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A 34-year-old female asked:

Red/dry/itchy area outside vagina opening. lasts 1 wk. had it 4x in last 6 months! no discharge. usually w or after period. been to doc 3x. help?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes or an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps & laundry detergents. Some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis can cause vaginal itching. Testing and exam is key. Over the counter Prevaleaf Soothe is a great product for this common problem. A biopsy can help make the diagnosis.
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Provided original answer
You are on the right path, see the doc you need to see for the referral. Also, use unscented mild dilute soaps, detergents and no fabric softeners. Good luck, let us know what you have! Send another note with diagnosis, please. Thanks for the Thank You note, too!
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Last updated Aug 17, 2016

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