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Vaginal Itch Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 18, 2015

Effective holistic treatment for vaginal itching can include dietary changes, home remedies and natural supplements. Because there are a number of possible causes for the itching, more than one remedy may need to be tested. A holistic approach utilizing an anti-candida lifestyle will oten give the greatest long-term benefit.

What is Vaginal Itching?   

There are several possible causes including a bacterial infection and STDs (both treated with antibiotics) and menopause (treated with estrogen), but a yeast infection (vaginal candidiasis) is the most common and treated with antifungals.  Yeast infections occur when the yeast grow excessively, disturbing the natural balance within the vagina.

Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching

Alternative treatments take advantage of the antifungal and antibacterial properties of natural substances.  Attacking candida with a lifestyle change is the most effective permanent solution; other ailments will also be helped tremendously by the change.

Adopt an Anti-Candida Lifestyle

One of the other natural remedies listed below may get rid of the current bout of itching faster.  However, an anti-candida diet benefits the whole body and future occurrences will be rare or eliminated entirely.

Boric Acid

Boric acid vaginal suppositories are a useful home treatment.  The boric acid functions as an antiseptic and antifungal, frequently curing the itch.


This standard home remedy acts as a cooling probiotic.  Due to the differing causes of vaginal itching, plain organic yogurt may cure the itch completely or provide only temporary relief.

Herbal Remedies for Vaginal Itching

Effective herbal cures for vaginal itching have antifungal, antibacterial and/or anti-inflammatory properties.  These ‘super foods’ deserve a permanent place in our homes.


Both garlic cloves and garlic powder mixed with water into a paste have been helpful herbal remedies for vaginal itching. Among its other benefits, garlic is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral.


This fermented milk drink is a potent probiotic and effective home treatment used both as a drink and a douche. It is believed to help strengthen the immune system and acts as an anti-inflammatory.


Unpasteurized honey used as an ointment effectively stopped the itching. It is an antibacterial and antifungal, as well as beneficial in many other ways.

Vaginal itching can be treated at home with natural remedies. However, this ailment can be a symptom telling us that we need to listen to our bodies and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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Acidophilus   0  0   

Posted by Flor V (Bogota, Colombia ) on 01/22/2015

Acidophilus dissolved in pure water (emptying two capsules of acidophilus in an ounce of water and mix thoroughly) introduce into the vagina with a syringe without needle, do it twice a day for three days. It is an excellent remedy for vaginal itching..for daily hygiene use water with a little vinegar, avoid using soaps.


Apple Cider Vinegar   2  0   

Posted by Jo (Atlanta, Georgia) on 11/17/2013

Greetings, I have read all your postings under vaginal treatments for itching, inflammation and rawness. However none seem to fit my exact issue.

The skin that is raw and inflamed doesn't itch or have pain yet it gives off a foul odor of infectionous smell. When I look at the area which is the crease below my belly and the beginning of my vaginal area where hair is before you get to the uretha where urine comes out is the area that is infected.

maybe someone could address this area. I have considered ACV and Honey. Maybe you can help me I been dealing with this for about a month. Trying not to take pills. Thank you in advance for your assistance and help in this matter.


Replied by Valerie
Wisconsin, US

i have learned, being post menopausal 55yrs old, that if I use hot water it does not help, also wear loose clothes, a very cool towel at night due to night sweats, moisturize 2 times a day, if not shower or bath daily, wash that area two times a day. I know this helps, I also take fleexseed, black cohosh
Replied by Holly

I understand you! Getting older is very hard for women. I have a Ph problem down there regularly. Have you tried Tea Tree oil? I find it works very well for a lot of things. Just rub some on the area and see what happens. It can't hurt.
Replied by Tracy
Nevis, West Indies

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   I have had irregular bleeding now for 3 months, that I can cope with but the itching and dryness is driving me crazy even to tears sometimes. I have tried the ACV which eased the itching but caused more dryness, Chamomile tea ice cold also eased it. My problem now is that the feminine itch creams are no longer working as everything I try just gets socked up until I'm super dry again.

I'm about to try bathing in Rosemary and use olive oil to lubricate, will keep you posted on results, hopefully successful because I don't know how much longer I can take this :(

Replied by Lindsey
Caddo Mills

If you have had that going on for a whole month then it is probably time to maybe be tested for an std. In most cases from what I've read if problems persist for more than a week and don't go away even with home treatment then there may be a case that the problem is much bigger.

Posted by Liferush3 (Madison, Alabama) on 09/12/2013

[YEA]  I have had very bad vaginal itching with no odor and no discharge for 3 days now. I got some yeast treatment to rule that out but it made no difference. This morning I thought I would go insane because the itching was so bad! I read on this site about Apple Cider Vinegar and how it can lower your ph levels. When I read that it occured to me that I probably have a super acidic level right now because I've been eating a LOT of Indian tomato soup for my cold and drinking orange juice. So, on an empty stomach this morning a drank 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with warm water and some cinnamon for taste. After 1 hour my itching has completley gone away! I'm just burning from all the clawing I had been doing but I'm soo excited to have relief and to know about ph levels affecting that area!

Replied by Liz
Brooklyn, Ny

Just fyi, lower pH is acidic; higher is alkaline. The vagina is a naturally acidic environment (low pH), so that's why vinegar is a good option.
Replied by Randa Fox
Houston, TX

Thanks so much-I too am at my wits end with this itching. I'm going to drink some apple cider vinegar NOW.
Replied by Amanda
Ga. US

I am going to try this. It has been about 5 days of irritation and itching with no odor it yeast infection signs so having the apple cider in my pantry, I'm going for it. Thank you!
Replied by Mary
Texas, Usa

[YEA]   I have found apple cider vinegar applied externally with a damp wash cloth gives immediate relief and I can do this as much as I need to control the pH.
Replied by Sheila
Connecticut, USA

I've been dealing with the pre-menapausal irregular bleeding for a month and the vaginal itch for a couple of weeks, tried apple cider vinegar mixed in water directly on the itch with some relief, tried sea salt with some relief, but still driving me nuts. I'm going to try drinking the apple cider vinegar and and putting it on the area without mixing with water. Thank you for the tip!
Replied by Benna

Has anyone else tried using plain white vinegar? I drink ACV and am a big fan, but find the ordinary (much cheaper) white stuff works just as well externally.

