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Medic for Vaginal Itching and Burning

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Women of all ages suffer from vaginal itching from time to time. Itching, burning or irritation in a sensitive area like the vagina and vulva can be very uncomfortable.

Some common causes of itching, burning and irritation in and around the vaginal area are bacterial or yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), menopause and chemical irritants.

Vaginal pinworm infections can also cause vaginal itching; however, this type of infection is common in children. Excessive stress and a weak immune system can increase the likelihood of suffering from this uncomfortable problem.

In addition to itching and burning sensations, there can be redness and swelling in and around the vagina and vulva. Vaginal discharge and odor may also be present. Often, women also have discomfort during urination or intercourse.

To stop vaginal itching, you need to maintain proper hygiene as well as follow a healthy lifestyle and diet. Also, try some simple home remedies to get temporary relief from the symptoms. However, for proper diagnosis and treatment, consult your doctor.

home remedies for vaginal itching

Here are the top 10 home remedies for vaginal itching and burning.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a good remedy for treating vaginal itching due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also helps restore the natural pH balance of your vagina.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water. Use this solution to wash your vagina twice daily for a few days.
  • Also, add 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of raw honey to a glass of warm water and drink it twice daily.

2. Cold Compress

To get instant relief from vaginal itching, use a cold compress. It will help numb the area and reduce the itching and inflammation.

  1. Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean cloth and tie it together.
  2. Put this ice pack on your vagina for a few minutes.
  3. Take a break for 30 seconds and reapply it.
  4. Repeat until the itching stops.
  5. Use this remedy as needed.

You can also rinse the vaginal area with cold water a few times a day.

3. Salt Water Bath

Enjoying a salt-water bath can also relieve vaginal itching. Salt will control the growth of the microbes causing the infection and in turn reduce itching and other discomforts.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt to a glass of water and use it to wash your vagina whenever you feel the itch. This will give you instant relief.
  • Alternatively, fill your bathtub with warm water and add ½ cup of salt to it. Sit in the water in a squatting position for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 times daily for a few days for best results.

Note: Do not use salt remedies if you have any skin tears or open sores.

4. Yogurt

Plain, unsweetened yogurt with active cultures is another good remedy to stop itching and burning in and around your vagina. The active cultures can control the spread of infection in the body. It also helps kill yeast and bad bacteria in the vagina and promote the growth of good bacteria.

  • Dip a tampon in yogurt and insert it in the vagina for two hours. Do this twice daily until you get relief.
  • Also, eat a few cups of plain, unsweetened yogurt every day.

5. Garlic

Garlic contains antibacterial as well as antibiotic properties that can help kill bacteria and yeast. It also improves the immune system and helps the body fight infections.

  • Dilute a few drops of garlic oil with 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil and apply it on the affected area. Wait 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Use this remedy twice daily for a few weeks.
  • Chew 3 cloves of raw garlic daily. Alternatively, you can take garlic supplements after consulting a doctor.

6. Indian Lilac

Indian lilac, also known as neem, is a good remedy if you suffer from vaginal itching due to a yeast infection. Its antiseptic properties help fight the infection and reduce itching and other discomforts.

neem or indian lilac remedy for vaginal itching

  • Boil a handful of neem leaves in 2 to 3 cups of filtered water. Strain and allow it to cool. Use this solution to rinse the vaginal area once daily for a few weeks.
  • Alternatively, add a few drops of neem oil to a bowl of lukewarm water and use it as a rinse for your vagina. Repeat this remedy twice daily for a couple of weeks.
  • You can also drink neem tea a couple of times daily or take neem capsules after consulting a doctor.

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  1. A lot of vaginal burning and itchiness can be caused by tampons that are not 100% cotton, organic, pesticide free, or fragrance free. The typical tampons in grocery stores are a combination of polyester, rayon,and little amounts of cotton. You could be allergic to these materials and show symptoms like burning and itching, similar to those produced by a yeast infection. 100% cotton tampons can be found at healthier grocery stores and online.

