Remedies for Vaginal Itching

vaginal is a very frequent disorder in the female world: it is an unpleasant perception of tingling or irritation in the vagina and vulva.

Vaginal itching is a phenomenon that unites many pathologies, therefore it recognizes various causes of origin: allergy to detergents, alteration of the vaginal bacterial flora, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, candidiasis, diabetes, diet rich in sugars, decreased estrogen (atrophic vaginitis), pregnancy, venereal diseases, menopause, stress, vaginitis, vaginosis, trichomoniasis, etc. The psychological component can also negatively affect vaginal itching, accentuating the symptoms.


The material published is intended to allow quick access to general advice, suggestions and remedies. These indications must in no way substitute the opinion of the attending physician or other health specialists in the sector who are treating the patient.

For any doubts or problems, therefore, contact your doctor or gynecologist.

  • Devote daily - and several times a day - a few minutes of your time to intimate hygiene
  • Use physiological pH cleaners
  • Use a condom in case of occasional sexual intercourse: the condom guarantees "excellent protection from sexually transmitted diseases (which could lead to vaginal itching)
  • Prefer cotton clothes to favor the transpiration of the private parts
  • If necessary, follow an antibiotic or antifungal therapy: bacteria and fungi are in fact the first defendants in pathologies characterized by vaginal itching
  • Use uncolored and unscented toilet paper: dyes and perfumes can aggravate vaginal itching
  • Reduce Stress: Meditation and yoga are important remedies to relax the body and spirit
  • Before intercourse, it is advisable to lubricate the vaginal area: rubbing can in fact accentuate the itching
  • Carry out external washings with fresh water: the cold of the water relieves vaginal itching, even if temporarily
  • Seek immediate medical attention in case of vaginal itching associated with whitish or colored foul-smelling discharge: in this case a "Candida or Trichomonas infection is suspected
  • Check your blood sugar (if you have diabetes)
  • Follow a low calorie diet in case of overweight / obesity
  • When not necessary - or in the absence of menstruation - avoid as much as possible the use of external pads or panty liners that could irritate the fragile and delicate skin of the private parts
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  • Wearing synthetic underwear frequently
  • Wear tight and synthetic clothes: the synthetic fiber retains heat and humidity, making the genital area an ideal ground for the proliferation of pathogens
  • Scratching the genital area: Scratching can accentuate pre-existing itching or promote its appearance
  • Use genital deodorants or perfumes: these products can irritate the vaginal mucosa, alter its normal pH and create itching
  • Use spermicides as a contraceptive method: these substances can irritate the vaginal mucosa and promote itching
  • Use a condom in case of latex allergy: itching is a characteristic symptom of allergic reactions
  • Use underwear, towels, or clothing previously worn by an infected person
  • Take milk and derivatives immediately after the administration of antibiotics such as tetracyclines: dairy products can inactivate the drug
  • Stay with the wet suit for a long time: also in this case, the humidity created by the wet suit makes the genital area an ideal ground for the proliferation of bacteria and fungi
  • Taking antifungals or antibiotics without a prescription
  • with live lactic ferments or a probiotic (FOS and inulin) in case of prolonged antibiotic therapy (to strengthen the immune system)
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, as they are rich in antioxidants (vitamin C and E)
  • Follow a healthy and balanced diet, free from excess
  • they can create a favorable environment for the engraftment of some pathogens, above all Candida albicans
  • Reduce or avoid the consumption of coffee and chocolate
  • Limit the consumption of yeast dough foods
  • which may provide relief from the symptom in question. In this sense, products based on aloe, tea tree oil, thyme, etc. can be useful.

    PLEASE NOTE: for intimate application it is necessary to use ONLY products specially formulated for this type of use. In any case, before resorting to the use of natural remedies of any kind for vaginal itching, it is advisable to consult your doctor or the gynecologist.

    to be applied locally based on active ingredients with local anesthetic action such as lidocaine.

    If vaginal itching is a symptom of ongoing bacterial infections, your doctor may prescribe the use of topical or systemic antibiotic medications (eg, metronidazole, tinidazole).

    If, on the other hand, vaginal itching is caused by fungal infections, the doctor may prescribe the use of topical or oral antifungal drugs (for example, miconazole, clotrimazole, etc.).

    In case of vaginal itching, therefore, it is advisable to always contact the doctor or gynecologist who will be able to identify the triggering cause of the symptom, indicating to the patient the most suitable treatment to undertake.

    before touching the genitals
  • Bring disinfectant intimate wipes formulated with mild substances / detergents
  • Strengthen your immune defenses: an excellent precaution to prevent vaginal itching is to occasionally take lactic ferments based on lactobacilli such as acidophilus and Saccharomyces boulardii
  • Also subject the sexual partner to any antifungal antibiotic therapy, to prevent the "ping-pong" transmission of pathogens
  • During the days of menstrual flow, change the sanitary pad or tampon frequently, to prevent stagnation of uterine blood from irritating the genital area, creating itching
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