Home Remedies for Genital Infections

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Home Remedies for Genital Infections

Genital infections are troubling and embarrassing but certain infections can even harm fertility. These need immediate attention to prevent complications. Male and female both are at similar level of risk of catching an infection, the groin region of both the genders are moist and remain covered which allows microorganisms to multiply freely. Genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and thrush are type of infections which affect both men and women. Weak immune system is largely responsible for causing frequent infections, other than this, poor hygiene, unprotected sex, medicines, alcohol, smoking; stress and use of antibiotics are other causes of genital infections. Home remedies for genital infections are effective ways to curb the symptoms and flush the infection out.

Home Remedies for Genital Infections


Yoghurt is one of the best recommended home remedies for genital infections which can be used by men and women both. This is useful even for vaginal infections. Apply yoghurt liberally over affected part, preferably apply in privacy where you can let yoghurt stay for at least 20 to 30 minutes without moving and let it dry out, otherwise tie a bandage to keep it in place. If you are suffering with vaginal infection just dip a cotton ball in yoghurt and let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes and insert it in the passage and let it stay. Take it out after an hour or so. Yoghurt provides effective home remedies for genital infections.

Garlic paste is another one of the powerful home remedies for genital infections. Garlic has potent properties to fight back 30 different types of bacteria and fungus. Just crush 4 to 5 cloves of garlic. Collect content and juice and apply over infected part. Tie a bandage if needed to keep it in place or let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat two-three times in a day and regularly for few days till infection subsides. Chew 2 to 3 garlic cloves in raw form to boost immunity and fight back infection from inside. Add two-three crushed garlic cloves to a glass of water and boil it for few minutes, later strain and collect the water, when it comes down to normal temperature use it as a douche for vaginal infections. Garlic provides few capable home remedies for genital infections.

Dab a cotton ball in tea tree oil and apply over infected part, let the oil stay, it will dry out in few minutes and wash off after two-three hours, repeat two-three times in a day and repeat for few days till infection clears out. Women can dab a cotton ball in tea tree oil and insert for curing vaginal infections. Application of oregano oil in similar way also works well. Both of these are widely used home remedies for genital infections.


Apple cider vinegar has acidic properties which also work well for fighting back infections. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and dab a cotton ball in it, wash the affected part and let the vinegar dry out. You can also soak a cotton ball and insert it into vagina in case of vaginal infections. If this is too harsh for you dilute apple cider vinegar by adding water in equal quantity and use the mixture as douche, wait for 10 to 15 minutes and later douche with plain water. These are trusted home remedies for genital infections.

Dust groin area with baking soda and let it stay for few minutes, around 10 to 15 minutes, later wash off. You can prepare a paste by adding few drops of water in sufficient quantity of baking soda to form a paste. Apply this paste and let it stay, wash off after 30 minutes. You can prepare a mixture by adding two teaspoons of baking soda in a cup of water, use this mixture as a douche to curb vaginal infections. Baking soda provides these effective home remedies for genital infections.

Drinking, two glasses of cranberry juice everyday works excellently for curing genital infections particularly for women. If taste of undiluted cranberry juice is too harsh for you add some apple juice, it will make its taste smoother without compromising its properties. Drink cranberry juice for few days regularly to cure all sorts of genital infections by boosting-up immunity. This is too one of the best practiced home remedies for genital infections.


Apply vitamin E oil over blisters or rashes in genital region; you can also insert a tampon dipped in vitamin E oil for vaginal infections. Just buy vitamin E oil capsules and puncture few to extract oil out for use. Let the oil stay for few hours and repeat applications few times in a day regularly for few days. This is one of the best home remedies for genital infections.

Take precautions during lovemaking and do not share undergarments. Wash undergarments properly with detergent and later with any antiseptic liquid. Do not use talcum powder, deodorants, perfumes etc., in undergarments or groin area. Use anti-fungal soaps and let the genital area get dry completely.