Ladies, here are the reasons why you should not put alum in your vagina

Ladies, here are the reasons why you should not put alum in your vagina – The side effects of putting alum in the vagina

Alum, yes alum or potash alum – the one we use to wash snail so as to remove slim especially when there is no lime and also to sediment water has found another use in the hands of many ladies. This time, many a woman put this same alum inside their private part part so as to make it “tight” , taut and contracted plus to treat vaginal infections like yeast infection. I don’t want to go into the nitty-gritty of how they do it, I will only tell you the dangers and side effects of putting alum in the vagina.

Side effects of putting alum in the vagina

1. Infections

As a lady, washing your private part with alum can introduce infection like bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis and other causes of vaginal discharge… Many ladies are usually wrongly advised to douch with alum water so as to treat yeast infection, whereas douching with alum water or putting alum pebbles on your private part may be¬† the source of your recurrent vagina infections. It contaminates the vagina environment killing of the good bacteria for bad bacteria to thrive and cause diseases.

2. Scarring

Wash the “inside of your body” with alum can injure your private part and cause vagina scarring…. This can lead to gynatresia….
Gynatresia is the narrowing or complete occlusion of the vagina, which may be congenital or acquired. In Nigeria, acquired gynatresia is more common, usually resulting from the use of herbal pessaries and products like alum.

3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Female Infertility

Perhaps this complication of using alum on the vagina should have been under infections but I decided to separate because this complication alone is a major cause of infertility among women. Introducing caustic products like alum in the vagina can spread bacterial organisms like staphylococcus into the female reproductive tract leading to tubal blockage, Asherman’s syndrome and subsequent infertility or inability to conceive.

side effects of putting alum in the vagina
Understanding the side effects of putting alum in the vagina

4. Tears and injuries

Alums are well known to have sharp and jagged edges and therefore have the capability to tear your private part, cause serious injuries and very serious vagina bleeding.

5. Cancers.

Introducing toxic and caustic products like alum inside your body can cause repeated insults and as a result lead to various forms of cancers like vagina cancer, vulva cancer, cervical cancer, and ovarian cancer. Keep alums away from your private part.

6. Burns

Whether you like it or not, alum is a form of chemical that have the capacity to burn you down there when applied or used to douch. The pains of getting burnt down should send you some warnings.

7. Vaginal dryness

Douching with alum or putting potassium alum inside your private part can damage vaginal glands that produce secretions leading to vaginal dryness. Vag dryness can lead to poor libido in women and pains during intercourse.

8. Vaginal ulcer

Alum in your private part can cause injuries, burns and painful vagina ulcers…

9. Allergy

The truth is some persons react to alum by whatever manifestation. Inserting alum inside your body can trigger a life threatening allergic reaction…. Be warned and be careful.

10. Toxicity

Alum placed inside your body can release chemicals that will escape inside your blood stream causing toxicity and damage to vital organs like the brain, liver, kidneys, eyes etc. Don’t fall victim to alum toxicity, remove alum from your you know.

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Dr Udomoh


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