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Please tell me what can be the cause of excessive vulvar itching? I've had it for years?

Please tell me what can be the cause of excessive vulvar itching? I've had it for years?

? Soap in that area: If you use soap in that area you will dry it out and it will be itchy. Wipes can also cause this problem. When taking a shower only use water to cleanse this area. If this does not work I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Took an antihistamine. Vulvar itching stopped. Does that mean that it was an allergy?

Took an antihistamine. Vulvar itching stopped. Does that mean that it was an allergy?

No: Antihistamines reduce symptoms if the problem is due to histamine. Usually this presents as hives (urticaria). Most allergic skin reactions do not involve hives and do not respond to any antihistamine except as there is a tranquilizer effect from some. There are numerous possible causes of vaginal itch and many are self-limited. The answer is NO, this does not indicate that allergy was the cause. ...Read more

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How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

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! ...Read more

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Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Infection vs allergy: There are several types of infection that could cause this. It could also be some type of allergic reaction. The most common finding would be a yeast infection. I would advise a trip to see your healthcare provider to get an assessment. There is no way to tell what the cause is without doing some testing and looking at the condition so I can not recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 23wks pregnant. I'm having slight external vulvar itching with no other symptoms & no discharge or smell. What would cause this and how do I treat?

I'm 23wks pregnant. I'm having slight external vulvar itching with no other symptoms & no discharge or smell. What would cause this and how do I treat?

Yeast?: Vulvar itching can be from a yeast infection. There are also other causes. You can try and over-the-counter yeast cream like Monistat. It is safe in pregnancy. If that doesn't work, it would be best to have your Ob do an exam and see for sure what is causing the itching. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Think I might have pruritus vulvae. I'm not sexually active. Doesn't itch during period. When I scratch and keep scratching it may break skin & swell?

Do you shave?: You could have irritated or infected follicles where the hairs are shaved. It's really hard without being able to see. Does over the counter Hydrocortisone help? It its infected it would make it worse. It would probably we worth a trip to doc to get a right diagnosis and treatment. By the way try moisturizers and cool compresses to to relieve the itch. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for pruritus vulvae?

What's the best medication for pruritus vulvae?

It is a symptom: This condition is a symptom of an underlying condition more often than it is a primary condition. It is itching of the external genitalia of a female. The condition may become chronic and result in lichenification, atrophy, and occasionally malignancy. Some causes of pruritus vulvae are contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, psychogenic pruritus, trichomoniasis, and vaginal yeast. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

This: This is not time for a home remedy, you have already waited too long to get the situation evaluated by your physician. I suggest contacting your physician immediately for an evaluation. You run the ultimate risk of losing eyesight in that eye. ...Read more

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Hello, I have some itchiness, and tiny bumps all along the inside of the vulva, and I'm not sure what it could be. It itches and it Burns the touch.

Hello, I have some itchiness, and tiny bumps all along the inside of the vulva, and I'm not sure what it could be. It itches and it Burns the touch.

Yeast infection?: Itchy bumps in this area are usually from a yeast infection. You might try an over-the-counter yeast medication such as Monostat. If this doesn't solve the problem, you will need an exam to find out for sure what the cause is. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have vulvar irritation (it's very red and stings/burns when I pee). It sometimes itches. What could be wrong?

I have vulvar irritation (it's very red and stings/burns when I pee). It sometimes itches. What could be wrong?

Here are some. ..: What you described should have a urologist or gynecologist take a look so an accurate Dx could be reached and proper Rx / care / counseling could be offered. For a 50-yr lady, one needs to consider; eczema, skin lichen disorders - primary or secondary, etc. So, see gyn-doc or dermatologist timely. ...Read more

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Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Probably not herpes: Vaginal itching and vulva redness is more likely due to a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonasis. Herpes can cause itching but more likely to be painful also. The lesions of herpes are more like blisters or open sores than bumps. The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to have it evaluated by a doctor who can then provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

SOTRET (ISOTRETINOIN: CHECK WITH DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE SOTRET IN THE FIRST PLACE.
YOU HAVE REDUCE THE DOSAGE TO ONCE DAILY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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Had tick pulled out 3 weeks ago but now there is a lump and itches. Should I be concerned? Treatment?

Tick: Generally the rash from lyme (erythema migrans) does not itch and is not raised. What could cause a bump and itch is if part of the tick was left in and is causing an inflammatory reaction or your body is mounting a local allergic reaction to the body part. I would check to make sure some to the tick was not left behind. Should also have blood work for lyme anyway. ...Read more

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I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

Hives?: Hives are an allergic type of rash that can be related to a reaction to medications, foods, underlying infections, collagen vascular diseases and even cancer. When all of these causes are ruled out we often attribute them to stress. Treatment usually includes antihistamines and sometimes more aggressive treatments such as Prednisone or a new drug that just got approved for chronic hives - xolair. ...Read more

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My whole body itches a lot, turns red and stays red for about 15 minutes, no bumps. Looks like a rash? I itch. What can it be? Otc remedy? Pls help!

Try BENADRYL/SEE MD: For immediate relief from itching you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for ithing but you need to consult your dictor or a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment
it may be due to allergy or some other condition like scabies. ...Read more

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Doctor my skin itches me (sort of a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot) what could be the cause and the possible treatment.?

