Inflamed Vagina: Causes,Symptoms And Home Remedies

What is Inflamed Vagina???

Vagina has its natural flora. Natural flora when on balance ensures good health. But when it is disturbed there is swelling, inflammation and burning and the condition is often medically termed as vaginitis or inflamed vagina.

What is Inflamed Vagina

What is Inflamed Vagina

What are the Symptoms of Inflamed Vagina

The typical symptoms of the inflamed vagina are itching, irritation, burning, foul odour and thick white discharge. Also, there is pain during intercourse. If in case trichomoniasis has caused the vagina to sore the symptoms are more severe in some of the females whereas in some there are no symptoms. In case of yeast infection mostly vaginal lips knows as labia are swollen and causes labial pain. Allergic vaginitis results in mild to severe itch without any discharge, and if dry vagina or atrophic vagina is the cause, it results in redness, irritation, pain during sex and light bleeding or watery discharge.

What Causes Inflamed Vagina

The inflamed vagina may be caused due to yeast infection, trichomoniasis, changes in hormones, vaginal dryness, poor hygiene, taught clothing, STD such as gonorrhoea, genital herpes, us of harsh vaginal wash, tampons, spermicidal condoms, birth control pills and certain health conditions such as diabetes.

What are the Natural Home Remedies to Treat Inflamed Vagina

As vagina is sensitive, we suggest you a list of natural home remedies for inflamed vagina that are safe and offers immediate as well as permanent relief from the symptoms.


Yogurt is rich in probiotics or good bacteria that reduces the number of harmful bacteria. Apply yoghurt directly to your intimate parts, leave it for few hours and then wash it off.
Also, add yoghurt to your diet.




Turmeric is antiseptic and antibacterial and is an active natural solution against most of the infections. To cure inflamed vagina add a teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of milk and drink two times.




Echinacea is known to boost body immunity and speeds healing. Consume 500 mg of echinacea four times in a day in the case of severe vaginal pain and inflammation.

Chamomile tea bags-

Chilled chamomile tea bags are known to soothe inflammation and relieve irritation. It has the antiseptic property that promotes healing. Steep a chamomile bag in a cup of hot steaming water and wait for two minutes. Now keep the tea bags in the freezer for half an hour. Apply chilled tea bags to the infected area for a few minutes. Repeat this two times in an day.

Chamomile tea bags

Chamomile tea bags

Oregano oil-

Oregano oil is antifungal. Add a drop of oregano oil to coconut oil and apply it to the affected part.
* In case of any irritation please discontinue.


Garlic is an immune booster and fights infection being antibacterial. It is a natural healer and antiseptic that prevents secondary infections. Use garlic both externally and internally.



Crush a few cloves of garlic and apply it to your vagina. There may b little burning, but soon you will find relief. Do this before sleeping and in the morning wash it off. Repeat it till you see any comfort.
Also, chew 3-4 garlic cloves every day.

Vitamin C-

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It fights off infection and boots the body immunity. Include foods rich in vitamin C such as broccoli, sprouts, green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits to your diet regime.

Try the home remedies for inflamed vagina for comfort. To prevent sore and painful vagina in future make some changes in your lifestyle and hygiene habit.

Do not douche, maintain hygiene and use an intimate wash to clean your private parts. Avoid harsh cosmetics and soaps. Drink lots of water. Use male condoms. Wear loose cotton undergarments and use water-based lubricants during sexual intercourse.

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.