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Home Remedies for Vaginal Itch

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If you’re experiencing vaginal itch, you’ll likely try anything to bring some relief. Fortunately, there are several gynecologist-approved home remedies. One is trying an over-the-counter antihistamine. “If there is swelling and possibly an allergic reaction, then an antihistamine is appropriate for 24 to 48 hours, but if there is no improvement, it’s best to see your physician,” said Suzanne Bovone, M.D., a board-certified OBGYN at Obstetrics and Gynecology of San Jose, part of Pediatrix® Medical Group. You can also consider vaginal estrogen. “As the vaginal mucosa thins and loses elasticity, it is more prone to dryness, irritation, and possible infections,” said Dr. Bovone. “By maintaining the tissue, the normal vaginal bacteria can thrive and lessen bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.”


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