Vaginal odour is a topic that’s not only embarrassing to discuss for many, but it’s simply embarrassing to live with for anyone who may be experiencing it. Oftentimes, it’s the result of a vaginal yeast infection, but that’s not always the case — which is why it’s important to find the root cause. However, below are some ways to prevent bad smells from the female private organ.
According to Healthline, keeping the vaginal area clean and dry is essential to prevent bad odour. Use mild soap and warm water to clean the area, and avoid using harsh chemicals or perfumes that can disrupt the natural pH balance of the vagina.
• Wear breathable clothing
Avoid tight-fitting clothing made of synthetic materials, such as nylon or spandex, which can trap moisture and lead to bacterial growth. Opt for cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothing that allows air to circulate the genital area.
• Change sanitary products frequently
If you use tampons or pads during your menstrual cycle, make sure to change them regularly, at least every 4-6 hours. Leaving them on for too long can create an environment for bacteria to thrive.
• Practice safe sex
According to Healthline, using a barrier method, such as a condom, can help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can cause a foul odour.
• Watch your diet
Certain foods, such as spicy or strongly flavoured foods, can cause an unpleasant odour in the vaginal area. Eating a healthy diet that is low in sugar and high in fibre can help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the vagina.
• See a doctor if necessary
If you experience persistent odour or discharge, see your healthcare provider to rule out any underlying infections or conditions that may require treatment.
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