An abnormal vaginal odor is usually associated with other vaginal signs and symptoms such as itching, burning, irritation or discharge.
Here are 10 reasons that possibly causes smelly vagina so you can stop feeling self-conscious:
1. EXCESSIVE WASHING:
Even if you’re just washing your vagina with warm water, excessive washing can still mess with the vagina’s flora, causing an odor.
2. ALLERGY TO CONDOMS:
Some women are allergic to certain materials in condoms, which can throw off vaginal bacteria and cause odor.
This can mess with the pH levels of the vagina and even cause a large amount of bacteria to grow. There is good and bad bacteria that can be down there, but the bad bacteria can cause a strong smell.
4. TIGHT CLOTHINGS:
Wearing very tight pants or underwear can cause your vagina to sweat, which can cause vaginal odor.
5. SPICY FOOD:
Spicy food can cause a sudden increase in your vaginal discharge, which can cause vaginal odor.
6. SLEEPING WITH UNDERWEAR AT NIGHT:
By research, sleeping nude while allowing some fresh air in and out of vagina is the best way to go
7. LAUNDRY DETERGENTS:
Laundry detergent with perfume or fabric softeners can irritate the vagina, once again causing odor. Wash your underwear separately with unscented detergent.
During pregnancy, many of vitamins and minerals are passed along to your baby, and this can throw off the pH levels in your vagina.
You may notice vaginal odors accumulating directly after sex.
Sometimes, you’ll need to book an appointment with your family physician.
SOLUTIONS /WAYS OUT
Many women believe that vaginal odor are the result of a lack of personal hygiene and wash excessively their vagina unaware that they worsen the problem. While poor genital hygiene can be the cause, excessive washing is not the solution. Very often, women hampered by a strong vaginal odor should not begin to wash themselves intensively. That does not help at all. The first thing to do should be restoring the acidity and the balance of the vaginal flora naturally. That restoration cannot be done by excessive antibiotic intake; it decreases your immune system.
HOW TO RESTORE THE BALANCE OF YOUR VAGINAL FLORA
The vaginal flora consists of a large number of microaerophilic bacteria. Among them, lactobacilli are considered the principal ones for their role in protecting the vagina. These micro-organisms are primarily responsible for protective acidity of the vagina. Washing the vagina too often increases its pH, which disrupts the vaginal flora and can cause vaginal infections and particularly unpleasant odors. That is, do not rush to wash your vagina excessively when you suffer from vaginal health issues.
If the vaginal flora is disrupted, pathogenic bacteria proliferate, resulting in bacterial vaginosis. This type of proliferation tends to increase the number of bacteria normally present in the vagina causing unpleasant fishy vaginal odor.
Therefore, stay off;
– Hard/medicated soaps except prescribed
– Normal clean water without soap is okay for perfect cleansing.
– Lot of other things to include but Facebook has typing /word limits.
N/B: No matter how hard you wash that empire, there will always be a slight odor. This odor was naturally placed by God to serve as sex appetizer to male counterparts. It’s major facilitator are what we call Pheromones. You’ll understand this better whenever you carefully observe a Billy(Male) goat sniffing the vagina of nanny(Female)goat.
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