What about genital smell ?

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  1. epnpn

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    Since I can remember, I always had this funny smell in my crotch and in my penis, I don't like it, it is a fishy smell ... too strong. I've used several cleaning products, different shower gels, for women for men, deodorizing, you name it (also chlorophyll pilss) , but the smells does not go away, the last product I used keeped me fresh a couple of hours, but after that the smell is back. I have researched in the web and did not find anything that may help me, no genital deodorants ... any help on this? :confused:
     
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    Yikes.... are you sure you don't have some kind of infection?
     
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    Well...I'm no doctor and neither are you, so you should stop doctoring yourself and get a professional to look at it. May be something wrong with your glans.
     
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    I have to agree that if the smell has been there for a long time, then you need to get a professional opinion, rather than hoping for a quick-fix cure.
     
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    A stink like that and you haven't gotten to the doctor's yet?? Jeez, what, you need for stuff to start falling off of you? Now move;pick up the phonebook, dial a #, make an appointment and flie your ass on out the goddamn door!!
     
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    There are all sorts of infections that can cause odor. Get an M.D. to check it out.
     
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    That's why it pisses me off, I already consulted a doctor, he told me it was normal, that my body tends to produce that smell, no diseases or infections, "a normal and healthy penis" he said ... gave some chlorophyill pills and regular cleaning and stay away from garlic, onion and stuff like that, I went after that with a dermathologist and told me the same ... :( ... actually he gave me a spray, but stopped working after a few days :'(
     
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    Maybe try changing your style of
    underwear then...jockeys hold you
    warm and tight, while boxers would
    let air curculate.

    All cotton too, as synthetics may
    make that area too warm and moist...
     
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    You don't say if you're cut or not, so I will assume that you're not. If this is the case, you might want to carry some type of disposable hand wipes/baby wipes to clean your glans after urination. Wear only 100% cotton underwear. Like windtalker said, if you wear briefs change to boxers or boxer briefs. Another thing you might consider is how tight do you wear your outer clothing?? If you wear your clothes very tight, try loser fitting pant/jeans.
    Powder yourself down there with cornstarch, that'll help keep things dry.

    Since the doctor said it was normal, I think I'd get another opinion as I don't believe an odor that strong can be healthy. Something has to be causing it and I'd want to know what it was.
     
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    you may be predisposed to sweat a lot in that region. it does sound unusual. i'd concur with those who have suggested seeking a second professional opinion.
     
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    For a professional who is supposed to be looking after your physical and mental well-being to suggest that something which is causing you upset and misery is 'normal' ... is either proof of that professional being misguided, inept, or else simply trying to fob you off.

    I will join the cavalcade of people saying you should get a second opinion, preferably from a sexual health clinic or a genito-urinary specialist rather than a general practitioner.
     
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    The other consideration is your nose. Some people's sense of smell is more acute than others. I, for example, have a very sensitive nose. I can smell cologne on my buddies at the end of the day as if they just sprayed it and could follow my coworkers through the building by the traces of their colognes or perfumes (no, they weren't bathing in them). Yes, I'm serious.

    As such, I often smell odors that others don't even notice. I have learned to try to distinguish betwen what *I* can smell and what ANYONE can smell.

    Also--another medical opinion can't hurt. Also, shaving and powdering cut down on my crotch sweat and subsequent odor. Good luck.
     
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    At the end of your shower, douse your penis with hydrogen peroxide and don't rinse it off. Seriously. Hydrogen peroxide is very inexpensive and it's great for neutralizing odors. Get it over the counter at your drug store.
     
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    Hydrogen peroxide seems kind of strong to be applying and leaving on your crotch though!!!
    I agree about getting a second opinion, just for your own piece of mind to be sure for yourself ...
    Rather thatn Hydrogen Peroxide ... how about just a good anti bacterial hand soap, easily available from the drug store without a prescription?
    Should help if its a minor bacterial or fungal infection that you have ...
    These are surprisingly common, and usually don't require any treatment at all ...
     
