Say goodbye to abnormal vaginal odor forever!
Vaginal odor is a very common health issue that almost every woman in the world has to deal with at least 1-2 times during their whole life. This problem could be caused by a lot of different reasons, including the overgrowth of bacteria, hormonal changes, poor hygiene, yeast infections, and STDs.
No matter what the reason, vaginal odor can cause women to suffer from the feeling of embarrassment. There are luckily several home remedies and natural tips on how to get rid of vaginal odor to help women stop this embarrassing issue fast and safely. Though vaginal odor can be embarrassing, every vagina actually has a unique smell to it.
What is a normal smell anyway?
Though no two vaginas has the exact same smell, most vaginas give out a sour smell. That’s because your vagina is slightly acidic — and it’s supposed to be. This acidity keeps infections and other nasties at bay. You also might detect a sort of musty smell that is due to sweat, but also totally normal.
What is an ‘abnormal smell’ then?
The two odors you should look out for are the odor of fish and the odor of something rotten.
A fishy smell is often the sign of a bacterial infection, like bacterial vaginosis, and a rotten or garbage-like smell can be a sign that there’s something in there that shouldn’t be, like a tampon or piece of a tampon. If you smell something like this, or any other strong, overpowering smell, go see a doctor and get things checked out.
So how can I keep my vagina ‘happy and healthy’?
Keep Yourself Clean
Cleanliness is always the best way to fight off odor. But be sure to avoid using soap, as it might throw off your PH balance. Using lukewarm water to clean that area without soap is the best way to keep your vagina clean and healthy.
Be Wary of Scented Products
To cover up for vaginal odor, women often resort to using perfumes and scented soaps to ‘overcome’ the smell. Be wary of these products, though. The ingredients can irritate the sensitive skin of your vulva, as well as the mucous membranes inside.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Enough water keeps your whole body running smoothly, vagina included.
Your vagina is naturally damp, and water keeps the area moist and lubricated. Dryness can cause irritation and discomfort, and can also make sex painful. So stay hydrated to not only keep yourself smelling fresh, but comfortable too.
Yogurt Is Your Friend
Yogurts are not only yummy desserts, but they’re full of probiotics that not only keep your digestive tract healthy—and your vagina too!
These bacteria act like gatekeepers to your body and keep the pH in balance. Additionally, they help prevent urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and vaginosis. The calcium in yogurt is also a great bonus, and can even ease PMS symptoms.
Eat Lots of Fresh Fruit
Some people also claim that certain fruits will alter the smell of their vagina, but since everyone’s body is different, results will vary.
Popular fruits for a fresh and happy vagina, though, include apples, pineapple, mango, blueberries, watermelon, strawberries, citrus fruits, and cranberries.
See a Doctor If You Think Something Is Wrong
If something smells and feels off, make sure to tell your doctor. Regular check-ups will also keep your vaginal health updated.