Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching and Burning

Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching and Burning

Itching, burning and irritation specifically in the vaginal area is very much uncomfortable that you can’t handle in the public place so it is something like an annoying situation due to which you never concentrate on your other works. Almost every woman of all ages suffers this problem at once in their life.

Most importantly, the vaginal itching and burning is caused by the presence of bacteria in and around the vagina that are responsible for yeast infections, the other causes might be the sexually transmitted diseases, menopause and chemical reactions. There is an infection called vaginal pinworm infection which is common in children. The reason behind this infection is the weak immune system and lots of stress.
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The continues itching and burning sensations turns into the redness and swelling around the vagina and vulva due to which vaginal discharge and vaginal odor may also found. Women will feel a lot of burning sensation while urinating or during the time of intercourse.

To avoid these type of infections or burning sensations in and around the vagina, you need to maintain the proper lifestyle and diet so that you can stay far away from the related problems and diseases. For the quick relieves, you need to try the simple and natural home remedies. However, if you think that you need a proper treatment and diagnose, you should consult your doctor for sure. So the remedies are given below.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy to get rid of the itching and burning as it has the antibacterial and antifungal properties to help restore the normal pH levels of your vagina.
  • In a glass of warm water, add 2 tbsp of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Use this solution to wash your vagina at least two times daily for few days.
  • Optionally, you can add 1 tbsp of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp of raw honey in a glass of warm water and drink this solution daily for two days.

2. Cold Compress
Use a cold compress in order to get rid of quick relief from itching and burning sensation. It will be helpful to numb the area and thus reduce the inflammation.
  • Take a clean cloth and wrap some ice cubes then tie it together.
  • Place this ice pack on your vagina for few minutes.
  • Now take a break for 30 seconds and reapply it.
  • Repeat the remedy until you notice the itching is getting stopped.
  • Use this procedure whenever you need.

3. Salt Water Bath
Putting a salt into the bath water will also help in reducing the itching and burning. Salt is good to stop the growth of the microbes that are responsible for spreading the infections so in turn it will automatically reduce the itching and other uncomfortable situations.
  • In a glass of water, add 1 tbsp of salt and use it to wash your vagina whenever you feel itching. This will give you an instant relief from the itching and burning sensations.
  • Alternatively, fill your bath tub with warm water then add ½ cup of salt in it. Now sit into this water just like a squatting position for about 15 minutes. Repeat at least for 3 times daily for few days to get the better results.

4. Yogurt
Plain and unsweetened yogurt has active good bacteria and it is helpful in getting rid of the itching around your vagina. Yogurt has active cultures so it can control the growth of the spreading infection in the body and kills the bad bacteria present in the vagina thus endorse the growth of good bacteria.
  • Dip a tampon in yogurt and insert it into the vagina for about two hours. Do this remedy two times daily until you get relief from itching.
  • Also, eat some amount of plain yogurt every day.
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5. Garlic
Garlic is a natural antibacterial and antibiotic ingredient to kill the bacteria and yeast causing the infections. It also helps in improving the weak immune system thus enables the body to fight against the infections.
  • Add few drops of garlic oil with 1 tsp of vitamin E oil in order to make it dilute at some extent in a cup then apply on the vagina. Now wait for 10 minutes then rinse the vagina off with warm water. Use this remedy daily for few days.
  • Chew 3 cloves of raw garlic regularly. You can take garlic supplements buying from the drug store after consulting your doctor.

6. Indian Lilac
Indian lilac, also commonly called as neem. This is a good remedy if you are suffering from the vaginal itching and yeast infections because it contains antiseptic properties to help fight against the infections and inflammations.
  • Boil a handful of neem leaves in 3 cups of filtered water, strain the solution and allow it to cool. Use this solution to rinse off the vagina once daily for few days.
  • Another option is to add few drops of neem oil in a bowl of lukewarm water and this is recommended to use whenever you need to wash your vaginal area. Repeat the procedure twice daily.
  • You can also prepare a neem tea or can take neem capsules directly after consulting your doctor.

7. Kefir
Kefir is a fermented dairy product which is rich in probiotics. It is an effective remedy for getting rid of vaginal itching and related symptoms.

It has a wide variety of probiotic bacteria, popularly the lactobacillus and bifidus that stops the growth of bad bacteria causing the vaginal itching and burning. The drink is useful to boost the immune system as to prevent from the infections.
  • Dip a tampon in kefir and insert it into the vagina for about two hours. Do this remedy two times daily until you get rid of this problem completely.
  • Also if you want then you can also drink 2 cups of kefir daily for at least couple of weeks.

8. Honey
Honey should be unpasteurized which is another effective remedy to stop the itching. It contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that are helpful for any microbial infection that is the cause of the problem.
  • Apply unpasteurized honey directly as an ointment on the vaginal area. Leave this for about 30 minutes then take a bath in warm water. Repeat the procedure at least twice daily until the symptoms are gone.
  • Optionally, eat 2 tbsp of unpasteurized honey with a glass of warm water two times daily.
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9. Cranberry Juice
Drink unsweetened cranberry juice as it will help in treating the vaginal irritation and itching. Cranberries contain acidic properties to inhibit the growth of yeast and bacteria. It also improves the urinary tract and bladder infections.
  • Drink at least 2 glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice daily until you see the itching is stopped.
  • In case of unavailability of cranberry juice, you can take cranberry tablets two times daily. Consult your doctor for the correct dosage.

10. Boric Acid
Boric acid gives relief from vaginal itching and irritation because it has antiseptic and antifungal properties.
  • Add water in boric acid to make it dilute.
  • Apply this solution on the affected area.
  • Leave it for 2 minutes then rinse it off with warm water.
  • Follow this remedy once daily for a couple of weeks.

Additional Tips
  • Keep the vaginal area dry as much as you can because it keeps the vagina moisturized.
  • Wear only cotton underwear and change it two times daily.
  • Maintain good hygiene to avoid vaginal itching.
  • Sleep without wearing underwear.
  • Do not use harsh soaps to wash your vagina.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C as to strengthen the immune system.
  • Avoid sugar when you are suffering from chronic vaginal itching caused due to the yeast infections.