Friday, March 27, 2009
Can you get over the not so fresh feeling?
Do you ever have that not-so-fresh feeling down below? On "The Doctors," a woman by the name of Jennifer, struggles with it and is looking for a way to smell good all the time. "The Doctors," had a solution that they wanted Jennifer to try.
“Douching, I’ve always said, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad,” Dr. Lisa says, “because the vagina is a self-cleaning oven and has a normal vaginal acidic pH that keeps the bacteria away and yeast away. All of us women are worried about odors down there, and that’s very, very real. We want to smell fresh. Every woman thinks it’s supposed to have this perfumey odor, when, in fact, it really shouldn’t smell like anything.”
Foul odor in the vaginal area is often due to an infection, Dr. Berman explains. Keeping the area clean by washing with soap and water daily is essential, but hygiene is not always enough.
Dr. Berman displays WaterWorks (www.waterworkshealth.com), the only product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to get rid of vaginal odor. Tap water flows through a stainless steel nozzle, which helps reduce unwanted odors without harsh chemicals or perfume cover-ups. The water flows downhill, as opposed to douching, which propels fluid upwards. The nozzle is placed in the vagina, and the steel and water come in contact with the wall of the vagina and eliminate foul smells by flushing out odor-causing bacteria.
If you go to the Waterworks website, they do have interesting information about odor and your health. If you don't buy the product, you should read the information for your own education.
Interesting item. I, on the other hand, do not think that you need to buy a special instrument to clean the intimate area. I think any extended shower head can clean the area and is probably already in your shower (unless you have a fixed shower head). However, for about 30.00, it may not be a bad buy. I appreciate any comments from those who already own one!