Does a Yeast Infection Smell like Bread, Fish, or Vinegar?

Even though a yeast infection feels like a nuisance to most men and women, it’s important to eliminate it as soon as possible.  However, you need to figure out whether you are dealing with a fungal infection or another problem.  One way to find out is by smelling the infected area.

Granted, reaching your genital area with your nose seems impossible, but that won’t be necessary.  A yeast infection has distinct smells, each of which mean something specific.

What if the Yeast Infection Smells like Bread?

Anytime a male or female gets a whiff of  a bread or yeast-like smell, it’s probably due to a yeast infection.  This is also true if it smells like beer.  Once you’ve concluded that it’s a fungal infection, take the necessary steps to eliminate it.

In the meantime you could experience some of these symptoms:

  • Burning sensations during sex or urination
  • Cottage Cheese-like discharge coming from the vagina
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Sores
  • Swelling

What if the Yeast Infection Smells like Fish?

If you have a fishy smell around the infected area, it might not be a yeast infection.  Sometimes a bacterial infection will feel like a fungal infection.  It will be painful and it will itch.  Nevertheless, if it smells like fish then it’s more likely to be a bacterial infection known as Bacterial Vaginosis.  It can also have a bad smell like something is rotting.

You will be able to tell, because the discharge will be brown, dark yellow, or green.  It’s possible your doctor will recommend prescription antibiotics to get rid of the infection.  Unfortunately, you could end up with a yeast infection because of the antibiotics.

What if the Yeast Infection Smells Sweet?

There are two reasons why your vagina would smell sweet.  It occurs when you have a clean vagina, or you have consumed an ample amount of fruits (strawberries, pineapple, etc.).

Then again, it could also be because the PH balance in your vaginal region has fluctuated.  The easiest way to figure out what you are dealing with is by the process of elimination.

For instance, if this is the first time your vagina smelled sweet, you probably ate something.  If it happens once a month, it’s because of the PH levels.  If it’s a constant smell, it’s because you provide your body with good hygiene.  Whatever the case may be, you don’t have a yeast infection.

How to Treat Yeast Infections

There are several ways to treat a yeast infection.  You could use vaginal creams, suppositories, antibiotics, home remedies, or a host of other options.  Unfortunately they are primarily suggested for mild situations and can have side effects (in case of anitbiotics).

If you are dealing with something more serious, your best bet is try Yeastrol.  It’s a product full of natural ingredients that are used to stimulate the immune system so it can attack and kill the yeast.

There are no side effects associated with Yeastrol.  It’s also one of the fastest ways to clear up your yeast infection and prevent it from returning.  Simply apply Yeastrol to the tongue and it is almost immediately absorbed into the bloodstream and start working.

To learn more about Yeastrol and its natural properties, visit the home page of our website.  You can do so by clicking the “Home” link at the top of the page.