Lush shoppers in Birmingham and the Black Country are being warned not to “insert” bath bombs” into their bodies.

A leading doctor has issued a medical warning to shoppers across the city and surrounding region.

The health professional has warned customers after a company released a naughty new range.

Popular high street retailer Lush released a cheeky Valentine’s Day range of bath bombs earlier this month.

Shoppers can get their hands on bombs shaped like aubergines and peach emojis.

Dr Vanessa Mackay from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist spoke to about the dangers of inserting a bath bomb inside yourself.

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She said: “We would strongly discourage the use of bath bombs internally as these could disturb the fragile balance of good bacteria inside the vagina.

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“This natural flora helps to protect the vagina and disrupting it could lead to irritation, inflammation and infection, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush.”

She added: “Women are advised to use plain, unperfumed soaps to wash the area around the vagina (the vulva) not inside it, gently every day.”

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