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    That sour odor can come from perspiration (in the creases formed between the upper thighs and the scrotum) which is a perfect medium for smelly bacteria. If that is the case it might help to use cornstarch in the area after bathing, wear only loose, natural fiber clothing and try to keep the area as dry as possible. It may even be necessary to bathe more than once a day.
     
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    Some fish, like haddock, have a really mild smell. Mackerel is somewhat stronger. Let's hope to God you don't have an anchovy thing going!

    For an intensely burning sensation aftershave to the balls is the ticket.

    Seriously though, have you tried some afterbath talcum powder?
     
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    hi,
    are you quite hairy..in that area?...might be coming from your hair dude....cum is notoriously hard to get out of hair..as any girlfriend of mine might tell you!.....my friend is a nurse...and I asked her advise for you........I know that if anyone has an operation near your groin area, eg appendix.. the nurses will shave off your body hair in that area. This is because the hair might get into the opening...and can cause infection....so maybe it can carry bacteria. I think bateria is always around...it is just keeping it down to smaller numbers...maybe start showering twice a day..or have a few long hot soaks to the bath..with a nice bath oil.....it is more effective than a 'quick' shower..if there is a problem to deal with.

    Another suggestion is to remove all your hair from around your equipment..for a while...go easy on this...also....I DONT RECOMMEND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE..not on this sensitive area....but a MILD hair remover cream...will also let you 'scrap' the skin...skin is dead..and can harbour bacteria...so you just need to give it a good clean...but do this slowly..if it has been there for a long time..it is not going to disappear overnight......try using a deplitary cream...for SENSITIVE SKIN..like VEET...but get the mild one! my friend the nurse...says it is blue.... and then use a moisturizer...veet also do one..

    My last gf commented on how I didnt smell..'like most guys' down there...
    I wasnt sure if she mean i didn't smell at all..or that other guys didnt smell fresh,..but i have never smelt myself, even after a whole day of being in a hot office!....but Using the cream should also help stop bacteria growing on your skin, inbetween the hairs.....keep it as dry as possible too..for a while...dont use talc to cover up..but to keep the skin dry.....if the area is warm and damp..the bacteria..on everyones skin will always multiply....and cause a smell. BUT KEEP HAVING THE GARLIC!..ITS GOOD FOR YOU!

    MY LAST GF sometimes used a mild vinegar..like cider vinegar in the wash..vinegar is a mild acid...which kills all know bacteria!!..and is very cheap to buy.....it helps keep the clothes clean..maybe wash your underwear in it..or buy lots of new underwear and change often...keep buying new until with these two methods above you notice some improvment .

    you can even use vinegar on the skin, as it does not harm us, unless an open wound..and even then..it will stop any bacteria forming on the skin....

    hope this helps.......

    let me know how it goes!!!!!

    socute121
     
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    Some people have a real sweat problem down there and there are quite a few sweat glands that can make it a whiff. And unfortunately, I speak from experience.

    What I do is use an anti-bacterial hand soap liquid and a shower puff to scrub away all the odor-causing bacteria. Then I often follow up with regular deoderant soap, and after drying off a little Purell, mostly on the skin above and surrounding the area. Finihh up with a light dusting of baby powder and then wear a comfortable pair of underpants with a mosture wicking weave.

    Bathing more than once a day helps too - I'm a shower in the morning, bath at night kinda guys.
     
  19. JamesPM

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    If "since I can remember" includes pre-puberty then it could be genetic. There are some conditions that can cause you to produce amines that smell fishy. I always thought these were rare though - nothing a doctor would describe as normal. With those I know about, a high protein diet would make the smell worse.

    As far as I know, normally you only get a fishy smell from sweat by microbes working without oxygen. (With oxygen it's more a rancid billy-goat thing.) If you have any folds of skin (e.g., a little over-weight) then these will create low oxygen areas for the fishy smell to develop. Keeping these areas dry and well ventilated would be good – but it’s going to be harder to do and even small quantities of amines can give a strong smell.
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    I've never used this stuff so I can't personally vouch for it. But their sales pitch is impressive.
     
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