How to get rid of vaginal odor?

Q. My pubic area smells terrible. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Gowrimeena
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 28, 2014 and last reviewed on: Oct 26, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 29 years old and I have been diagnosed with PCOS. I have a drooping bladder and I cannot take this smell. My vagina stays dry and sex is painful and hurting. I have the sex drive of an 80-year-old instead of a person in their 20’s. Also, my husband’s semen interferes with my pH balance and makes my vagina have a terrible smell.

My husband has these knot-like bumps in his groin area. They appear to be raised or badly infected hair bumps or keloids. Similar bumps are seen around his beard towards the neck area. I am trying to conceive. Is this possible? I had undergone tests for STDs and those screening tests are all normal.

I use deodorant right under my belly to try and control the irritating smell. I have also tried waxing or removing the hair in the pubic area, but nothing helps. I lose my bladder even after I just emptied it. I continue to get UTI and yeast infections.

I have a pus pocket on my tonsils that stays infected. Another issue I am having is that I am overweight for my height. And I feel extremely tired and fatigue. I have been having headaches. My memory is also slipping away. Vitamin B12 is not helping. Please help.



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It looks like you are struggling with a lot of medical conditions. But the good news is that all of these are easily treatable. Do not worry.

PCOS is treated depending on the symptoms. If you are overweight you need to stick to a diet plan, exercise and manage stress to keep this condition under check. It may be a good idea to check your thyroid and prolactin along with sugar and lipid levels. Anything that is prescribed to control your unwanted hair will interfere with pregnancy except Metformin which can help reduce weight, help you conceive and help reduce unwanted hair.

Using deodorant directly on the pubic area is not safe. Every woman has a specific odor. You cannot completely take away that odor.

For yeast infections, you need local creams/pessaries and if recurrent fungal infection persists, you may have to take oral antifungal medications. If your partner has similar symptoms, he needs treatment as well. Same applies to UTI (urinary tract infection).

Your husband needs to get his groin and beard swellings checked. Attach photographs of the swelling for further follow up regarding the swellings.

It is better to avoid sex until all these infections are completely cleared. Later on, you can use a water-basedlubricant for dryness of the vagina.

UTI may be a reason for poor bladder control, so wait till the UTI is cleared. You can learn to do pelvic floor exercises for bladder control.

If your periods are regular you can try for pregnancy naturally after three months.

For tonsil infection, you need to take antibiotics. Headaches could be a result of sinusitis along with infected tonsil.

For further follow up regarding conception, consult a gynaecologist online -->

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