Home Remedy to Stop Vaginal Odor: What can I do to stop vaginal odor

Vagina of a woman has a peculiar scent which might offend some, in the process they may use scents and perfume in that region which is not required. Many a times this is a major cause for an infection, so avoid using any scented lotions or creams to decrease your natural body smell in the intimate region. Keep your vagina clean and dry, vaginal odor can be due to various reasons like yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis, some sexually transmitted disease like trich or trichomonas. Try these simple home remedies to reduce the unpleasant vaginal odor:

  • Mix water and vinegar in equal parts and use this to douche your vagina to eliminate the unpleasant vaginal odor, remember over douching can also sometimes cause infections. So just follow this remedy 1-2 times a day.
  • Dilute tea tree oil with water and apply it to the vaginal area, the antiseptic and antifungal properties would help to reduce the odor.
  • If yeast infection or bacterial infection is the cause for your vaginal odor then add some acidophilus in your diet in the form of yoghurt or yoghurt. You can also take acidophilus supplements after consulting a specialist.
  • Have safe sex to avoid any sexually transmitted infections and avoid scratching the area. For better air circulation wear boxer shorts while sleeping at night.

answered by Dr S

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