Vaginal Smell / Odor
Vaginal smell is a typical issue that most all ladies get in their life. There are various factors that cause vaginal smell / odor. It could happen as a result of candida illness or sexual illnesses, bacterial growing or poor cleanliness. A bad Vaginal Smell can also feature signs like soreness and itching around the vaginal spot. This could make women feel awkward or uncomfortable and embarrass or reduce self-esteem. It is common for your vagina to hold a bit of odor, but when you sense your vagina has a bad smell or odor, like a fishy smell or a foul smell, it can be a sign of another health condition or issue. The odor might be accompanied with other signs like burning, itching, discomfort, or vaginal release including thick white discharge! Generally, if you have vaginal smell without other signs, the odor might not be abnormal.
Vaginal Smell / Odor from Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial Vaginosis is where vaginal discharge caused by the overgrowth or imbalance of certain bacteria is present in the vagina. It is important to recognize that bacteria in the vagina is normal, healthy and not a danger, but the overgrowth of certain bacteria, such as Gardnerella may be causing the imbalance and thus the fishy or rusty smell. The cause of vaginal odor due to bacterial vaginosis may be one of many things including new sexual partners, the side effect of douching, antibiotics or even birth control. It has been well documented that the contraction of bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis is not from the cross contamination of a toilet seat or hot tubs, swimming pools or other objects. Black Cardamom (Amomi Fructus / Sha Ren) is a super herb that is effective in removing vaginal odor!
Vaginal Smell / Odor from STD’s
Sexually Transmitted diseases or STD’s, through acts of sexuality spreads the transmission of one organism to another and can cause Chlamydia, Genital herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and many other odor causing bacteria that can be very serious if not treated. Bacteria is not only spread through just sexual intercourse but oral sex, kissing, anal sex and even sexual toys. Parameriae cortex and Guazumae folia, found in “Vitality”, are virtually unknown herbs to the western world that have been used in combating or eradicating sexually transmitted disease naturally.
Vaginal Smell / Odor from Yeast Infections
The symptoms of a yeast infection can be itching, burning, vaginal discharge, inflammation, pain during urination and feminine smell. It is estimated that over 70% of women experience a yeast infection at one point in their life. A yeast infection can be passed on to a sexual partner. Almost 100% of every yeast infection is caused by Candida albicans and is spoken of in general as “vaginitis” or “vaginitis Candida”. Candida is not in itself a problem as up to 50% of women already have Candida in their vagina, it is when the yeast and bacteria experiences an overgrowth that infections can occur. One of the most common causes of Candida imbalance and the yeast infection are from prescription drugs, chemotherapy, vaginal douches and chemicals found in certain body washes and soaps. The simple science behind this is that either additional yeast is introduced into the vagina and or healthy bacteria are killed causing this imbalance. Black Walnut is a known herbal cure that eliminates Candida.
Many women are asking the question, what causes a bad feminine smell? The vagina is very delicate and yet very resilient! Most, if not all women will experience an unpleasant feminine smell / odor, rusty or metallic smell at some point of their life. Women report this during puberty, when in high stress, changes in diet, pregnancy, PeriMenopause and into Menopause. Along with vaginal odor it is common to experience itching, discomfort, dryness, an unusual discharge and pain.
Thing to watch out for!
The appearance and symptoms of a yeast infection could in fact be an STD or a more serious vaginal infection. Infections of any sort are serious, and can be distinguished by green or yellow discharge with a foul smell accompanying it. Other causes of abnormal discharge include diabetes or even trauma including leaving a tampon in for too long. Monitor your symptoms and go to your doctor if you cannot get the symptoms under control naturally!
Overcoming a bad Vaginal Smell
Maintain proper cleanliness
Proper cleaning of the genital part really helps to discourage bacterial growing. Wash the vagina 3 to 4 times daily with a clean fabric dabbed with gentle anti-bacterial cleaning soap. Avoid washing rigorously since this might cause discomfort. After washing, rinse out the area with Luke warm water and dry it with a clean soft towel. Change under garments and tampons frequently because they can accommodate odor-inducing germs. Sufficient hydration can be useful for removing the bacterial agencies from vagina. It flushes away the bacteria and keeps the ph. Clean genital areas carefully before and after intercourse to reduce the development of infectious agents.
Yogurt is the perfect dairy probiotic nutrients that help in promoting the growing natural flora inside the body. Yogurt is a good supply of lactobacillus which keeps the pH of vagina. The yogurt should be taken in the form of natural yogurt; ensure not to add any synthetic flavors as it might reduce the effectiveness. It is recommended to use natural yogurt on daily basis.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is among the most used solutions when addressing how to remove vaginal smell. Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial and antibiotic qualities, these qualities helps in removing the bad smell coming from the vagina. This also maintains the pH required for a healthful vagina by hindering the growth of bacteria and various illnesses. Blend 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and take this daily.
Wear loose clothes and cotton underwear.
This will maximize airflow to your groin, particularly when you are exercising or sweating and stop dampness buildup, which may then reduce any smells as a result of sweating or bacteria. You can also change your workout clothes whenever you are done with your exercise. Do not keep wet, damp clothes on any further than needed, because this can result in unpleasant smells. Always wear dirt free underwear regularly to stop bacteria growth and smell.
Eat enough fruits because these are important in improving the defense mechanisms to manage vaginal pathogens that cause odors. Generally, a healthy diet keeps the defense mechanisms in right working state, helping to remove vaginal bacteria. Stay away from alcohol, sugary foods and starch because they increase the growth of candida in the vagina.
The bad odor from our vaginas can be removed by using simple home techniques. If the signs continue, it is advisable to talk to the doctor for a better health care treatment.
Herbal Solutions from Vital Extracts
V- Cleanse for Bacterial vaginosis, Candida and Yeast infections.
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