Boric Acid   1  0   

Posted by Elizabeth (Great Falls, Mt) on 01/28/2013

I have been tested and have a high vaginal ph level and signs of bacteria. I have no oder or discharge but feel irritation and symtons similiar to an UTI. This has been going on for 2 months. Went to another doctor and she prescibed boric acid inserted twice a week. I have read on this site people using it daily. Anyone heard a twice a week dosage?

Replied by Rs
Sf, Ca

[YEA]   I have BV and make my own boric acid capsules using vegetariain capsules from my natural health store. I use the capsules vaginally about 2-3 times a week, or whenever I feel the symptoms coming. This is something that has NO CURE so you will be using these capsules for life unless a cure is found. I tried changing my diet, my lifestyle, everything..... Nothing seemed to make it go away. So, we are lucky to have boric acid capsules which have literally saved my sex life and my personal life. They work and they work fast. I will use them for life. I keep a stash in my bathroom in a tupperward container and make about 30 at a time. Boric acid is very cheap to by on Amazon as well as the capsules. Make your own and save tons of money. That way you always have them on hand. Good luck!!!!
Replied by Fran
Rocky Face, Ga

What does BV stand for? Also, we can take Boric Acid internal, that I did not know...

Thanks for sharing. fran

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1165 Posts
Hi Rs... When I had candida and, amongst all my other myriad symptoms, I also had psoriasis, eczma, chronic athletes foot(for over 20 years) and jock itch as persistent but localized fungal skin problems. All I did was to simply assume, after much thought and research, that I had the systemic or disseminated form of Candida. I used my own protocols based on Ted's remedies and managed to cure this systemic candida form completely. Its been six years since I cured myself of candida -- and not a sign of any candida ever returning and all my fungal skin probems just disappeared on their own andhave also never returned.

The point I'm making is this. If you ever only try topical remedies for your vaginitis problem, and it keeps coming back no matter what you try to do then what does this tell you?

It should tell you that your problem is not just a topical localized problem. Vaginitis is well known to occur and associate frequently together with candida. And the fact that using boric acid topically inside your vagina reduces your symptoms(but doesn't ultimately cure your problem -- it only accomodates the symptoms where it is applied) also tells me that you must have an internal sytemic or disseminated fungal candida problem in your body. Borax and boric acid, as their primary action, are mainly strong fungal killers and weak bacterial killers.

So if the topical remedies don't ultimately cure a problem that seems to be so obviously associated with a fungal problem -- then the next strategy you should adopt is to attack and remove the candida and other infections that are still resident inside your body -- in your blood and organs.

That's the only way that you will achieve a proper cure for your bacterial vaginitis problem -- attack the candida and vaginitis inside your body(not just topically).

I would consider having a serious look at the cures in the Natural Cures for Candida section as a way of curing your vaginitis and candida problems.

By the way, you heard me right. When I went on my candida protocol and after I cured myself -- my psoriasis just disappeared. Doctors and the Merck Manual catagorically state that psoriasis cannot be cured. They also state that psoriasis is a pre-cancerous condition. Like I've already said, my psoriasis just disappeared and its stayed gone for the last 6 years. I have no reason to lie about this.

Can anyone guess why the psoriasis just disappeared?

Because the doctors have got it all wrong(how unusual!! ). I think the reason is fairly clear -- my anti-fungal, anti-candida protocol got rid of it because my own psoriasis problem was actually caused by my candida. Furthermore, I would suggest and conclude that psoriasis isn't the pre-cancerous culprit at all - but I would suggest that candida is the real pre-cancerous culprit here.

Although I haven't gone into any heavy explanations for this -- my own anti-candida protocol on EC was really designed to get rid of a wide spectrum of pathogens that are normally always found associating with candida problems -- including specific and wide action against bacteria, viruses, fungus, mycoplasma and some parasites.

Many people perhaps dislike my protocol because it seems so complex. Usually the people who contact me by email have quite serious end-stage fungal problems and are absolutely desperate and I will always try and help. In almost every instance of using this protocol and diet, this protocol has succeeded. It only failed once when their were problems with availability of nutrients and the sufferer suddenly left the protocol because of stress for awhile. I stayed with him and kept in contact and eventually he went back on a modified nutrient and herbal protocol until he eventually cured himself of candida.

I've already mentioned how an African woman who took this protocol for candida and who had a whole host of other apparently horrific unrelated diseases. 6 months later on this protocol and she emailed me to report that she was now perfectly healthy.

I've recently been advising a man from Indonesia who is on the anti-candida protocol. I advised him to take it easy and start slow supplementing the lugols iodine. His next email arrived and he stated casually that he was now taking 6 drops of iodine 5 times a day and I was horrified!! But this iodine dose seemed to do him no harm at all -- no ill effects or symptoms. I must also add here that the African woman that I mentioned earlier did the same thing(she was desperate!! ) -- she was taking about 32 drops of iodine a day with no ill effects.

So how can these sufferers from under-developed countries take such a high dose of iodine every day whereas sufferers from western developed countries can barely take one drop of lugols iodine without a severe reaction?

I wondered about this higher lugols iodine dosage and did some more research. I read that before the Second World War iodine was regularly recommended by doctors at the time for various ailments in what would be regarded now as huge and poisonous doses today. In these times, iodine was used frequently by doctors at relatively high dosages -- huge and poisonous scream the modern medical fraternity of today!! -- for instance to help cure chronic forms of bronchitis, asthma and emphysema at doses of 300 drops a day(2000 mgs/day). Syphilis was successfully treated by a per diem lugols iodine dose of 20 gms a day!! This is medically recorded historic fact that anyone can look up on the internet.

