19 Home Remedies For Vaginal Odor by Brianna Van Dreel - Musely
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19 Home Remedies For Vaginal Odor

posted in Health & Fitness
12/02/2014
  • Vaginal odor can be extremely embarrassing, and is usually caused by an overgrowth of bad bacteria that are present in the vagina. The medical name for this is BV or bacterial vaginosis. There are several ways to get rid of vaginal odor fast.
    Vaginal odor can be extremely embarrassing, and is usually caused by an overgrowth of bad bacteria that are present in the vagina. The medical name for this is BV or bacterial vaginosis. There are several ways to get rid of vaginal odor fast.
  • Take probiotic supplements to keep a healthy level of good bacteria in your body.
    Take probiotic supplements to keep a healthy level of good bacteria in your body.
  • Drink plenty of water. Eight to ten glasses a day is recommended to flush your body of bad bacteria.
    Drink plenty of water. Eight to ten glasses a day is recommended to flush your body of bad bacteria.
  • Refrain from using feminine products that have been made to freshen the vaginal area. Also, do not use unaccustomed laundry detergents or scented products.
    Refrain from using feminine products that have been made to freshen the vaginal area. Also, do not use unaccustomed laundry detergents or scented products.
  • Take fenugreek. Soak 1 tsp. of fenugreek in 1 glass of water, at night and in the morning. This can balance your hormones, though be aware that it can cause some skin irritation and diarrhea.
    Take fenugreek. Soak 1 tsp. of fenugreek in 1 glass of water, at night and in the morning. This can balance your hormones, though be aware that it can cause some skin irritation and diarrhea.
  • Use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Add 1/2 cup to a Sitz bath with lukewarm water and soak for a few minutes.
    Use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Add 1/2 cup to a Sitz bath with lukewarm water and soak for a few minutes.
  • Eat plain, unsweetened yogurt. Eat as much as 2 cups a day.
    Eat plain, unsweetened yogurt. Eat as much as 2 cups a day.
  • Eat 1 or 2 raw garlic cloves a day or add garlic to your food when cooking.
    Eat 1 or 2 raw garlic cloves a day or add garlic to your food when cooking.
  • Rinse the vaginal area with diluted tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic and a few drops can be added to your bath.
    Rinse the vaginal area with diluted tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic and a few drops can be added to your bath.
  • Mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda to a glass of warm water and soak your lower body in it. This can also fight yeast infections.
    Mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda to a glass of warm water and soak your lower body in it. This can also fight yeast infections.
  • Eat plenty of fruit. Oranges, lemons, pineapples and other citrus fruits contain vitamin C, which helps to boost your immune system, and reduce infections.
    Eat plenty of fruit. Oranges, lemons, pineapples and other citrus fruits contain vitamin C, which helps to boost your immune system, and reduce infections.
  • Avoid alcohol, sugary foods, starch and caffeine.
    Avoid alcohol, sugary foods, starch and caffeine.
  • Refrain from shaving pubic hair. This irritates the area and bacteria and viruses can spread to the vagina.
    Refrain from shaving pubic hair. This irritates the area and bacteria and viruses can spread to the vagina.
  • Maintain good hygiene. Clean your vaginal area thoroughly, using unscented soap and dry well.
    Maintain good hygiene. Clean your vaginal area thoroughly, using unscented soap and dry well.
  • Wear clean cotton underwear and breathable clothes. Change underwear daily.
    Wear clean cotton underwear and breathable clothes. Change underwear daily.
  • Avoid tight clothing.
    Avoid tight clothing.
  • Change tampons and pads frequently.
    Change tampons and pads frequently.
  • Wipe front to back after bowel movements in order to avoid spreading infection.
    Wipe front to back after bowel movements in order to avoid spreading infection.
  • Bathe daily, with mild soap and warm (not hot) water.
    Bathe daily, with mild soap and warm (not hot) water.
  • Wash immediately after sex and urinate. This can help to flush bacteria from the vagina.
    Wash immediately after sex and urinate. This can help to flush bacteria from the vagina.

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