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A 43-year-old member asked:

what is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

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Lots of possibilities: An itchy vulva can be caused by many different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, other general health problems, to mention only a few .. there's a long list. So, if you have a itchy vulva, you should see your doctor to find out the cause.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

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Depends on cause ...: Pruritus vulvae or an itchy vulva can be a symptom of lots of different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, to mention only a few .. I suggest see your doctor to find out the cause & best treatment for you. There's more info and some great vulva skin care tips on this link http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/the-itchy-vulva. Good luck!
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment.

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