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I have bad itching near my vagina. What is it?

I have bad itching near my vagina.  What is it?

Allergy or yeast: You could be allergic to or irritated by something coming into contact with your skin there such as soap, shampoo, laundry detergent or it could be a yeast infection. You can try an over the counter yeast medicine internally and over the counter Hydrocortisone cream externally. Don't ever douche or use products near your genitalia that have strong perfumes. ...Read more

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My vagina itches so bad, can I use alcohol to stop the itch?

My vagina itches so bad, can I use alcohol to stop the itch?

Bad idea. : Alcohol in and around the vagina is a *terrible* idea. If you have vaginal itch without discharge, try an over the counter remedy. Discuss with pharmacist. ...Read more

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Before i come on my cycle. My vagina itches really bad. ..What does that mean?

Before i come on my cycle. My vagina itches really bad. ..What does that mean?

Hormones :(: The hormone changes that occur right before menses can cause a change in the vaginal lining. It can also change the acidity of the vagina, causing itching and even a temporary growth of vaginal yeast and bacteria. Be sure you are not wearing tight-fitting clothing and don't use douches and other internal products, because they can make the problem worse. Next time this happens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my vagina itches and burns really bad!, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my vagina itches and burns really bad!, what do you suggest?

It may be a yeast: Infection - but would see your gynecologist to accurately determine the cause of your symptoms. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if the outside of your vagina itches really bad where the hair grows?

What could be wrong if the outside of your vagina itches really bad where the hair grows?

Need exam: It would be helpful to have the area examined to determine cause. It could be anything from irritated sweat glands, skin conditions such as eczema or even sexually transmitted lice. ...Read more

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I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it wont pop, it itches/hurt really bad should be concerned please help?

I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it wont pop, it itches/hurt really bad should be concerned please help?

Most heat: It sounds like a blocked gland. Applying moist heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily may help. Also soaking in a tub. If that doesn't help or things get worse over the next 3 days, the area should be examined by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Everytime my period comes on my vagina hole itches bad why?

Everytime my period comes on my vagina hole itches bad why?

Irritation: The blood may be irritating your vagina. Try using pads instead or tampons, of vice versa, and see if it helps. ...Read more