    1. Hey there!

      I had the same issue and I am finally cured after 20 years!! I hope I am able to help others like yourself with this issue. I kept thinking it was a vaginal infection or a Uti but most of the time it came back negative! All this time with burning and vaginal pain all were allergic reactions to chemicals and foods!!! Go to an allergist and get a food, environmental, and most importantly a chemical test. My allergies are latex, nickel, & almonds. The products that contained latex is the following- condoms, tampons, maxi pads, bikinis, and underwear!! My shower gel had the almond oil and my shaver contains nickel!! I changed to trojan non latex condoms, natural lubricant, natural tampons, natural maxi pads, latex free underwear. I am in search for latex free bikini and stainless steel shaver. I finally have no more burning and no more pain!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for tne information regarding these remedies, it helps a lot in a lesser way. No need to consult a doctor….

  3. Thank you. I’m embarrassed to visit my doctor. She’s extremely unhelpful and rude but these remedies are helpful and inexpensive.

    1. “Change your doctor!” Planet Earth is almost overpopulated. Doctors are also overpopulated. Life is too short to deal with the WRONG people in your life. Avoid them permanently.. There are many nice and helpful doctors out there. Your choice. Just saying.

  4. Thanks so much for your suggestions , I am on steroids for Copd and I eat too many sweets , so I will use your info ! Loads of Thanks !

  5. yeah thatz true..i in 1wik 2x a day and i used white vinegar it so helpul and feels like fresh to think dat the bad bacteria g0ne

  6. TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM CAN BE AGONY. I HAVE HAD SURGERY & WHILE THE THOUGHT OF HAVING A CATHETER, WAS EMBARRESSING. IT PROVED TO BE A LIFE SAVER. I NEEDED BAGS OF ANTIBODES THE PAST 4 WEEKS, SO AM BLAMING THIS FOR MY BURNING VAGINA.
    IT IS AT NIGHT THE PAIN BECOMES UNBEARABLE. SO FAR I HAVE TRIED YOGURT. IT HELPED DURING THE DAY. BUT SO INFLAMED NOW. WILL TRY ANY THINK. HELP!

  7. Thanks so much!!I had very bad itching for two days my hubby was about to take me to the hospital. I found this web page and did the vinegar cider with warm water, and I also used a douche and put in vinegar cider with warm water. Half hour later no itching it really worked ! Thanks again.

  8. I have had this issue for a month now and had a very bad episode tonight over the counter remedies have not worked, just tried the apple cider vin and warm water, amazing, almost instant relief, thank you so much for the information

  9. Wow!!!Apple cider vinegar and honey works wonders,after reading the remedies here,I put 2 teaspoons of ACV in a glass of warm water washed down there and used my finger 2 insert honey in there,,,OMG I am relieved,tnq tnq guys,I hope it helps

  10. Hi!

    I am on my fifties and I never feel dry or this awful burning sensation before. I try many things… and this is what work for me so far. For the burning sensation I used cold water with ice for a vaginal wash twice a day…( when is really bad) I feel so much better! after that. I used 3 days treatment for yeast infection at night. I also inserted a I/4 of an ice cube( when necesary and the burning sensation is so bad) and use Desitin cream for the burning sensation outside. Do not use any soap or chemicals in the area. Better wash your intimate area with just plain water or a natural made soap. For the dryness I use a natural lubricant like Emerita that contain no parabens, or used sesame seed oil, or you can use vitamin E vaginal suppositories. I really feel much, much relieve! and do not have to worry about using hormones therapy!

  11. My vagina is really itchy and its stop when I went with my friends in the beach . The itching stops when the salt water touches it. I hope this too will work.

  12. I have very bad itching with swelling parts. And pain too will try this for sure….thanks wil post wat works for me

  13. Salt is all I have available right now so I did the saltwater wash. It really worked immediately and gave me instant relief. Thanks so much. I’ve had this itching for two days maybe and I think it might be due to stress and wearing ill-fitting jeans. So thanks also for all the tips!

  14. Thank you! The vinegar solution and drink did the trick! I think the solution alone wouldn’t have been enough, but combining it with the drink took care of things within a week. I also did the salt baths a few times.
    I had suffered for two weeks before trying this, and it was getting worse. Thank goodness I found this page.
    Thanks!

  15. If you ladies think too much cleaning helps to cure then dont do it. Salt water remedy and other things are good but dont wash too often to wash all the healthy bacterias too. So wash twice a day and keep the area dry. If any one got white discharge alonge with itching my suggestion to take profesional help. Because its not permenent without treating the root cause. Have a nice day

  16. Um hi, so my vagina is swollen and it itches like hell and i feel pain i walk, then today i say some discharge and i didn’t like how it look, I’m a bit scared, can all those stuff help?

