Vaginal Itch Remedies

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


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Posted by Cibitka (EU) on 06/27/2016 6 posts
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Here is protocol, that I apply whenever I get raw and inflamed lady parts:

1. I put non-pasteurised and non-filtered ACV into a small (cereal) bowl.
2. I shower my lady parts, but I don't use any cosmetics, no soap, no intime shower gel, just rinse with water.
3. I take a cotton pad, wet it in the ACV and pat-clean gently over the whole lady parts area.
If the area is really raw, this procedure burns like hell during the first 1-2 mins, but then its ok.
If you are not prepared to bear it, mix ACV with equal part of lukewarm water in the bowl - this will cause less burning.
4. Leave the area with the ACV on for few minutes (up to 10 mins is enough).
5. Rinse very briefly with water - some ACV residues will only be beneficial.
6. Pat dry with paper towel.

Important rules:

1. NEVER DRY YOUR LADY PARTS WITH STANDARD TOWEL. Always use paper kitchen towels instead.

2. CONSIDER QUITTING SUPERMARKET-BASED COSMETICS, that you have been applying on your lady parts.
Most (if not all) of commercial products from supermarkets contain ingredients, that I see on the bathroom ingredients 'Black Lists'. Even though the package declares 'bio/organic/magic plant/diamond dust/future technology' - the miniature font ingredients on the other side of the package tell a completely different story... often a scary one...

I have observed, that whenever I return to 'standard' cosmetics for a longer period of time, my lady parts health is shaken.
I now choose carefully what I wash it with. And by choosing, I don't mean looking at the front of the package, but at the back - where the INCI ingredients list is. That list is the ONLY part of package, that tells you clearly, whether the content is any good.

Considerations:

1. Often I just use left-over tea from my herbal tea jug or mix ACV with bit of water and clean my lady parts with a cotton pad while showering. If nature really needed a soapy thing for my lady parts, it would have had for sure created a gland for it somewhere on my body...
2. I also tend to not wear tight underwear during night. Often no underwear during the night at all.
3. If I encounter dryness afterwards, I tend to use a cold-pressed oil of any kind. Non-refined coconut oil is quite pleasant.


Posted by Sunny (Ca) on 12/18/2013 6 posts
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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.

Tampons:
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
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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
11/09/2013

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
11/09/2013

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
11/09/2013

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
11/10/2013

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
11/10/2013

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
11/10/2013

Dee: You can grind them up in a blender.

Replied by Toourlady89
Hayward Ca
11/12/2013

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
Thailand
11/12/2013

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
11/16/2013

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
11/16/2013

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:

THE WITCHES BREW REMEDY

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
11/22/2013

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
12/18/2013
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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
12/18/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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
12/18/2013

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 off...it is so rewarding when this happens. Take care and God bless you!

~Mama to Many~


Vaginal Itch Remedies  

Posted by Plainjane (Planet Earth) on 10/28/2013

I"m 56, post-menopausal. I have all the symptoms--hot flashes, memory loss, dryness in my nether regions, etc. My question today is for the itch down there. Inside as well as out--not all over, put certain areas constantly. This is not in infection or inflammation, but hormonal. When it first started I thought I had a bug bite, but that was several years ago and the itch/irritation persists. It feels like I have splinters, inside and out, and just get no relief. I've tried evening primrose oil, coconut oil, olive oil, vit e oil, soaking in epsom salts, estrogen cream, progesterone cream.......This is driving me crazy. Any suggestions other than go on and die already?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/28/2013

Plainjane, have you tried cutting down sugar consumption?

Replied by Plainjane
Planet Earth
10/28/2013

You betcha. I have done all the standard remedies. Could you explain how sugar consumption can cause hormonal itchiness? I could see if it was candida, etc, but it's not. Funny, but I can put lotion on the external spot and get no relief, but my avon face cream soothes it tremendously (lasts about 5 minutes, so no solution).

