Friday, August 28, 2009

Homemade Vaginal Douche Instructions

A lot of women who suffer from repeated yeast infections have had their symptoms diagnosed by a physician and know all too well the signs and symptoms of a yeast flare-up. If you are sure your vaginitis is caused by a yeast infection try this homemade douche like using a vinegar douche. Try douching with a mild vinegar or yogurt douche at the first sign of infection. For a vinegar douche, use 1 to 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to one quart of warm water; for a yogurt douche, make a dilute mixture of plain yogurt and warm water.

Routine douching is not a good idea if you don’t have vaginal symptoms. However, for women yeast infection symptoms, a mild vinegar douche can help restore the vagina’s normal pH (which is about 4.5). Douching with yogurt that contains live microorganisms lost during infection or because of antibiotic use. For the best douche results, follow these easy steps:
  1. Prepare the douche solution as outlined in the first remedy.
  2. Check the container, tube, and irrigation nozzle are very clean. If not, sanitized them with a good antiseptic solution.
  3. Lie in the bathtub with a folded towel under your buttocks and with your legs parted.
  4. Suspend the container 12 to 18 inches above the hips.
  5. Insert the nozzle into the vagina with a gentle rotating motion until it encounters resistance (2 to 4 inches).
  6. Allow the solution to slow slowly. Use your fingers to close the vaginal lips until a small pressure builds up inside. This allows the solution to get through to the entire internal surface. An effective douche should take 10 minutes or so.
It is important to have your vaginal symptoms evaluated by a physician to ensure proper treatment.


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