Natural Way To Treat Vaginal Infection

Most women are bothered at one time or another by vaginitis -- the itching, burning, pain, and discharge that comes with a vaginal yeast infection.  If you have a heavy discharge without much irritation and notice a fishy odor, particularly after intercourse, your symptoms may be due to a bacterial infection that doctors call "bacterial vaginosis." Indeed, bacterial infections are the most common cause of vaginitis. Both of these infections require treatment with prescription medication.There are few things more irritating to deal with than an itchy, burning vagina. When you are dealing with a condition that leaves you with these symptoms it is nothing short of torturous. Simple home remedies for some vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, are available over the counter and can be administered at home. Natural cures can also be used as treatment before seeking medical help. It's amazing that some of the natural remedies for vaginal infection can be found in your kitchen. Here are some of the top treatments for vaginal infections that you can use at home.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

  •  Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic properties and helps alkalize your body's tissues. To get the full effects of the vinegar, submerge your vagina in a shallow bath of water and 2 cups vinegar for at least 1/2 an hour. This should soothe the irritation, as well as killing any yeast infection if that is the cause of the itching and burning.This natural cure-all is a favorite for many ailments, and works wonders in soothing itching and burning

2. Garlic

  • Insert a fresh clove of garlic into your vagina by wrapping it in cheesecloth and attaching a string to it for removal. Garlic has anti-fungal properties that can bring yeast in check, which can eliminate vaginal odors. You can also make a garlic paste and apply it to the vagina externally.

 3. Tea Tree Oil 
  • Tea tree oil has antifungal properties. It can kill the fungus or bacteria present in the vagina. To use it, pour a few drops of undiluted tea tree oil into a tampon and get it into the vagina. You can use this treatment twice a day.

4. Ginseng

  •  Ginseng has been used to regulate female hormones during menopause. This is because ginseng contains properties that are very similar to estrogen, so ingesting it helps your body function better if you lack the hormone. If you have low estrogen levels, ginseng can relieve the dryness, itching and burning that often comes along with that deficiency. Ginseng can be ingested as an herbal supplement.
5. Cranberry Juice

  •  Cranberry juice is highly acidic and it can eliminate bacteria in the body. Frequent drinking of pure cranberry juice lessens problems of vaginal infections. You need to drink pure cranberry juice and be warned that it is not sweet. Not sweetened cranberry juice – like Ocean Spray – isn't going to do much good. 
6. Yogurt

  • Yogurt is another dietary cure that can provide you lasting relief from vaginal itching and burning. Dip a tampon in all-natural yogurt and then insert it into your vagina. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that can balance the pH of the vagina, and reduce the spread of yeast infections. Use all-natural yogurt with no sugar or fruit added, that has live and active cultures.There is no need to suffer when you can treat the problem effectively yourself. If the itching and burning persists or becomes worse, consult your doctor immediately.

7. Water

  • This makes water still one of the best remedies for vaginal infections.You may not think of water as a home remedy, but sometimes your problem can be cured simply by drinking more water. Many people do not drink enough water, and the results of dehydration can be devastating. If you do not drink a sufficient amount of water, the delicate tissues of your vaginal region can become irritated and itchy, and sex can be painful as a result. Commit to drinking eight glasses of water a day to look and feel your best.Water has natural healing properties for most people. Regular washing of the vagina with clean water can clear excessive fluids that go out from the vagina as a result of Bacterial Vaginosis. Washing the vagina regularly with water will not only clean the area but also wipe away the bacteria and odor. 

8. Honey

  • Kendall Powell wrote in the journal Nature that "natural honey kills bacteria three times more effectively" than an artificial honey solution of the same thickness and sugar concentration.Honey is rich in compounds and minerals that are good to treat vaginal infections. To use honey as treatment for vaginal infection, apply it directly on the affected area of the vagina. It should be left to stand for about 15 to 20 minutes and should be washed by warm water. This should be done twice daily for best results.

 9. Buttermilk
  •  A glass of buttermilk is a good vaginal infection remedy. It has antifungal properties. It makes the vaginal area incapable of habitation by microorganisms. Drinking a glass of buttermilk at night helps kill the infection and its main cause.

10. Boris Acid 

  • Boris acid is an anti-fungal treatment that prevents yeast, mold and other fungi from multiplying, and thus is an effective remedy for your vaginal yeast infection. While doctors prefer to try other treatments first, due to Boris acid's potentially serious side effects, a Boris acid suppository is recommended by your doctor if other treatments fail. Boris acid is a substance with mild antiseptic and anti fungal properties. In recent studies, the topical Boris acid was found to be as effective as the anti fungal drug called itraconazole. Boris acid suppositories are readily available as an over the counter drug in local drug stores .Boris acid does have some anti-microbial properties, so it is possible that a suppository could treat a mild case of bacterial vaginosis. This is not a recommended treatment, and if you do not notice an improvement you should see your doctor for antibiotics.
  • Keep your vaginal area clean. Use mild, unscented soap and water. Rinse well.
  • After using the toilet, wipe from front to back to avoid spreading yeast or bacteria from your anus to the vagina or urinary tract.
  • Wear underwear that helps keep your genital area dry and doesn't hold in warmth and moisture. One good choice is cotton underwear.
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothing, such as pant hose, and tight-fitting jeans. These may increase body heat and moisture in your genital area.
  • Change out of a wet swimsuit right away. Wearing a wet swimsuit for many hours may keep your genital area warm and moist.
  • Change pads or tampons often.
  • Don't douche or use deodorant tampons or feminine sprays, powders, or perfumes. These items can change the normal balance of organisms in your vagina.