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh
10/28/2013

Stop ALL sugar, processed foods and breads. Add organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and baking soda to water and sip throughout the day. Search here on this earthclinic site for recommended dosages. Usually it's 1-2 tablespoons ACV + 1/4 teaspoon Baking SODA (NOT powder) to a 16-ounce glass of purified/distilled/filtered water.

Stick to this plan for at least a month, including stopping ALL sugar, processed foods and breads, increase fresh/organic veggies and fruits (more veggies than fruits due to the "sugar" (fructose) in the fruit).

Replied by Plainjane
Planet Earth
10/28/2013

I've been doing the acv/baking soda for over 5 years now, so that's not a solution. I/m still waiting for someone to tell me why sugar must be avoided--is it becuase sugar is bad, bad bad? or is there some reason for it. As I said before, I do not consume sugar as sugar, but I do eat an extremely good diet and consume mostly raw veg's, when I eat beef it's from my grass-fed steers and eggs/chicken from my free range, pastured hens. No dairy, no caffiene, nothing processed. I even eat my eggs raw, so please just give me the logic behind 'stop all sugar'.

Replied by Mike 62
Denver, Colorado
10/28/2013

Plainjane: Making good hormones, preventing them from becoming bad hormones, and regulating them is the complete program. Aromatization is what you are experiencing. Chew and let dissolve through the gums 20g/day raw sweet potatoe. This makes progesterone. Eat 1 oz./day capers. This has quercitin, an aromatization inhibitor. Take 1g/day hops alcohol extract sublingually. This has xanthuomal. This is the most potent aromatization inhibitor. Take 3g/day cold processed maca or 12g/day regular maca. This regulates the hormones. Google raw food videos for nutritional support.

Replied by Plum Happy
Earth
10/29/2013

I agree with another poster about sugar. But I would go further. Sounds like severe yeast. If so, you need to drop simple carbs since they turn to sugar in you body and drop sweeteners except strevia, it is an herb and does not harm your body unless you are alergic. This means no grains, potatoes, fruits, etc. Anytime I itch I can trace it to these things in my diet and have to lay off. When you are clear of this, add little back at a time but don't ever go back to it regularly or you will repeat the problem. This included leaving alone artificial sweeteners and diet sodas. Yuck.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/29/2013

Plainjane, no I cannot explain how sugar does anything, but I do know that when consuming much less, all manner of itching is relieved.

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
10/29/2013

What are the ingredients in the face cream? If not on the jar, sometimes you can contact the company to get them.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
10/29/2013

Dear Plainjane,

Regarding sugar being bad...as I understand it, sugar increases inflammation and supresses the immune system. But I think that is processed sugar, not natural sugars like honey or sugar found in fruit. I think there are some health conditions that may make it prudent to avoid even those. But, personally, I think natural forms of sugar in moderation are part of a healthy diet.

There are some herbs that may be helpful to your condition. Philip Fritchey recommends several for menopausal discomfort, hot flashes, etc. If your itching is indeed caused by menopause, (which it seems to be) one or more of these herbs may help and hopefully correct other uncomfortable symptoms as well. He recommends Black Cohosh, Vitex, Dong Quai and Red Clover.

For the Black Cohosh he recommends 1 - 4 #0 capsules a day, or 15-30 drops of tincture three times a day.

For Vitex he commends 2-3 #0 Capsules 3-4 times a day or 1/2 - 1 t. 3-4 times a day.

For the Red Clover her recommends 2-8 capsules a day or 15-30 drops of tincture frequently.

The above would be for taking them individually. He does not give recommendations for a combination of them.

He does not give a recommendation on the Dong Quai.

It may take some trial and error with these to find what helps you. Perhaps one would help or it may take a combination. Personally, I think I would start with the Black Cohosh and start with the minimum dose and work up to the maximum and see how it affects you.

Blackstrap Molasses is something else people have used to help people with menopausal issues and might be something to look in to.

