Background: Vaginal steaming has gained increased popularity as a method to achieve empowerment by providing vaginal tightening and to "freshen" the vagina.
Case: A 62-year-old woman sustained second-degree burns following vaginal steaming in an attempt to reduce vaginal prolapse.
Conclusion: Clinicians need to be aware of alternative treatments available to women so that counselling may mitigate any potential harm.
Keywords: Vaginal steaming; burns; prolapse.
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