I tried capsules that are inserted inside the vagana, vaganal cream and douche. Nothing helps. Its always been like this. I always thaught its normal untill i read that a healthy vagina should have no smell.
What can I use for fishy smell in my vagina? I read that douching is bad?
- 4 Jan 2012 by Skatjie
4 Jan 2012
Bacterial vaginosis umong other infections can cause a fishy smell but it is usually accompanied by drainage. Do you have any itching, burning or drainage? If no, then I recommend that you consult your OB-GYN. Most OTC remedies are for vaginal Candida or yeast infections not bacterial infections-they are very different and these medications will not help you for this as Candida doesnt make the vagina smell fishy. You should not douche unless it is recommended by your Dr. Douching upsets the natural balance of the vaginal flora and can kill beneficial bacteria and change vaginal pH which can allow bad bacterias to overgrow causing problems. The vagina naturally cleans itself internally and only needs daily cleansing to the outer structures when you bathe. You may not have anything wrong-this is why I say to consult your GYN. Many women who are regularly sexually active have a slight, sometimes fishy, odor from dead sperm within the vagina.
A Dr can test the vaginal fluid and inspect you internally to see if any infection is present. If no infection is present then there is nothing to worry over. Just keep the outer tissues clean with regular bathing. It is best not to use deoderants or harsh chemicals near the vagina as this can irritate leading to infection. Some women find a scant amount of baby powder helps keep odor and dampness to a minimum.
5 Jan 2012
Very excellent answer Dzoo Baby!!! I just have a little to add... first I do agree with Dzoo that you need to see your gynecologist.
Just one thing about bacterial vaginosis. It is considered a STD because it is transmitted back and forth unless both partners are treated... so your boyfriend or husband also needs to be treated to stop the transmission and to be totally cured. Men are asymptomatic so be careful girls... and the treatment is Flagyl... no alcohol while on Flagyl.
Dzoo gave a very thorough answer... feel better... pup
4 Mar 2012
When I take baths I clean the inside using two fingers and rinse really good using water on fingers then put baby powder on the outside in my underwear to stay fresh I don't have a bad smell and I'm overweight. You may have to bath more than once a day and another thing ... does it itch? you may have a yeast infection.
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