In todayís day and age people are concerned about the way they look and smell. Women in general are extremely self conscious of the way they smell. Men in general are more accepting to foul odors being transmitted from a male than a female. When a man approaches a woman, the attraction is usually based on looks and secondly on her scent. Certain times of the month are more critical then others for women due to their menstrual cycle.
Many choose to cover or disguise the odor by using Feminine Deodorant Sprays or perfumes. The need for women to control vaginal odors and odors associated with flatulence are vital to their confidence and self esteem. Women commonly worry whether their odor is normal, or maybe have been told by a partner that it's not. Finding solutions for genital odor concerns is a primary way to boost your genital confidence. First and foremost, odor can be a sign of infection, so see your doctor.
Vaginal odor can be caused by several factors. The most common cause is vaginal bacterial overgrowth known as bacterial vaginosis, which has a "fishy" or "musty" smell. "Fishy" smells can also result from vaginal infections, such as trichomonas vaginalis, and, in some women, from semen in the vagina.
The vagina could also smell "yeasty" because of vaginal yeast overgrowths. While yeast infections are common causes of vaginal discharge, they do not generally cause a "fishy" odor. Cotton underwear is recommended because the synthetic underwear, pantyhose, tights, and spandex exercise clothes do not allow air to circulate around the vulva (the outer lips of the vagina).
A moist environment promotes overgrowths of normal skin bacteria that could cause vaginal odor. The offender is usually an infection called "gardnerella" which causes bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is treatable with one of two medicines by prescription only: metronidazole or clindamycin.The following are possible causes of Vaginal odor:
Things to stay away from:
- Vaginal discharge
- Normal vaginal odor
- Vaginal infection
- Foreign body in vagina (gauze or glove from surgery, etc..)
- Forgotten tampon
- Menstrual cycle
- Lodged contraceptive device
- Sensitivity to odor (you smell yourself but nobody else does)
- Vaginal cancer
- Cervix cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Deodorant tampons
- Powders with talc or perfumes or other feminine hygiene ingredients, because they can be irritating.
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