Home remedies for itching in private part during pregnancy

Home remedies for itching in private part during pregnancy


Home remedies for itching in private part during pregnancy


Vaginal itching has various causes. If you are looking for home remedies to relieve genital itching, and especially if you are pregnant, it is best to visit your midwife or doctor before any arbitrary treatment to determine the cause of the itching. Then at their discretion, you can use home remedies to relieve your itching.


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Why is it necessary to visit a midwife or doctor if you have vaginal and genital itching during pregnancy?

Causes of vaginal itching in pregnancy

Treatment of genital itching in pregnancy

When will it be necessary to see a specialist?



Why is it necessary to visit a midwife or doctor if you have vaginal and genital itching during pregnancy?

Vaginal itching has many causes, the use of a topical cleanser can irritate and cause itching, sometimes allergies to your underwear can be the cause of itching that you can certainly get rid of itching by stopping the chemical or changing your clothes

But sometimes genital infections cause itching in the genital area. These infections, if not properly diagnosed and treated, can be accompanied by many complications for your baby. Side effects such as:

  • Decreased intrauterine growth,
  • Low birth weight baby
  • Premature rupture of the bladder
  • Premature birth
  • Abortion or stillbirth
  • And ...


Therefore, it is emphasized that the first step in pregnancy after itching in the genital area is to visit your midwife or doctor. If approved, you can use the home remedies listed below to reduce vaginal itching during pregnancy.



Causes of vaginal itching in pregnancy

The following factors can be listed as causes of vaginal itching:

  • Infection of the vagina with bacteria and disturbing the balance of beneficial bacteria in the vagina:



  • Vaginal discharge: light grayish discharge or brown vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal burning
  • Redness


  • Yeast infections:

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can upset the balance of yeasts in the vagina and cause the following symptoms:

  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal itching
  • White vaginal discharge in the form of cheese


  • Local sensitivity:

Topical products that you used before pregnancy may cause irritation in your genital area during pregnancy. Including: detergents and soaps


  • Vaginal dryness:

Women who become pregnant again during breastfeeding experience vaginal dryness and itching due to hormonal changes.


  • Changes in vaginal discharge during pregnancy:

Both altered and increased discharge in pregnant women can be associated with vaginal itching


  • Urinary tract infections:

Treatment of any type of urinary tract infection in pregnant women is mandatory. One of these high-risk infections is GBS infection, which has many side effects for your fetus. If you see the following symptoms, see your doctor immediately for examination and treatment:

  • Frequent urination with abdominal pain
  • Itching and burning of the vagina
  • The presence of blood in the urine
  • Pain during intercourse


  • Sexually Transmitted Infections:

Genital warts or (Trichomonas infectious agent) !!! can cause vaginal itching


  • Pregnancy cholestasis:

Some pregnant women develop liver problems late in their pregnancies. Genetics and pregnancy hormones play an important role in causing this unpleasant condition

Itching usually starts in the palms of the hands, feet, and abdomen and gradually spreads to all parts of your body. The vagina and genital area may also be involved. In these cases, you will not see any pimples or lesions on your skin, itching will be relieved with the delivery and departure of the baby.



Treatment of genital itching in pregnancy

So far, we have found that the causes of genital itching in pregnancy are a lot, and their careful treatment, such as GBS treatment, will protect your pregnancy and fetus from future risks. The following can be used to treat vaginal itching:

  • Drug treatment:

These medications should only be prescribed by your doctor and after your thorough examination. Avoid taking any medication arbitrarily during pregnancy, including antibiotics and antifungal medications.

  • Home remedies for genital itching during pregnancy


  • baking soda bath :

Soda bath has been shown to have anti-yeast effects and is very useful in treating and relieving infection and itching from vaginal candidiasis.


  • Usage:

Pour two to a quarter cups of baking soda into lukewarm water in a bathtub and sit in it for forty minutes at your doctor's discretion.

  • Use linen without synthetic fibers:

Your underwear should be 100% linen so as not to irritate and itch the vagina


  • Apple cider vinegar bath:

Pour half a cup of pure apple cider vinegar into the warm water of your bathtub and sit in the bathtub for forty minutes at your doctor's discretion. Apple cider vinegar has good anti-inflammatory properties to relieve inflammation and itching



You can use the mentioned methods only after consulting your midwife or doctor

  • Use organic products containing probiotics:

Probiotics prevent abnormal changes in bacteria and natural yeasts inside the vagina and prevent them from upsetting their balance.

Various probiotic capsules are available in drug stores that you can prepare and consume according to your doctor's prescription.

  • Avoid wearing tight clothes

Limit foods high in sugar, salt and fat, and include plenty of vegetables, fruits and water in your daily diet.

  • Avoid using soaps and scented gels
  • Avoid washing the vagina regularly with soap and detergent. Rinsing with a little clean, lukewarm water is sufficient. Excessive rinsing can cause itching in your vagina and genital area.
  • Avoid rubbing any oils, creams and topical medications without your doctor's prescription.



When will it be necessary to see a specialist?

It is necessary to see a doctor in the following cases:

  • There is pelvic pain
  • Pain in the vagina and vulva
  • Bad vaginal odor
  • Redness and swelling of the vagina, vulva and labia
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Nausea, vomiting and fever
  • Pain during intercourse
  • See blisters, sores, and pimples on the genital area
  • yellow, green, gray, or brown discharge of Vagina
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