Start your Independent Premium subscription today. That said, Dr Caroline Overton, a consultant gynaecologist, warns that water alone and some soap products can have a drying effect on the skin for some women. Subscribe Now Subscribe Now. If you do want to use a product, the NHS advises using plain, unperfumed soaps or an emollient. As a result, if you find that unperfumed soaps cause irritation or dryness, Dr Overton suggests women use an aqueous or an Epaderm cream which are safe to use frequently and long-term if needed.
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The NHS says that similarly to deodorants and wipes, using a douche can disrupt the normal vaginal bacteria. If a woman has any doubt whether her discharge is normal, you should visit a GP, practice nurse or pharmacist. Subscribe to Independent Premium.