Stop vaginal itching and burning

Top BV natural treatment guideVaginal itching, burning sensation and irritation are common symptoms in vaginitis. Women with yeast infection definitely have these symptoms. Sometimes these symptoms can occur in bacterial vaginosis, but not in all cases though.

Every woman will experience vaginal irritation several times at any given points of their live. Normal vaginal itching or irritation often gets better on its own without any treatment. However, if the itching or irritation continue, or becomes severe, then a visit to the doctor is necessary to find out what is the cause behind the problem, before it can be treated accordingly.

If you experience vaginal itching/burning accompanied with a white to grayish vaginal discharge that smells like fish, it could be bacterial vaginosis (BV).

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BV is usually treated with antibiotics in the form or oral tablet or vaginal cream/gel to get rid of the BV causing bacteria and, thus, eradicate the symptoms of vaginal itching, discharge and smell. But if the symptoms become so unbearable before BV clears up, there are several over-the-counter (OTC) solutions and natural remedies that can help to allay, if not remove, vaginal itching/burning.

OTC solutions

Keep a vaginal anti-itch cream handy. It prevents unwanted itching at the most inappropriate of time. Vagisil, for example, is safe to use at the vaginal area and contains an anesthetic to suppress the itch, to save you from the desperate desire to scratch. Other vaginal anti-itch cream brands include Vagi-gard, Summers Eve and Equate.

Most vaginal anti-itch creams also contain external analgesics and anti-pruritics. You may want to choose a cream that has added vitamins A, E and D to sooth the irritated vaginal skin.

Do bear in mind though that these creams only relieve minor itching. They don’t have antimicrobial effects. Using anti-itch creams may only provide temporary relief to your symptoms, but do not cure BV if no other treatment is used to target the cause of the problem. You still need to seek appropriate medical treatment or use natural remedies to treat bacterial vaginosis at its root causes.

Lifestyle tips

* Do not scratch, otherwise you will further irritate the affected area.
* Refrain from sexual intercourse until the symptoms improve.
* Keep the vaginal area cool by wearing only cotton underwear, which absorbs moisture and sweat well.
* Introduce something cold to the vaginal area to lessen the irritation. You can do this by first placing a damp flannel in the freezer for several minutes, and then place the cold flannel on the vaginal area.
* Stop using colored or scented toilet paper. Chemicals may further irritate the skin.

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