My vaginal discharge smells like fish. I'm assuming this couldn't possibly bedue to a messy fish and chips dinner. No, way more intimate than someone constantlyspilling dinner in my lap. Then the most likely cause is due to an infection. I don't think I have a social disease. Well,I hope I don't have a sexual disease. If you have bacterial vaginosis caused bythe overgrowth of bacteria naturally down there, you can end up with a fishy odor. How could I have developed thaté
So much douching to remove any odor that youstripped away healthy bacteria, leaving the bad ones a fertile playground. If you said that about my digestive tract,the solution would be probiotics. If you have that type of discharge, you cantreat it by eating yogurt and hoping that circulates through your system to the vagina.Or you can take the direct route and put yogurt up there. That's as embarrassing to admit as a coloncleanse. You know that it is bacterial overgrowth ifit is worse after you have sex or if you're
suffering a UTI too. I don't see how a UTI could cause this. If you're wiping back to front, the poopbacteria that get into the urinary tract and cause a UTI will cause vaginosis too. What's a reason that doesn't have to dowith a playground being between two sewersé A fishy odor accompanied by a green dischargemeans you have trichomoniasis. It is sometimes called just trich, pronounced trick. *That I've heard of, but I don't knowanything about it.
Trichomoniasis is a protozoan infection, andit causes a sour or fishy smell. Then trich is a sexual disease. Yes, and they can cure it with antibiotics. What else could it beé If it smells like rotted meat down there,you may have forgotten a tampon. That's what can cause toxic shock syndrome. Yes, and rotted fish smells means you havethe vaginosis or severe yeast infection, plus the bacteria that can cause toxic shock syndrome.
Anything on that list necessitates gettingto a , and after which, only using ultrathick maxi pads. If the vaginal discharge smells bad and lookslike curds, you have a yeast infection. It is also more likely if the itching is bad,skin is red and it hurts when you pee or have sex. At least that I can treat with stuff fromthe store. And any other cause requires talking to a, yogurt or not.
Is My Baby Allergic to Diapers
My daughter has a diaper rash that just won'tgo away. Is my baby allergic to diapersé You have to be careful with that diagnosis.The baby may have a yeast rash due to ongoing moisture, which is solved by switching tomore absorbent diapers and changing more often. How can I test for diaper allergyé I can'tlive as a diaperfree family. Switch to a different brand of disposablediaper with a different type of filler. Use disposable diapers with cotton inserts insteadof gel made from seaweed. I hate the idea of using cloth diapers. Especiallywashing them. It's only long enough to see if that clearsup the rash. And food sensitivity could cause
a diaperarea rash, too. Howé That's about the only part of her bodynot covered in food after dinner. If the baby is allergic to the food and itall passes through relatively undigested, now the skin is in contact with it. Oh, gross. How can I find out if she has foodallergies or diaper allergiesé Pediatricians can do allergy tests for both.But food allergies will be worst around the butt hole, while diaper allergies are everywherethe diaper is in contact. I could try cloth diapers for a week. Simplerand better for the planet, I've heard.
Some babies are allergic to the dyes and fragrancesin the diapers. Switching to more absorbent, plain jane diapers tells you if the problemis the cute blue color instead of the gel used inside of it. So switching to Seventh Generation diaperswithout fragrances, dyes and sea weed gel could clear this up in most cases. As would using disposable cotton inserts ingeneric diapers. Both of which are budget busters. This isn't a budget buster. Wait until shestarts college!
Diaper Rash Treatment Parents
Even if you're super vigilant about changingyour baby's diaper, you probably won't be able to dodge diaper rash forever. With afew simple strategies you can clear it up quickly. To keep the rash clean change yourbaby's diaper as soon as you realize it's wet or dirty. Even mild baby wipes can irritatesore skin. So use just water and a washcloth or soft paper towel to gently wipe the area.When you are done, if you have time, let your baby roam around without a diaper to allowthe rash to dry out. Just be sure to put a waterproof mat underneath your baby in casehe pees. If you're short on time shake a little corn starch based baby powder into your palmaway from baby and apply it to his bottom.
Finish by applying a thick coat of diapercream all over to form a barrier between the baby's skin and the diaper. Finally, watchfor anything unusual. If your baby gets a rash all over his bottom he could be allergicto the diaper itself. So switch to a different brand. If he develops blisters call your .They can signal if it's strep or staph infection. Which will require a prescription cream.