Women do not feel fine when they do not feel fresh and when their private parts have a fishy odor. Thus, various products fill the shelves of pharmacies and supermarkets, claiming to keep women’s private parts clean and fresh smelling. A natural scent in women is normal, but a fishy odor is not something that women want to have. But why does this happen?
The vagina is a balanced environment of discharge (fluid) and bacteria to ensure that the vaginal PH is at a healthy level of 4.5. However, bacteria and feminine discharge sometimes give off unpleasant odors. A slight odor is normal and natural, but the excess odor can be a symptom of a problem, particularly if accompanied by itching, burning, or pain. In such instances, women should visit their doctor.
An overgrowth of the bacteria (bacterial vaginosis) could result in a fishy odor. Poor hygiene, a forgotten tampon, and trichomoniasis, an infection caused by sexual transmission, are other causes of fishy smell.
If you have this issue and there are no underlying conditions, you can try different home remedies to eliminate fishy odor and clean the private parts.
Bathe or Shower Regularly
You might be too busy to think about showering or bathing. However, dirt, dead skin, and sweat can accumulate in the area, which leads to a fishy smell. It is an indication that you need a shower. One of the most natural home remedies to ensure that you can remove the fishy odor from the vaginal area is to maintain regular hygiene. Regular hygiene helps an individual feel and smell fresh. If there is no time to shower or bathe, you can wet a washcloth with warm water and wash the outer lips and pubic mound.
Of course, you should not forget to take a bath or shower afterward. Bathing is still the best solution to wash off the dirt, sweat, and dead skin from the pubic area. While it is all right to use a mild soap that will not irritate the skin on your private parts, it is unnecessary. Many doctors do not recommend using soap to clean the area. Moreover, it is important to dry the area before putting on fresh underwear.