Eventually every woman has to go to the doctor with some symptoms for which it’s uncomfortable to talk about, such as genital itching, redness, abdominal pain, swelling of the mucous membranes, foul-smelling secretions…
Vaginitis is the inflammation of the lining of the vagina that is caused by fungi or pathogenic bacteria. This disease affects around one third of the women of childbearing age.
To understand the cause of vaginitis, it is essential to remember that the vagina is home to numerous different microorganisms (pathogenic and beneficial). Their balance depends on the lifestyle, age, and function of the woman’s ovaries.
All these things are affecting the content of glycogen in the vaginal wall, that is converted into high concentration of lactic acid (pH 4-4.5) and it prevents the spread of bad bacteria. Anthe = alkaline environment in the vagina might cause numerous different diseases.
The use of antibiotics to treat this condition could exacerbate the problem, resulting in spread of fungal infections. The drugs and the other chemicals could cause allergic reactions and excessive dryness as well.
However, the good thing is that there are natural remedies that normalize the microflora of the vagina and they eliminate the unwanted signs of vaginitis.
Important: Before starting any treatment, however, you should do some tests and find out what has caused the disease (yeast or bacteria).
Home Remedy for Vaginitis
This is very simple – you need to mix 2 tablespoons of 9% acidity vinegar with 4 cups of boiling water. Rinse the external parts of your genitalia with the solution. Repeat this process each day until all the unpleasant symptoms disappear.
- Chamomile Tea
Here’s what you will need to do – first, you should bring 4 cups of water to a boil and then add 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers. Now simmer for 5-10 minutes. Then you need to rinse and wash with this mixture, taking into account the severity of the disease. Note: make sure that you use this method until the microflora is normalized.
- Lemon Juice
You definitely need to try this lemon juice remedy! It’s so simple – just dissolve one tablespoon of lemon juice into 4 cups of lukewarm water and douche with this mixture. The experts say that in order to prevent any further vaginal infections, you should eat dairy products, use underwear made of natural fabrics, and for intimate hygiene you need to use gentle products containing lactic acid. In addition, don’t forget – it’s also essential that your partner take good care of his personal hygiene, especially before the intercourse in order to minimize introduction of foreign bacteria into the vagina.