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Vaginal pH Soap Bars


Vaginal pH soap bars have become trendy, but are they safe? In general, yes. “Vaginal pH soap bars are feminine hygiene products aimed at maintaining a healthy environment of the vulva—the skin, hair and area near but outside the vagina,” said Kyle Graham, M.D., a board-certified OBGYN at Obstetrics and Gynecology of San Jose, part of Pediatrix® Medical Group. “Maintaining a healthy pH can prevent pain, itching, and malodor. Although they are called vaginal soap bars, they are not meant to be placed into the vagina and instead used on the area outside the vagina.” Gentle cleansers can be used on the vulvar area but should not be inserted into the vagina. “When using vaginal pH soap bars, you'll want to choose a product that is unscented and with ingredients that are hypoallergenic and nontoxic,” said Dr. Graham.


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