Here Are The Main Reasons Why Your Period Blood Smells

5. Douching Makes It Worse

Some women opt for regular douching during menstruation assuming that it will help prevent the smell but this is not a healthy practice. Douching can make matters worse. Instead, use a mild scent free soap and water to wash the area.

Douching can cause infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV) and is also associated with higher rates of pelvic inflammatory disease.

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