14 Amazing Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching and Burning

    vaginal itching

    In addition to this uncomfortable situations. Some women may also experience swelling, redness and discharge. Also, to cope with vaginal itching, one must maintain proper hygiene and follow a healthy diet. Meanwhile, you can follow simple home remedies to relieve symptoms.

    Ways to get rid of vaginal itching and burning

    There are many ways to get solutions to vaginal itching. Try one of the ways according to your preference that provides soothing relief from vaginal odour and itching.

    1. Apple cider vinegar

      The apple cider vinegar balances the pH levels of the vagina. It also creates an inhospitable environment for the growth of the yeast. It also contains antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial particles.

    • Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water.
    • Bath normally with water and mild soap.
    • Now rinse your vagina with the ACV solution.
    • Repeat the process two times a day.
    • For additional benefits. Add one tablespoon of ACV and one teaspoon of honey to a glass of water and drink twice a day.
    1. Salt water bath

      A saltwater bath is another solution. It doesn’t only provide relief from vaginal itching but also provides a relaxing effect on your body. Salt has to do with the bacterial growth that causes an infection. You can use Epsom salt or sea salt for this process.

    • Add 1/2 cup of salt to your tub filled with warm water.
    • Sit squatting in the water for 15 minutes.
    • Bathe normally and dry completely.
    • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a day.
    • For immediate Relief: add 1 tablespoon of salt to a glass of water and rinse your vagina with this solution.

    Note: avoid using salt methods if you have cuts, bruises or open sores.

    1. Yogurt

      The good microflora in yoghurt colonizes the vagina and regulates poor bacterial growth. The soothing effects of yoghurt provide quick relief from itching and vaginal burning.

    • Dip a tampon in yoghurt.
    • Insert it into the vagina.
    • After that, leave it for 2 hours and remove it.
    • Rinse with water and dry it completely.
    • Repeat this process twice a day.
      Note: use only unsweetened yoghurt and no flavour for this process.
    1. Garlic

      Allicin in garlic contains antibacterial and antibiotic properties. Those properties kill yeast and cause itching and another discomfort. Eating 3 cloves of garlic a day helps strengthen the immune system and helps our body fight infections effectively.

    • Combine a few drops of garlic oil and 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
    • Apply the mixture to the vagina and leave it for 10 minutes.
    • Rinse with warm water and dry.
    • Repeat this process twice a day.

    5. Indian Lila

    Indian lilac also contains antiseptic properties that assist in reducing itching. Moreover, it is one of the perfect remedies to treat itching caused by fungal infections.

    • Add a handful of neem leaves or Indian lilacs to 2 – 3 cups of water.
    • Bring this mixture to a boil and remove it from the flame.
    • Let it cool and press.
    • Rinse your vaginal area with this solution.
    • Repeat the process once a day for several weeks.

    6. Kefir

    Kefir is a fermented milk product rich in probiotic bacteria. This good bacteria colonize the vagina and regulate poor bacterial growth. This helps relieve itching and vaginal burning.

    • Baptize a tampon in kefir and place it in the vagina.
    • After that, leave it for 2 hours and remove it.
    • Repeat this problem daily until you get relief.
    • For additional benefits, drink 1 – 2 cups of kefir per day for several weeks.
    1. Honey

      Honey is a natural medicine for all diseases. Also, honey contains antifungal and antibacterial properties. The element in the honey helps eliminate microbial infection that causes vaginal itching. Follow these steps;

    • Apply a layer of honey to the vagina.
    • Leave it for 30 minutes.
    • Rinse the application with warm water.
    • Repeat the process 2 times a day.

    8. Boric acid

    Boric acid contains antiseptic and antifungal properties that provide relief from vaginal itching, burning and other discomforts.

    • Add small amounts of boric acid to sufficient amounts of water.
    • Apply the solution to the affected area.
    • Let the application sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
    • Rinse with warm water.
    • Repeat the process once a day for 2 weeks.

