There is a very strange post on the Internet, discussing whether women’s private parts are what’s smell.
The landlord said that his private parts were grass-flavored, while others replied that he was strawberry-flavored, milk-flavored, orchid-flavored…
After reading the post, as a healthy woman, I felt deeply inferior. I was not only embarrassed to reply to the post, but also couldn’t help wondering if I was not clean enough…
To tell the truth, that place feels strange if you don’t wash it for a day. Are you serious about those girls who say they have plant fragrance? Did you set up a potted plant below? !
Is healthy private parts the smell of what?
Women often find traces of secretions on underpants, which contain a large number of exfoliated cells, some mucus and some resident bacteria of the vagina itself.
In a healthy state, these secretions and resident bacteria are very clean and play a very important role, that is:
Maintain the clean balance of vagina and keep the pH value at a healthy 3.8 ~ 4.5.
The smell of private parts is produced by these secretions and resident bacteria. Under normal circumstances, it will not smell too bad, and of course it will not be as refreshing as flower fragrance or warm as milk fragrance… It is it, fireworks with different colors ~
Based on the answers of many obstetricians and gynecologists, we can sum up as follows:
If the smell is not particularly unpleasant and cannot be smelled 30 cm away, it is normal.
What should I do if it smells bad?
If the smell becomes obvious, unpleasant and pungent, accompanied by pain, burning sensation or itching sensation, it indicates that there may be a problem and medical treatment is needed as soon as possible.
Note that it is to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, instead of going to buy what gynecologic lotion casually because of face problems.
Most gynecological lotions not only have no therapeutic effect, but may destroy the balance of the vagina itself. Healthy women may not have the disease to wash out the disease, and the more serious the problem may be.
Say the important thing three times: don’t use lotion! No lotion! No lotion!
At ordinary times, it is enough to clean the vulva with clear water, and do not rush water into the vagina, which will destroy the balance of the internal environment.
What causes odor abnormalities?
Step 1: Diet
There is a certain truth in the saying that the food eaten can sometimes really affect people’s physical reactions.
For example, some foods with strong smell will also affect the smell of private parts, such as garlic, onion, asparagus, curry, etc. Of course, these smells are not really [abnormal].
Step 2: Hot and sweaty
Private parts and armpits are similar, they are hidden and humid places, which are easy to sweat. When the sweat in private parts increases obviously, the original normal smell will become stronger.
Strictly speaking, this kind of situation is not [abnormal], but after all, it makes people uncomfortable and is not conducive to hygiene. It is still necessary to pay attention to changing close-fitting clothes frequently, choose fabrics with good air permeability, and do not wear too tight trousers.
3. Medicines or nutrients
- Antibiotics: Abuse of drugs such as antibiotics may affect the balance of normal vaginal flora and change the smell of private parts; Antihistamines: It will lead to vaginal dryness and obvious reduction of secretions, which will also change the smell of private parts to a certain extent. Nutrition: Some people take some nutritional health products such as Chinese herbal medicine and fish oil, and the smell of private parts will also change.
4. Hormonal changes
Hormone levels in women of childbearing age will change periodically every month, and the amount and smell of vaginal secretions will also change accordingly.
Many factors that affect hormone levels will lead to changes in the smell of private parts, such as hormone replacement therapy, contraceptives, vaginal ointment, etc.
Estrogen levels in menopausal women will obviously decrease, resulting in an increased risk of bacterial and fungal vaginitis, which is more likely to cause changes in the smell of private parts.
5. Bacterial vaginitis
A healthy vagina has many resident flora that maintain a stable internal environment, but if the balance is broken, harmful bacteria will begin to breed.
The exact cause of bacterial vaginitis is not clear, but what is certain is that changing new sexual partners, having multiple sexual partners and flushing the vagina all increase the risk of the disease. These behaviors may lead to the overgrowth of other bacteria, mainly anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria love alkaline environment and cause the vaginal pH value to be higher than 4.5.
Symptoms of bacterial vaginitis include a marked increase in secretions, thinning, which may be tawny in color and accompanied by fishy smell. Because semen is alkaline, this abnormal smell may become more obvious after sex.
For the treatment of bacterial vaginitis, antibiotics can be taken orally or locally, depending on the situation, and can be cured within 3-7 days.
The medication must follow the doctor’s advice, and the doctor can stop the medication only when he stops it. Some patients stop taking the medicine when they feel the symptoms are relieved, which may lead to repeated attacks of the disease.