Im 18/f and I'm 5'1, 172 lbs.
Yesterday I noticed that my Vagina had a BO odor to it. I don't know why it smells like that, maybe because Im over-weight? Its done this a couple of times before, but not as bad as this time. I took a bath yesterday, and than put on some leggins with no underwear to wear with a shirt of mine; I took a bath this morning as well, and so far no smell.
Im just nervous because what if my boyfriend goes down on me, and it smells like that and it turns him off? Any ideas on what to do to cure the smell?
*And it doesn't smell like its coming directly from my vagina. It smells like its the crease between my legs and vagina?
dearcandore answered Tuesday January 11 2011, 12:25 pm: This sounds like a BO problem, not a vagina problem. As you say, you are a bit over-weight, so sometimes its hard for some areas to get aired out. I know it sounds dumb, but sometimes I put deodorant in the places on my body that sweat a lot, like under my breasts, or under a little fat roll on my tummy. If you use it in the "creases" down there, be sure to NOT put it directly on the vagina. just use it on your legs/thighs and just a little. Another thing is baby powder/talcum powder. The problem is moisture, so anything you can do to keep it as dry as possible will help. Change underwear often. DO wear underwear, because they will absorb the moisture. You don't want your pants doing that. Stay clean and be sure to wash regularly. [ dearcandore's advice column | Ask dearcandore A Question ]
aperson88 answered Monday January 10 2011, 3:42 pm: here are some steps that are useful and would probably help alot. :) hope it helps
Watch your diet. Cut out or reduce foods and drinks that add to the problem such as mushrooms, bread, sugary foods, beer and coffee, which can increase the amount of yeast in your vagina. Just making these nutritional changes can make a difference.
Mix 6-ounces of purified water with 2 drops of tea tree oil and apply it to the vaginal area. Since tea tree oil is anti-fungal and antibacterial in nature, it can help to get rid of the bacteria that contributes to your feminine odor.
Insert a tampon that has been dipped into plain, unsweetened yogurt into your vagina to address the odor. The healthy bacteria in yogurt should help to fight the unhealthy bacteria, prevent it from worsening and help eliminate the fishy, unpleasant odor. Do not use yogurt that is flavored or that contains sugar, because this will only worsen your condition. After removing the tampon, remember to wash your vagina thoroughly.
Give up the fancy panties. Those satin underwear may look pretty, but they could be exacerbating your condition. Replace them with cotton panties. Additionally, wearing a pantyliner should help improve the situation.
Stay away from scented soaps and body washes, as they will likely worsen the problem. Opt for a plain, unscented soap that won't increase the discharge that produces vaginal odor.
Ingest 1 tbsp. of liquid chlorophyll in an 8-ounce glass of water twice a day or as directed by the product you choose to use. Chlorophyll, derived from green plants, is an internal deodorizer. Don't be alarmed if your tongue turns a blackish hue or your urine and feces turn green when taking chlorophyll as these are common, harmless side-effects.
Check with your doctor before taking chlorophyll, if you are on any prescription medication or are being treated for a serious medical condition.
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