Worry or not to Worry – Feminine discharge and odours
Sometimes it is quite scary to not know how your body reacts to a particular situation. Vaginal discharge is one such example, which leaves you wondering if you should be worried. A healthy vagina’s typical scent may best be described as “musky” or “fleshy”. A menstrual cycle might cause a slightly “metallic” scent for a few days. Senitta provides you with anti-bacterial, anti-odour pads for your care free periods.In truth, you have billions of bacteria in your vagina. And these bacteria vary exactly on a daily basis, even hourly.
Change is inevitable. Those smells are probably caused by your menstrual cycle, your hygiene habits or actually you being you. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection among women of childbearing age. When something upsets the vagina's complex chemistry, harmful bacteria can grow out of control, producing a fishy odour. Foul or fishy odours are not normal and should prompt a trip to your healthcare professional so you can determine if it’s a vaginal infection that’s causing the odour.
Here are a few different types of vaginal discharge you should know about
- White: Little white discharge is common, especially at the start or end of your menstrual cycle. However, it is not normal and needs treatment if it is followed by scratching and has a thick, cottage cheese-like consistency or texture. This type of release may indicate an infection of the yeast. A yeast overgrowth in the vagina can produce a sweet smell reminiscent of honey or cookies. The vagina might also smell like beer, flour, or bread.
- Clear and watery: If the discharge is noticeable, but stretchy and mucous instead of watery, the discharge shows that you are most likely to ovulate.
- Yellow/green: A yellow or green discharge is unusual especially if it is dense, gritty, or with an irritating odour. Such discharge can be a symptom of the trichomoniasis infection. This is usually spread through sexual intercourse.
- Bloody: Brown or bloody discharge, especially when it takes place during or right after the menstrual cycle, is usually common. A late release can look brown instead of red at the end of your period. You may also experience a small amount of bloody discharge between periods. This is called spotting.
The truth is that feminine odour is very common and a part of vaginal health.
As Senitta as always believed in spreading awareness and transcending the boundaries, here are a few pro-tips to fight unwanted discharge and odour that we are collected for you:
- Practice good hygiene and wear breathable cotton clothing in order to prevent infections.
- Don’t use douches, as they can make discharge worse by removing useful bacteria.
- Maintaining safe intimacy and using protection to avoid STIs.
- Eat yogurt containing live and active cultures to reduce the likelihood of yeast infection after taking antibiotics.
- Essential oil therapy has little scientific research to support it but the tea tree oil, which has natural antimicrobial and anti-fungal potential, is a form of essential oils that can lead to reducing and removing bacteria.
- Over-the-counter (OTC) products may be helpful for restoring your vagina’s natural pH.
Follow these pro-tips and trust Senitta in guiding you towards a healthier lifestyle. Senitta provides you protection from the infections during your five days since it is made out of non-plastic materials and has a 7 layer of protection for better absorbing the discharge. Let Senitta be a companion to all you Senoritas!