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i smell the vagina oduor on me and it's not funny, what are some home remedies i can apply? Thank you!

By Anonymous April 14, 2016 - 4:27am
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your post.

A woman's genitals should not smell bad if she cleans herself everyday, wears fresh cotton underwear every day and maintains good genital hygiene in general.

So you need to find the cause for why you have a bad odor so that you can treat that issue, rather than the smell itself. The smell is simply a symptom, not a cause.

Sometimes a bad smell can be due to an infection. You should see a gynecologist to see if this is the case with you.

Shower or clean the genital region every day and wear cotton underwear. Use an unscented soap for genital skin.

Yogurt is great for maintaining the Ph balance of the vagina - consider eating some every day, and a fresh diet is always good for the body.

Don't use any kind of powder or genital sprays and do not douche - none of these methods should be necessary and can cause harm.

Are you nearing menopause? Some women find that their bodies smell differently due to a change in hormones and hormonal fluctuations - we have a great thread on this that I think you will find very helpful. You can read more here: http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/do-women-smell-different-after-menopause


April 14, 2016 - 4:50am
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