Research has long indicated that talcum powder usage can cause inflammation and increase the risks of ovarian cancer in women. When used by women as a part of their hygiene routine, talcum powder particles can travel through the vagina into the uterus and fallopian tubes, ending up in the ovaries.
Is it okay to use baby powder down there?
While talcum powder helps prevent diaper rash and infections in babies, adults use it as well. Some people use it on their genital areas, such as around their underwear to keep it dry.
Can baby powder cause yeast infections?
The purpose of the powders is to avoid excess moisture because that can lead to yeast infections on the skin, which can be painful. Moisture in that area especially in the summer can be an issue.
Is it OK to use Gold Bond daily?
Many times Gold Bond; Medicated Body (menthol and zinc oxide powder) is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
Is it safe to put Gold Bond on your vagina?
Gold Bond™ or Zeasorb (AF) ™ powder may be put on the vulva and groin area 1 to 2 times per day to help absorb moisture. Do not use powders that have cornstarch.