Doctor my skin itches me (sort of a prick) and it sort of burns (it turns hot) what could be the cause and the possible treatment.?

Allergy? Autoimmune?: This sounds as if it could e an autoimmune or allergic disease. It could also be paresthesias from diabetes. You need to be evaluated by your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...Read more

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My wife has severe allergy near her vagina, it itches, skin tears and the area is always watery. What could be the cause and what is the remedy?

My wife has severe allergy near her vagina, it itches, skin tears and the area is always watery. What could be the cause and what is the remedy?

Contact dermatitis: It is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it but itchy skin that is discharging may be eczema or a contact dermatitis. If your wife is sensitive to soaps or lotions then she may react anywhere on her body. Shaving cream could set off a contact dermatitis. Steroid creams are helpful in contact dermatitis but she should see a doctor to get diagnosed before using Hydrocortisone over the counter. ...Read more

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I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

I washed my hair with lice shampoo and used the treatment but head still itches. Help?

Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more

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How long after treatment for dust mites does the rash last? My face and chest broke in a rash, it itches. He said I have been infected by dust mites

How long after treatment for dust mites does the rash last? My face and chest broke in a rash, it itches. He said I have been infected by dust mites

If treated 5to7days: If treated and re exposure is avoided it may take 5to7 days to clear
but further exposure must be avided to prevent recurrence and treated with antihistamines and in severe cases you may need short course of oral steroids. ...Read more

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What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

What medical treatment is used to get rid of hemorrhoid in anus while pregnant? It's getting bigger it itches and visible during sex it's hanging out

Call OB: In general, certain anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided during pregnancy, and these are present in some over the counter hemorrhoid medication. Call your OB to discuss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My skin itches and then rashes are made. If I take anti histamine it stops the allergy for 2-3 days but I get too sleepy. Is there any other treatment?

My skin itches and then rashes are made. If I take anti histamine it stops the allergy for 2-3 days but I get too sleepy. Is there any other treatment?

Dermatographism?: You may have this condition in which the skin welts up after being scratched. You may try non-sedating antihistamine to see if it helps. ...Read more

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I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?

I have a drop wart (thats what my parents call them) on my neck. Only thing that bothers me is its location rubs on necklaces and it itches. Treatment?

Skin Tags: This extra skin is not, in reality, a wart caused by hpv-the wart virus. But, it is extra skin caused by friction of clothing, skin or jewelry. Many of us in the primary care setting freeze these with liquid nitrogen as a simple way to shrink or remove them. ...Read more

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My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

Common side effect: Both benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are peeling agents. They come in different concentrations (%) and different bases (cream, lotion, gel). If it burns ask your doc to lower the strength and you spread out the time between applications to every other day or every third day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis, it itches from time to time, I have burning micturition, what can b the cause? Treatment

I hav several small ulcers on the bottom of foreskin of my penis, it itches from time to time, I have burning micturition, what can b the cause? Treatment

See an MD: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for a sexually transmitted infection, go see your doctor for an exam and a few blood and urine tests. Do not ignore this and hope it goes away, and once you find out the diagnosis, please inform your partner (s). ...Read more

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What kind of treatment I can buy for yeast infection that make it go away. My discharge has clumps in it and my vagina itches me a lot is it yeast infection r something else. Please help me I want to have sex again. But afraid to?

What kind of treatment I can buy for yeast infection that make it go away. My discharge has clumps in it and my vagina itches me a lot is it yeast infection r something else. Please help me I want to have sex again. But afraid to?

Azole drug: Look for an over-the-counter product with active ingredient ending in "azole", e.g. clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and others. All work equally well; you can choose the cheapest. If uncertain, ask a pharmacist. Clumpy discharge with itching often is due to yeast, but not always. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, you'll need to see a doctor or clinic for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

I have a rash under armpits, down arm, and inside thigh. It itches really bad. Could this be shingles, any home remedies? I'm 33

Not shingles: Shingles is almost exclusively only on one side of the body and it tends to be painful. More likely is an allergy to something that is coming in contact with the areas you mentioned e.g. Soap, body creams or lotions. ...Read more

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My vagina itches and burning when I pee. I pee friquently, I think I have a yeast infection. What home remedies can I do?

Probiotics: Probiotics are a good home remedy. You don't mention if you have vaginal discharge or redness of your labia. Your symptoms may be due to yeast, bacterial vaginosis or a UTI. You may want to see a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy to itching bug bites?

What are some home remedy to itching bug bites?

Sure: Mix baking soda & water together until mushy - apply to bites. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for an itching insect bite?

Is there a home remedy for an itching insect bite?

Some options: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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Having intense itching inside of both nostrils. What could it be and any home treatment recommendations?

Having intense itching inside of both nostrils. What could it be and any home treatment recommendations?

Dryness: This time of year this is likely dryness. Another possibility is allergy. Try taking an antihistamine and using a saline nasal gel. If you are using anything directly in your nose like neosporin, stop, you're probably allergic to it. ...Read more

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Sir, my anus starts itching evrytym I can't control I ll scratch. I don wanna c tat worsen anus. Please suggest me a home remedy?

Sir, my anus starts itching evrytym I can't control I ll scratch. I don wanna c tat worsen anus. Please suggest me a home remedy?

Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more

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