10 Home Remedies For Genital Itching

Home Remedies For Genital Itching

One of the most common problems faced by women, it is unlikely that there is any single woman who has not experienced vaginal itching at some point in their lives.  Vaginal itching or genital itching can be severely debilitating especially when you are out at work and cannot control the itch. It can cause a lot of embarrassment and heartache for women and hence need to be taken seriously.

Genital itching can be caused due to a number of reasons. The most common reason could be a yeast infection or irritation in the vagina due to chemicals or pads used during menstruation. Wearing tight clothes could be another reason that leads to vaginal itching. Lack of hygiene after sexual activity too are causes that cannot be ruled out when you look for reasons. When the irritation persists, it could feel more like a pain in the vagina.

When vaginal itching becomes a persistent problem, one starts looking for solutions other than medications. Fortunately, home remedies are as effective as the medications in the market. Here are some very effective home remedies that you can try in order to get rid of this annoying problem.

Home Remedies For Vaginal Or Genital Itching

1.Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties. It will help remove the itching completely if it is a fungal or bacterial action that is causing the infection. For enjoying the benefit of apple cider vinegar, take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix it with warm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Wash your vagina with this water twice a day for two to three days. This should effectively take care of your problem. Apple cider vinegar makes the vagina acidic where the bacteria cannot thrive for long.

2. Cold Compress

Vaginal itching can especially be very troublesome during nigh time. This could interrupt your sleep and cause tiredness and lethargy along with the itching. For stopping that intense itch at night, apply ice cubes directly or a cold compress in the vagina. This could turn out to be a burdensome job.

Cold Compress

But when you consider the severe itch, doing a cold compress is a much better job any day. At least you can sleep well after the itch is put to rest.

3. Salt Bath

Salt can effectively remove itching and bacteria due to its antibacterial properties. Wash your vagina with concentrated salt water whenever you feel the itch. This will give you great relief instantly and prevent further multiplication of bacteria.

Salt Bath

Alternately, you can fill half the tub with warm water and add half a cup of salt into it.  Sit inside the tub in a squatting position. While sitting, open your vaginal walls using your finger so that saline water goes inside and kills the bacterial action effectively.

4. Garlic

Garlic too has strong antibacterial properties that can relieve your symptoms instantly, or it is probably the smell of garlic that does the trick! Whatever the reason maybe, there is no harm in trying this wonderful herb when you have intense itching that you cannot stop.


Chew 2-3 cloves of garlic down your throat.  Make garlic into a paste and apply inside the vagina by tying it in a cheesecloth. The smell could be depressing, but the relief could come as a surprise!

5. Yoghurt

The use of probiotics to overwhelm the bad bacteria in the body is not a new remedy whatsoever. Pure yoghurt has active cultures that can remove the bad bacteria by adding good bacteria in abundance. For treating vaginal itch, drink a cup of pure unsweetened curd every day. Yeast infections can be immediately taken care of with yoghurt. Yoghurt made of goat’s or sheep’s milk is a better remedy for treating vaginal itch.


Another way to use yogurt is to apply in the vaginal area directly which is a better way of dealing with vaginal itch. Direct application of yoghurt will immediately stop vaginal itch. Constant application will surely remove the problem forever. You can use a tampon for this purpose. Soak a tampon with yoghurt and leave it in the vagina for a few hours. Frozen yoghurt can also be inserted inside the vagina for instant relief.

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6. Basil Leaves

Basil leaves have anti microbial, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. Take basil leaves and boil it in two cups of water.

Basil Leaves

Steep for 20 minutes covered till the water becomes strong. Drink this water twice a day for removing the bacteria causing vaginal itching.

7. Anti Bacterial Talc

Antibacterial talcs are available in herbal as well as medicated varieties. A herbal or homeopathic talc will be mild on the body but requires time to heal. Over the counter medicated talcs are very effective if you are looking at a quick fix solution to your problem.

