How to test vaginal ph? You can test your vaginal ph at home with a simple, easy-to-use device called a pH strip. These strips are similar to the ones used in science class to check whether a liquid is acidic or alkaline.
If you have a normal, healthy vaginal ph of between 3.8 and 4.5, the test strip will read yellow-green. If it reads green-blue or blue-green, you have an imbalance in your ph and may need to see your doctor for a more thorough examination of your vagina.
When your ph is too acidic, it can be more susceptible to infections. It’s also more prone to yeast infections, and can even lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
The pH scale ranges from 0 (highly acidic) to 14 (highly alkaline). An unbalanced vaginal pH is a good indicator of an infection that may require medical attention.
The best way to restore your vaginal pH is to take preventative measures like avoiding douching, harsh soaps and semen. You can also try a probiotic, which can help restore natural bacteria balance. Talk with your doctor about the right dietary and lifestyle changes for you.