The vaginal douche; observations on some of its effects.

J. H. Long, M. L. Carey, A. E. Hellegers, M. P. Pentecost

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The vaginal douche is not harmful. There is evidence that douching has a beneficial effect on the vaginal and cervical mucous membranes. 100 patients were divided into 3 groups, 1 douching with a medicinal powder, 1 douching with water, and 1 not douching. 60% of the patients complaining of irritation had evidence of vaginitis while 80% of the patients with vaginitis complained of irritation. Douching with the medicinal powder helped ease the discharge and lowered the white blood counts of patients suffering vaginitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalWestern journal of surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1963

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