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Cures For Vaginal Odor Caused By Yeast Infection

Aug 17, 2007
A side effect of yeast infections which you might notice is vaginal odor. This can come about as a result of the vaginal discharge which is a common symptom of yeast infections.

This can be cleared up speedily if the yeast infection is also cleared up. Unlike the old school of thought douches are not needed to get rid of vaginal odor. And although douches have been known to cause many a problem of the vagina there are still quite a few women who use them to get rid of vaginal odor.

In actual fact the vagina needs no such help. The only time that there will be a strong unpleasant vaginal odor is when there is a medical condition such as a yeast infection, or in some cases when a woman is menstruating.

And even in this last case the odor is not necessarily a vaginal odor, but is instead is the odor of dried blood and the discarded byproduct from the ovaries. The vagina itself normally holds a musky odor that is unique to every woman.

Many people aren't aware of this, or refuse to believe this, but the vagina is self cleaning organ and needs no outside help.

By using such things as industrial douches, scented feminine hygiene products, and vaginal deodorant sprays to ensure of the elimination vaginal odor, you are in fact destroying the delicate balance of the vagina.

Douches for instance will rid you of any perceived vaginal odor, and flush out anything and everything that's residing in the vagina including the good bacteria which is needed to keep the vagina in balance. This is why douching on a regular basis is bad for you.

The use of scented feminine hygiene products like scented pads, panty liners and tampons, although might seem harmless, in the long run it can be quite detrimental. Since these products all stay in intimate contact with your vagina there can be a buildup of infection causing bacteria which can also lead to an imbalance.

This is especially true of tampons. If tampons are left in the vagina long periods of time during menstruation, the accumulation of blood left to ferment in the humidity of the vagina can lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), as a result of certain types of bacteria forming.

The purpose of the scented tampon "to mask the unpleasant vaginal odor" is also lost if the tampon is left for long periods of time. Vaginal deodorants will also only work for a short period of time at masking vaginal odor. In the long run these deodorants will destroy the vaginal balance creating even more problems.

The moral of the story then, is that although you might believe that you have a vaginal odor, this is not necessarily of which vaginal odor is a symptom. A woman's natural vaginal odor can be pleasant and musky, and not at all revolting as you might be led to believe.
About the Author
Graham Winmill has written a series of articles on the treatment of yeast infections. Find further information on this subject at
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