Why do discharges smell bad?

A normal discharge has no smell when it leaves your body. But as soon as it comes into contact with oxygen, it can start to smell. The smell can also differ at different times during the menstrual cycle. You can stay fresh by showering and changing your underwear or pantyliner every day. You should wear loose panties or those that are made from a natural, breathable fabric to allow for air circulation.

You should wash your genital region with warm water once a day, and when you have your period, you can wash it twice a day. You should use a soap designed for personal hygiene – good ones are available from the pharmacy. If your discharges start to smell bad, you should see a doctor because you might have an infection.

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