I keep getting thrush and smell really fishy. Will douching with cider vinegar help?
Because your discharge has a fishy odour, it sounds as though you may have bacterial vaginosis rather than thrush.
I’m really worried because I keep getting thrush and it’s also embarrassing because I smell really fishy. I’ve been using natural yogurt but the discharge is increasing and it’s now gone grey. Do you think douching with cider vinegar will help?
Normally I’m a big fan of natural remedies, but in this instance I think you need to try something conventional - and stronger.
Because your discharge has a fishy odour and is greyish in colour, it sounds as though you may have bacterial vaginosis rather than thrush - the two are easily confused. Either way, the natural acidity of your vagina seems to be off balance, so first and foremost see your GP, so that they can examine you and prescribe something suitable to get things back to normal.
Once it’s settled down, you may find a lactic acid vaginal gel (from your local chemist) keeps things healthy in the future. If it is thrush, your doctor can prescribe pessaries and cream, as well as an oral pill to ensure that the thrush bug is eliminated from your intestinal tract.
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