If you would like to know of some home remedies for vaginal odor, you could do worse than try those which I came to rely on over my years of suffering from chronic bacterial vaginosis. Very often I found that the simplest solutions were the best and after years of buying up expensive over the counter treatments which never seemed to work, the sense of relief I felt was overwhelming. Discover the treatment you need for BV or bacterial vaginosis that causes that horrible odor BV Gone Forever.
I first noticed that I had vaginal fish odor after the birth of my first child. Over the years, I had noticed the "normal" feminine smells, which were never really unpleasant, but this was something completely different. All I can say is that the smell was completely nauseating. My husband often noticed it and it made me feel very unclean and our intimacy suffered terribly over the years.
Sometimes the smell would come and go without me doing anything. If it got really bad I would visit the doctors for yet another prescription for antibiotics. They seemed to work for a short while but it would come back with a vengeance. The final straw came when my oldest son was about four years old and when putting his head down on my lap whilst at my mom's house, he said "mommy, you smell bad". I was so embarrassed and tried to make a joke of it but at that moment, I got the impression that everyone in the room knew just what he meant!
At that time I vowed to find out more about the condition and when I next visited my doctor, he explained about the most likely cause of the vaginal fish odor, which was Bacterial Vaginosis which was caused by a bacterial imbalance within the vagina. I eventually developed a kind of "coping strategy". I always knew what "stage" the smell was at (that can only make sense to a fellow sufferer!) and I would try to manage the condition at home before asking for more antibiotics as although I knew they would help, I also knew it was just a temporary fix (plus, they were pretty expensive too!)
There were a number of home remedies for vaginal odor which I found helpful-particularly if it hadn't progressed to an "advanced" stage!
* Never wash with perfumed soap and avoid overwashing (twice daily is enough) as this can strip the area of it's natural lubricants, thus causing an imbalance
* Always change sanitary protection frequently
* Avoid wearing synthetic panties as these can cause overheating and dampness in the vagina, making it a prime target for bacterial growth
* Wear a thin panty pad to absorb the odor
* Use a condom when having sex
In desperation really, I tried a bacterial vaginosis remedy which had amazing results and I still follow the principles of it now and have been free of full-blown attacks ever since. I do think I have a vulnerability but I am able to control the condition satisfactorily.
If these home remedies for vaginal odor do not work and you also have other symptoms, such as a thin, watery white or gray discharge and itching or burning, it is very likely that you have bacterial vaginosis.
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