Cream to wash vagina

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i told someone On The forum I would look up the name of the wash which the hospital gave me to wash my vaginai with.

It's aqueous cream?; white soft paraffin.


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    you now have me checking labels. My store brand "gentle skin cleanser" does not have paraffin, but does have the other ingredients that aqueous cream has along with others that sound safe enough. It is pretty much the same as Cetaphil Cleanser. However, I just purchased (haven't yet tried) a "Hypoallergenic feminine cleanser, for sensitive skin, PH balanced, tested by dermatol's and gyno's" that has a lot more ingredients including fragrance and color. Not too crazy about those last 2. It is a pharmacy brand. The PH mention is what made me buy it, but who knows what the other stuff is when you're in the store rather than in front of the computer. May end up going back to the "gentle cleanser" despite no mention of the PH. It has never irritated me the way soap does so I assume it is neutral. Says safe for babies.
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    That sounds like Hydromol then.  I stopped using it because the company said it wasn't suitable for internally unless under doctors directions, but when I looked it up the paraffin bit gave the impression that it was more likely to cause infections, but having said that, if it worked the best for me, I'd use it until I found a problem, I think.  I know it was on the NHS list as being water based, but we found out from the company that it was oil based (it's very much like vaseline in some respects I think).
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    I use a Fem Wash at least twice daily - available in most supermarkets - it is supposed to be the correct PH level and it works for me.  I have a bidet which is a godsend but not essential!  I take a basin away with me on holiday and since using the wash I have not had any UTIs cystitis or irritation.  Sadly it does nothing for my VA so that challenge goes on.....  I havent put the name of the Fem wash in my message just in case the moderator deletes it. 
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