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My vagina smells like sour milk and there is small amount ...

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My vagina smells like sour milk and there is small amount of white discharge
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 10 years ago.

It's very possible that you have the beginnings of a yeast infection. Yeast infection symptoms include a yeast type odor, itching around the vaginal opening and surrounding area, and a cottage cheese type discharge. If this is the first time you have ever had one, you need to see your doctor for confirmation before using any over the counter type medication. You can read more about yeast infections here
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ake sure you eat a balanced diet, and drinking acidophilus milk or eating yogurt that contains live Lactobacillus organisms can also be helpful in keeping a balance. Cotton underwear is also helpful in preventing moisture from developing, and make sure you do not wear and tight clothing. Make sure after going to the bathroom you wipe from front to back. Antibiotics can also change the normal balance, so these are to be avoided if they are not necessary. Avoid use of any types of feminine sprays, talcs etc as they can also disrupt the normal balance. Also avoid any type of scented toilet paper and deoderant tampons.