Vaginal itching is a common and uncomfortable symptom with various causes.
What causes vaginal itching?
⦁ Sexually transmitted infections: Some STIs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and genital warts, can cause itching, burning, blisters, sores, or bumps in the genital area.
⦁ Bacterial vaginosis: is an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina which can cause itching, burning, and grayish-white foul-smelling discharge.
⦁ Irritants or Allergies: Some products or substances, soaps, detergents, feminine sprays, douches, condoms, lubricants, and urine that come in contact with the vagina or vulva may cause irritation, itching, or allergic reactions.
⦁ Yeast infection: is a fungal infection that occurs when the natural balance of yeast and bacteria in the vagina is disrupted, or an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina which causes itching, burning, and thick white discharge.
⦁ Trichomoniasis: is a parasitic sexually transmitted infection that can cause vaginal itching, greenish-yellow frothy discharge, and burning.
⦁ Menopause: The decrease in estrogen levels during menopause can cause thinning and dryness of the vaginal tissues, which can lead to itching, irritation, and discomfort.
The vagina can become dry due to a variety of factors, such as menopause, breastfeeding, or certain medications.
⦁ Skin conditions: Some skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, can affect the skin of the vulva and cause itching, redness, and scaling.
⦁ Irritation: Irritation from things like tight clothing, harsh soaps, or bubble baths can also cause vaginal itching.
If you have vaginal itching that is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, pain, bleeding, or discharge with an unpleasant odor, please contact us for treatment. or click here to get the solution.
How to prevent vaginal itching?
⦁ Wear loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabrics.
⦁ Avoid using harsh soaps and detergents.
⦁ Use a mild, unscented soap to wash the vulva.
⦁ Pat the vulva dry after washing.
⦁ Avoid using bubble baths.
⦁ If you are using a tampon or menstrual cup, change it regularly.
⦁ Pee after sex.
⦁ Drink plenty of fluids.
⦁ Eat a healthy diet.
⦁ Manage stress.