Nutrition, health status, and other factors can affect the natural fragrance of the female genitals. Many products offer to “improve” private part odor, but this is neither medically necessary nor safe. In fact, doing so can lead to infections that could cause or exacerbate an unpleasant odor. If you’ve noticed an unpleasant smell coming from your genitals, something may not be quite right. Below is an outlines of some possible causes of a fishy genital odor. Most times female genital odor is normal, but when its very bad, its very unpleasant. However, if the color, smell, or consistency seems quite different than usual, especially if you also have vaginal itching or burning, you could be dealing with an infection or other condition.
Here are 3 causes of bad female genital odor.
You’re allergic to condoms
Though you should always practice safe sex, you might want to take a look at the condoms you use. Certain chemicals in latex condoms have a tendency of triggering allergic reactions that throw off bacteria balances, which, in turn, can cause genital odor. Try switching to sheepskin condoms to see if things improve. You can read here on healthy ways to get rid of the bad odor
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the main culprits behind a fishy vaginal odor. People who are at a fertile age sometimes experience it after intercourse, although it’s not a sexually transmitted infection (STI). BV is instead the result of a bacterial imbalance of vaginal flora (specifically, Gardnerella vaginalis and Bacteroides). Although its common, you should have it treated as soon as possible because it increases the likelihood of other genital infections and STIs. Research shows that BV during pregnancy increases the chances of preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery, and postpartum infections.
If your natural pH levels are in balance, you are less likely to notice a fishy genital odor. Certain influences, like your diet, can positively or negatively affect this balance. Be sure to eat a nutritious diet full of vitamins and minerals to keep everything in tip-top shape. Look here to know how to get rid of these bad odor
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