U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old female asked:

Hi doc. for the past two months i have been experiencing intense vaginal itching and irritation. this was recently followed by vulva redness and swelling which would come and go with slight skin fissuring which i believe was as a result of my constant scr

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Evaluation: Yeast is the most common cause of vulvar itching. This would be treated with over the counter topical yeast cream. If not responding then an Obgyn evaluation is needed to investigate other causes such as lichen sclerosis. contact dermatitis and lichen simplex chronicus
Last updated Jan 6, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.