I hope you find relief soon. Please keep us posted!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Plainjane
Planet Earth
10/29/2013

How in the world do some people think this is yeast? No discharge, no odor, the skin on the outside itches--it's like an ingrown hair or a bug bite. I think some of the people on here have their pet bugaboos and that's always the answer. I know this is not yeast. It's some sort of inflammation of the tissue. As I said before, I don't do sugar.

Replied by Plainjane
Planet Earth
10/29/2013

Thank you. This is by far the best post I've read. Helpful with the reasons given. I will give this a try. Again, thank you.

Replied by Kt
Usa
10/29/2013

Dear Plainjane from PE, It is my opinion that you could not be eating an “extremely good diet” and still be having the problems you are. I am over sixty, post menopause and went through the same thing. It was by a piecemeal learning endeavor (over several years) that I found out the cause. I have posted similar information several times to no avail. After I saw the video about our food being genetically engineered (“GMO's”) to last longer I switched to the grass-fed steers, and free range, pastured hens for my chicken and/or eggs. I thought it would be healthier for us. I was happy to discover that the change was not helping us because it was becoming too expensive to continue.

My husband and I began having more problems with kidneys/bladder, urination, digestion, bowels and weight gain. These animals are being fed the GMO grasses and grains that are difficult for them to digest. Because of how our food is changing it is impossible to conduct reliable studies to prove anything. All foods break down to sugar. For me, sugar was not the problem but I do have to get one brand named sugar that is not supposed to have any flowing/anti-caking agent in it. It starts with a “D” and has been around for a long time. It is supposed to be safer but because of what has happened to our food supply I still reduced my consumption (I don't think I can provide the name on here). The problem was eating the critters who ate the GMO's and eating the eggs that were products of the chickens that ate them. If anyone claims GMO-free they cannot be telling the absolute truth and/or have probably been deceived.

Since you said you only ate “raw” veggies and eggs I believe that's why you are having so much trouble. What your body cannot assimilate ferments. It is a fact that food today is not the same as it was a hundred years ago. It takes me an inordinate amount of time to post things so I won't provide anymore information unless you are truly interested. The main thing I learned was I had to reduce my meat/egg portions and not eat raw veggies and fruit. I have provided a link about the soil to grow "organics" and if you are interested I can look it up for you.

Replied by Toourlady89
Hayward Ca
10/29/2013

For the meantime till you find the cure, since you think Avon helps but only for a short time, try Sarna cream, it's for itching of any kind, mucous membranes included. Apply it on as often as needed.

Replied by Tom
Fort Worth, Texas
10/29/2013

Hello Plain Jane,

I think I know what you're asking about "how sugar works" to produce bad issues:

First, sugar is the prefered food for fungus and viruses, as I've read.

Second, sugar sets up an acidic environment. I've also read that akaline can feed fungus in one of its forms, but acid feeds another form...again as I understand the life cycle of fungus. Maybe the itching phase is the acidic growth time. Just guessing on that one.

Third, suppose that the antagonist is a virus or bacteria. There are a lot of anti virals. Isn't boron an anti viral? I have a condition on the side of my face that over the years itches me to distraction. I started using boron (20 Mule Team Borax) and wet a bit on my finger and rubbed into the itching area. After using the boron a dozen times the itching is down by 99 percent. Did the boron kill a virus? A fungus? Mites?

Try that and any other anti virals you can think of.

Replied by Plainjane
Planet Earth
10/30/2013

to KT from USA--no thank you, I do not want any more information from you. Just because you are 60 and went through menopause does not mean you know what I am going through. Also, I do not like it that you think I am lying about my diet. I grow most of my own produce, having an orchard with 5 varieties of fruits that ripen from May through November. I have at least an acre of berries-grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and brambletypes. My vegetable garden is year-round and totally organic--it has never been planted commercially or sprayed in the 42 years I've lived on it. I raise steers for beef, no antibiotics. I raise my own hay and sileage for them. I keep chickens for meat and eggs and, while they do get store-bought feed, a 50 pound bag of feed lasts almost a year because they are out eating bugs, etc. even mice and small snakes. I purchase sea salt and spices at the grocery store along with my canning supplies. Who are you to tell me my diet is not good? and then rant about gmo's? I don't even buy my seed, keeping enough to plant from what I grow. I'm willing to bet I eat better than you do.

