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How To Help Mask Vaginal Odor
I have used femanol before and i know that is good for vaginal odor. Does it actually treat and prevent BV or just mask the odor?
Possibilities: Bacterial vaginosis can cause a “fishy” smell. Other possibilities include std’s like gonorrhea, trichomoniasis & chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease. If there is a retained tampon or a lack of proper vaginal hygiene those are potential causes. Yeast is usually odorless but is still a possibility. If a woman has a fistula or cancer that can also lead to odor. See your doctor if uncertain. ...Read more
Vaginosis: If you dont treat a vaginal infection it wont go away by itself. ...Read more
No: Bacterial vaginal infecton will not be 'wiped away" with vagisil wipes, as the infection is inside the vagina and needs to be treated in that fashion. Moreover, many of these "feminine deoderant type" products contain perfume or irritants to the vulva when used repetively. ...Read more
Flagyl: You likely have recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Make sure you don't wear a thong, shower before intercourse. You may need an antibiotic called flagel. There is a vaginel gel 1x per week that can help. Low estrogen can produce this tendency, perhaps even being on depo- provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more
Alternative: Make a douche of water and "silver shield" from your local health food store. This hi-tech form of colloidal silver will kill all pathogenic (bad) organisms while sparing the good ones. Start taking probiotics from the health food store to prevent recolonization by fungus or bacteria. Get checked by your doctor to make sure you don't have other infections. ...Read more
Indirectly, yes : Bacterial vaginosis, or overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria, is the most common cause of vaginal odor. Bacterial vaginosis isn't caused by sperm, but it's easy to understand why some women think it could be because the chemical compounds that cause the odor associated with BV are more noticeable at higher ph. Normal vaginal ph 4.0; normal semen ph 7.0 which causes chemicals to smell. ...Read more
Possibly: Menopausal changes can cause change in vaginal bacterial flora which could produce odor. ...Read more
Treat infection: Vaginal odor may be a sign of a vaginal infection. Please see your clinician for evaluation and possible treatment. This should clear the odor. ...Read more
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