  17. Long time since anyone posted on here . So I’m going to start it back up.
    ( I’m 51 the 10th) . (MENAPAUSE. FOR 4 YEARS NOW . NO PERIOD.)
    I’m all of a sudden itching burning, made a mistake had sex..OMG… I peed it burned like a ,FIRE !!!
    GOT SOME VO THATS FOR YEAST INFECTIONS BEEN TAKING IT THIS WILL BE THE( 3RD DAY0 TODAY . There is NO DIFERENCE WITH THE YEAST INFECTION THOUGH. TASKING A PILL 3 TIMES A DAY. DIDNT HELP ME.
    THIS IS THE first time, Ive had a yeast infection before. I knew right away that’s what it was. a yeast infection I think for me. no discharge or smell , my exsp.
    If you do, HAVE DISCHARGE SMELL. seek medical attention , don’t let that get worse..
    IM GOING TO TRY THE . 1.VINEGAR. 2. ICE, 3.THEN SOME HONEY.

    ILL BE BACK TO LET YOU KNOW HOW THIS WORKED FOR ME..!!

    It worked great.!! THANKS FOR ALL THE ADVICE.
    AND SAVING ME A TRIP TO THE DR. GOT INSTANT RELEF.
    BOTH THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND THE ICE. DID THE TRICK..MUCH BETTER NOW THANK .
    ILL CHECK BACK IN FEW DAYS. LET YOU KNOW HOW ITS GOING… THANKS

  18. Cranberry juice does not have to be unsweetened to work.

    Don’t put stuff in or at the entrance of your vaginal canal without consulting a doctor. Otherwise, these remedies should not harm you even if they don’t help, but if in doubt a doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

  19. I think I might try the ice…..this just started happening with regular itching for like 3 days and idk Joe much longer I can take this I am constantly going to the bathroom to resituate my pants and things I hope this works…pls work

  20. I’m 62 and was on iv. antibiotics for 3weeks and then oral which I’m sure caused my vulva to itch. This is the second time in six months. I’ve been lucky never had this problem before but its excruciating especially at night and when you’re out somewhere. I have a beside table full of creams even tried nappy rash cream vagisil wash and feminine itching cream and ice and aloe Vera gel with only temporary relief so I’ll be trying the salt water and apple cider vinegar now.I also went to a doctor three times and was prescribed canasten and steroid cream, it’s difficult to get on top of. Sometimes simpler things are the best. When I stopped recieving the antibiotics the first time it eventually went away itself but it took ages as is now so I’m definitely going to give this a whorl. There is no discharge just redness,itching, a strange sporadic needly pain and slight swelling. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s like chilli in your pants. Thanks

    1. I could have written this myself! I had pneumonia in the fall, had IV antibiotics and went home with more antibiotics. I have used three Monistat creams, Metrogel, and terconazol to cure or prevent a yeast infection. I have a drawer full of prescription creams, i.e. nystatin ointment, triamcinaolone acetate, betamethasone, etc, etc, etc. Even Vaseline and coconut oil burns. Baking soda sitz baths burns. My new gyn told me to use Replens and that made the burning 10 X worse! I have stopped using everything and I feel a little better, but by the end of the evening I am burning again. I had no problem like this until I took those dang antibiotics.

  21. I absolutely hate this!! Been suffering with it for about 3 years and it hasn’t gotten bad until now. The rash has now reached the bottom on one side of my butt and I now see that I’ve got some swelling. I did stay using neem oil and that was working really well, but I wasn’t consistent. If anything on these remedies, you have to be consistent until it goes away permanently.
    I’m gonna go back into using the neem oil and hope that it’ll clear things up in a few weeks. Nothing is worse than getting intense itching in public 😪

  22. Hi, I have been suffering from itchiness and discomfort around my vagina. Have sex is horrible and painful. I have changed from pad to tampons, now I have gone back to pads. I’m thinking of seeking medical attention but not sure where to even start, because I’m so embarrassed.
    Help!?

  23. I have itching continue 4 mnths redness also..took so many medicines bt note relieve …i dont under stand wt can i do now ..plz help me

  24. Just started going thru life changes when I felt burning, itchiness down there . I used cold wash rag at night, kept me up when the rag got warm the systoms can back. I looked on this site and took a salt water bath. What a relief no more irriation.

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