Many women find that from time to time, they suffer from an unpleasant smell from their vaginal area. This is an extremely common problem and you need not be alarmed as it can be easily resolved, no matter what the extent. There are several simple home remedies for vaginal odor which you can try right away. These could be enough to resolve the problem.
One common cause of vaginal odor is overwashing. This is rather ironic as at the first sign of an unpleasant smell-what would we do? Try to wash it away! This can upset the delicate balance of the natural flora within the vagina triggering the growth of harmful bacteria which causes an unpleasant fishy smell. The problem can be even worse if you use highly scented products. Therefore, wash the vaginal area no more than twice a day and use only unperfumed soap.
Another cause of bad vaginal odor can be having sexual intercourse without a condom. Although not normally a problem, sometimes the semen of a new partner can cause an imbalance as semen is slightly alkaline and the vaginal is naturally mildly acidic. While the problem persists, use a condom. In time, the body will become “used” to the semen, but you may find that this takes a while.
Other home remedies for vaginal odor revolve include taking great care to change your sanitary protection at the time of your period even when the flow is light as stale blood can smell pretty bad. Also, never forget to remove the last tampon of your period. Thin panty liners are also really useful if you have some general discharge as these will absorb a large amount of odor. Plus, they can be changed regularly throughout the day which is really useful if you’re at work.
If you have other symptoms in addition to the fishy vaginal odor which include an itching and burning sensation around the vaginal area and a discharge which is watery in consistency and gray or white in color, you are very likely to have the very common condition, bacterial vaginosis.
Prompt action is always a good idea if you have BV as although not dangerous in the early stages, if left untreated bacterial vaginosis can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and even infertility. If you would like to read further comprehensive information about BV and see guaranteed strategies which will show you how to cure bacterial vaginosis naturally and for good, please visit my website, Home Remedies For Vaginal Odor
By: Marie Hopkins
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