And then the answer to this weird problem suddenly struck me right betwen the eyes. The reason people from Indonesia and Africa can take such high doses of lugols iodine is because their natural diets are much healthier, their crops are grown on healthier unpolluted soils than in the West. Of course!! Their food therefore contains less heavy metals and poisons, their natural diets are better, so, as compared to the poisonous western diets, their accumulaation of pesticides, heavy metals etc in their bodies would be much less than happens with people in the west who eat chemically processed food and water every day. And the same argument goes for western pre-World War 2 diets - much healthier food than today!! The iodine generally causes a heavy metals detox reaction in the body which can indeed give severe and strange symptoms -- because iodine very efficiently removes aluminium, lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic fom the cellsinto the blood -- so these symptoms, arising in someone from Indonesia or Africa, would be far less severe than the detox reaction(similar to the Herx effect) for any western person in a developed country supplementing lugols iodine in the west.

Similarly, the modern medical fraternity advise that a lugols dosage of greater the 1 mg or 2 mgs is poisonous to the thyroid. This seems to radically contradict the pre-war evidence. But another reason for this is the body's lack of anti-oxidants in the modern processed food diet. Dr Guy Abraham, from the Iodine Project has explained this apparent anomally through his own research. On conversion of thyroglobulin to T3 and T4, hydrogen peroxide(HP) - a pro-oxidant -- is quite naturally produced as a by-product inside the thyroid cells. But if the cell lacks an anti-oxidant enzyme -- glutathione peroxidase -- to mop up and neutralize the excss HP-- then the inevitable excess build up of HP in the cell will eventually helps to destroy the cell and it also changes the thyroglobulin as a protein -- too such an extent that the blood's anti-bodies see these altered thyroglobulin particles as dangerous foreign protein bodies, which are then attacked by the anti-bodies with accompanying cell damage and thyroid nodule formation as a result of this complex interaction.

Notably, neither the Indonesian man nor the African woman that I helped never suffered at all from thyroiditis caused by high iodine supplementation. The obvious reason for this must be that they were eating healthier and more natural diets -- no processed food -- that was high in anti-oxidants. So their higher anti-oxidant levels could more easily cope with the high iodine intake. But in the case of western people who eat polluted processed food and water every day -- this is why they have such a problem with lugols iodine supplementtion -- because there are not enough anti-oxidants -- and particularly the anti-oxidants that help form glutathione peroxidase -- in their diet.

The Liver Support Protocol that I always advise with the anti-candida protocol contains ALA, cysteine and Selenium and Milk Thistle -- which all promotes increased formation of both glutathione and glutathione peroxidase in the human body. So not only does this Liver Support Protocol support and protect the liver -- it also supports thyroid recovery as well.

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Hi Bill, I am always surprised at how easily people seem to be able to give up grains, sugar and/or dairy. I find this very difficult. By ridding one's body of candida, will these foods ever be able to be included in the diet again, or are they basically gone for good? Do you eat vegetables for breakfast? And then vegetables and a little protein (I think you mentioned white meat or fish) the rest of the day? Is this forever? Thank you for the clarification.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1165 Posts
Hi Rsw... Even when I had candida, I never had cravings for sugar. Symptoms vary widely with candida. But a constant excessive diet of sugar and carbohydrates with candida and things like sweeteners are definitely linked to cravings. There is no argument otherwise -- too much sugar and carbohydrate in the diet are bad for you and are bad habits to defend.

But I'm certainly no saint. I like chocolate and black forest cake but I may only indulge once a month. And afterwards I know I've been a bad boy so I alkalize like crazy and take other supplements for a short while that inhibit sugar in the body like ALA, cysteine etc. I don't generally have any cravings for sugary things to eat although I do enjoy a moderate fruit intake. The fear about catchng candida again -- I know what this beast can do to your quality of life -- is far greater in me and tends to completely dominate all my bad habits now.

The lesson here is that after you get rid of the candida -- which is one of the main reasons that causes all the cravings -- then your cravings should lessen quite naturally. As long as you learn about the candida yourself and eat a non-processed food diet, you can set up your own preventative aftercure protocol as I have done. I always supplement lugols iodine, humic acid, minerals, vitamins and keep orange oil(limonene), lavender oil, aspirin, Black Seed, methylene blueand other stuff for other emergencies. I might also admit that virtually all these nutrients I have mentioned can kill candida as well other pathogens. That's because I have a high respect for candida -- never underestimate this clever fungus. If bacteria and viruses are the regular troops and enemy of your immune system then candida should be regarded as it's Special Forces or its highly competent Guerrilla Force that is fully capable of hiding in the body in biofilms with its other pathogen buddies(viruses and bacteria), easily adjusting to drugs, breeding with your cells, causing sugar cravings and using superior chemical warfare against your immune system -- like aldehydes, alcohols and poisonous proteins -- to further weaken your health state and wreak havoc on your quaity of life.

Above all, avoid sugar and carbohydrates in your diet when you have candida. If you don't, then you are just feeding the candida inside you and it will become even harder to cure.

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh

Thank you, Bill for this insight. I am starting to think I will be able to do this now. I knew it would be impossible for me to go without at least some dessert forever and the whole oat bran, which I prefer for breakfast, in the long run. But now it seems like a doable plan. I have been trying to follow your protocol for a long time, but always slip up on my diet. Now that you mention it, though, I think I have been doing better and maybe some of these cravings are subsiding, so I appreciate your encouraging advise and am glad to hear it's not all or nothing.
Replied by Eve
Pennsylvania, US

Hi Bill!? Thank you for this information!!!! This is amazing! I`m 39 and never had a vaginal itching problem before. I`m glad to find this page:) I do have in my pantry Lugol`s iodine 2% so now I start taking for sure!

