Is it safe to use dettol or bleach inside vagina?

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Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2013 in Women's Health
Question: What happens if you use neat dettol or bleach inside your vagina I have been using neat bleach for four days and tonight did it with neat dettol
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Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
DO not use these agents inside the vagina

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
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It is not advisable to use dettol or bleach inside the vagina. Because these agents may alter the vaginal PH (which is normally acidic), damage the vaginal mucosa, and even cause sloghing (tissue breakdown).

If you are using these agents for unpleasant odor from the vagina, I advise you to kindly stop using this, you can try other cleansing agents which are available in the market like: Feminine wash or vaginal wash lotions or gels.

I also advise you to consult an OBGY specialist if you notice any associated white discharge or itching near the vulval area, mainly to rule out vaginal infection and for a PAP smear (PAP-screening for carcinoma cervix). In that case you might need a course of antibiotics and vaginal antibiotic pessary tablets.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow-ups. If you like my answers kindly rate it, and write a review as well. Please do not forget to accept it.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Arif N Khan 40 minutes later
Yes but what should I do now I'm in pain in that area no discharge as I did this as a result of being sexually assaulted.
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Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Aloe vera gel can be helpful.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX

I can understand your concern. Presently you need to keep the vaginal area clean and dry. For temporary pain relief apply some pure aloe vera gel locally, this might help you. But, if the pain is persisting or if you notice any abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding you need to consult your OBGY specialist, mainly to look for any tears inside the vagina due to the sexual assault. There are tests available to rule out sexually transmitted infections.

Please ask if you have more questions. If you are satisfied, please make sure that your ACCEPT my answer so that I receive credit.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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