How To Stop Feminine Odor
Feminine odor and vaginal problems
Personal odor and vaginal odor are problematic areas that women are very concerned about. They look for various remedies to take care of these problems.
Vaginal odor is an abnormal smell that comes from the vagina.
The main causes of this foul odor are Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), vaginal yeast infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and poor hygiene.
The last two causes are areas that can be easily confronted, the first two (Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), and vaginal yeast infection) will require some serious treatments.
Fortunately, there are some natural home remedies that can help you control the feminine odor.
What is bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial Vaginosis also called (BV), is a change in chemical balance in the vagina. When the natural balance of bacteria is disturbed, it can cause an excessive growth of certain bacteria that upsets the vagina.
Some of the disturbing symptoms include vaginal burning, bleeding and pain during intercourse. Others that cause “fishy” smell are:
Abnormal vaginal discharge and “fishy” smell
An abnormal change in color (white, yellow, gray, and green), or increase of vaginal discharge, may be a sign of bacterial vaginosis.
The discharge usually comes with vaginal itching and strong vaginal odor.
Read more on home remedies for vaginal discharge.
Vaginal itching and odor
Vaginal itching is an uncomfortable irritation of the skin of the genital and the areas surrounding it.
This could come with a feminine odor caused by bacterial vaginosis, vaginal yeast infection, menopause, and chemical irritants like creams and douche.
Read more on vaginal itching.
Vaginal yeast infection
Vaginal yeast infection is one of the main causes of female odor. It is caused by yeast fungus, Candida albicans, in the vagina.
It causes inflammation of the vagina – characterized by foul-smelling "fishy" odor, discharge, irritation, burning, and bleeding.
Read more on home remedies for yeast infection.
Menopause and changes in body odor
Menopause is a changing period in woman that leads to permanent absence of menstrual periods for 12 months.
It’s a period when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and the body produces less progesterone and estrogen.
Hormonal changes taking place during menopause, can affect the sweat glands in the groin and armpit areas, which can lead to feminine odor.
Other symptoms producing vaginal odor may include irregular periods or hot flashes.
Read more on natural menopause remedies.
Irregular period and vaginal odors
One of the first signs for women approaching menopause are irregular periods. Their hormones become imbalanced as they approach that age.
Irregular periods usually stay from three to ten years before they seize completely.
Foul smell may accompany the period due to urinary tract infection, or any other infection.
Read more on home remedies for irregular periods.
Hot flashes and feminine odor
Hot flashes and night sweats with chills can occur when there is a rise and fall in skin temperature due to drop in estrogen levels.
The high level of perspiration can cause certain bacteria on the skin to release foul smelling chemicals.
Anaerobic bacteria created by sweats from hot flashes can also cause strong foul odor. Other symptoms that cause odor are vaginal dryness, panic disorder, and depression.
Read more on natural hot flashes treatment.
Heavy periods and vaginal odor
Heavy period is a period of excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding mainly among premenopausal women. Some may experience severe blood loss which can be defined as menorrhagia.
Menstrual blood may not smell bad, but if it comes in contact with air for a while, it will start smelling bad. Some other infections can cause it to look and smell bad.
Read more on home remedies for heavy periods.
It is appropriate to consult your doctor before using some of these natural home remedies for feminine odor, or vaginal odor and other related problems.
However many of the natural remedies are helpful toward this cause, and they cost less to use.
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