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This Morning doctor begs women not to put yoghurt in their vagina


A doctor on ITV’s This Morning has urged women not to put home remedies such as yhogurt in their vagina.

Dr Philippa Kaye appeared on the Wednesday’s show as she spoke to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about what ladies should never put near their genitals.

The medic said she had heard of women putting all sorts of bizarre food items in their vagina to help with the smell or appearance.

From garlic and yoghurt for thrush, parsley to change the odour or even inserting a brush to “clean” after a period, Dr Kaye quashed all the different home remedy rumours.

Dr Philippa Kaye appeared on the show as she spoke about vaginas

She stressed why it was never a good idea for women to put any food in or around their vulva due to the risks it carries.

Speaking on the show, she encouraged females not to use beauty products or home-made remedies for cleaning as bodies “naturally do this on its own”.

She explained: “The first one people might have heard of is a brush to help remove menstrual blood and other debris, they are about the size of a toothbrush.”

A stunned Holly asked: “This is meant to go inside the vagina and clean round?”

Dr Kaye spoke to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Philippa replied: “Inside during your period to help sweep everything out… you do not need to do this your, body will naturally do this on its own, it cleans itself.”

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Host Phillip then repeated the segment title which asked what women should not do to their vagina, before asking if it was “pretty much everything”.

Dr Philippa agreed, before revealing the “harm” it could do instead.

She said: “It could do you harm, and that also includes the home remedies that a lot of people might have heard of.

“Things like yogurt on tampons for thrush, or garlic because it has some antibacterial properties.

“If you put food inside your vagina it is going to macerate and rot, and it is going to increase your risk of infection.”

Dr Kaye told women to leave their vulvas alone as it is a “self-cleaning tube” that has to be at the correct PH level.

She advised people to wash their vaginas with just water in order to not disrupt the balance of bacteria which can lead to irritation, thrush and bacterial vaginosis.





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