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A 18-year-old female asked:

The outside of my vagina (not where the hair grows) pink area is itchy. no unusual smell or discharge or spots. i do douche?

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Dr. Kimberly Carter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Don't douche: First don't douche. The vagina does a great job cleaning itself and you don't need to douche. Douching will only make the healthy normal flora of the vagina off. Second the two most common causes of itching are contact dermatitis and yeast infection. If you are using any new products then stop doing so and see if this makes a difference.
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