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How to Get Rid of IUD Odor

By Amanda Flanigan ; Updated July 27, 2017

An IUD--intra-uterine device--is a small pregnancy prevention device that is inserted into the uterus via the cervix. With any pregnancy prevention device, there is a possibility of side effects. According to NetDoctor: "Infections are a little more common in IUD users, and are most likely to cause symptoms in the three weeks following insertion." An infection can cause a change in the color and smell of vaginal discharge. However, odor after an IUD insertion does not necessarily mean an infection. If the odor is accompanied by pain, bleeding or a fever, consult your primary care physician or OB/GYN as soon as possible.

Add plain yogurt to your diet. Yogurt contains lactobacillus, which is a good bacteria that can aid in restoring your vaginal pH balance.

Soak a tampon in plain, unsweetened yogurt for several hours. Insert the tampon into your vagina to help eliminate odors. Keep the tampon inside your vagina for a few hours. After the allotted time, remove the tampon and clean the area with water.

Combine a few drops of tea tree oil with lukewarm water. Cleanse your vagina with the tea tree oil-water mixture. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic with antifungal qualities.

Change your diet. A diet that contains alcohol and spiced foods can promote vaginal odor. Eat more vegetables and fresh fruits such as blueberries, bananas, spinach and oranges. These foods are high in antioxidants and can eliminate vaginal odor. Drink more water to help remove vaginal odor.

Wear loose clothing and cotton panties. Tight clothing and synthetic panties can increase vaginal sweating. Loose clothing and cotton panties provide better air circulation to your vagina.

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