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. Thanks
Apple Cider Vinegar
My mother always told me to use a vinegar douche. It works great. Depends on how much you itch as to how strong you may want it.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
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
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.
(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 :(
Apple Cider Vinegar
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!
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.
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!
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
I had the same itching a few years ago. Not intra-vaginal (inside the vagina), but perianal (between the vaginal opening & the anal opening). Horrible itching. Gynecologist didn't have a clue. Only thing that finally stopped it was regularly drinking water with organic ACV and Baking Soda, AND removing all sugar & bad carbs from my diet, and no more itching.
Bill Thompson's Remedies
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.
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.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
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.
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.
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?
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!!!!
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?
Like other posters, I have had a chronic itch on my left labia since I was 19 (I'm 54). It started when I was given multiple courses of a strong antibiotic for a presumed stubborn UTI that turned out to be interstitial cystitis. So I assumed it was a yeast infection, but it persisted.
Over the years I've tried many natural remedies with varying results. My gyn even biopsied it (painful! Only result: folliculitis). I had an injection of cortisone (super painful and made me crazy). Sometimes the itching eases up on its own, sometimes it flares up, I don't know why either occurs.
Recently it's been really bad again. I saw an old bottle of calamine lotion in the cabinet and gave it a try (a plus, much less messy than many other topicals). It worked, better than anything I've ever tried. And the relief, while not permanent (so far, I've had to reapply it a time or two) lasts for a while. I can already see improvement in the skin thickening that had developed.
It's cheap, easy and very effective. Worth a try!
Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc
MENOPAUSE ITCH RELIEF / VULVA ISSUES
I was having ELECTRICAL CURRENTS there that kept me from sleeping. Went on a vulva info website (http://www.mydr.com.au/womens-health/vulval-problems-a-self-help-guide) 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!
NOW WHAT I FOUND FOR THE ITCH!
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!
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.
Magnesium is mainly absorbed by the brain at night during REM sleep phases.
Somebody suggested the use of calmoseptine cream which I have been using now for a long time. I think vick vaporub is far too harsh at least for me. Calmoseptine is a thick cream with zinc and not only does it soothe, cools and heals itchy and hot skin. It is formulated for babies rashes so it is gentle enough for vagina areas. It has been a helper after I couldn't do the cold water or ice anymore. When it takes a long time to figure out the reasons for itchy inflamed vaginal skin, calmoseptine is a wonderful relief and one can sleep. For now, I am aware that it can be an allergic reaction to napkins which I wear every day or to foods one cannot tolerate. I found I had a milk allergy. So, I stopped cheese, yoghurt, etc It can be fungal infection or parasitic. I recently started detoxifying with Pectasol-C and this helped very much. It all started out because I had a stressful period in my life. One has to have patience and watch one's own body for clues and reactions. Over time, being a good detective, usually one can eliminate one culprit after another. I like doing my own healing work even if it takes a long time.
Coconut oil works remarkably well for that area, it is antifungal, anibacterial and non toxic it also controls odor, soothes and heals skin, you can google many uses of coconut oil, organic can be purchased almost anywhere, walmart, walgreens or healthfood stores.
Cold Water Therapy, Salt Baths
I have had intense vaginal itching for the past week or so and not to mention some sleepless nights, its been driving me insane! I found three things that have really helped me:
Cold water treatment : I use a jug to pour cold water onto my vagina over the bath, gives quick reliefe and abled me to sleep!
Salt bath : Just fill normal bath and then add salt! Not to much but not to little, I would say around half a cup, sit in the bath and open the lips of your vagina and aloe the water to pass inside you- relax! This gives instant reliefe and compleatley reduced my itching by 90% for a full day!
Drink water : Simply drink lots of water, but not tons as your body won't be able to cope with it
I hope I helped! I'm still waiting for my itching to go and I cant wait until it does because its horrible!
I had severe itching down there until 5 days ago. I got viral gastroenteritis and could not really eat anything for 3 days. I still can't eat much yet but...the itching went away. I believe there is a histamine reaction happening, which, after going through menopause, we are more sensitive to. Google low histamine foods and also alkaline diet. I didn't want to be that sick but the itching went away with no food. I am going to be eating low histamine and alkalizing foods and no wheat or dairy from here on out. I hope this helps someone with their severe itching. It's enough to drive you mad!
Histamine itself is worth a separate topic. The intolerance of this amino acid can have very wide health repercussions and, as far as I am concerned, concerns a lot of people. Because of this I am already after 3 anaphylactic shocks. I can eat less and less.
Douching With Baking Soda, H2O2
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!
Thank You very much for the garlic paste idea. This helped me very much. To be truthful to the other viewers the burning was very hard for me to bear , but to be fair I have a very low pain tolerance. Good news though: 1 so far it has gotten rid of my itching 100%. Number 2 the burning only lasts 3-4 minutes! I very much did like this remedy and I recommend this for everyone who has vaginal itching or a yeast infection. Thank You!