Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Remedy your vaginal infection

13 May 2016, 12:57

A healthy vagina produces discharge which is usually clear, cloudy or whitish, moderate in quantity, thin or slightly viscous, and with a mild odour.

But, if your vaginal discharge has gone yellow or green and you experience discomfort during sexual intercourse then you may have a vaginal infection.

Homecare/Self treatment for vaginal infection

If you are certain that you have a yeast infection, you can usually nurse your vagina back to health yourself.

- Use a non-prescription antifungal vaginal cream, pessary or tablet, such as miconazole or econazole. Ask your pharmacist. Or call your doctor about a one-dose pill, taken per mouth.

- For mild thrush, use yoghurt with live cultures (such as Bulgarian yoghurt) to douche the vagina. Put some into the top of a tampon applicator, and remove an hour later. Also apply to the vulva.

Read Also: Is my discharge normal?

- To relieve itchiness, add 2 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate to a lukewarm, shallow bath and sit with your knees open for 15 minutes.

- Do not scratch. Apply a cold compress to the genital area. Caladryl cream on the vulvamay also help.

- Do not use tampons until the infection has cleared up. Make sure that the discharge is not caused by a forgotten tampon.

-Abstain from sex or have your partner use a condom for a week after starting treatment.

-Limit sugar in your diet if you have a yeast infection, or are prone to them.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- Health24


4 ways to handle your cheating man

24 October 2016, 21:02

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?