2 drop with a glass of spring water?

But the most interesting thing is that 7 weeks ago I start a very CLEAN diet! Not just feel much better but I lost 26lb! So I wondering why is candida start to give me trouble when my diet is all organic, gluten free, dairy free, sodium nitrate and antibiotics free + taking good herbs, juice fast, massage, infrared sauna?

Replied by Jhlife
Atlanta, Ga

I just wanted to add in regard to BV, I had it a couple of years ago and it was recurrent no matter what my Dr. gave me. Finally, I ask a friend of mines who is well versed with natural cures what I should do and she simply said, "2tbsp of natural aloe vera to 8oz of unsweetened cranberry juice. Not only does it get rid of the BV, I have also found that it works well with balder infections. Pray this helps someone as it did me.

Hotep (peace)

Replied by Kaliena
Tampa, Fl

I would be very concern about something I use to kill roaches. This is such a highly poisonous powder the warning on the bottle states keep away from childern and animals, flush with water if injested and call the poison control. Pleas clarify if you actually mean boric acid.

Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc   1  0   

Posted by M_mtz (Ca, Usa) on 03/21/2014


I was having ELECTRICAL CURRENTS there that kept me from sleeping. Went on a vulva info website ( n learned it has to do w staying off my female parts as I work at a desk. So by adjusting my seated position n taking breakes those shocking currents disappeared right away!

Applying Vaseline for coating protection really helped as well! ACV stings too much n I believe I've tried just about everything out there!


Out of PURE DESPERATION AFTER YEARS OF SUFFERING this week I took double daily dose of CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM/ZINC and it cut the itching completely, like I never ever had it n I've had it for many years now! Nothing has relieved it like this but next day I ate late n felt very acidic n the C/M/Z didn't help as much so am figuring it has EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ACIDITY.

Itching as someone wrote is a form of PAIN, that was BRILLIANT n makes perfect sense! So I also took a pain reliever + 2 C/M/Z (3 being a daily dose according to bottle/Nature Made) - every 3 hours. Replaced one dose of Ibuprofen with an aspirin once a day. So this is what has alleviated the itch almost completely. Staying less acidic by not eating heavy at night plus the C/M/Z + pain reliever! Now I am finally able to get some much needed sleep n I haven't slept soundly in months!

Hope this helps someone!

Replied by Luckycat
Smithville, Tx

Calcium and Magnesium should be taken separately. They cancel each other out. You should take Magnesium at night and Calcium during the day. Magnesium has regulatory function with Calcium. Low Magnesium levels cause Calcium to precipitate out of the blood, contributing to trouble such as gout and hardening of the arteries.
Replied by Bandf
British Columbia

Calcium needs to be taken at night as that's the only time your body will absorb it properly when you are sleeping. Please make sure you have your facts straight before giving advice.

Cold Water Treatment   1  0   

Posted by Lotusborn (Hi, Usa) on 05/18/2015

[YEA]  Hi, I want to thank you all for your input. Was tremendously helpful for me. My itching with swelling of vulva was driving me insane and sleepless nights were unavoidable.

I had cured this problem before but this time, it came back so quickly. First of all, I was at a loss at the cause of it: bacterial, viral, fungal or yeast or parasites. I went to a gynecologist some 3 weeks ago to get tested. As usual she could only make out I had had an infection which was almost gone. Nothing detected.

I even took a round of anti-biotics as I felt so tortured and I didn't trust the test results of my doctor whom I don't trust very much. I wished I had read your page before that.

I am now pretty sure to know it's a fungal infection. I use to wear sanitary napkins all the time. No air is coming in. I live in the tropics. Now I will just wear cotton underwear. I tried different remedies which were offered here: Honey helped for a while, I drank ACV, 4 tablespoons with Cinnamon, was great for my digestion and will continue that.

I used Turmeric in the past, Neem Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, yogurt with some tea tree. It had all helped in the past, but not now. But what did help and what I didn't see anywhere here is this: Ice cold water on a wash cloth and to sleep with that!!!! Reliiiieeeef had come and sleep.

I am all for the cure of causes, but when one lives in the tropic like I do, sometimes a fungal infection or other topical infection occurs and the symptoms have to be dealt with. Especially if they drive you nuts.

So, I applied ice cold water treatment several times till the swelling got back. Finally, I just left the last application and went to sleep soundly in the same position all night. The swelling needs to be dealt with and only ice cold water achieved this: nothing else did. Now, I will go without my sanitary napkins so that air can get to that area. Will make sure to use some ACV also for keeping a good PH and honey to heal the irritation. But the most important relief came from the Ice Cold Water treatment.

I also took a sitzbath in iodine (iodine which is used on wounds, about 3 tablespoons on a gallon of water) with very warm water. Wonderful relief from that, too.

I could in no way have tried garlic on my very irritated area. I suggest one uses gentle remedies as to not irritate even further. I am all for garlic otherwise.

Replied by Lotusborn

Hi, I guess I was wrong with my diagnosis. It seems now that I was allergic to the sanitary napkins I wore all the time. Just leaving them off seems to have cured my problem. I saw online that other women got a rash from them as they seem to be treated with harsh chemicals. Posting this so that somebody else out there who is clueless like me might want to consider the impact of sanitary napkins.
Replied by Lotusborn

To make a long story short: I had parasites. My vagina, vulvar area and butt were terribly red, itchy and swollen. And ultimately, I took an Albendazole 400 mg, twice within 24 hours as I was so run down and needed fast relief. When the symptoms of itching are only at night, starting in the evenings, that is a sure sign for pinworms or something like that. I didn't get a proper diagnosis, but the pills helped. I have already ordered Clarkia for the follow up treatment.

