7 Top Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching and Burning (Private Area)

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Itching and Burning (Private Area)

Every woman at some point in their life suffers from vaginal itching and burning that is accompanied by inflammation, redness and swelling of vulva and vagina. It is an uncomfortable situation that is usually caused due to yeast or vaginal infection, sexually transmitted diseases, chemicals irritants or use of harsh cosmetics and menopause.

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Itching and Burning (Private Area)

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Itching and Burning (Private Area)

There is also vaginal pinworm infection that leads to itching and burning. Women with compromised immune system or stress are more prone to vaginal infections.
Vaginal itching and burning may also be present with a foul odor and discharge and painful urination and sexual intercourse.

Proper hygiene and a healthy lifestyle is enough to keep vaginal infections at bay. To get rid of vaginal itching and burning you may try simple home remedies discussed in this article.

7 Top Home Remedies to Treat Vaginal Burning and Itching(Private Area)


Unpasteurised, raw and organic honey is an effective treatment for vaginal itching. Honey is antibacterial and antifungal and a natural humectant that naturally lubricated your intimate parts. Apply unpasteurized honey to the affected part and then wash it with warm water after half an hour. Repeat this two time in an day until your find improvement.



Also, add about 1-2 tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water and have it two times in a day.

Cranberry juice-

Unsweetened cranberry juice creates an acidic environment that is not suitable for the bacteria and yeast to grow and thus cranberry juice is an effective treatment for vaginal itching and burning caused due to infection. Also, cranberry juice treats urinary tract infection. Add two glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice to your daily diet regime until symptoms subside.

Cranberry juice

Cranberry juice

Cranberry tablets are also available in the market. Consult your doctor about the doses before having it.

Boric acid-

Boric acid has antifungal and antiseptic properties. Add a teaspoon of boric acid to water to make a solution and apply the solution to the affected part with the help of a cotton ball. After 2 minutes rinse it thoroughly. Repeat this once in a day for a week.
*Keep boric acid out of the reach of children and pets. Boric acid is not for oral consumption as it is poisonous when consumed orally


Kefir is a well-known fermented dairy products that is rich in probiotics. Drink 1-2 cups of kefir daily to boost your immune system and treat the vaginal infection.


Garlic is antibacterial. It boosts body immunity. Crush a clove of garlic and apply to the intimate parts. Rinse it off after half an hour. Repeat this every day until symptoms subside. Also, add garlic to your cooking or chew 2-3 raw garlic clove daily.

Apple cider vinegar-

Apple cider vinegar is acidic and maintains the pH balance of the vagina so that bacteria and fungus are unable to thrive. Add equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water to make a dilution and douche with this solution two times in a day for a few days.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Margosa leaves or Indian Lilac-

Margosa leaves or Indian Lilac has antiseptic properties. It reduces itch and discomfort and fights infection. Boi a handful of margosa leaves in 3 cups water. Strain it and let it cool. Rinse your intimate area with this solution 2-time in a day.

Margosa Leaves

Margosa Leaves

Additional tips to prevent vaginal itching and burning

To avoid vaginal itching and burning make sure to keep your intimate area dry. Wear cotton underwears. Avoid tight clothing. Avoid harsh cosmetics. Avoid scented sanitary pads. Use sanitary cotton pads. Avoid douche. Take a shower immediately after swimming or exercising. Eat foods rich in vitamin C. Cut off refined sugar and processed foods and drink lots of water.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.