VAGINAL ITCHING and DRYNESS Natural Care
Vaginal itching and dryness are conditions that prompt to scratch and
immediately evoke unpleasant sensations. Below we analyze natural cures
for vaginal itching and dryness, causes and medical therapies.
WHAT are the CAUSES of ITCHING and VAGINAL DRYNESS
Vaginal itching has multiple causes, but in many cases it's due to infections
(especially candidiasis) or irritation. Stress is often involved in onset of these
disorders. Indeed, some research has shown a close link between situations of
psychophysical fatigue and vaginal infections.Physical and psychological stress
negatively affects production of antibodies and defensive cells.
Indeed, it also modifies delicate balance between the “good” microorganisms of
bacterial flora and harmful ones.
Stress acts by disrupting mast cell metabolism, which in this condition release
biochemical mediators in minimal quantities. Among them the VEGF, whose role
is to maintain vaginal vitality with glycogen's production, increased size of blood
vessels and regrowth of superficial and subcutaneous tissue. In addition, it
maintains an acid pH with the multiplication of lactobacilli. But, Natural cures for
vaginal itching and dryness can increase presence of these mediators without
side effects by restoring mast cell metabolism.
If this balance is upset, Candida takes over. Then ther is appearance of vaginal
itching, generally very intense, sometimes burning during intercourse, irritation
and whitish "losses", similar to curdled milk.
Bacterial vaginosis is also very common. In it, alteration of vaginal microflora is
followed by an excessive development of some bacteria normally present (especially
Gardnerella vaginalis), which become aggressive. This condition is mainly
characterized by grayish-white discharges, usually foul-smelling, while itching is
Internal vaginal wall is naturally lubricated by a thin layer of humidifying mucus
which also has function of defending against external attacks. Amount of vaginal
lubricant produced by each woman is different, as are factors that affect it. In fact,
too much stress can contribute to inadequate lubrication. But vaginal itching and
dryness can be treated with natural products that restore normal immunological conditions.
HOW the VAGINAL ITCHING and DRYNESS ARE TREATED in a TRADITIONAL WAY
Itching therapy uses drugs to choose based on the cause, but very often results are
disappointing. In fact, antibiotics can be used for a short time to control any infections
mentioned above. However, once the infection has been removed, itching and dryness
of genitals may remain. Or vaginal itching and dryness can exist even without infections.
Antihistamines don't work because mediator of these disorders is not histamine. Then
you can use special lubricants, to be applied during sexual intercourse, or moisturizing
preparations capable of restoring normal lubrication of vaginal environment. However
this is a precarious solution, while in medium term this situation becomes stressful.
WHICH NATURAL TREATMENTS for VAGINAL ITCHING and DRYNESS
Therefore, natural cures for vaginal itching and dryness are possible thanks to the
properties of some natural substances. They are Calendula Officinalis, which has a
pain-relieving and antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, disinfectant,
moisturizing and soothing action. Rhodiola rosea which increases body's endurance
to psycho-physical stress and has a normalizing action on microcirculation.
Then, there are other natural substances, like flavoproteins and coenzymes (NAD and
NADP), which easily and efficiently contribute to restoration of mast cell metabolism and
to the rebalancing of immune system.