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Vaginal infections are common during monsoon. Treat them with tea tree oil

Tea tree essential oil has powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial, and cleansing properties that can do good for your vaginal health.
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Some smells in your vagina may be due to an infection in the intimate area. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 7 Aug 2021, 12:18 pm IST
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Vaginal infections are common among women of all ages. It is basically a kind of infection that happens in your vaginal area, and is generally caused due to several reasons, such as unbalanced pH levels, high sugar intake, bacterial growth, douching, contraception, harmful soaps, and also because of multiple sexual partners. 

When it comes to treating the infection, there is an array of home remedies available. Surprisingly, tea tree essential oil is also on the list! Although there isn’t much evidence to support tea tree oil’s effectiveness for treating vaginal infection, let’s just tell you how it works!

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Here’s why tea tree essential oil can be used:

Vaginal infections can really irk you and it’s a clear indication that your vagina needs some care. Although tea tree oil has been the key ingredient in many beauty and hair products for centuries, its beneficial properties can treat vaginal issues as well. 

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Tea tree oil is the answer for your vaginal infection. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has antifungal and antibacterial properties thus, it can cure infections, which are caused by bacteria and heal wounds too. In fact, a 2003 study examined tea tree oil as a treatment for the common yeast infection strain candida albicans, including 14 drug-resistant derivatives. This study found that tea tree oil was effective against all strains. 

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Also, tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic and antibiotic properties, which fight the fungus growth around your vagina and can also keep your vagina moisturised. Therefore, you can say bye-bye to itching and burning as well. All in all, tea tree oil is a completely safe remedy to treat the infection. 

Here’s how you can use tea tree oil for vaginal infection:
Ingredients you’ll need:
  • Water
  • Epsom salt
  • 15-20 drops of tea tree oil
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Tea tree oil is packed with antifunhal properties that can treat vaginal infections. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
How to do:
  • Take half a tub of lukewarm water.
  • Add half a quarter cup of Epsom salt with water. Mix well.
  • Now, add drops of tea tree oil to the water. Stir well to ensure that the oil is completely dissolved in water.
  • Soak your lower half of the body in water.
  • Stays in water for 15 minutes.

Repeat the process two times a day for quick results! 

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Vaginal infections are more likely to occur during the monsoon season, due to the increased humidity in the weather. So these are tips you can follow to maintain good vaginal health throughout the season: 

  1. Wear breathable cotton underwear for better airflow. This will allow your vagina to stay dry and airy down there.
  2. Don’t use douching, because it can hamper the pH balance of your vagina.
  3. Avoid eating spicy foods to reduce the chances of infections.
  4. Drink water to stay hydrated, this way you can balance the pH level of the vagina, reducing the risk of vaginal infections. 

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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