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Causes Of Vaginal Itching
Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal itching. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are a trichomonas infection and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Possibly.: It can spread to the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yeast: Yeast infection is most commonly associated with itching in the vagina. It's a common problem and easily treated with over the counter medications. I typically recommend a 3, 5 or 7 day vaginal suppository for this. If you're unsure, you can also see your primary care physician, your ob/gyn, or urgent care and they can swab the vagina to confirm this. ...Read more
Poor lubrication : After menopause or during breastfeeding the vagina senses the loss of estrogen. The vaginal tissue becomes thin and dry. Vaginal estrogen can easily fix this. Some women experience poor lubrication. Replens is a nice over the counter product which can help with dryness. Ky jelly or astroglide can help with lubrication during sexual activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?
Let me help: The most common types of vulvovaginitis are genital candidiasis (also called yeast infection), trichomoniasis, and nonspecific vaginitis (also called haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis or gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis). Some types of vulvovaginitis are more rare than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal pain causes: Causes of vaginal pain are varied. Irritation can result from infection, exposure to chemicals, or trauma related to tight undergarments or intercourse (especially if the genitals are not well lubricated). Burning, itching, and white discharge is a classic description of monilial vaginitis, more commonly known as a "yeast infection.". Over the counter creams are now available and effective. ...Read more
Here are some...: Foul-odored vaginal discharge suggests BV or STD-related vaginitis, usually being bacterial, chlamydia, trichomonas, etc. But, clinically it doesn't matter because you need to be treated and followed anyway. More? Ask the treating doctor timely so to get right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling for the present and the future. ...Read more
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