Colloidal Silver, St. John's Wort Oil, Aloe Vera   0  0   

Posted by Panaiota (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 05/30/2012

Over the past 6 years, I've had almost constant problems with vaginal redness/irritation/burning and herpes outbreaks. For the past few weeks I've used a combination of natural treatments and I finally feel normal. I've experimented over the years with remedies people have shared but nothing has worked this well for me, not even close. I also have been pretty good about not eating things with a lot of arginine (eating foods with a higher lysine ratio) and I think this helps too. SO... The remedy is a few dabs of tea tree oil applied directly to the area, a few sprays of colloidal silver, and I recently added St. John's Wort oil (supposed to be anti-viral) and Aloe Gel (soothing/cooling/repairing) to the mix. In the beginning, I repeated the process every few hours but now I do it once in the morning and once before bed and I still feel great. Now that it's working so well, I'm afraid to take out one of the remedies because I want this feeling to last forever! I hope this works for you because I know how frustrating it is when you think nothing is ever going to work.

Replied by Cyndi
Pensacola, Fl

What foods have you cut out and what kind are you eating. Thanks for the post, going to try it your way!

Douching With Baking Soda, H2O2   0  0   

Posted by G (San Diego, Ca) on 03/10/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hey folks, I just wanted to put my sense in the mix.. I have experienced the same itching and tingling... Reading this makes me feel better that I am not alone.. But I have seen lots of results from douching once with baking soda.. About 2-3 tablesoops and then douching with peroxide.. I was scared to do the peroxide but I will try it again since soo many comment on it.. Also.. I tried to drink a little peroxide in water and then some baking soda water.. Not sure if this helped.. But mentally it made me feel cleaner.. I'm not a doctor... I also eat moslty natural and organic foods, including natural soda.. Thank you Virgils' root beer! I'm not fat or anything but having the itch made me really feel like trash... Thank you everyone.. I will comment if anything changes.. This is day one.. But the best day I've had in two years!

Garlic   3  0   

Posted by Pteetlaydie (Milwaukee, Wi) on 06/26/2013

[YEA]  I found this remedy for the external itching of the vagina from a yeast infection on the internet somewhere. I didn't have any garlic cloves at the time. I can't lie to you. If your vagina is irritated from the itching, it will burn like hell to begin with. However, it only burned for a minute or less. I had run out of options when I tried this remedy and didn't have many ingredients at home. So I tried this and it did help alot. Afterwards, all of the discomfort and itching subsided very quickly. Mix garlic powder and warm water together to make a thick paste. Make sure that it isn't too soupy or too thick. Apply it to the affected external area of the vagina. I know it stinks and it may burn for a little bit, but it's better to have the garlic odor and a little bit of burning than to continuously itch, burn, be in pain and have inflammation. This remedy is well worth the effort if you need immediate relief. It sure helped me and I am thankful.

Replied by Enje Pretty

[YEA]   Garlic works. I tried it and tho it was painful, it worked
Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada

Enje Pretty from Canada--

I have the same thing since last summer. What really helps is sesame oil or Maha Narayan oil which is sesame oil with added minerals used for many things. It works immediately without the terrible pain when using ACV.

Oils are anti fungal. In between one can pacify the area with chamomile tea pack or wash. All other remedies in EC did not work for me. The terrible itch is gone and it does not seem to spread which seemed the case before. What I fear is did this fungal infection move up inside? Then, what to do. Namaste, Om

Replied by Sally
Lakeland Fl

[YEA]   Oh you so much for the hint on mixing garlic powder and water to a paste and smearing it on. I did not sleep last night because of intense itching and couldn't find anything that brought any relief . I was desperate and tried the garlic paste and it took it mostly away. I waited a few hrs and did it again and am almost 100% ok. A few twangs of itching. Thank you so much. It does burn for about 5 mins but was well worth it. I was miserable. Hopefully I can sleep tonight.
Replied by 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.

Honey   3  0   

Posted by Sharon (Nj) on 09/14/2014

[YEA]  I tried virgin coconut oil and got some relief at first. Then I tried honey. It worked much better and the itch is almost completely gone after 2 days of use. I applied it once a day in the morning after a shower. I also used a pantiliner to protect my underwear.

Posted by Marah (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 02/05/2012

[YEA]  Recently I have had problems with vaginal itching. I have not been tested yet so I'm not sure exactly what it is but I was on Earth Clinic looking for something to relieve the itching until I get diagnosed. The itching was so bad two nights ago that I could not sleep and was desperate to find something that would take the itch away. That night I tried Lidocaine cream which kind of worked but only very short term and only lessened the itch some.

Then yesterday I tried unpasteurised honey. I use locally produced unpasteurized honey as a cure for my allergies to cats and is worked wonders so I though I would try it out on this. I know that honey has a strong antibacterial as well as healing qualities so it just made sense to try it. At first it stung because I am quite sore down there but it wasn't as bad as the Lidocaine cream and after about 5 or so min of discomfort it stopped stinging and the itch started going away!!! I applied honey to a tampon and inserted it. I also applied honey all over where ever it was itchy. I left the tampon in for several hours and then reapplied a generous amount of honey after removing the tampon and just before going to bed. I had no itching while I was trying to sleep last night and today is much improved!! I will reapply honey again today and probably continue in the hopes of killing or at the very least relieving the itching of whatever is going on down there. Hope this is helpful!

(If anyone is interested I eat a Tablespoon or two of this honey every day and it completely got rid of my allergies to cats. I live with 7 cats and used to take reactin every day to control my allergies but I found that I was getting headaches from it. After using the honey for about a week I didn't need the reactin anymore. It's amazing!! And my allergies are quite severe. I am the kind that my eyes run and swell up and I sneeze uncontrollably etc.)