Anti Bacterial Talc

Apply the talc in the vagina to destroy the bacteria and also to remove any fungal action as a result of moist surroundings.

8. Rosemary Leaves

Rosemary leaves can be steeped with water for 15 minutes and allowed to cool. Wash the vaginal area with this herbal solution and feel the difference in an instant.

Rosemary Leaves

9. Keeping The Vagina Dry

Allowing the vaginal area to remain moist due to sweat and water is one reason for cultivation of bacteria and fungus allowing it to create infections and embarrassing problems.

Keeping The Vagina Dry

Always ensure that you keep the vaginal area free from moisture to prevent infections. Apply a mild anti bacterial talc for this purpose which will offer its double action on your skin.

10. Wear Loose Clothing

Prevention is better than cure any day. If you have had vaginal itching any time in your life, you will know exactly why this advice is the best to keep away from trouble.

Wear Loose Clothing

Allow cool air to keep your vagina dry. Wear cotton underwear or leave your private parts free of tight clothing whenever you can.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.
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  • John Peter

    Mostly women are worried with vaginal itching.They use many medicine for curing this.To overcome this problem, you can use Vegitot Cream.It is herbal cream that is why it has no side effect.I used it thus I want to share my experience.

  • Mabel

    Was down with a bacterial infection for an excruciating 8 weeks, and the heat & humidity from firefighting training made every post-training day torturous. I was literally on the verge of tears from the discomfort, and went through courses of both antibiotics and vaginal tablets. Walking around was excruciating, and so was getting to sleep. Also tried home remedies such as washing with salt water/ tea tree oil/ icing / avoiding soap in the genital area/ wearing loose clothings/ wearing cotton panties and none helped but relief the discomfort for less than a couple of minutes.

    Given that the symptoms have lasted so long despite medications and after reading what some wrote, I was in fear that I had to live with this for my live. Sex was uncomfortable, and so was every other daily activity. I felt crushed
    , debilitated and pained.

    In all desperation after one of the training sessions and in great discomfort, I happened to come across the remedy for douching with Apple cider vinegar and the discomfort was entirely relieved! Am super super thankful. Did some fitness training and the discomfort didn’t return even with the heat and humidity!

  • Caleb Lounds

    Word of caution about using garlic paste ALONE. It can burn your skin, and in the most delicate region we’re talking about for a yeast infection, proceed, carefully. I recommend putting a small amount of crushed garlic in olive oil and vitamin E. Then apply to your private parts. Otherwise, you can, apply pure garlic and feel hell fire on your ass. Make sure you’re near a bathtub for an emergency drenching.

  • Lisa Huston

    I’ve had yeast infections problem over 2 years. I tried everything, of course I went to the DR. about a hundred times, probably not that many, but it sure seems like it. It never did any good for long and caused all kinds of other issues having to do with taking too many antibiotics. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon this ages-old natural remedy
    ( TINYURL.COM/BEST-YEAST-REMEDY ).So, I went ahead and tried it. And since that day I haven’t had an outbreak.My life changed completely. I’m feeling so much better now, my quality of life returned and every one of the symptoms had gone.

  • Twit Happens

    avoid oral sex with a person who has a social disease. my late husband had one and infected my personal area.

  • NurseJello

    Thank you for this list! I am on treatment for a bacterial infection but it’s not doing anything yet to relieve the symptoms. A salt sitz bath helped immensely.

  • Nevermind

    I tried baking soda and it worked too.. Thanks for the home remedy advice!

  • Anna

    Don’t use this advice!! Talc causes cancer, chewing up the garlic will put the bacteria of your mouth in a place it doesn’t need to go no matter how antibacterial it is… This advice is bullshit!!!

  • Amy S

    Horrible, horrible advice. Please go to a trusted site for help.

  • April

    My 11 yr to old daughter had a diaper rash like irritation with itching after we moved from a cool European climate to Texas. She couldn’t sleep and we were at our whits end. We found this page and the yogurt applied topically paid off! a good night of sleep. Thanks