Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching

Vagina, one of the major parts of female reproductive system is an opening that connects uterus to outside the body. It is flexible and has a tendency to expand during sexual intercourse and child birth process.

Many medical conditions; mainly bacterial and yeast infections, and atrophy due to menopause or chemical irritants may lead to vaginal itching. The skin in and around the vagina is sensitive and prone to irritation at the slightest of imbalance and problem. Scratching intensifies the itching and irritation. Many conditions would require antibiotics to relieve itching, while others respond well to home treatments.

Listed below are some of the effective and safe home remedies to get relief from vaginal itching and scratching:

Cold Compress

A simple cold compress will make for a good home remedy for vaginal itching. All you need to do is apply a cold pack or a towel moistened with cold water to the affected area. Make sure the cloth is soft and clean.

Vinegar Douche

Although vaginal douching is not a good habit, occasional practice with non-irritants can give a soothing effect. Mix three tablespoons of the apple cider vinegar, in one quart of warm water. Fill this mixture in your douche bag. Do this once a day until the symptoms go away.


Yogurt is rich in calcium and loaded with healthy bacteria. Have a cup of yogurt daily to get relief from itching.


This is known to be an effective remedy for feminine itching owing to its antifungal properties. You can prepare a drink made from crushed whole garlic and water. Consume until itching is gone.


Prepare a mixture of sliced banana to a tablespoon each of honey and gooseberry juice. Eat the mixture daily for a few days. This is a good remedy for vaginal itching.


Vaginal itching may be caused to dehydration. Hence, it is very important to stay hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep body healthy.

Saffron and Milk

Boil 1 thread of saffron in about ½ cup of water. Now add a teaspoon of milk added to it. Boil the concoction until ¼ of the solution is left. Drink the solution daily to cure vaginal itching. This is also a good cure for burning, discharges, and irritations.

Boric Acid

This is an effective yeast remedy. Ask your doctor to recommend boric-acid capsules.


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