Vaginitis or vaginal infection is an inflammation of the vagina. Symptoms like vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, vaginal odor, and pain result in vaginitis. Infectious or non-infectious agents can cause vaginitis. These infections mainly arise from bacteria, yeast (mainly Candida albicans) and parasite (usually trichomonas vaginalis which is a sexually transmitted infection). Homeopathic medicines for vaginitis work for both acute as well as chronic vaginitis. Pulsatilla, Kreosote, and Alumina are the top homeopathic medicines for vaginitis.
Some STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) that can lead to vaginitis are chlamydia, gonorrhea. Non-infectious vaginitis may result from chemical irritation or allergy from the use of sanitary products, vaginal sprays, douches, perfumed soaps, etc. Some risk factors for vaginitis include hormonal changes during pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause or from taking birth control pills, having unprotected sex with a partner who might be having an STI, use of IUD (intrauterine device), use of a vaginal spray, douches and uncontrolled diabetes.
Homeopathic Treatment of Vaginitis
Vaginitis can be treated very effectively with natural homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines boost the body’s self-healing mechanism to fight with the infection and aid safe, natural recovery from vaginitis without any side effects. Homeopathic medicines reduce the inflammation of the vagina and help resolve symptoms like abnormal vaginal discharge, itching and burning in the vagina, pain during intercourse or urination. Homeopathic medicines for vaginitis are selected after taking into account the nature of vaginal discharges and the attending symptoms in every individual case.
Homeopathic Medicines for Vaginitis
Pulsatilla – For vaginitis with Thick Vaginal Discharge
Pulsatilla is a natural homeopathic medicine derived from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans or Wind-flower of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is helpful for vaginitis when vaginal discharges are thick like cream. They are white (like milk) and get worse on lying down. There may be a burning felt in the vagina along with a backache.
Kreosote – For Itching in Vagina
Kreosote is a natural medicine for itching in the vagina in cases of vaginitis. The itching is quite intense and violent. There may be soreness and burning in the vagina after scratching. The genitals are swollen too. The vaginal discharge may be white or yellow and smells putrid. Standing and walking worsens the discharge. Weakness may appear with the discharges. There is a frequent urge to urinate.
Alumina – For Vaginitis Vaginal Discharges Causing Burning in Vagina
Alumina offers a natural cure for burning in the vagina due to vaginitis. The discharges are worse during the daytime and may be transparent or light yellow. They are also highly acrid, corrosive, excoriating. Cold washing tends to relieve the symptoms. In some cases, stitching and throbbing pain in the vagina is also felt.
Natrum Mur – For Vaginitis with White Vaginal Discharge
Natrum Mur is an effective natural medicine for vaginitis cases with white vaginal discharges. The discharges are thick and profuse and tend to get worse at night. They also tend to be acrid and are attended with itching and a smarting pain in genitals. General weakness may also be present.
Merc Sol – For Greenish Vaginal Discharge in Vaginitis
Merc Sol is a homeopathic medicine used to treat vaginitis with greenish vaginal discharges. A night aggravation of the discharges may be present. The discharges may be blood-stained, corrosive and itchy, leading to scratching. Scratching is often followed by burning. A smarting and biting sensation in genitals is also present. The genitals may also be swollen. Pain, itching, and burning during urination in the genitals upon contact with urine is also present.
Hydrastis – For Yellow Vaginal Discharges in Vaginitis
Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis is prepared from the fresh root of a plant Hydrastis Canadensis. This plant is commonly known by the name of Golden Seal or Orange-Root and belongs to the natural order Ranunculaceae. Use of Hydrastis is considered in cases of vaginitis with a yellow discharge from the vagina. The discharges are profuse, thick, tenacious, and highly viscid. The discharges may be stringy and ropy in some cases. Occasionally, they may be offensive. Itching in the vagina appears from discharges.
Sepia – For Vaginitis with Painful Coition
Sepia is a natural remedy for vaginitis with very painful coition. In cases where Sepia works effectively, the vaginal discharges are clear, watery or yellowish-greenish. They may also be blood-stained. They get worse after urinating. The discharges are excoriating with severe vaginal itching and burning pain. It may also have a fetid odor. Along with the above features, there is an increased frequency of urination.
Graphites – To Manage Profuse, Gushing Vaginal Discharges in Vaginitis
Homeopathic medicine Graphites is very beneficial for managing profuse, gushing vaginal discharges in vaginitis. The discharge is mainly white or yellowish-white. It flows through the day and night. The discharges are acrid and excoriate the skin. They also cause a biting pain in the vagina. The back feels weak due to these copious discharges.
Nitric Acid – For Vaginitis with Foul Vaginal Discharge
Nitric Acid is a natural medicine for vaginitis with vaginal discharges that are offensive. In cases needing Nitric Acid, the color of vaginal discharge varies. It may be green, brown, flesh-colored or clear like water. The discharge is acrid and causes burning in the vulva and vagina. Stitching pain in the vagina may also be felt.
Natrum Phos – For Sour-Smelling Vaginal Discharges in Vaginitis
Natrum Phos is an effective medicine for sour-smelling vaginal discharges in cases of vaginitis. The discharges from the vagina may be creamy or watery, and often honey-colored. They are often acidic.
Medorrhinum – For Vaginal Discharge with Fish-like Odour
Medorrhinum is a natural remedy for vaginitis where the vaginal discharges have a peculiar fishy odor. The discharges are acrid, excoriating with excessive itching. Washing with lukewarm water relieves the itching. The discharges are also very thick. An attending gonorrhea infection may be present in cases needing Medorrhinum.
Symptoms of Vaginitis
The symptoms of vaginitis include abnormal vaginal discharge, itching, and burning in the vagina, pain during intercourse or urination, and slight bleeding from the vagina. The type of discharge varies as per the reason. The discharge from the vagina in cases of vaginitis may be white, grey, yellow-green, thick like cottage cheese, foul or fish-like in the smell.