There are dietary and cleanliness practices that you can adapt to prevent bad vaginal discharge.
-Make a point of drinking lots of water during the day. This helps your body get rid of harmful bacteria and toxins.
-Don’t drink too much of caffeine drinks such as tea and coffee.
-Avoid sugary drinks such as colas. This is because the excessive sugar in the body creates a good environment for bacterial growth that can trigger vaginal odor.
-Avoid munching too much on starchy and spicy foods.
-Consume as many citrus foods as possible. They are rich in Vitamin C, which is helpful in boosting the immune system.
-Avoid having unprotected sex. If you are under treatment, try as much as possible to avoid sexual intercourse until you are symptom-free.
-Avoid having multiple sexual partners.
-Don’t douche, and avoid using deodorant soaps, body washes, tampons, and pads.
-When infected, make use of pads instead of tampons during menstruation.
-Avoid using perfumed petroleum jelly and other scented oils for lubricants.
-Choose underwear made of cotton or other breathable fabric. Change your underwear on a daily basis and wash them thoroughly with clean water and soap.
-Change sanitary pads frequently during your menstruation. If you prefer using tampons, ensure that you take them out frequently.
-After urination or bowel movement, ensure that you wipe from front to back.
-Make sure that you wash your vagina well after urination and after having sexual intercourse.
-Fall in the habit of wearing loose fitting clothes. Tight pants or jeans do not allow air to flow freely, which may result in sweating that can give rise to a bad vaginal smell.
-Avoid scratching the infected areas, as it can cause further irritation.
-Use medications as directed by the doctor and for as long as instructed.