How to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor:Causes|Symptoms|Home Remedies

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor:

Most of the women’s sufferings remain hidden as they are thought to cause embarrassment. Among them, one is a Vaginal odor. Women are usually shy in talking about it and secretly suffers in silence, considering her problem insignificant or time bound.

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor

The slight vaginal odor is very common and one need not to worry about it. But in the case of strong or fishy smell,l it may be symptoms of bacterial or fungal infection.

What are the Other Symptoms That may Accompany Vaginal Odor:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Irritation and
  • Burning

What are the Causes of Vaginal Odor:

Before we discuss how to get rid of vaginal odor let us give a quick look at its causes:

  • Bacterial vaginosis or bacterial infection of vaginal may cause typical fishy odor.
  • STD or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia.
  • Poor hygiene
  • Hormonal changes
  • Retained tampons
  • Using pads for a long time
  • Cervical and vaginal cancer
  • Rectovaginal fistula, which is an opening that leaks feces from the rectum into the vagina.

Vaginal odor may be a symptom of some serious underlying diseases or carelessness towards personal hygiene.

Using deodorants and perfumed soap to get rid of vaginal odor is not the solution. They may cause irritation and burning. Below are some natural and effective home remedies for the same.

8 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor:

1. Yogurt- Lactobacillus bacteria present in the yogurt maintain the pH and fights against the Candida infection. It is an easy and handy way to get rid of vaginal odor overnight.

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor

How to use:

  • Take a tampon
  • Soak it in yogurt
  • Insert the tampon into your body.
  • Wait for 3 hours.
  • Remove the tampon
  • Thoroughly wash the vaginal area.
Yogur to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor

Yogur to Get Rid of Vaginal Odor

Alternately, you may also add a cup of yogurt to your bath water and soak yourself in it for 20 minutes. Follow this by bathing with plain water and completely drying yourself and groin area.

2. Baking Soda- It neutralizes pH and acts as a natural deodorizer
How to use:

  • Take a cup of baking soda.
  • Add it to your bath water.
  • Soak yourself in this bath water for 20 minutes.
  • Dry yourself and the groin area completely.

3.Tea Tree Oil- Due to antifungal and antiseptic properties it is very effective in fighting the bacteria and fungi and to get rid of vaginal odor.
How to use:

  • Take a cup of water.
  • Add 3 drops of tea tree oil to it.
  • Soak a cotton ball in it.
  • Apply it to the affected area for a few days.
  • Alternatively, you may also rinse off the affected area with this solution 3 to 4 times a day.

4.Boric acid- Boric acid is very helpful in eliminating the vaginal odor that is caused by bacterial infection.
How to use:

  • Take some gelatin capsule.
  • Fill these capsules with boric acid.
  • Insert one capsule at a time in vagina.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • Repeat this 3 times a week to get rid of vaginal odor.

5.Margosa or Neem Leave Extract- It is antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral. It maintains the vaginal natural flora and pH balance.

Neem Leave Extract

Neem Leave Extract

How to use:

  • Take few margosa leaves and bring it.
  • Add it to water and boil it.
  • Strain water
  • Soak a cotton ball in this solution.
  • Apply to the affected part.
  • Repeat this several times in a day.

You may also add Neem oil to your bath water. Soak yourself for 15 minutes and then pat yourself dry.
6.Fenugreek Seeds- Consuming fenugreek seeds not only maintains the normal menstruation and hormonal balance, but also fight foul odor caused due to it
How to use:

  • Take few fenugreek seeds.
  • Soak it overnight in a cup of water.
  • Strain the water in the morning.
  • Drink it empty stomach.

7.Garlic- Antifungal and antibacterial property of garlic make it a good remedy to treat vaginal infection and get rid of vaginal odor.



How to use

  • Take a piece of garlic.
  • Insert into vagina.
  • After 1 or 2 hours, remove it.
  • Repeat this daily 2 to 3 times.

Also, try to incorporate garlic into your food. You may also eat 1 or 2 cloves or raw garlic empty stomach followed by drinking water.

8.Apple Cider Vinegar- Owing to its acidic nature apple cider vinegar is a powerful antibacterial, and antifungal
How to use:

  • Take a cup of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add it to your bath water.
  • Soak yourself in this solution for 15 to 2o minutes.
  • Dry yourself completely.

Also, Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. Drink this daily one time for a few days.
Precaution is always better than cure. In order to get rid of vaginal odor permanently there are a few points to keep in mind.

There are a few Points to Keep in Mind:

  1. Do not use perfumed soap, feminine sprays or vaginal deodorants. They may interfere with vaginal pH and flora and may promote infections causing odor.
  2. Say no to silk and wear cotton panties.
  3. Drink plenty of water.
  4. Maintain proper hygiene. Use lactic acid vaginal wash and Luke warm water clean your vagina.
  5. Eat nuts and seeds as they contain vitamin E and prevents vaginal dryness and zinc that regulated the menstrual periods and prevents bacterial growth.
  6. Eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eat food rich in vitamin B and C to support the walls of the vagina, boost your immunity and fight infections.
  7. Avoid douching.
  8. Avoid processed foods, alcohol and refined sugars.

In spite of trying the above home remedies and precautionary methods if you still do not get rid of vaginal odor do consult your doctor for the treatment of underlying cause.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.