Vaginal itching is an uncomfortable symptom that can be the result of an infection or irritation. While mild, short-term vaginal itching is not a reason for concern, it can sometimes become painful. But in severe and persistent cases of vaginal itching, a gynaecologist should be consulted to rule out the cause of it. Homeopathic medicines for vaginal itching are of natural origin that aim to treat the root cause of the problem and give long term relief.
Vaginal itching can arise from skin conditions, infections, STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases) and chemical irritation. Certain skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis can also lead to vaginal itching. Then there are certain yeast and bacterial infections of the vagina that can cause persistent itching. Certain sexually transmitted diseases that can cause vaginal itching include genital herpes, chlamydia, genital warts, and gonorrhea.
Another common cause of vaginal itching is irritation of the skin around the vagina due to the chemicals and perfumes that may be present in soaps, douches, ointments, creams, tampons and feminine deodorants that are commonly used by women in everyday life. In most cases, identifying the irritant and discontinuing its use can help treat the problem.
Diabetes mellitus, menopause, and stress can also contribute to vaginal itching. Along with itching, a burning sensation and eruptions on genitals along with discharge from the vagina may also be present. These symptoms vary from case to case.
Homeopathic Medicines for Vaginal Itching
There are excellent medicines that can bring relief in vaginal itching. Vaginal itching accompanying genital eruptions, infections, vaginal discharges/dryness all can be managed wonderfully with the help of natural medicines. The top medicines to treat vaginal itching include Kreosote, Sepia, Merc Sol, Natrum Mur, and Calcarea Carb.
1. Kreosote – For Managing Violent Itching of the Vagina
Kreosote is a very beneficial medicine for managing violent itching in the vagina. Itching is intolerable, making the person rub the area compulsively. Itching is worse during the evening, and the soreness and burning in the vagina is felt after scratching. A smarting and stitching sensation is present in the vagina. Vaginal pain is felt after urinating. Burning in the vagina may be present during intercourse. Acrid, corrosive, gushing and highly offensive discharge from the vagina may be present. The vagina may be highly inflamed in cases requiring Kreosote.
2. Sepia – For Itching attended with Discharges
Sepia is highly recommended for treating vaginal itching with prominent vaginal discharges. The vaginal discharges vary in nature – they may be yellow or greenish or milky. Excessive vaginal itching is accompanied by a lumpy discharge. The discharge is excoriating and also cause burning. Sepia is also indicated in cases of severe itching of the vulva with the presence of pimples/vesicular eruptions. It is also a top-listed medicine used for the treatment of vaginitis and vaginal infections.
3. Merc Sol – For Vaginal Itching with Marked Burning
Merc Sol is useful for managing vaginal itching when accompanied by marked burning. Smarting, corroding and biting sensation is also felt in the vagina. Itching in vagina worsens from contact of urine in most cases needing Merc Sol. Vaginal discharges may be there that are worse at night time. The discharge from the vagina tends to be green in color. The discharge may be sticky.
4. Natrum Mur – To Manage Vaginal Dryness and Itching
Natrum Mur is a significant medicine for treating vaginal dryness and itching. Itching usually occurs after menses. There is burning and soreness felt in the vagina that appears mainly after urinating. Natrum Mur is also indicated for pimples on the external genitals with marked itching. In such cases, sometimes falling of hair from the genital may be noticed. Apart from the above, Natrum Mur is a prominent medicine to treat itching in cases of genital herpes.
5. Calcarea Carb – For Vaginal Itching that Worsens in Evening
Calcarea Carb is a well-indicated medicine to manage vaginal itching that worsens during the evening. The itching worse after going to bed. Along with this, vaginal discharges of white milky character may be present. Itching on the vulva may be present along with soreness. Stitching pains are also felt on the vulva along with excessive sweat on the genitalia. Itching and burning in the vagina before and after menses is also indicates towards the use of Calcarea Carb.
6. Graphites – To Relieve Vaginal Itching before Menses
Graphites is a well-indicated homeopathic medicine for relieving vaginal itching before menses. Along with this biting or smarting in the vagina may be present. Vesicular eruptions or excoriations in the vagina may be present. Acrid, excoriating, profuse, gushing leucorrhea may be present. In most cases, the leucorrhea is yellowish-white in color that excoriates the skin. Itching pimples on the vulva and the labia that may cause a smarting sensation and be painful also suggest the use of Graphites.
7. Lycopodium – For Vaginal Itching during Menses
Lycopodium is prepared from the spores of a plant Lycopodium Clavatum commonly known by the name of Club Moss or Wolf’s-Claw. This plant belongs to natural order Lycopodiaceae. Lycopodium is helpful to manage vaginal itching experienced during menses. Dryness and burning sensation in the vagina may also be complained of. In some cases, a milky, acrid vaginal discharge with burning in the vagina may be present.
8. Conium – For Vaginal Itching felt after Menses
Conium is beneficial to manage vaginal itching experienced after menses. The itching is violent in nature. It is felt deep in the vagina. Stitching pain in the vagina may also be present. White or yellow, acrid vaginal discharge with burning or smarting sensation in the vagina may be present.
9. Sulphur – For Itching, Burning, Soreness
Sulphur is a useful medicine to treat vaginal itching, burning, and soreness. This tends to worsen by sitting. Intense itching of the vulva with pimples also indicates for using Sulphur. Chronic thin and profuse vaginal discharge causing burning and smarting sensation in the vulva is also treated well with Sulphur.
10. Nitric Acid – For Itching attended with Stitching Pains
Nitric Acid is a suitable medicine for managing vaginal itching when attended with stitching pains. Itching in the vagina may worsen after intercourse. Burning in the vagina is also felt and vagina may be swollen too. Nitric Acid also offers help in cases of ulcers in the vagina with burning and itching.