Hi!
What are your go-to home (natural) treatments for random vaginal itchiness that hasn’t been diagnosed?

I’m a bit itchy/sore but i don’t think it’s a YI because there’s no discharge, it only really itches after contact (wiping etc) so it’s not constant… It might have been caused by my mooncup (just finished period) and the fact that i was travelling and didn’t shower for like 2 weeks… ick tmi?

so what can i use to see if it clears up? my first instinct was aloe vera … i normally use garlic for YI’s but i feel that might irritate me more..

thanks!

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12 Responses to Unidentified vaginal itching

  1. EohNet says:

    Is the itching external? I don’t have experience with internal itching. My go-to is water, actually, but my itching usually seems to be a reaction to my discharge. Have you tried witch hazel?

  2. Knuere says:

    yeah it’s external, no i haven’t tried witch hazel, how do i apply it? neat? seems a bit harsh for sensitive areas…

    i thought water would help but i’ve had a few showers since then and no change..

  3. EohNet says:

    Witch hazel is the main ingredient in Tucks hemorrhoid pads. I’ve only ever just used those. I’ve also seen “feminine wipes” made with witch hazel.

  4. MomZero says:

    I had horrible external itching and soreness when I was pregnant. After testing negative for infections my doctor suggested a sitz bath with baking soda and it helped so you could try that.

    Dermaplast spray is amazing for numbing the itching/sore feeling also. I got this stuff after my episiotomy with my son and I love that stuff for pretty much everything now. It helps a lot.

  5. Knuere says:

    ooh cheers for the sitz bath idea, i’ll try it 🙂

  6. OblFriut says:

    if it’s just from an aloe plant, it might be okay – but any kind of preparation of aloe vera that you’d buy will usually have alcohol in it, so I’d avoid anything that wasn’t directly from the plant.

    if it’s just itching around the vulva i have found that if i swipe around with a diluted hydrogen peroxide (1:1) with a cotton pad, that it seems to help stop any yeasty activity.

  7. Knuere says:

    ah thanks for the advice, i might give it a try.
    hydrogen peroxide diluted with water? i’ve never used it before.

  8. Kdgle says:

    I’ve had good luck with the baking soda sitz bath or with putting a small amount of baking soda in some warm water and applying said water with a washcloth as a warm compress. This is my go-to for “uh, oh, random itchiness” that can occur from sitting too long while driving (hours and hours) or an overly-sweaty spin class or just general vaginal unhappiness.

  9. Knuere says:

    thanks, ill definitely try baking soda. i wash my hair with it so i have loads around!

  10. Keezoa says:

    I know this sounds radical, but diluted tea tree oil has worked wonders for me.
    I just put one or two drops on a 100% cotton pad, and then rinse it in cold water. Then, I apply it to wherever it’s itchy. It will feel WAY too cold&tingly for a minute but then after… so freaking good. Apparently, tea tree oil also has some great anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties so it could be a way of getting rid of whatever minor icky is making you itchy.

  11. Keezoa says:

    Oh and a quick edit too…
    After still a bit of itching for me (possible allergy to HBC, I had a post on it early this week), I mixed 6-7 drops of tea tree oil with about 3/4 cup of cold distilled water and inserted it with a small baby syringe (no needle, eep!).
    Oh my good god. SO MUCH BETTER.
    If you’re desperate, try it. It’s like, Odin’s cold soothing breath on your lady bits.
    Only thing is… you may smell like a wood-elf for a little while after. I really don’t mind the smell, I actually love it. Also, I don’t know if I’d use this method with unprotected oral sex.

  12. Knuere says:

    thanks for both suggestions! i’ve used tea tree in the past but after a burny ouchy i-didn’t-dilute-it-enough incident i haven’t used it again. but might give it another chance when diluted properly.

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