It’s been almost 1 month my vagina smells fishy (salted fish) but it doesn’t itch. And now it’s itching. Do you think it’s dangerous or not?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of a vaginal odor that smells fishy and itchy can occur due to several possibilities, such as:
Candida yeast infection
Trichomoniasis parasitic infection
Sexually transmitted disease
To be able to determine more with certainty, further examination by a dermatologist is needed. Your dermatologist will ask you about your medical history, history of sexual intercourse, and habits such as using vaginal rinses etc. which may be a bit sensitive but are necessary to determine the cause of the disease. The doctor may also ask to perform investigations by taking a small sample of your vaginal fluid to be examined under a microscope. The treatment you will receive will depend on the findings.
Meanwhile, avoid having sex first, avoid using scented pads, avoid cleaning the vagina with fragrances, always change your underwear, don't use pants that are too tight and clean your genitals from front to back and not the other way around. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa