Vaginal or feminine deodorants might be bad for your health

Vaginal deodorants are sprays and wipes that are made to give your vagina a fresh and clean smell. These deodorants may make the vagina smell good, but they may not always be good for your health.

When you go through puberty, your body sweats more than before and this can make your private parts moist and have a stronger smell than you are used to. Don't worry, it's totally normal for the vagina to have a smell!

But when the smell becomes too much for you or it smells bad, it could be a sign of an infection (like a bacterial or a yeast infection). You might try to hide the smell with a deodorant or feminine spray but that can make the infection even worse; causing pain, itching, or discharge. Go to the clinic if you suspect that you have an infection.

The truth is, you don't need a deodorant spray to keep your vagina clean and fresh. The vagina is amazing - it can actually clean itself. But if you want to keep it extra clean:
  • Use water and soap for cleaning the outside of your private parts
  • Wear cotton undies to absorb sweat and keep the vagina dry and cool

If you think you might have an infection, visit your doctor or nurse as soon as possible to get the correct medicine to take care of it. For more information check out our Girls Body Guide.

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B-Wise User Anonymous 31 May 2020 00:55

Hello If you have a discharge does that mean you already to get into periods ,after one year you will be already into periods

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 May 2020 16:48

Hello,

Discharge does show that your body is going to get its period.



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 May 2020 13:26

Hello Why many people have discharge especially girls too 'coz many boys discharge in other ways

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 May 2020 18:51

Hello,

Discharge is normal for girls and women. It happens when the vagina cleans itself and keeps itself healthy