nope! There are actually probiotics out there for your—wait for it— vaginal health. But here's the thing: You can't pop the same probiotics you use for your gut, for your vagina—that's because the healthy bacteria down there isn't the same as the bacteria in your colon. If you're hesitant about taking a pill for vaginal health orally—these things aren't meant to be inserted into your vagina , bear with me, because there's definitely science behind this one.
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Please sign in or sign up for a March of Dimes account to proceed. Your body changes a lot after you give birth. Some changes are physical and others are emotional. Learn about common postpartum discomforts and what do to about them. Talk to your provider before you take any medicine to treat a discomfort. Some health conditions after pregnancy need medical care. Many things are happening in your body right after you have a baby.
Infections of your vagina and vulva can cause symptoms such as soreness, itchiness and an unusual vaginal discharge. Getting medical advice as soon as you notice a problem can help to get rid of your infection quickly and prevent complications. Vaginal infections can be caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses growing in and around your vagina and vulva the area surrounding your vagina. Some of these things normally live in your vagina without causing any problems.
A douche is a device used to introduce a stream of water into the body for medical or hygienic reasons, or the stream of water itself. Douche usually refers to vaginal irrigation, the rinsing of the vagina , but it can also refer to the rinsing of any body cavity. A douche bag is a piece of equipment for douching—a bag for holding the fluid used in douching.