How to Have a Healthy Vagina by Keeping Your Vagina Clean
1.Wash with hot water only. It may seem counterintuitive, but washing your vagina with soap, whetherit's bar soap or liquid, isn't the best way to keep clean. The vagina actually stays quiteclean on its own without the help of outside cleansers.Like other parts of the body, thevagina has a pH level that needs to be maintained within a certain range 3.5 and 4.5, to bespecific order to prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria and facilitate the growthof good bacteria. Using harsh cleansers can upset the balance, leading to infection, irritation,and even bad smells. People often refer to the entire area quot;downtherequot; as the vagina, but remember that the
vagina is actually the tubelike muscle loedinside your body. The vulva, the skin outside the vagina, may be cleansed with nofrillsbar soap, as long as you don't find that it irritates your skin.If you do end up washing your vagina with soap, make sure to thoroughly rinse it withwarm water so that no traces of soap are left behind. Soap left inside the vagina can causeirritation. 2.Don't use douches or feminine sprays. Douching with chemicals that are supposed to make yourvagina smell like a field of flowers actually ends up having quite the opposite effect.Theywash out all the healthy bacteria that helps
your vagina stay clean and infectionfree.The chemicals left behind by douches can cause irritation and even burning, and the samegoes for feminine sprays. If you keep your vagina healthy using other methods, therewill be no need to try to make it smell different. Scented creams marketed as a way to changethe smell of your vagina can cause the same problems, so these should also be avoided.The same goes for scented pads and tampons and scented wipes.If you feel like you absolutely have to use a scent on your vagina, go for something completelynatural and chemical free. You can make your own body spray by mixing a few ops of anessential oil like rose, lavender or lemongrass
with watera spray bottle. Use the bodyspray after showering, and make sure you're completely y before getting essed.3. Have good hygiene during your period. Manywomen experience an increased rate of vaginal infections when they're menstruating, sincehaving bloodthe vagina changes its pH and throws things out of balance. To stayhealthy during your period, practice the following habits: Change your tampon frequently. Tampons absorbmenstrual blood, and if you leave themtoo long, you're keeping the bloodyourvagina where it can change your pH. Make sure
you change your tampon every few hours tokeep this from happening. Don't use pads or panty liners for longerthan necessary. Wearing pads and panty liners all month long or after your period is overcan lead to skin irritation. Consider getting a menstrual cup. These rubbercups are insertedthe vagina to ch the blood, then rinsed out with hot water everyfew hours. Menstrual cups are a chemicalfree choice for handling your period, and theycan be really helpful if you tend to get irritated by tampons and pads.4. Wipe from front to back. It's important towipe from front to back, rather than the reverse,
to keep fecal matter from entering your vaginaand causing an infection. Use plain, unscented toilet paper to wipe. Avoid using wet wipesor any other product that contains perfumes and chemicals.
My Vaginal Discharge Smells Like Fish
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 dinnermy 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 synome. Yes, and rotted fish smells means you havethe vaginosis or severe yeast infection, plus the bacteria that can cause toxic shock synome.
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.
Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy
I want your opinion of vaginal discharge duringpregnancy. If you have a sudden white mucus plug comeout, you're about to end the pregnancy and go into labor. I'm not that far along. The vaginal discharge will go back to whiteand thick after you ovulate. If you conceive, there may be ops of blood mixed in, or justbrown or orange streaksthe discharge. I'm a little farther along than that. The vaginal discharge usually increases involume during pregnancy, starting after implantation.
However, it remains white and thick throughoutunless something is wrong. I know any red bloodvaginal dischargeis dangerous, whether a sign of a miscarriage or uterine tear or something else only the will know. When you are pregnant, any bleeding is a reasonto go to the ER. Fortunately, I'm not seeing that type ofvaginal discharge. You'll normally see more white and thickvaginal discharge. Some women wear menstrual pads when pregnant to contain it. That sounds fishy to me. I didn't thinkI'd need diapers until after I had the kid.
If the vaginal discharge smells fishy or likevinegar, you have a yeast infection. I can't even take a pain reliever rightnow. What do I do about a yeast infectioné It is safe to use over the counter yeast infectiontreatment when pregnant, and you may need several. Pregnancy throws off your pH balanceand makes yeast infections much more likely. Glad I don't have that fishy smell downthere, then. It is thick and offcolor though. If it is green or yellow, you may have a bacterialovergrowth. That's dangerous during pregnancy. It could make things smell, and you do wantto talk to a about it. However, if
there are any lesions, itching and other signsof a social disease, you have to talk to a . Technically, life is sexually transmitted. A sexually transmitted disease contractedbefore or during pregnancy puts the kid at risk, and it may be flaring up worse whilepregnant because pregnancy compromises the immune system. Yes, I'd talk to the if I was worriedabout it, but I am not. Then you'll just see more white and thickdischarge. It would have increasedvolume
as the cervix thickened and rose up from thelow point after ovulation. But not as high as it would be if I wasn'tpregnant. That's where a lot of the mucus is comingfrom, but know that it will become y if you're dehyated just as when you'renot pregnant.