Five simple home remedies to soothe vaginal itching and burning

Yogurt and honey

The prebiotic nature of yoghurt helps in treating vaginal itching and burning. Yogurt when combined with honey can help in two ways - first, the anti-inflammatory properties of honey and the soothing effect of yogurt helps you get rid of irritation and second the probiotic compound in yogurt can help in correcting the imbalance in bacteria, reducing your risk of yeast infection and bacterial infection.

You can mix yogurt and honey and consume it once a day to get relief from vaginal itching. Or you can also apply it twice to your vagina to see quick results. Can lead to fungal outbreak

Rinse with apple cider vinegar

It's truly said that apple cider vinegar is no less than a magic potion. There is hardly anything that ACV can't treat. The strong antibacterial and antifungal properties of ACV work wonders in relieving vaginal itching and burning. It balances the pH of the vagina and the skin. It also helps by balancing the vaginal flora.

You can drink a teaspoon of ACV with a glass of water or you can add half a cup to your bathing water. Do not use it in concentrated form as it can cause severe buring.

Tea tree oil

The anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral properties of tea tree oil make it effective for treating vaginal burning and itching.

Take 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in your fingers and apply it to the outer skin of your vagina. This will help kill any yeast.

​Basil leaves

Basil is a popularly used herb, which contains eugenol that helps numb the nerve endings. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which can help treat vaginal burning and itching. Boil some basil leaves in water. Now let the water cool down and rinse your vagina with it 2-3 times a day.

Cold compress

If you have too much itching, a cold compress can give you instant relief from it. A cold compress helps by numbing the itching sensation, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation.

Take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a clean cotton cloth. Place the ice pack on the affected area for a few minutes. You can repeat this 3-4 times a day.

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