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I'm young so this is a hard and embarrassing topic for me, i'm wondering why j sometimes have fishy odor "down there"?
BV: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take showers regularly however i still have odor in my "area" by the end of the day. What can this be?
I've had four Partners in my life and they've all been tested. No one has anything. So whys there an odor down there ?
Be tactful: Be diplomatic and tactful. You could ask if they feel well, because you noticed a foul smell coming from them. If they are your friend, you may simply try honesty, and privately tell them your concerns. ...Read more
Smoky odor on skin. Dairy products 1 root cause, has been removed from diet. But still comes back now and then. What else can cause it?
Smoky Skin Odor: Are you taking any vitamins or supplements. For example fish oil can cause a fishy smell; garlic supplements smell like, well, garlic. Some foods, such a s asparagus, can cause a lingering odor in the urine. Review your diet and any pills you take with your doctor to get to the root of the problem. ...Read more
Charcoal dressing: This begs the question that the wound has been evaluated by a health professional to determine why there is an odor. For particularly foul smelling wounds, charcoal based dressings are great for odor absorption. There are several companies that make such dressings and a quick internet search will give you access to options to fit your wound size and budget. Ask your doctor for an rx. ...Read more
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