Doctors are advising women not to rub VapoRub on their vaginas in a bid to cure for thrush.

Doctors urge women not to use VapoRub as thrush treatment

Doctors urge women not to use VapoRub as thrush treatment

A new trend has seen women turning to the decongestant to soothe itches, boost their sex lives and to cure yeast infection in their nether regions, The Sun Online has reported.

One woman said: ''My vagina itches. Just the outside on the labia. They become swollen as well. When I scratch they bleed.

''I use Vicks to sooth the itch and bring down the swelling. It really helps me. Am I harming myself by using Vicks?''

However, gynaecologist and spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist, Dr Vanessa Mackay, has warned females against using the menthol substance.

She said: ''Using Vicks VapoRub on the vagina would not only be uncomfortable but also has the potential to cause damage and disrupt the natural flora of the vagina.''

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