Once you eliminate the unusual vaginal odor, keep these tips in mind for preventing another problem later:
- Consider probiotics.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Stay hydrated.
- Avoid douches and scrubs.
- Wash your genital area before and after intercourse.
- Cut out tight clothes.
- Wear cotton panties.
Why do I have a strong odor down there?
Normal sweating also can cause a vaginal odor. Bacterial vaginosis — an overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria — is the most common vaginal infection that causes a vaginal odor. Trichomoniasis — a sexually transmitted infection — also can lead to vaginal odor.
Why do I have a fishy smell?
Causes for a fishy smell
It is most commonly caused by a bacterial infection, but can also be caused by a yeast infection or a sexually transmitted infection (STI) called trichomoniasis. A fishy odor is a common symptom.30 Jul 2019
Do vaginas smell bad?
Healthy vaginas often do have smells! Most of the time, these vagina scents aren’t awful—they just smell like a vagina; like the way you sometimes smell sweaty or how your feet stink in certain shoes. But if you just had a marathon sex session, your vagina will have an odor.20 Feb 2016