Antibiotic abuse causes offensive vaginal odour –Gyneacologist

A gyneacologist, Dr. Prosper Igboeli, has advised women to shun the abuse of antibiotic drugs, noting that it often causes vaginal odour.

Igboeli made the call in an interview with the men of the press.

Igboeli, Managing Director of M and M Hospital, Fertility and IVF Centre, said that such practices contribute to major causes of offensive vaginal odour.

The medical expert said that women, who also stopped the use of oral contraceptives, also experience increased vaginal discharge.

Igboeli explained that some women used to have an overgrowth of yeast after they finish antibiotic treatment which is called a yeast infection.

He disclosed that “such actions happen because the antibiotic kills the lactobacillus that stabilises the environment of the vagina.

“It is the abuse that causes some of this thing, normal vaginal discharge is usually white while yellow or green discharge means infectious process.

“This is usually associated with an offensive or unpleasant odour.”

He said though it was a natural behavior to have a small amount of vaginal discharge in any mature woman.

“The vaginal wall itself secretes some discharge, which such discharge contains glycogen (sugars) which are broken down to lactic acid.

“Poor hygiene of the vagina can also result in vaginal odour,’’ Igboeli said.

He said the most notorious virus are yeast infections (moniliasis) and trichomonas vaginalis, a flagyllate and advised women to embrace high personal hygiene.

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The doctor said that other infections like herpes progenitalis can cause severe abnormalities even on the unborn babies apart from causing severe lesions and discomfort to the mother.

Igboeli said that vaginal discharge with offensive odour can cause a husband not to engage in sexual activities with the wife, which may trigger a marital crisis.

He urged women to make themselves presentable through cleanliness and avoiding infections through safe sexual practices with the use of condoms to prevent infections.

According to him, it has been observed that many women use different creams to enhance their sexual experience.

He, however, noted that these vaginal lubricants influence sperm mobility and viability. 

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