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Home Remedies For Vulvar Itching
Many Treatments: Vulvodynia is a disorder of pain which can consist of burning, shooting, itching, or throbbing pain of the vagina. It has no known etiology and is a diagnosis of exclusion (other problems must be ruled out). Unfortunately, there is no fda approved treatment. At home, you can try sitz baths and lubricants for sex. However, i urge you to see your gynecologist or urogynecologist for options. ...Read more
Scabies: Tea tree oil is an excellent natural scabies treatment and is very easy to implement. The main thing you need to do to put this treatment to work for you is you need to run a warm bath and add 25 drops of the tea tree oil to the bath before you get in. Once your bath is ready then the only thing you need to do now is soak yourself for a good 15 to 20 minutes. However, I am not sure this will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
Yes, however: There are many effective standard treatments avaialable. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in the vagina for prevention ; treatment of yeast (some say it helps but there is no clear research to back claims currently). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC: There are some over the counter products for some types of fungal infections. It is wise to read the label and ask the store pharmacist for information then report any problems to own physician, . ...Read more
Natural approach: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more
Many: There are many safe and effective home remedies for yeast infections, including acidophilus, apple cider vinegar, garlic and boric acid. For details of how to use them and detailed discussions by many who have tried them please see http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/yeast_infection.html ...Read more
Yeast infection: There are a large number of over the counter products to treat a vaginal yeast infection. These are generally in cream or suppository form, and come in dosing for one-day, three-day, and seven-day courses of treatment. All courses are similarly successful in treating the condition. ...Read more
Yes: Clotrimazole is available without a prescription and is safe during pregnancy. I recommend at least a 3 day treatment, 1 day is never enough. You can also run a bath with about 6 inches of warm water, pour in a cup of vinegar, sit in that and flush the water in and around your vagina. This will lower the pH and discourage yeast from growing. See your doc if you're not getting better. ...Read more
Meds usually best: Yeast Natural Approaches: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic undies. 2. Avoid wearing underpants to bed. 3. No tight fitting panties /pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (not scented). 5. No douch or harsh soap on genitals. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping. 7. Wear loose fitting pants (not crotch hugging).8. Change out of wet swim suits or damp exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot ...Read more
? 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am experiencing vulvar itching. I think I may have a yeast infection so I looked at the area and my urethra looks very large and open. I'm concerned?
Treat the yeast: and see what happens. I suspect you will be okay ...Read more
So today I am on day 5 of taking Monistat 7. A lot of my symptoms have gone away ( vulvar itching, soreness and wet toilet paper like discharge ), but today I am experiencing my vagina being really wet. Is that just my vagina cleaning itself out ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Smashed an insect on my neck while sleeping 2 days ago & now its a big rash which burns & itches & got an ulcer on that rash? Any home remedy? Or dr.?
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
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.
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
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
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
Finished 3 day yeast treatment 2d ago. Symptoms mostly gone, except when I wipe it still itches really bad. What to do?
Back to doc: Go back to the doctor for a re evaluation and perhaps longer treatment ...Read more
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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