Replied by M
L.a., Ca

[YEA]   I, too, take honey every day for allergies. I've had an itch for about a week. I didn't want to take the OTC stuff; it seems so extreme and too strong. So, I used honey as a topical ointment (so to speak). The itching, which was more annoying than serious, stopped almost immediately. I'll keep using it throughout the day and report back if it ultimately stops working.
Replied by May

Am using the honey right now... Let's see if it works ;) thank you!
Replied by Che
Tx., US

Regular honey?

Hormone Balancing Herbs   1  0   

Posted by M_mtz (El Centro, Ca, Usa) on 04/18/2013

[YEA]  Vaginal Itch/Slight Discharge: Had the worst case which kept me awake most of the night, thought I would lose my mind! Read the posts and the ACV helped alot but I still has terrible sensation of super slight but super irritating discharge almost every 5 minutes. I remembered my mom had brought me some natural menopause pills from Mexico called posciclo containing an herb mix and took one pill and was finally able to sleep, symptoms diminished. Next night took 2 and felt no symptoms at all! So I will take one morning and one night for the next week and then one at night for a while! This must be a hormone imbalance more than anything is what I believe. Hope this helps.

Replied by M_mtz
El Centro, Ca, Usa

To add to this post: Still felt discomfort from the slight discharge. I've read it has to do with the shrinking of the uterus during menopause. It is very very slight, colorless, odorless yet strikingly irritating. I took the above posted remedy but still had the discharge discomfort felt like tiny shocks to my private area every 5-20 minutes and while I could ignore it during the day could not ignore at night when trying to rest or doze off. Dreadful lack of sleep, felt aweful. Luckily had the bright idea of applying diaper rash cream to coat the private areas and took an aspirin and this helped. Had to pass along. Best to you with this misery.

Kefir   1  0   

Posted by J.j. (New York) on 01/30/2013

[YEA]  29 y/o female - I've been having a CONSTANT itch down there for at least 3 months brought on by a mega-dose of chocolate and sweets during hurricane Sandy hibernation. Within six hours of eating FAR too much sugar, I was itching.

I have a history of long term antibiotics for UTIs and Throat Infections, and have a history of Yeast Infections, and about 50/50 success rate with OTC or prescription YI treatment.

Went to the doctor, came back negative culture for yeast or bacteria though both were seen on the slide. Dr. put me on boric acid saying it would work on both Yeast and Bacteria. It helped initially and then stopped. Also went on a 10-day round of Diflucan which also didn't work, the itch was still there.

Finally got very fed up and tried a Kefir soaked tampon (I'd tried yogurt with no luck). Itch was gone almost immediately. I'm now drinking Kefir and using it as a douche, and follow that up with inserting a tampon to keep it in. I've been itch free for three days now, and plan on continuing the Kefir douche and tampon for at least two or three weeks. I'm desperate to get rid of this, it's driving me insane.

Also have been on a low/no sugar, no wheat diet for Candida. I can't say for sure that's what this round is, even though it was brought on by sugar.

All I can say is that I'm clearly deficient in the healthy bacteria that colonizes the vagina. I've read that it takes 21 days for probiotics to colonize (no source, sorry - could be totally false info), so I'm going to drink the Kefir and do this for that long to give the colonization process a chance.

I've also read that yogurt and kefir DO NOT help re-colonize the vagina, as they need to go through the intestines to pick up the DNA in order to be able to attach to the vaginal cell walls (again, no source... Sorry, I forget! ). But, my suspicion is that while the probiotics in Kefir cannot colonize on their own in the vagina, they still work to crowd out the harmful pathogens, be it yeast or bacteria, and in this way work to relieve symptoms UNTIL the vagina is able to re-colonize on its own.

Here's to hoping. I'll repost in a month after I've been off the Kefir douches/tampons for a few days. Then I plan on doing once a week maintenance. Fingers crossed.

Multiple Remedies   3  1   

Posted by Sunny (Ca) on 12/18/2013

[YEA]  Many remedies I have tried for vagina itch which work:

Sea Salt in bath, stay in bath for a while, do for one week.

Or use fumes of very hot sea salt water, to let this vapor go in the vagina, you can use a bucket. Can look for this in you tube.

Can soak tampons in one of following solutions, insert and leave in.

Sea Salt and water mixture ( I think this is the most effective) ( get pure sea salt, not with additives) ( will boil salt in drinking water let cool and soak)

Oregano tea mixture ( boil oregano in water, let cool) ( you vagina tampon will smell like pizza lol! )

chamomile tea mixture ( same as above, no sugar or course) ( this is more mild)

Can remake and re insert new created ones as necessary.

I like to use the plastic inserting tampons, dip in solution and insert.

Other useful ideas that I have not tried, are coconut oil, and aloe vera. I would also suggest taking oregano oil internally, and cutting back on breads and sugar. Pass the kindness forward, you can make a difference! <3

Posted by Dee (Springfield, Ma) on 11/09/2013

[NAY]  I have had severe vaginal itching for over a year now, sometimes radiating to beginning of anus. Have seen primary md who has given me fluconazole Sept 2012 after a month of suffering. It worked and then returned one month later. She gave me a second dose (it's a one time pill deal) in April 2013 and it lasted only a couple weeks. She now wants me to go to hospital to have pap smear done (everything is gone and shrunk, she couldn't fit the instrument and hospital would have to give anesthesia-i cancelled appointment last week; I don't feel comfortable doing that and all my insides were surgically removed including cervix) I tried various treatments on this web site only giving symptomatic relief during day but only to return at night. These are what I've tried, three day herb tea to drink (consisting of equal amounts mullein, raspberry and sage herbs-gave relief for a week), marigold ointment, tea tree oil, colloidal silver gel ointment, the last and latest herb pharm fungus fighter, did not use these all at once. My last resort is in addition to the fungus fighter which appears to be helping a bit (i have to use it three times a day and especially before bed at night) is taking the fungus fighter internally. A friend said it could be die off from candida, but am desperate. I have quit bread, don't use sugar, but have used stevia (does this need to go also?) when I use ultima replenesher (as a sports drink) that contains stevia. My diet is primarily vegetarian and have made green salads with apple cider vinegar and 21 seasoning salute (trader joe's) as dressing. I don't know what else to do; just found Bill's protocol and I plan to begin this tonight. Any additional help I would appreciate. I am starting to fear cancer as I'm 61 years old and had complete abdominal hysterectomy in 1996 because of pre-cancer uterus. Oncologist said they got everything in time, but I'm begining to wonder. Thanks and God Bless for any help at all.

