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After skipping shower have fishy smell from vagina. Cause?

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I regularly take showers but yesterday i skipped it and now have a 'fishy' smell from my vagina. why?
Posted Wed, 11 Sep 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
bacterial vaginosis

Detailed Answer:
Fishy smell from the vagina occurs due to imbalance of the vaginal flora . The vagina has a lot of good flora which keeps the vagina free of infections. If there is an imbalance of the good flora there will be infections like bacterial vaginosis . Start some probiotics capsules and continue for a3 months . Wash the area with plenty of water only. Avoid soap , perfumes etc and wear loose innerwear as much as possible .
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Follow-up: After skipping shower have fishy smell from vagina. Cause? 12 minutes later
can i get probiotics at a store or does it have to be by a doctor?
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
over the counter

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can usally get them at the drug store . Many brand names are available. You should be able to get them otc . One capsule daily . 1-3 months. The pharmacist can recommend some good brands in your locality.
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