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Home Remedies For Vaginal Itching And Burning: Procedure, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Vaginal itching is the common problem that every woman faces in her life time. Itching, burning or irritation in the sensitive area can be extremely uncomfortable. The most common causes of itching and the burning sensation is due to the bacterial deposits and the buildup of yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Sometimes menopause and chemical irritants can be one of the reasons. There are many ways to keep them under control but you can opt for these home remedies to curb the itching sensation.

  1. 1. Apple Cider Vinegar
    Apple cider vinegar can be used for keeping vaginal itching under control due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also maintains the natural pH balance of your vagina. To use it take 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and mix it to a glass of warm water. Use this mixture to wash your vagina frequently or at least twice a day. You can even add a drop of honey to this mixture and drink it twice daily.
  2. 2. Cold Compress
    Cold Compress can be the best remedy to get instant relief from vaginal itching. To use this place a few ice cubes in a clean cloth and make a small bundle. Now put this pack on your vagina for a few seconds and remove it. Once again place it for a few seconds and remove it. Repeat this procedure for about 8 to 10 time or till the itching stops. You can even use cold water if you do not want to use ice packs.
  3. 3. Salt Water Bath
    Salt-water bath can be beneficial in relieving vaginal itching. Salt can control the spread of microbes and can reduce the infections drastically caused by it. To make it add a tablespoon of salt to a glass of water and you can use it to wash your vagina. You can use it twice a day for better results. However, do not use it if you have open spores or skin tears.

Are there any side effects?

Some may experience uneasiness if they use too much salt, as it tends to make the skin dry. Always use salt in a diluted form. While using apple cider vinegar, choose the unfiltered variety which is cloudy. When using the cold press method, use treated water and make sure it contains no impurities. The cloth or the container that you use for cold press must be sanitized as well, before and after using. Though side effects are minimal, it is better to be safe than sorry, since these remedies target a sensitive area.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Make sure that you don't expose yourself to excessively dry or extremely humid climates right after such home remedies. Whenever you step out make sure you are wearing loose cotton innerwear. Always drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. After following these remedies, it is better not to use any skincare product on your skin for a brief period. Cleaning your vagina with a mild and clinically proven lotion can keep the area hygienic. You should also wear only clean underwear and change it every day.

How long does it take to recover?

You may get some immediate relief when you start following these remedies, but the complete recovery may depend on how bad your condition is. Do follow the exact guidelines to get the maximum benefits. Consult a doctor if the problem persists or aggravates.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

The results can be permanent if you follow the post remedy guidelines strictly. It also depends on what is the root cause of the itch or burning sensation. You can consult a doctor to find out the cause and get medical help if needed. It is best to start using these remedies from the moment your vagina starts itching or burning. Make it a habit to wear clean underwear and change it daily to keep these issues at bay. Wash your vagina after urinating every time. Also, always wipe front to back if you use toilet paper after passing stool.

Is there any training or experts required?

Although these remedies require no training to be administered, you should be careful since your vagina is very sensitive. Follow the remedy guidelines carefully and in case of any discomfort or aggravation, contact a doctor. Maintain a hygienic lifestyle for best results.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 0 - 350 Training Requirement: No

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