About Vaginal Odor
If you are experiencing vaginal odor, you are not alone. 1 in every 4 women has experienced vaginal odor in the past year. And, on average, they experienced vaginal odor 10 times per year. Over their lifetime, most women will experience feminine odor at some point.
But, when you are the one with vaginal odor, you can feel very alone. The situation can be embarrassing, so often we do not turn to our usual confidantes, friends and family, to discuss the problem. We may even avoid discussing it with our doctor. In fact, in one Health.com poll, 47% admitted to ignoring a health problem because of embarrassment.
Here is what you must know: You are not alone - you are in the company of millions of women who are dealing with vaginal odor. It is not your fault – vaginal odor occurs even when women have good hygiene. You do not have to live with it – RepHresh Gel gets to the cause so that you can actually eliminate vaginal odor.
Next: What Causes Vaginal Odor
What Causes Vaginal Odor
What causes vaginal odor? The odor is coming from bacteria, and the cause is unbalanced vaginal pH. When vaginal pH is in a normal range (3.5 to 4.5), odor-causing bacteria is inhibited, so your vagina smells normal, healthy. When vaginal pH is elevated, odor-causing bacteria can flourish, so your vagina may smell fishy or unpleasant.
These odor-causing microorganisms are drawn to the sugars that are naturally present in the vagina. As they metabolize those sugars, they create amines that release odor. This is the process that occurs when we sweat - the sweat itself does not create the odor, the bacteria that is drawn to the sweat releases the odors. This is also the case with menstrual odor – the menstrual fluid itself does not have a strong odor, but the bacteria that is drawn to this high pH fluid releases the unpleasant odors.
In the vagina, maintaining a healthy pH between 3.5 and 4.5 allows beneficial lactobacillus to thrive and does not allow odor-causing bacteria to flourish. RepHresh Gel is clinically shown to maintain healthy vaginal pH for up to 5 days so it gets to the cause of odor and eliminates it.
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How to Prevent Vaginal Odor
Maintaining a healthy vaginal pH within the normal range is the best way to prevent vaginal odor. Studies show that vaginal issues often occur when vaginal pH is unbalanced. By maintaining a healthy vaginal pH, you can help reduce your risk of vaginal issues.
RepHresh Gel is clinically shown to maintain healthy vaginal pH for up to 5 days. This will not allow odor-causing bacteria to flourish and will eliminate feminine odor. You can use RepHresh Gel every 3 to 5 days to continuously maintain healthy vaginal pH. Or you can use RepHresh Gel when unbalanced pH is most likely to occur:
- After your period
- Before or after sex
- After douching
- For freshness anytime
RepHresh is recommended by gynecologists and is safe for long-term use.
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How Does a Normal Vagina Smell?
All women have some natural vaginal aroma. This scent will vary by person and may be described as sweet or musky. It may also smell metallic near your period or bleach-like after intercourse. These scents are normal and can vary depending on diet, exercise and hormone fluctuations.
If your vagina begins to smell unpleasant or a little “fishy”, that is very common but not normal. This is a sign that you have elevated vaginal pH. RepHresh Gel maintains healthy vaginal pH and eliminates odor. RepHresh maintains your body’s natural mechanism for staying balanced and odor-free. With RepHresh there is no odor and no added scents so you can smell normal again.
If odor persists or is accompanied by a fever, pain or other symptoms that give you concern, you should visit your doctor. RepHresh Gel is not intended to prevent or treat vaginal infections.
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