I know we all don’t smell great every day of the week, I mean we’re only human. These things happen all of us women. It can be embarrassing and downright smelly, but you can get rid of vaginal odor. You just need the right remedies that can help you get rid of it and these are.
Its always good to find out the cause. It’s important to figure out where your vaginal odor is from. Just because your vagina smells a little bad doesn’t mean you have something serious. It could be caused by your menstrual cycle, sweat, or hormonal changes.
Nevertheless, there could be more serious reasons for vaginal odor such as yeast infections, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, STI’s, or overall poor hygiene. If your vaginal odor isn’t going away after a few days, that’s when you should be taking it seriously.
Don’t be deceived by anyone, there are very many symptoms of vaginal odor. The human body is a magnificent thing. If you’re not sure if you’re experiencing vaginal odor, look at the symptoms: itchiness around the vagina, redness, and a fishy smell. These are usually accompanied by vaginal odor. But again sometimes the odor can be caused by laundry detergent on your underwear or perfume products you’ve been using. So you need to pay a clear attention to the little things that happen to you.
You should also always remember to stay hydrated, this is because if your body dehydrates, it’s unable to flush out the toxins in your body. Drink eight to ten glasses of water a day to make sure your body is properly hydrated. Sometimes, vaginal odor can be caused by excess sugar in the body and water helps remove sugar. The most important part is you need to always keep up with your hygiene.
Maybe your vaginal odor is just because you need a shower. It can really be that simple. If it’s hot outside, I know, you’re to lazy to shower, but think about your vagina. So, the best way to maintain vaginal health is to make sure it’s clean. You don’t need any fancy shower gels or perfumes, just soap and water. Use tea tree oil, i know that tea tree oil smells incredibly strong. However, this is the gem of all gems.
Tea tree oil is an anti-fungal and antibacterial, so if you’re looking for a great remedy, this is one of them. Pour two teaspoons into a glass of water. Now, soak a tampon in the mixture and place it into your vagina. Keep it in there for a couple minutes. If you’re going to shower, do this an hour before. Repeat this for a week. You’ll be good to go.
You can also use garlic. Combat a smelly vagina with smelly garlic. Not a lot of people know the power of garlic, but now let me tell you, it works. Garlic’s a great anti-bacterial. Make fresh garlic paste by crushing a couple cloves. Then apply the paste to your vaginal walls. Keep it on your vaginal walls for about 10 minutes. Have a bath after you’re finished with the garlic paste. If your vaginal odor is caused by a bacteria, this certainly kills it.
You can also use apple cider vinegar. Not only for for salads, you can use it for your vagina. Now, you’ll never look at salads the same way. You want to make a bath with half a cup of apple cider vinegar mixed in. Sit for 10-15 minutes. Apple cider vinegar helps balance the vagina’s pH levels, which helps to eliminate the odor.
Yogurt is also one of those things that can be used. One of the tastier remedies, I must say. If you love yogurt, then you’ll love this one. Yogurt helps control the pH levels in the vagina which helps control the odor. You can eat the yogurt and you can also soak a tampon in yogurt and then insert it, keeping it in your vagina for five minutes. Then rinse the vagina after, do this for a week.
Citrus fruits also help you decrease or prevent vaginal odor. You will need to keep up with your citrus food intake. This means, lemons, oranges, grapefruits, pineapples. They’re all high in vitamin C and help strengthen your immune system, helping to fight vaginal odor.
You should also avoid certain things. If you’re suffering from vaginal odors, then do not go and eat foods that will only make it worse. But, what foods are bad, you ask? Well, stay away from anything spicy, blue cheese, onion, cabbage, and broccoli. It’s been shown these foods enhance the smell of the vagina. So, while you’re getting rid of your vaginal odor, leave these foods out of your diet. Oh, and stay away from fish and meat. It doesn’t help either.
You can also drink turmeric. Turmeric is an amazing spice for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Use it in a tablet form, or I recommend taking a teaspoon of it and mixing it into a glass of milk. Drink it before you go to bed, and it’ll do the rest of the work for you. You should also avoid having sex during that time. If you’re having an issue with vaginal odor at the moment and aren’t sure why, then don’t have sex. It’s best to give your vagina a break. Honestly, don’t torture the person having sex with you. Wait a week, let your vagina heal and then you get back on the horse. If all these fail to work for you know when to see a doctor. If you’ve tried the remedies and nothing seems to be working, you may need antibiotics, depending on what is causing it. Give it a week, and if it gets worse then go to your doctor. They’ll be able to diagnose you and give you something that’s stronger. Sometimes, we have smelly vaginas. It happens all of us. All you need to do is recognize it and use one of these remedies to get rid of vaginal odor. You’ll be brand new in no time. Remember to take very good care of your health.