P.S. My ultimate reason for writing is I'm beginning to have slight dizziness and overall tired feeling like fatique since beginning the fungus fighter internally (40 drops fungus fighter with 40 drops of Dr. Christopher's liquid echinacea extract; will stop on the seventh day (tomorrow) for a week as echinacea needs a week on and week off I'm told). Thanks again.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

Dear Dee,

You have certainly tried a lot of things to help you suffering and I am sorry nothing is working for you. A few things come to mind that you might try for some relief. One is activated charcoal. Because it adsorbs toxins, it may help with any die off you are experiencing. I know it has helped some with Lyme disease die off. You can take 2 teaspoons in 8 ounces of water 2 hours away from any medication, daily. It is kind of gritty. You can also use it topically. This may be kind of messy but it helps with inflammation and itching. You could follow the directions for how to make a charcoal poultice on the activated charcoal page, or you could just pour some of the charcoal water you drink onto a panty-liner or sanitary pad. You could lay part of a paper towel over the pad if their is charcoal grit on it. But it would easily come off in a shower. Change this every few hours during the day. Or just try it for overnight.

Another thing you could try is turmeric (internally.) We have found turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon, twice a day, or 2 capsules twice a day) to be very helpful for itching and inflammation.

Both of these remedies are best with plenty of water to avoid constipation.

Your diet sounds very good. I don't think Stevia should be a problem. You could add some extra virgin coconut oil to your diet. It is anti-fungal (and anti-everything else that is bad! ) 1-3 Tablespoons a day would be great. You can also use this topically, adding a drop of tea tree to it (I know you have tried tea tree, but it might be good with the coconut oil.) We have also found the combination of tea tree and lavender essential oils to work topically for fungal issues. (But I do dilute them for use in children or in sensitive skin areas.)

I hope you find something that will give you some relief soon. Keep us posted! God bless you!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Uniquesmilinka
Albuquerque Nm

I have gone thru what you are going thru last year. I would itch so bad. I came across a few things you might want to try. 1. Take a vinegar bath and soak for about 20 mins. Vinegar kills fungus. 2. Take a probiotic "a live" culture. I take about 3 pills when I get to itching and get the highest dosage I can get like 50 billion. 3. I soak in baking soda as well. The ph level could be off and soaking in baking soda helps the ph level come up in your vagina area and in your blood. 4. Get some ointment for diaper rash and make sure it has 40% zinc (this helps alot).

I hope the above suggestions help you. They have helped me.

My doctor said having yeast problems can be a start to being a diabetic.

Another thing that might help is jock itch spray. It burns but that means it is killing off the yeast.

Good luck. You can message me if you have questions.

Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado

Dee: The efficiency with which we produce ATP is at the core of our resistance to disease. ATP is recognized as a neurotransmitter, growth factor, pain perception mediator, nerve cell protector, cancer fighter, and intracellular signaling molecule. ATP maintains mitochondrial protein complexes in a fully extended water polarizing state. Raw sugar and beneficial nutrients from whole cane, organic fruit, and honey, make ATP more efficiently than other foods. Google Andrew Kim Blogs, why cells go bad and insulin revisited. Watch raw food for candida and cancer videos. P.S. The nutrients in salad leaves are locked up in the cellulose. Make green smoothies.
Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado

Dee: Nutrients in lettuce are locked up in the cellulose. Grinding them up in the blender releases them. Baby leaves have hormones, growth factors, and steroids not in mature leaves.
Replied by Dee
Springfield, Ma

November 10, 2013 Thanks to Mike 62, Mama to Many and others for suggestions. I'm going to purchase activated charcoal before health store closes and Mike you confirmed I need to start juicing my greens... I have put it off because I need a good juicer. Any suggestions on a moderate priced one? Thanks to earth clinic for posting my question so fast. I tried the raw unpasteurized honey last night and it did get me through most of the night, but it sure is messy and ultimately had to get up by 4 a.m. with the itching returning but not as bad. Also started Bill's protocol from Ted this morning with the ACV and baking soda. Willing to try anything from the people at earth clinic and just want to close with a positive note. Used to suffer with chronic bronchitis every spring, until I found earth clinic six years ago and the witch's brew among other suggestions took care of bronchitis; thank God it never came back! You are all a Godsend! God Bless and will keep you posted about the progress. I'm greatly encouraged. Dee
Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado

Dee: You can grind them up in a blender.
Replied by Toourlady89
Hayward Ca

For severe itching, you could try Allertec, its for allergies, but it does relieve itches.. Take it at night for it could cause drowsiness, try half of the pill for less drowsy effect.

Or try anti itch cream Sarna Regular anti itch lotion, its minty and helps with any itchiness. Can be used as often as needed..

Replied by Jos

Please could you list the ingredients of witches brew I'm suffering with bronchial probs at the moment and would be grateful for any suggestions.
Replied by Dee
Springfield, Ma

Thanks for everyone's help. I love this website and am so grateful to all the wounded healers! It's hard to believe it's only a week and the itching has stayed completely gone!! PTL! Thanks to all the suggestions, most I tried, but what helped the most was apple cider vinegar and baking soda 2X a day and D.V. will keep on doing this except to take one day of rest and then resume. Was unable to get activated charcoal unless I order it, but so far everything else is working.
Replied by Dee
Springfield, Ma

I don't have internet at home, so just got to library today (11/16/13) to reply to Jos from Thailand; hope it's not too late as I printed it from my file as is: Here are ingredients for Witch's Brew:


Anonymous writes, "For a cough that will not stop, make a remedy my brother and I always called Witches Brew. This was from my Great Grandmother.

