Can apple cider vinegar heal cuts on my vagina or vulva?

Apple cider vinegar is often used for vaginal infections and bacterial imbalances such as bacterial vaginosis. Using apple cider vinegar for cuts and abrasions can in some ways help to heal your skin, but because it’s an acid, it’ll likely sting and hurt.

There are probably better ways of treating a vulvar or vaginal cut or tear than acidic vinegar. If you have cuts and tears inside your vagina or on your vulva, you need soothing, healing applications (or just leave it alone).

Figuring out why you have cuts or tears is the first step, and you can find out more on our vaginal fissures page if you’re not sure.

We have also put together a guide on how to heal vaginal cuts and tears and vulvar fissuring here. Minor cuts and tears can be encouraged to heal well with a vulva and vagina-friendly cuts cream or another protective ointment such as Vaseline or pawpaw. More serious cuts and tears require medical attention and advice, so see your doctor or another healthcare practitioner.



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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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