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4 ways you can treat a vaginal itch at home

Nothing can be as uncomfortable and disturbing as an itch down there. A stubborn itch that will not go away. As uncomfortable as it is, the vaginal itch is pretty common among women. The vaginal itch, however, does not mean a serious condition.

It can be as a result of a yeast or bacterial infections, harsh soaps and body washes that react with the delicate skin around the vulva among others.

The best part is that most of the causes of vaginal itching can be easily treated with natural home remedies.

Here are some home remedies to treat that uncomfortable itch:


If you have a vaginal itch, it is advisable to take in a lot of yoghurt. The plain unsweetened flavor is highly recommended. This is because it helps kill the yeast and bad bacteria and also promote the growth of the good bacteria.


It is advisable to chew at least three cloves of garlic daily if you are experiencing an itch. This is because garlic contains antibacterial and as antibiotic properties that can help kill bacteria and yeast.

Enjoy a salt water bath

Cleaning your vagina with salty water whenever you feel the itch is advisable. Salt helps control the growth of microbes causing infections. Salt also helps reduce the itch and other related discomforts.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has multiple health benefits including anti-fungal properties. To treat a vaginal yeast infection using coconut oil, be sure to buy pure, organic coconut oil. You can apply the oil directly to the affected area. (Women’s Health)


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