Mix 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil or Butter
1 Tbsp. Honey or Sugar
1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
Melt it all together, and take while still warm"

Earth Clinic note: You may try substituting Olive Oil for the butter!
Replied by Dee
Springfield, Ma

Hi folks at earth clinic! I couldn't wait till tomorrow to share the itching problem is completely gone down there! PTL! Felt a little die off symptoms that made me sluggish this past week, but will gladly trade that to be on the way to getting rid of candida. Have added other protocols, one in particular; soaking in Epsom salts, baking soda, borax combination; someone here suggested it-don't remember who. At first it left my legs and chest area (had intermittent itching on chest and legs) red, but after second time it went away, so maybe it took getting used to; I started soak for fifteen minutes and soak now for twenty minutes, every other day.

I do have a question for Ted, however. I am deathly allergic to iodine, IVP, shellfish, etc. Is there something similar to lugol's iodine I can add for candida and/or cancer treatment? I am still finding pimples or little lumps down in the opening genital area (my apologies for being so graphic) and that's why I tried the soaking; still have fears about cancer because of precancer surgery down there in 1996 (complete abdominal hysterectomy; they said the pathology was negative). Also, I am still having fears about trying the borax drink. My box is a green and white one that says "Borax Laundry Booster Detergent" and has warning about not taking internally and calling doctor or poison control center if you do. Is it all right to take this one (1/8 tsp. in liter of water throughout the day)? Thanks, Ted (and Bill) so much. Very grateful to you and everyone especially the individual who started this website. I am so grateful after 14 agonizing months not to have that horrible itching down there anymore! Still doing the apple cider vinegar/b.s. drink.

Oh, I also found that eliminating all fruit (including dried cranberries and apricots with walnuts) was the additional key; maybe there's a pre diabetic condition since everyone in my family has had diabetes, except me thank God. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Dee

Replied by Dee
Springfield, Ma

[YEA]   December 18, 2013 Dear Mama to many: I first emailed earth clinic with vaginal itching problem the beginning of November. I don't remember if I thanked you for your suggestions, but thanks again if I did. Finally, the activated charcoal came in and I took one capsule. I started off on the low dose side. (i am always nervous trying new things) Although I had slight stomach discomfort, the lingering back pain (i have had it since doing the borax, epsom salt baths with baking soda-i was too afraid to ingest borax because of kidney problems) went away the next day! Not only that, I have had no itching down there after having done the above mentioned baths, not to mention taking the baking soda and water five days on, two days off. As I read many, many posts on kidney pain and kidney disease, I stopped using the ACV for a couple weeks. But I believe the act. charcoal did the trick. Sorry for digressing, but anyway, not only did the back pain leave, but several hours after taking it, I had a biting, pinching sensation down there is the best way to describe it and then nothing. Now I have had no itching or anything for a month so it was interesting this happened after taking act. charcoal. I don't know nearly enough as you or other experts on earth clinic, but it seems anything left down there, the act. charcoal pulled it out?! I have now lost 12 pounds in a little over one month and feel so much better. The hardest initially was staying away from bread even, gluten free stuff, I believe that is another factor, but am now greatly enjoying my hummus on cabbage or lettuce leaves and on celery. Thanks also I copied your instructions (if I should need to make a poultice in the future) for making the charcoal poultice. If I didn't have a part-time job, I would be reading on here more often. I did ask a question about food grade hydrogen peroxide and was referred to many pages, but decided the one I was going to use at health food store by Essential Oxygen (3%) does have one stabilizer in it-so I will hold off for now. God bless you and everyone at earth clinic. I pray everyone also continues to have good or better health! Gratefully yours, Dee
Replied by Dee
Springfield, Ma

[YEA]   December 18, 2013 Dear Mama to many: I first emailed earth clinic with vaginal itching problem the beginning of November. I don't remember if I thanked you for your suggestions, but thanks again if I did. Finally, the activated charcoal came in and I took one capsule. I started off on the low dose side. (i am always nervous trying new things) Although I had slight stomach discomfort, the lingering back pain (i have had it since doing the borax, epsom salt baths with baking soda-i was too afraid to ingest borax because of kidney problems) went away the next day! Not only that, I have had no itching down there after having done the above mentioned baths, not to mention taking the baking soda and water five days on, two days off. As I read many, many posts on kidney pain and kidney disease, I stopped using the ACV for a couple weeks. But I believe the act. charcoal did the trick. Sorry for digressing, but anyway, not only did the back pain leave, but several hours after taking it, I had a biting, pinching sensation down there is the best way to describe it and then nothing. Now I have had no itching or anything for a month so it was interesting this happened after taking act. charcoal. I don't know nearly enough as you or other experts on earth clinic, but it seems anything left down there, the act. charcoal pulled it out?! I have now lost 12 pounds in a little over one month and feel so much better. The hardest initially was staying away from bread even, gluten free stuff, I believe that is another factor, but am now greatly enjoying my hummus on cabbage or lettuce leaves and on celery. Thanks also I copied your instructions (if I should need to make a poultice in the future) for making the charcoal poultice. If I didn't have a part-time job, I would be reading on here more often. I did ask a question about food grade hydrogen peroxide and was referred to many pages, but decided the one I was going to use at health food store by Essential Oxygen (3%) does have one stabilizer in it-so I will hold off for now. God bless you and everyone at Earth Clinic. I pray everyone also continues to have good or better health! Gratefully yours, Dee
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

Dear Dee,

What a blessing to hear your success story...I know it will be helpful to others down the road. Your perseverance in finding a solution and diligence in treating yourself have paid is so rewarding when this happens. Take care and God bless you!

~Mama to Many~

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