HOW TO PREVENT BAD VAGINAL ODOUR?
1. AVOID OVERZEALOUS WASHING OF THE VAGINA WITH SOAPS, DETERGENT OR HYPO: l have explained this in a previous post. The idea of women washing their vaginas with soap (especially medicated/antiseptic soaps) and other chemicals like hypo, Omo, perfumes and a couple of others is counterproductive! It will only make your vagina prone to having infections which will cause it to smell bad. Wash with clean, pleasantly warm water. You may use a mild (pH neutral) soap to gently wash the vulva (the outside) because of the sweat and oil. This is okay. But don't take it too far.
2. REDUCE WEARING 0F TIGHT TROUSERS FOR LONG HOURS: They trap heat down there and cause bacteria and yeast to breath and release some foul odour. As much as you can, always try to rinse off the sweat from your vulva and groin with clean water after wearing trousers for hours, especially during hot days. Also, whenever at home, try to wear loose fitting clothes that allow enough air get to your genitalia.
3. STOP IRRATIONAL USE OF ANTIBIOTICS:
4. USE GREEK YOGURT: This is good for growing the vaginal flora which helps keep the vagina free of infections. You can ingest it or you may directly apply it down there. Greek yogurt is a solid remedy for resolving yeast infection. It has to be Greek yogurt though, not the other ones .
5. PRACTISE SAFE SEX: This one is pretty obvious, isn't it?
6. USE OF PROPHYLAXIS: Some of the infections that cause abnormal vaginal odours actually have drugs which can be used every now and then as prophylaxis for preventing the infection. Some of them can be taken every 6 months or more. You don't have to wait for you to have a rotten egg vaginal odour before you take them. You can safely use some of them even in the absence of ongoing infection
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