15 Home Remedies for Vaginitis
What is vaginitis? It is a term that means that inflammation or swelling of the vagina due to infection or bacteria. It also is a broad-ranging term for the many varied conditions that can and will happen to your vagina. Some of the most common ailments that can trigger vaginitis are listed below.
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Yeast infection (Candida)
- Viral vaginitis
- Allergic reactions in and around the vagina
A normal vagina has discharge around the time of the month prior to the period beginning and sometimes in between when it cleanses itself. It is a normal part of life. That discharge may be clear in nature or cloudy. It is thick or thin and it doesn’t have an odor to it as well. If an odor appears or you start to itch or burn then you need to see a physician because one of the conditions that appear above might be the culprit.
Look for some of these signs that you may have a serious infection of the vagina:
- Changes in the color, texture, or smell of discharge
- You have itching, burning and swelling as well as soreness around and outside your vagina
- Painful/burning sensation when urinating
- Pain with sex
Causes of Vaginitis
Since vaginitis can take on a number of forms, it is important to know that it can be caused by a number of different things. Some of the most common causes of vaginitis are listed below.
- Overuse of antibiotics
- Hormonal changes
- Using spermicide
- Having sex with a person who has an STI or STD
- General bacterial or fungal infections
Home Remedies for Vaginitis
If you think you have any type of vaginitis it is best to see a doctor to be properly diagnosed. In the meantime, or alongside whatever treatment your doctor recommends, you can use these home remedies to treat your symptoms.
Yogurt is a good body detoxifier. To use this home remedy, soak a tampon in yogurt and stick it inside your vagina for two hours. When the time is up, take a shower or otherwise rinse out the vagina with lukewarm water. Do this once a day to get the fastest results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to restore the natural pH balance of your vagina and that is one of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. One of the best ways to use this home remedy is to take an apple cider vinegar bath. To do this, add two cups of apple cider vinegar in a warm bath. Soak in this bath for twenty minutes to see results. Do this every day until you no longer have vaginitis symptoms. This home remedy is especially helpful when used to treat a yeast infection.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil eliminates bacteria inside your vagina. Like with apple cider vinegar, one of the best ways to use this home remedy is to take a bath. Add up to eight drops of tea tree oil in your bath and soak in it for at least twenty minutes. Do this every day. This home remedy works well for bacterial vaginosis.
Garlic is an antibiotic, which means that it is great at treating any ailments caused by bacteria. To use this home remedy, all you need to do is add more garlic into your diet. Try to eat at least a clove of garlic a day.
Fenugreek is a good immunity booster. It also helps to balance the pH balance as well. To use this home remedy, you can either add fenugreek seeds to your meals or drink fenugreek seeds. Either add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to your meals or drink a cup of fenugreek tea once a day to get the best results.
Coconut oil is a natural fighter of viruses, bacteria, and fungus that can grow inside your vagina. This home remedy is simple to use. All you need to do is rub a finger of coconut oil in and around your vagina at least once a day, up to three times a day. Do this until you no longer have vaginitis symptoms.
Eat oranges and other citrus fruits, as they contain high amounts of vitamin C. Taking in enough vitamin C is a good way to boost the immune system. When you have a high immune system, your body has a better chance of fighting off infections and other ailments, like vaginitis.
Take a cold compress and put it against your vagina to help relieve pain and itching. The easiest way to do this is to simply wrap a cold pack or ice in a towel. Sit with your legs open and place the compress between your legs. Do not do this for more than twenty minutes at a time. However, you can do this as often as you need to in order to treat your vaginitis symptoms.
Chamomile tea helps to reduce itching, pain, and burning. To use this home remedy, you can do one of two things. For both of these home remedy solutions, you will begin by simmering a bag of chamomile tea. What you do next is up to you. You can either insert the cooled tea bag in your vagina for an hour or two or you can use the cooled tea as a vaginal wash.
Oregano oil is used for yeast infections which is a form of vaginitis. You can use this home remedy in two ways. The first way is to mix a drop or two of oregano oil in a carrier oil, like coconut oil, and rub it in and around the vagina.
The other way to use oregano oil is to use it as you would use tea tree oil, by adding up to eight drops of it in a bath and soaking in it for twenty minutes a day.
Echinacea is an immune booster that works wonders for treating vaginitis. To use this home remedy, simply drink a cup of echinacea tea a day.
Turmeric and Milk
Mixing turmeric powder and milk might not sound like a tasty treat, but it can do a world of good. To use this home remedy, mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder into a warm cup of milk. Drink this once a day to treat your vaginitis symptoms.
Cranberry juice is loaded with antioxidants, which is great for treating infections. To use this home remedy, all you need to do is drink a cup of cranberry juice a day. Drinking sugar-free juice will have the best effect.
Wear clean underwear that is changed every day. This will help to ensure that the vaginosis doesn’t get worse. Also, wearing breathable cotton underwear can be of help as well. Do not wear thongs or underwear made out of synthetic materials until you no longer have vaginitis symptoms.
Douching in Moderation
here are two trains of thought on douching. The first train of thought is that it helps to clean out your vagina. The other train of thought is that it is bad to douche because you destroy the natural balance of your vagina’s health. I like to have you look at it like this- your vagina cleanses itself out naturally. When you notice the discharge that is your body cleaning itself out. When you have vaginitis than the natural balance of your vagina is off. So maybe it isn’t bad to every now and then douche but you may or may not want too. Use the suggestions they make for a vaginal wash and buy a spray bottle and every now and then spritz yourself. Only assist your body in cleansing itself out during your period because it can’t do it on its own.
Also what it is important is that you should definitely educate yourself on what is out there for you to use to combat your vaginitis. Know the different types of vaginitis and how you can cure it prior to going to the doctor. Also, learn about cleanliness. More than part of the battle will be won by the cleanliness of you the woman whose body it is that has that vagina. In conclusion, 23 hope that this was an informative article and that you get some help for your vaginitis.