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4 Ways to Soothe Vaginal Itching With Natural Remedies


Find the Source

Vaginal itching can be the result of a number of causes. Dry skin, irritants such as creams and soap, too-tight jeans and infections can all create uncomfortable itching. Before turning to any kind of natural remedy, you need to find the source of the discomfort. The first step is elimination. Change the kinds of soap or lotion that you use and see if it doesn't clear up. Rub lotion onto the skin of your vagina and let the soothing cream clear up any dry skin. Be careful if you shave your vagina, since it can cause red, itchy bumps. Change your pants and try plain cotton panties; perhaps you are irritated by something in the fabric of your fancy pants. Buy a bigger size pair of jeans. Make sure to air out after bathing. Exercising can make you sweaty, creating a wet kind of itch and irritation. Changing any one or more of these habits may give you the most natural solution you can get.

When You're Sure it's not Him

If you are very sure that you have not contracted a sexually transmitted disease, which needs to be treated with antibiotics, you may have a mild vaginal infection that can be cleared up with herbs. Echinacea has proven effective for treating infections and garlic can scare away more than a potential date as it boosts your immune system. Stir a teaspoon of goldenseal into a glass of water to take advantage of the natural infection-fighting properties of the herb. Do not take any of these remedies when you are pregnant without consulting a doctor. If you are hesitant about drinking any medicinal herbs, you also can apply them to the outside of your vagina or just inside on the vaginal walls for possible relief.

Get to the Point

Acupuncture has been used to treat vaginal infections with tiny needles that inserted into the areas that your healer deems blocked. Acupuncture can boost the immune system to create natural antibodies for healing. Aromatherapy also can provide some relief when you add it to your bath. Try lavender or tea tree to kill those nasty microbes that are irritating you.

Try Grandma's Fix

One of the oldest natural remedies used by women for centuries is a douche made from apple cider vinegar. Mix three tablespoons of the vinegar, which you can get in any grocery store, in one quart of warm water and fill your douche bag. You can safely do this twice a day to make the itching go away.

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