Replied by Kt
Usa
10/30/2013

WOW, I did not imply that you are "lying". I'm so sorry I offended you. I was only trying to help and offer a possibility since you were asking for help.


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Posted by Joyce (Dallas, Tx) on 05/02/2012
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Three years ago, I was on multiple and repeated doses of antibiotics for a recurrent Staph infection that has now ceased due to using - Tissue Salts... However, I did develop a yeast infection and (fungus) itchy flaky skin on the labia from the use of these antibiotics.. Nothing would get rid of it... The only thing that helped was drinking borax water that Ted advised on Earth Clinic... Another thing that helped was digestive enzymes, but they got too expensive... And the problem with both of these remedies was that I was okay throughout the day, but at the end of the day the itchiness came back... Same thing with the digestive enzymes, the itchiness would come back at the end of the day... I gave up and basically told myself, "OH WELL"

Then years later I was surfing on Earthclinic for a weight loss supplement and saw one of Ted's posts suggesting to take Chromium, Taurine and especially Vanadium to lower blood suger levels which would reduce the weight. I first tried the Chromium and Taurine together... Did not notice any weight loss or change... Then I purchased a bottle of Vanadium on Ebay, which is Vanadium supplements of 50mcg each and Ted was suggesting to take 200mcg... I did not lose any weight... However, the first day I took this, my itchy vaginal yeast infection disappeared instantly and the effects lasted all night long and into the next day... I can miss a day or two and still be okay... So, I am doing a one day on and one day off and it is working great... Better than anything else I tried : Garlic, Oregano Oil, Borax, Probiotics etc. I don't know if it is a permanent cure yet, but so far so good... Vanadium, go get some now!!!


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Posted by Relieved (Fresno, Ca) on 12/17/2013
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I have suffered with severe external vaginal itching for the last three+ years. Initially I thought it to be vaginitis, but nothing abnormal was present and all tests came back negative. Luckily I work in a lab and did my own lab tests cause I could not believe nothing was wrong. It was specifically the discharge that was causing the irritation, (itching only on the outside). My OBGYN and NP could provide me with no real cause stating that everything looked clean and healthy down there. They could only give me some suggestions. For the last three years I tried doing my own research and came on this site repeatedly trying to find relief but everything only worked temporarily and then not at all. I tried LB cultures, yogurt, change in diet, ACV, honey, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, folic acid, , everything minus bleach, , , lol. I came to the conclusion that these things only worked temporarily because they were simply diluting the causing agents in the discharge. It made no sense that all of a sudden this would occur. I love watching Dr. Oz and one night decided to see if he had any info. on the topic just for the heck of it. He had mentioned my condition specifically and suggested Vit. D. It was the first I heard of it as a remedy. Skeptical, I tried it anyway. I am very happy to say that I am now taking Vit. D3 supplements twice a day, on a daily basis and the itch has been 100% gone. It has been over a week that I have found relief, longest ever in 3 years. I will continue this for a few more weeks and see if it is still gone then. Though I know this won't work for everyone, I hope that those with my same situation will also find relief. I have regained my intimacy with my husband and can focus on daily tasks!!!

Replied by Courtney
Granite Bay, Ca
12/18/2013

@Relieved from Fresno, CA: How many mg's of vitamin D are you taking twice per day?

Replied by Relieved From Fresno
California
12/19/2013

I am taking 2,000 IU, 2X/day. I should also mention that I have been taking it in combination with a lactobacillus pill (1billion culture) and it seems that the two are working best together. Hope this helps for you!!

Replied by Ginger
Louisiana
10/31/2015

How many milligrams did you take all together at one time taking 2 pills of vitamin d? Thanks!