Vaginal odor is a condition where the afflicted person suffers from a foul odor that originates from the vagina.
According to the Mayo Clinic, vaginal odor may vary throughout your menstrual cycle and may be especially noticeable right after having sex. Normal sweating also can cause a vaginal odor.
It’s normal for your vagina to have a slight odor given it’s an opening to the interior of the body, but a persistent “fishy” smell could be indicative of a more serious underlying problem.
If you see some white or yellow discharge, burning and irritation, itching and vaginal odor, that may indicate the sign of vaginal infection.
Bacterial vaginosis and Trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted infection) are the most common vaginal infections that causes a vaginal odor. Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections usually don’t cause vaginal odors. Neither do yeast infections.
HOW TO CORRECTLY USE BAKING SODA TO GET RID OF VAGINAL ODOR
Baking soda can be used to balance the pH level in your body. When the pH level is in balance, the problem of vaginal odor will dissipate.
- Simply add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bathwater.
- Soak your lower body in it for about 15-20 minutes.
- Dry yourself thoroughly with a clean towel.
- This will also treat yeast infection and immediately eliminates vaginal odor.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties. This will help fight off the toxins and bacteria that cause vaginal odor. It will also help restore the acidic quality of the vaginal flora.
- Add two cups of apple cider vinegar in warm bath water.
- Soak in it for about 20 minutes.
- Do this several times a week to get quick results.
You can also drink a glass of water mixed with one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily.
When to see a doctor?
If you’re concerned about an abnormal or persistent vaginal odor, see your doctor — especially if you have other signs and symptoms such as itching, burning, irritation or discharge.