Iodine for Vaginal Problems.
Iodine is naturally antimicrobial and can fight off nasty single-celled organisms like viruses, bacterium, fungi, and protozoa that are often the cause of vaginal problems.
By getting enough iodine daily, bad pathogens that cause infections in the body can be eliminated. Unfortunately, many people suffer from an iodine deficiency. (2)
Vaginal douching is a process of cleaning inside the vagina with a liquid solution. Douching needs to be done with care as some substances used for cleansing can actually aggravate or be the cause of infections. A solution that has shown to be effective however, is an iodine solution. Studies have shown that using a povidone-iodine solution for douching may significantly reduce the total bacterial counts. (3)