Genital itch occurs when there is rise in the number of microbes in the genital area. Usually this condition does not have any symptoms; however, in some cases it leads to more vaginal discharge than normal which is sometimes accompanied with a foul fishy odour. The vagina may itch and the women may experience pain during urination.
The increase in the bacterial levels in the vagina can be caused due to various reasons like indulging with multiple sexual partners, using certain intra uterine devices for contraception, consuming antibiotics, vaginal douching and smoking. Ayurveda provides you some very useful home remedies which are useful in healing genital itch:
In a glass of warm milk, add 1 tsp of turmeric powder, also known as haldi. Mix it well. Drink this daily till the ailment is cured.
Wash a handful of Margosa leaves, also known as neem leaves, with warm water. Make them dry completely. Heat them mildly in a pan for about 2 to 3 minutes. Allow them to cool. Then crush them into a fine powder and store. Take about two tsp of this powder. Add some water to it. Mix it properly. Apply this in and around the affected area. Do this twice daily till the ailment cures.
Use homemade vaginal wash. Commercial vaginal washes contain harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances that can lead to break outs and irritation in the genital area. You can now play safe and be gentle on the fragile area by using a natural vaginal wash. There are lots of healthy bacteria which grow inside the vagina.These bacteria are naturally occurring antibiotics which reduce and kill other harmful bacteria in the vagina. When these healthy bacteria get disturb, the vagina becomes prone to get infections. Washing the vagina with natural wash will help maintain the balance of good bacteria and will also prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Take ½ a cup of water in a bowl. Slice open an aloe vera leaf and mix the gel with water. Wash your genital area with this solution.
Doing lifestyle changes like making yogurt a part of your daily diet, drinking lots of water, washing and drying your genitals after an intercourse, maintaining a good bathroom habits, choosing loose and cotton inner wears and using good quality sanitary napkins during menstruation help prevent the genital itch. Eat well and stay healthy.