    9. Basil leaves

    The basil contains antibacterial properties and fungicidal properties. It is considered one of the best remedies to treat itching and vaginal burning.

    • Add a handful of basil leaves to 2 cups of water.
    • Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from the flame.
    • Let it cool and charge it.
    • Rinse your vagina with this solution.
    • Repeat the process 2 times a day,

    10. Rosemary leaves

    It is known that rosemary leaves prevent the cultivation of bacteria around the skin. Rosemary leaves can be used to make an antibacterial solution that also provides relief against vaginal itching.

    • Let 2 or 3 cups of water boil.
    • Add some rosemary leaves.
    • Cover and leave for 15 minutes.
    • Use this solution to rinse the vagina.
    • Let it dry completely.
    • Repeat the process 2 times a day.

    11. Cold compress

    Although it seems very simple it is beneficial. A cold compress is one of the effective ways to get immediate relief from vaginal itching. It numbs the area and reduces inflammation.

    • Wrap some ice cubes in a towel.
    • Place the ice pack or any other cold pack on the vagina.
    • After a few minutes, take a 30-second break and retest for a few minutes.
    • Repeat the process for 15 minutes.
    • Repeat the process when necessary.

    12. Tea tree oil

    Tea tree oil contains antibacterial properties. The properties will not only offer relief from vaginal itching but also treat yeast infection.

    • Add 4 – 5 drops of tea tree oil to 1 – 2 tablespoons of freshly pressed aloe vera gel.
    • Apply this mixture to the vagina and surrounding areas.
    • Let it dry for 10 minutes.
    • Rinse with warm water and dry.
    • Repeat the process daily until you get relief.

    13. Chamomile

    The soothing properties of chamomile relieve vaginal itching, inflammation, redness and burning sensation. For more effective results we will add tea tree oil to chamomile.

    • Put 1 to 2 cups of chamomile tea and let it cool.
    • Add 4 – 5 drops of tea tree oil to chamomile tea.
    • Mix well and rinse your vagina with this solution.
    • Let it dry completely.
    • Repeat this process 1 – 2 times per day.

    14. Coconut oil

    The lauric, capric and caprylic acids present in coconut oil contain antiviral and antibacterial properties. Caprylic acids break down the cell membrane of the yeast. Its moisturizing and soothing properties relieve itching and burning. Coconut oil can be used in two different ways.

    • Leave a layer of coconut oil in the vagina and let it dry completely.
    • Add 3 – 4 drops of coconut oil to 6 cups of water. Use this solution to rinse your vagina. Let it dry completely.
    • Repeat one of the processes regularly until you find relief.
    • Diet tips for the treatment of vaginal itching:
    • Avoid eating refined carbohydrates and sugar as yeast thrives on them.
    • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and rinse many toxins.
    • Add fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, miso or whey to your daily diet. it is essential to maintain a good microflora.
    • Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
    • Cut the consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
    • Avoid artificially sweetened foods and carbonated beverages.

    The cranberry creates an acidic environment that hinders the growth of yeast. It also treats urinary tract infections and bladder infections. Drink 2 glasses of cranberry juice without sugar every day until the itching clears.

    Tips and precautions:

    • Wear a clean and washed underwear after the bath.
    • Do not use aggressive soap and other vaginal washes based on chemical products. This can aggravate the itching.
    • Avoid excessive washing of the vagina as this can cause dry skin and itching.
    • It is better to avoid showering the vagina.
    • Avoid participating in sex if you have vaginal itching and burning.
    • Although it is difficult to control. It is better to avoid scratching.
    • Avoid wearing too tight clothing. It can create a warm environment that helps the yeast bloom.
    • Do not use substances that sting and harden the vagina.
    • Avoid hot tubs until you get relief from vaginal itching.
    • After exercising or swimming, take a shower as soon as possible.

    Was this article useful for you? Do you know another method that works better than this? Share your experiences, suggestions and questions in the comments section below.


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