Unusual vaginal odor happens from time to time. Even when you’re taking good care of your body and your vagina, you may experience unfamiliar smells. What’s not normal is persistent or strong odors. Ensure to pay attention to your vagina so whenever you perceive a strange smell coming from below then you know something is wrong.One of the best ways to prevent vagina odor is to stay hydrated, staying hydrated works wonders for all parts of the body.
Strong odors, itching and irritation, and unusual discharge are all signs you may have something other than just an unusual vaginal odor. The ways listed below do not just help to get rid of odor from the vagina but generally help to make the vagina clean and healthy.
Good hygiene never gets old. Always ensure to bathe the area between your legs. A gentle washcloth will help wash away dead skin, sweat, and dirt. You can use gentle soap on the outside. Inside the labia, which is very delicate, the area is much more sensitive, and soap often burns and irritates. Letting the water run over the area is often enough to keep the labia around the vagina clean. The vagina itself doesn’t need to be cleaned.
Don’t use perfumed soaps or body washes. The scents and chemicals may upset your vagina’s natural pH. Bar soaps may be gentler than body wash, but warm water is enough. Avoid using soap directing on the labia.
Exterior Deodorizing Products
In the same way, you should avoid using soap or any soapy liquid directly inside the labia, that’s how you should avoid using sprays and perfumes directly in there. If you want to use any sprays or perfumes, only use them on the outside of the labia, not near the vagina. Don’t insert them. They can upset your natural chemistry and lead to bigger problems.
Your underwear is very key and one of the things that can and cannot aid a smelly vagina. If you normally wear satin, silk, or polyester panties, make the switch to 100 percent cotton. Cotton is breathable and does an excellent job wicking away sweat and fluids from your body. Excess moisture can upset your natural bacteria levels and lead to infections and an odor oozing out of the vagina.
Some essential oils have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that may help reduce and eliminate bacteria.
But never apply essential oils directly to the skin without diluting them first in a carrier oil. Even diluted, essential oils can still be irritating to the vaginal area.
You may find OTC creams that have essential oils in them, but only use them if there’s a recommendation for use in the genital area. As long as there has a fragrance, do not apply it directly into your labia.
To use them, you can bathe the vagina and make sure it’s clean then apply the essential oils around it.
Doing this often with battle odor from below and get rid of any smell.
Soak in vinegar
Frequent hot baths and hot showers can upset your natural pH, but one type of bath may be useful. Pour a cup or two of apple cider vinegar into a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. Vinegar may naturally reduce smell which comes about most times as a result of bacteria.
Prescription treatments can help eliminate underlying causes that are contributing to the odor.
If your home or OTC treatments aren’t successful, it may be time to talk to your doctor about treatment options.
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