Feeling Freshenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-feelFresh-enHD-AR1.jpgWondering what you can do to feel as clean as possible "down there"? Read this article for the facts on douches, wipes, and other feminine hygiene products.feminine hygiene, body odor, bo, vagina, smell, virgina, vaginal odors, my vagina smells, my virgina smells, my vagina stinks, fishy smell, fishy odor, smells fishy, should i use pads or tampons, pad, sanitary towel, sanitary napkin, sanitary pad, maxi pad, tampon, feminine products, douches, douching, douch, doosh, dooshing, feminine sprays, how do you put a tampon in, am i still a virgin if i use a tampon, toxic shock syndrome, discharge, vaginal discharge, infections, bacterial vaginosis, gynecologists, sexual health, adolescent medicine06/11/200109/26/201609/26/2016Larissa Hirsch, MD08/14/201507d195e1-e382-4f83-9dac-129529fd15d6https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/feminine-hygiene.html/ <p>As you've probably noticed, puberty comes with all kinds of changes &mdash; including the way your body looks and even the way you might think it smells. These changes are a normal part of becoming a woman, but lots of girls worry about them.</p> <h3>Do I Smell &mdash; and Can People Tell?</h3> <p>Many girls wonder if they smell "down there" or if people notice they have their periods. Some girls wonder if they should use douches, wipes, or any of the other products that claim to make women feel cleaner and fresher. But do these work? And does a girl really need them?</p> <p>The truth is that when everything's normal, no one smells any odors from a girl's vagina. If a girl has an infection like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bv.html/">bacterial vaginosis,</a> she may notice a fishy smell. But even then, it's unlikely that people around her will notice it. Girls who notice an unusual smell should&nbsp;see a doctor just in case they have&nbsp;an infection.</p> <p>As far as periods go, if you change your pads or tampons frequently, shower or bathe daily, and wear clean clothes, no one can smell that either.</p> <h3>Avoid Douches, Wipes, and Feminine Sprays</h3> <p>Douches, feminine sprays, deodorants, or wipes supposedly keep a woman's vaginal area smelling fresh and clean. Douching means washing out the vagina, usually with a product you buy in a store. But it's not a good idea to douche (unless a doctor tells you to). Douching can cause allergic reactions, irritation, and even infections.</p> <p>Feminine sprays, deodorants, and scented tampons&nbsp;aren't a good idea either. As with douching, they can lead to things like allergic reactions and irritation. Your vagina has its own natural cleaning system that flushes out bacteria, so you don't need to add any chemicals to help it.</p> <p>Smells caused by infections need to be treated with&nbsp;prescription medicines. Perfumed sprays don't make infections go away, they just cover up the smell for a short time. If you notice a bad smell or think you may have an infection, see a doctor or go to a health clinic&nbsp;right away.</p> <p>It's easy to keep your vagina clean without making it smell like a flower shop. You just need to shower or wash every day with a mild soap and plenty of warm water. Some girls like to take warm baths during their periods to help relieve cramps.</p> <h3>What Else Can Help?</h3> <p>Wearing cotton underwear, especially in hot weather, can help a girl feel fresher because cotton and other natural fibers are more breathable.</p> <p>During your period, change your pads or tampons often. It may be a good idea to keep a spare pair of underwear in your backpack to change into in case you happen to soak through your pad or tampon.</p> La higiene femeninaComo probablemente lo hayas notado, la pubertad viene acompañada de todo tipo de cambios, incluido el aspecto de tu cuerpo e incluso la manera en la que crees que huele. Estos cambios son una parte normal de transformarse en mujer, pero a muchas niñas les preocupan.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/feminine-hygiene-esp.html/e99b1924-9940-4523-a08c-b91f97175c47
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