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How to Get Rid of IUD Odor

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 colour and smell of vaginal discharge. However, odour after an IUD insertion does not necessarily mean an infection. If the odour is accompanied by pain, bleeding or a fever, consult your primary care physician or OB/GYN as soon as possible.

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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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Things You'll Need

  • Plain, unsweetened yoghurt
  • Tampons
  • Tea tree oil
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Loose clothing
  • Cotton panties

About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.

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