The smell from the intimate zone - what to do?

The appearance of an unpleasant odor in an intimate place can not always be associated with insufficient hygiene. During the day, the woman leads an active lifestyle - working, moving, doing sports or doing household chores.

The woman is embarrassed

The natural microflora in the vagina produces a secret with a specific flavor, but it is not repulsive. The appearance of a smell is always associated with a change in discharge. In order to combat such manifestations, it is necessary to find out the reason for their appearance.


  • Inflammatory processes of reproductive organs
  • Inadequate intimate hygiene
  • Infections of the vagina and cervix

Woman1 In most cases, an unpleasant odor from the vagina appears due to the multiplication of microorganisms of bacterial origin. Against this background, there may appear a selection with a different color and odor. Their consistency and quantity also changes.

With some vaginal infections, it is difficult to fight, if they are chronic, so if you have such symptoms, it is recommended to consult a gynecologist. Self-medication with folk remedies or with the advice of others can lead to negative consequences.

The causes of pathogenic microflora

  • Hormonal changes;
  • Long-term use of broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents;
  • Frequent douching ;
  • Sexual intercourse with an infected partner without protection;
  • Hypothermia, causing inflammation;
  • Inactive way of life, abuse of alcohol, flour and sweet food;
  • Infection of non-historical character.

1. Candidiasis

Or thrush - one of the fungal diseases that occurs most often in pregnant women and give birth to women. Fungus quickly develops into the vagina, causing severe discomfort. In some cases, thrush may not appear for a long time. There is itching, burning, curdled discharge with a pungent acidic odor.

Even frequent washings can not relieve a woman of such symptoms. The smell can become intense after the end of menstruation or in the morning. Almost always during intercourse, a woman becomes uncomfortable, itching intensifies and active hyperemia (redness) begins.

Candidiasis in most cases is treated with drugs that are freely sold in pharmacies. To exclude other diseases, it is necessary to visit a gynecologist and take swabs. For the treatment of candidiasis funds are used in various forms - tablets , suppositories , ointments and gels.

2. Bacterial vaginosis

Business-woman-3 Previously, bacterial vaginosis was considered a disease - a consequence of infection in the vagina. After numerous studies, this pathology is not considered an independent disease. The etiology of vaginosis is based on the intensive development of bacteria that disrupt the normal vaginal microflora. This results in an unpleasant smell, a feeling of uncleanliness and discomfort in everyday life.

The causes of the appearance of a bacterial splash in the microflora - sperm entering the vagina, douching, changing the sexual partner, wearing narrow and synthetic underwear (as a consequence of an allergic reaction), intestinal dysbacteriosis, endocrine system diseases, decreased immunity and infection of the cervix.

In most cases, the disturbed microflora will eventually recover itself. But to accelerate this process, you can use special female probiotics:

If bacterial vaginosis is accompanied by a venereal disease or other infectious pathology, then they are treated in a complex.

3. Venereal diseases

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The degree of complications from venereal diseases can be quite high if there is no timely treatment. In addition to unpleasant odor and itching, a woman has a profuse secret with a greenish, brown or gray hue.

Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis over time affect not only the reproductive system, but also have a negative impact on many internal organs. If a vagina with an unpleasant smell is observed when you urinate or change the color of discharge, you should consult a venereologist . A comprehensive examination will help to identify the pathogen, and antibiotics and complex treatment to eliminate the disease.

4. Period after menstruation

During bleeding, women develop active hormone production and rejection of the inner uterine layer, so during this period, with inadequate hygiene, an unpleasant smell may emerge from the woman.

In this period, the main thing is hygiene.

In some cases, in the first days after menstruation, the odor intensifies when there are endometrial diseases. Brown discharge has a dirty appearance and a persistent unpleasant odor, which is difficult to remove even with douching. A woman needs to visit a gynecologist and undergo a survey.

5. Colpitis

Inflammatory changes in the vaginal mucosa can cause an unpleasant smell and other symptoms similar to vaginitis and vaginosis. When examining the secretions through a smear in the secretion can be found intestinal rods, trichomonads and other microbes, which provoke an unpleasant smell.

In most cases, from a woman with colpitis, comes a smell reminiscent of foul fish. The colpites are a frequent companion to pregnant women, so it must be treated at an early stage to avoid the risk of infection of the baby's mucous during labor.


If the unpleasant odor persists for a long time and is accompanied by other symptoms, it is necessary to undergo treatment with the treating doctor-gynecologist .

The doctor prescribes the drugs individually, taking into account the clinical picture, age category, chronic diseases or pregnancy. According to indications for the treatment of inflammation, therapy can be carried out permanently under the supervision of medical personnel.

The use of folk remedies for the elimination of an unpleasant odor is possible if this symptom is not complicated by an infection. If you are healthy, douching the vagina is not recommended more than once a week. It is enough to wash the perineum with a decoction of antiseptic herbs - St. John's wort , chamomile or celandine .



  1. Scheduled visit to the gynecologist twice a year;
  2. Timely treatment of venereal and gynecological diseases;
  3. Prevention of condoms with frequent changes in the sexual partner;
  4. Careful intimate hygiene;
  5. Use daily pads, if there are no allergic reactions;
  6. Nutrition with the inclusion of lactic-acid products, the use of probiotics;
  7. Use of special cosmetics for hygiene.

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